Friday, March 29, 2019
6:30pm (ride starts at 7:15pm)

Government Center
150 NW First Street
Downtown Miami

The ride will be going through Historic Overtown, Wynwood, Little Haiti, Upper East Side, North Bay Village, North Beach, Miami Beach, Venetian Islands, and Downtown. Total distance is approximately 20 miles. Make sure you come prepared and do an "ABC Quick" Bike Check to ensure that your bike is in safe working order before the ride. If you need FREE air in your tires, check in with the Magic City Bicycle Collective before the start of the ride at Government Center.

Rumors that Miami PD would discontinue supporting #CriticalMass Miami were confirmed at the City of Miami neighbors meeting with police last week. If you support CM, let #MiamiPD know!
The City of Miami Police will NOT be escorting the Miami Critical Mass ride this month. If you feel uncomfortable riding in traffic without police support, then you should NOT come on this ride. You are solely responsible for your actions, if you disobey any traffic laws (take red lights, stop signs, etc) that is totally on you, the rider. People ride at their own risk and assume responsibility for their own safety on and off the road! Critical Mass Miami is simply a bike ride, not a sanctioned event. There is no organizer, the route is suggested and shared as a courtesy so residents throughout the city can anticipate where they may encounter more traffic for a few minutes on the last Friday of every month.
If you are unhappy with the lack of support for bicycling from the City of Miami, tell Miami PD! Miami Critical Mass is one of the few FREE happenings where residents and visitors can really experience our beloved city regardless of age, race, gender or economic status. As so many of you have shared with the local cycling community over the last 12 years, Critical Mass has had innumerable positive, personal impacts on our community. Now is the time, if you want to keep riding, to share your story with @MiamiPD. So tweet @MiamiPD , @Jcolina67, and @MoralesMiamiPD, and next time you see a cop or a commissioner, let them know that you want to see more - not less - support for bicycling in Miami. You can also "Commend an Officer" here for their assistance during the ride.
We also recommend you contact City of Miami and County elected and appointed officials asking them for their support:
Miami Critical Mass deserves to be recognized for getting countless people comfortable with riding bikes in our city – whether for fitness, transportation, or just for fun. For many bike commuters, CM gave them their first experience riding on busy roads. Riding in a group makes people feel safer, and it introduces beginners to other group ride, events, and local bicycle initiatives and projects.

It may only be 60 minutes out of the month, but Miami Critical Mass helps promote bicycling and bicycle awareness year-round.

Bicycle Rules & Safety Tips
  • Stay in the right lane, and do not ride across middle line on the road into opposite travel lane
  • Yield to emergency vehicles.
  • Leave left lane open for other riders to pass safely. Pass on the left.
  • No Headphones! While riding a bicycle it is illegal to wear a headset, headphone or other listening device, other than a hearing aid or instrument for the improvement of defective human hearing.
  • Safety Lights: Front & rear lights are required by law in the State of Florida. 
  • Kids under 16 years of age must wear helmets.
  • Do not ride on the sidewalk.
  • Passing: A passing cyclist is responsible for the safety of the cyclist that is being passed. When passing ring a bell and/or say "on your left".
  • Yield to pedestrians and buses.
  • No consumption of alcoholic beverages or illegal activity during ride.
  • Do not filter forward past stopped cars at a red light.
  • Skateboarders, inline skaters and recumbent bikes are welcomed, exercise caution.
  • Do not litter or vandalize any property.
  • Stopping: If you must stop to check your bike, phone, gear etc please move over to the sidewalk when it's clear. Do not stop abruptly in the middle of the street with the mass behind you. You will more than likely cause a cyclist to hit you and/or swerve and hit someone else.
  • Always perform an "ABC Quick" Bike Check to ensure that your bike is in safe working order.

Don't have a bicycle? 
Rent a bike from: CitiBikeThe Miami Bike Shop

Cue Notes(map)
Start at Government Center 7:15pm
RIGHT - NW 2nd Ave
LEFT - NW 11th Street
RIGHT - NW 3rd Ave
LEFT - NW 22nd Street
RIGHT - NW 5th Ave
RIGHT - NW 36th Street
LEFT - NW 3rd Ave
RIGHT - NW 54th Street
LEFT - Biscayne Blvd
RIGHT - NE 79th Street
RIGHT - Indian Creek Dr
RIGHT - W 41st Street
LEFT - Pine Tree Dr
Merge to Dade Blvd
Merge to Venetian Causeway
Cross Biscayne Blvd on NE 15th Street
LEFT - N Miami Ave
LEFT - NW 1st Ave
End at Government Center

All eyes appear to be on Miami Critical Mass and it’s time for participants to prove the opposition wrong. Everyone riding is solely responsible for their actions and should lead by example. If you see someone riding or behaving irresponsibly, then let them know it’s not acceptable. If you’re partaking in the ride, then it’s your duty to positively influence others. Ride safely and be courteous to everyone in the community, if you can’t do this then quite simply you are not welcomed. There’s no room for hostile, drunk, moronic individuals. There are a lot of great people on these rides, enjoying their city by bicycle for 1-2 hours on the last Friday of every month, and it’s rather unfortunate that a few bad apples can ruin this special occurrence for everyone else. To frustrated motorists, borrow a bicycle and try joining the ride sometime with some friends. You never know, you just may experience one of the most fun, free, and healthy social gatherings South Florida has to offer.

Cyclists ride at their own risk and assume responsibility for their own safety!