Get mythical with us on this Magic Mondays Holiday Special Ride as we explore the holiday lights and decor around town!

Monday, December 18, 2023

Magic Mondays was a popular weekly Monday night community ride which traversed Coral Gables, South Miami, and Coconut Grove. It's been on hiatus since the summer of 2016 and is back for this one night only! On this special ride we'll explore the holiday lights and decor around town. Feel free to bring festive lights and Santa hats. The forecast says it will be a chilly 60º so dress accordingly.

University Metrorail Station
5400 Ponce de Leon
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Meet Up 8:00pm
Pedals Up 8:30pm

Metrorail is FREE until December 31st!

Tips & Guidelines
  • Bring front and rear safety lights, it's required by law.
  • Stay in the right lane unless making a left turn.
  • Don't be loud and obnoxious.
  • Ride carefully and considerately.
  • Do not pass the ride facilitators.
  • Always bring a tube, a pump, and any tools you need.
  • Bringing a cell phone and cash is a good idea, too.
  • No alcohol consumption at the meet up location and/or during the ride.
  • Do not filter forward past stopped cars at a red light.
  • Do not litter or vandalize any property.
  • Do not ride on the sidewalk.
  • Always perform an "ABC Quick" Bike Check to ensure that your bike is in safe working order.
  • Yield to emergency vehicles, pedestrians, and buses.
  • Don't be late.

Important Safety Details

This is night ride and the routes will consist of many dark narrow roads, BICYCLE LIGHTS ARE REQUIRED! Please note that we will also encounter a large number of roundabouts throughout the ride, so please exercise caution.

*Bicyclists entering a roundabout on all approaches are required to yield to vehicles within the circulating roadway. Never take a short cut at a roundabout by entering on the left side. Do not pass other riders at a roundabout, be patient. Click here for details on how to properly use a roundabout.


What time does the ride start?
We will meet up at 8:00pm, pedals up at 8:30pm

If I'm late will the group wait for me?
No, tardiness will not be rewarded.

What is the pace of the ride?
Speed will be around 14-17mph

Can I bring my fat tire, "fixie", unicycle, hybrid, tandem, etc bike?
All bicycles are welcome, just make sure your bicycle is in good working order and that you can maintain a 14-17mph pace.

How long will the ride last?
An estimated two hours including one stop. Ride should be over by 10:30pm.

Is this a race or training ride?
Absolutely not. This is a moderately paced community ride. Ideally to empower local cyclists to explore the surrounding neighborhoods by bicycle. If you wish to race then we highly suggest that you avoid this ride. No sprints!

If I get a flat or have a mechanical issue will the group stop for me?
No, the group will not stop or wait for anyone with a flat tire, mechanical issue, etc. However, it's possible that a generous rider(s) will come to your aid. Keep in mind that help is a courtesy and not guaranteed. It's best to come prepared so that you do not need to rely on another person.

How many miles is it? When will the route be posted?
15-20 miles. The ride starts at the University Metrorail Station across from UM and will we ride through Coral Gables, South Miami and Coconut Grove. A route will NOT be posted.

I will be driving there, is there parking available?
Parking is available at the University Metrorail Station. Read the signs.

Will there be any rest stops or rendezvous points?
We will make one stop at a convenience store for snacks, pizza, and drinks at the end of the ride. We may make a very brief pause during the ride to regroup.

What do I need to bring?
Bring a safe functioning bicycle, front and rear lights, patch kit or tube, and tools. A positive attitude is also suggested.

Will there be t-shirts or prints available with the awesome unicorns on a tandem bicycle?
No, there will not be any t-shirts, posters or anything with that design for sale. If you like the art, visit Pip Krugen's awesome website and support her by buying some of her art.