Before the sun rises over Miami — before the highways swell with traffic and the streets begin to hum with the sound of a million motors turning at once — the first bicycles appear. From the east — the beaches, Key Biscayne — come the racers. Clad head to toe in thousands of dollars' worth of Lycra, they glide along in tight, silent packs, their wheels producing a collective whirring like a hive of wasps set loose. From the west come the construction workers, mounted on cheap, heavy mountain bikes, outfitted with hard hats... More >>>
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Gabrielle Redfern, Miami Beach's one-woman bike lobby, rides with daughter Elsie along the three-block bike lane on 42nd Street. "It goes from nowhere to nowhere. It was my first victory."