Welcome to another summer day, Miami. Today's forecast: a relatively temperate high of 90, with temps dipping into the mid-80s by early evening. Perfect weather, in other words, for joining a few dozen of your closest, sweatiest friends on a 16-mile group ride. Yep, it's Critical Mass tonight.
This evening's route essentially makes a big, haphazard loop around northern Miami. From downtown, the ride heads west along Flagler Street through Little Havana; at NW 22nd Avenue, the ride turns right, heading north through Allapattah, Brownsville, and Liberty City; at NW 80th Street it turns east again, until NW 12th Avenue, then heads back south before finally heading farther east to pass through Wynwood and Overtown.
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As always, the ride meets at 6:45 p.m. at Government Center on NW First Street, then takes off at 7:15. This ride also marks the second month that the cyclists are unable to take the Venetian Causeway to Miami Beach — the road remains closed until next year because of repairs, stifling both pedestrian and cyclist access to the Beach.
Here's the map of tonight's ride: