When Commissioner Rebeca Sosa introduced a resolution last month asking FDOT consult with Miami-Dade before it installs new bike lanes, cyclists reacted with fury. Sosa was deluged with calls and emails from advocates convinced the resolution was a sneak-attack to prevent new bike lanes in a town al ... More >>
When Carlos Bertonatti slammed into cyclist Christophe LeCanne on the Rickenbacker Causeway in January 2010, killing the 44-year-old on the spot, advocates begged the County to make the bike lanes safer. Nothing happened. This past February, almost the exact same tragedy repeated: This time, the dri ... More >>
Photo by jHop99Last year's Redland RambleHow about biking through the Redland and ending with a freshly prepared lunch? The Green Mobility Network is holding its Redland Ramble bike ride on Saturday, January 29. It's more fun than you think and a nice escape from Miami.The group, which "promotes ... More >>
Former Mayor Manny Diaz made bicycling a key part of his agenda (so much so that he's now under a weird ethics investigation for accepting a bicycle from his staff as his going-away gift), and now Bicycling magazine has named Miami one of the best cities for bicyclists in America.In 2008, the mag ... More >>
To read past installments of South Florida According to Brooklyn, click here. It's the middle of June, so that means it's about time for the monthly Keirin Cycles open sprints. The event takes place tomorrow night, June 11. At last month's events, we had a debut local screening of Maca Frama, a docu ... More >>
He's back, and sounding off about bikes.
My topic this week is the bicycle phenomenon here in Miami. Personally, I think that people picking up their bike instead of their car keys is awesome. They're saying they really do care about their environment, plus it's a great, fun way to exercise. Even though it may be a trend for some people, i ... More >>
Courtesy of Girls Gone Wildlife You love this ass! Debbie Attias takes a cross country bike ride to raise money for the World Wildlife Fund. Does she look like a slut? No, Debbie Attias, half of the now-defunct, Brooklyn-based, MIA born-and-raised Avenue D, looks like a cyclist. She and friend Kari ... More >>
Last week’s post covered the Bicycle Action Committee’s biking trends survey regarding local riding habits. Riders seemed to stay bicycle law savvy, though admittedly choose which moments to obey the rules. This week covers the geography of ridership, particularly the participants’ daily jaunt ... More >>
June’s U.S. Conference of Mayors gave some love to bicyclists across nation. There’s much we may anticipate based on their proclamations. Here’s the short version: The broadly named Transportation and Communications Committee drafted a resolution titled “Ensuring Bicycling is Integrated int ... More >>
Well, folks, guess which city recently won the distinction of a write-up from Bicycling magazine for being on of the three “worst cities for cycling?” Yeah, it's not much of a surprise. Still, as bicycling slowly peddles its way up the agenda in Miami, a little bad publicity can't hurt when it ... More >>
It may not be time to take out the aged scotch yet, but you can at least crack a celebratory cerveza this weekend, thanks to a ruling this week from the 1st District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee that said bicycle groups have the right to sue the Florida Department of Transportation for failing to ... More >>
Last week a group of bicycling advocates, including members of the Green Mobility Network, Emerge Miami, and others, met with Miami Mayor Manny Diaz to lobby for the city to take a stronger stand on biking. Although there had been several mass emails about the meeting before it took place, the Bik ... More >>
Last week, the Bike Blog chatted with Kevin Brown, a planner for the City of Miami assigned to the upcoming project on Northeast 2nd Avenue – a plan which includes bike lanes. The news was surprisingly good . . .
"I do not think we cyclists have a chance."
Last Saturday, Miami bicyclists riding with Emerge Miami’s Critical Mass were afforded a rare opportunity to engage their elected officials when the ride came upon Commissioners Joe Sanchez, Marc Sarnoff, and Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, schmoozing with locals at the recently-established Legion Park Gr ... More >>
"Cycling feels more like cautious creeping to avoid being killed by speeding cars and clueless pedestrians."
It's dangerous, but Miami is getting friendlier to bikes.
Rides: Sorry for the late notice on this one, but: Tonight, the Emerge Miami’s Critical Mass will be riding bikes at Shark Valley in the Everglades. Meet at Coconut Grove Metrorail stop at 6:00, or at Shark Valley at 7:00. If you’d like to stay closer to home, the other Critical Mass (the pun ... More >>
What I really, truly want in 2008, besides peace on earth and free beer, is a flying bike. But putting that dream aside for a few minutes, the Bike Blog has put together a slightly more realistic wish list for the coming year. Any suggestions, additions, or vitriolic ammunitions? Leave a comment bel ... More >>
The thought of sudsing up next to the guy lurking behind the paper stacks may make one a bit squeamish. But at least the dude scanning your ballpoint pens will smell fresh as a daisy. As part of a pitch to become Miami’s first retail building stamped with a U.S. Green Building Council seal, plan ... More >>
Tuesday night, the fledgling Green Mobility Network met for its second meeting ever at the Dice House in Kendall. The group was started over the summer by John Hopkins, a South Miami resident and bicycling advocate who writes the blog Spokes N’ Folks. About 20 people showed up for the meeting, wh ... More >>
Just last week, the Bike Blog wrote about summer bike mayhem – yesterday, we got an email from Tricia Vanderkooy, who got hit by an SUV on her way home from last Saturday’s Critical Mass bike ride. It wasn’t just a freak accident, either. Here’s one pretty detail: before hitting her, she s ... More >>
A few weeks ago, the Bike Blog was peddling down Coral Way with Chris Alphin, a bike messenger and nice guy to boot, who organizes the Miami Beach Take Back the Streets Meetup Group. We were engaged in one of the Bike Blog’s favorite activities – ragging on Miami – when Alphin went ahead and s ... More >>
After a brief respite – the Bike Blog got bike clogged, you might say – we’re back. And to make up for last’s week’s missing dose of grumbling and mockery, the Bike Blog presents two bits of hope, progress, and downright democracy. The first comes from the City of Miami public hearing on ... More >>
A month or two ago, the Bike Blog mentioned that the time of the World Naked Bike Ride – a worldwide event in which cyclists take to the streets in the buff -- was neigh. After endorsing it wholeheartedly, we promptly forgot all about it and therefore didn’t have to contemplate doing the deed. W ... More >>
The guy knows his bikes The other day, I was griping to Mr. Bike on the phone about how much crap I had hauled to work on my bike that morning. “Have you thought about getting a trailer?” he asked. “Most people find that once they start using their bikes to carry stuff, it starts to progres ... More >>
After a few months of ragging on Miami for its pathetic/nonexistent bike lanes, mean drivers, sluggish progress, and general muddle-headedness when it comes to making the city bike-friendly, the Bike Blog resolved to spend a week posting nothing but good news. But not this week. This morning, I rec ... More >>
When I moved into my first apartment in Miami three months ago, one of the first things I asked my landlord was whether it was even possible to ride my bike to work, from the Orange Bowl to the New Times building on 28th and Biscayne. He stared a minute and smiled gently – like I had asked if mayb ... More >>
Windy, yes -- and bikable A couple of weeks ago, the Bike Blog was chatting with Miami Beach City Commissioner Saul Gross about the city's Master Plan for bicycles, a fairly ambitious scheme that would include miles of bike lanes and a much-needed bike path along the beach. Sounds great, righ ... More >>
A Miami rider broke from the pack and admitted to drug use in cycling
Amelia Earhart Park
Pedal pushers and pedestrians vs. cars
The Broken Spoke
Think Hunter S. Thompson had it rough with the Hell's Angels? Try messing with the cyclists on the Rickenbacker Causeway.
Enrique's Bicycle Shop
Amelia Earhart Park
Mountain-bike enthusiasts are stump-jumping mad after being evicted from their favorite South Dade path
U.S. Rep. William Lehman snags $2.5 million in federal money for bike paths in his Dade district - and cyclists aren't taking it sitting down