Friday, August 30th
150 NW First Street
Riding through Riverside, Little Havana, Grapeland Heights, Allapattah, Brownsville, Liberty City, Wynwood, Overtown, and Downtown. The route is available here, total distance is approximately 12.5 miles. It’s strongly suggested that you print a copy of the map for yourself in case you are tardy or get lost. The ride will end at Grand Central Park for the “Magic City Bike Party, the park is located just five blocks north of Government Center.
Don’t forget to bring bicycle lights. It’s the law! Everybody will be leaving at 7:15pm sharp. If you arrive late you will be left behind, the ride starts & ends in Downtown Miami. Rain or shine!
Bicycle Rules & Safety Tips:
- Riders must be able to maintain 12mph and should not exceed 12mph
- Stay in the right lane, and do not ride across middle line on the road into opposite travel lane
- Do not pass the pace setters in the front
- If you do not know the route and are not pacesetting then you do not need to be in the front
- Yield to emergency vehicles
- Rain or shine, similar to Independence Day, the fireworks may be damp but still you celebrate
- Animals are welcomed inside baskets and/or trailers
- No Headphones! While riding a bicycle it is illegal to wear a headset, headphone or other listening device, other than a hearing aid or instrument for the improvement of defective human hearing.
- Safety Lights: Front & rear lights are required by law in the State of Florida.
- Do not ride on the sidewalk
- Passing: A passing cyclist is responsible for the safety of the cyclist that is being passed. When passing ring a bell and/or say “on your left”.
- Yield to pedestrians and buses
- No drinking of alcohol during ride
- Do not filter forward past stopped cars at a red light.
- Skateboarders, inline skaters and recumbent bikes are welcomed
- Do not litter or vandalize any property
- Stopping: If you must stop to check your bike, phone, gear etc please move over to the sidewalk when it’s clear. Do not stop abruptly in the middle of the street with the mass behind you. You will more than likely cause a cyclist to hit you and/or swerve and hit someone else.
- Always perform an “ABC Quick” Bike Check to ensure that your bike is in safe working order.