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 >>
Over the last few years, Miami nightlife has seen a definite paradigm shift. And it coincides with the emergence of DJ-promotions collective LINK. The tyranny of commercial dance music and VIP culture on South Beach is being battled each week by parties like LINK's, which cater strictly to undergro ... 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.
Not in your pants.
To get an introduction to Jose El Rey (if you actually need one!) and to read previous installments of his weekly Crossfade column, Que Pasa, M.I.A?, click here. Against my better judgment and sense of comfort and convenience, I went camping. Into the woods. Into the night. With fire. And "beware of ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
"I do not think we cyclists have a chance."
"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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Mysterious matter threatens one of the world's most important ecosystems
A Miami rider broke from the pack and admitted to drug use in cycling
Myakka River State Park
Florida Bay Outfitters
Canoe Trip to Chicken Key Island Nature Preserve
Biscayne National Park
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Amazing things can happen when you bring together a vessel, a vehicle, and one very slippery boat ramp
Mountain-bike enthusiasts are stump-jumping mad after being evicted from their favorite South Dade path
Miami kayaker Miguel Hernandez was having the time of his life on a solo voyage to Cuba -- until a multinational team of drug cops crashed the party
Nick Carter led a group of FIU students on a trek into the Amazon rain forest. Now some of them say he's all wet.
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