The South Miami Community Newspaper is reporting that police officers will begin patrolling downtown South Miami on bicycles during the upcoming holidays.

The publication also has a piece on the Bike SoMi group which has been advocating for the City of South Miami to be nationally-recognized as a "Bicycle Friendly Community".

In other South Miami news.. unfortunately of the not so pleasant kind

Last Thursday night around 10pm at the intersection of Sunset Drive/US1 a female cyclist accidentally jumped a curb and fell of her Trek hybrid bicycle and broke her wrist. A black male in his 20s, no facial hair and wearing an orange & black jacket approached the cyclist and pretended to be coming to her aid, instead the suspect stole her bicycle while she laid helpless on the street. The bike is blue/silver and has a rear rack, RST fork and kickstand. If you see the Trek bicycle pictured below please alert the proper authorities.

Readers of the blog may not immediately recognize the bike because it was not in 'dolphin-mode' when it was stolen. The Trek hybrid belongs to the popular "Dolphin Bike Girl" which was mentioned here a few months back. The owner's name is Regina and we would like to wish her a speedy recovery.

Hopefully her bicycle turns up soon so she can continue to make people smile at Critical Mass.

Photo by Beached Miami