Roll Deep, Cruise Hard

Strap on your helmet and start pedaling. No, not just the vegans in cut-off shorts with fixed-gear bikes, but all of you. This Saturday’s Miami Beach Community Bike Ride is appropriate for cyclists of every type, shape, and size. Hosted by the Miami Beach Bicycle Center, it’s the longest running of its kind and welcomes two-wheeling riders ages 8 to 75. So bring the kids and grandma for a safe, police-escorted trip through the Beach’s pastel, deco streets.

According to organizer Danny Ruiz, the motivation to start the community ride was one of hope: “After September 11th, the morale in our city was very low. The streets were empty. The ride created a distraction for people and reminded them what a beautiful place Miami Beach is.” The cycling excursion is about 13 miles long with a pit stop halfway for bikers to cool down, catch their breath, and rehydrate. The free community ride is held every second Saturday of the month and departs at 9 a.m. from Miami Beach Bicycle Center.
Sat., Aug. 14, 9 a.m., 2010

 
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