12/2 – 12/5 – Art Basel: Street. Art. Cycles Bicycle Tour
Taking off from Ponce de Leon Middle School in Coral Gables, the ride will raise money and collect toys for needy children in and around Miami. There is a $15 minimum donation (cash or check) or you can donate a new, unwrapped toy.
12/5 – KID Inlet Challenge
A charity ride in Fort Lauderdale to benefit Kids In Distress. There is a $100 minimum fundraising goal.
This third race of the Cannondale CCSFC will take place at Amelia Earheart Park in Hialeah.
Hosted by Atmosphere Bikes, the contest starts at 4 pm (registration at 3 pm) at Westwind Lakes Skatepark. There is a $13 entrance fee.
12/10 – 12/12 – Tour of the Conch Republic
A weekend ride from Miami to Key West organized by the Everglades Bicycle Club. “Starting at Black Point Marina in South Miami Dade County you will ride through the back streets of Homestead leading to Card Sound Road, and onto AIA. In Key Largo we turn on the Jimmy Buffett music and pedal south towards the Conch Republic of Key West.” You must be an EBC member to participate, but you can join up at the event.
The Green Mobility Network and Emerge Miami will be buying toys along the ride at Mack Cycle, the Bookstore in the Grove, and the Bayfront shops for the Marines Toys For Tots. The drop-off point is Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, which will throw in a free taco with any other food order.
12/18 – Tropical Cyclocross
You can participate in Cyclocross for an entry fee, or watch the action from the sidelines at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne. As this intense video promo indicates, this ride may not be for the casual cyclist.
Again probaly not for the casual cyclist, the Oleta Cyclocross combines a bike race, steeplechase, and … waffles. There is a minimum $20 race entry fee
12/31 – Miami Critical Mass
Kick off your New Year’s Eve festivities with a leisurely ride through Coral Gables, Little Havana, and Downtown. It’ll make you feel better about the imminent binge drinking. (Click HERE to see our coverage of past Miami Critical Mass rides.)
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