Top Ten Miami Bike Events in January

By | December 31st, 2010 | 2 Comments

1. Sixtwo Sundays, January 2

The first of a series of weekly 62.2-mile Sunday group rides for friends and members of the Miami Bike Scene MS Team. The ride takes off at the South Miami Metrorail Station at 1:30 p.m. sharp and goes through South Miami, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, Cutler Bay, Narranja, Homestead, and Florida City. We’ll make a brief stop at Robert Is Here for food and drinks and then commence the return trip. We should be back to South Miami by 6 p.m.

2. Loose Cannons on the Run Three-Year Anniversary, January 6

Come join us as we celebrate the longest-running monthly unsanctioned night race in Florida. We’re taking it back to basics, the way the race started on that frigid night in January 2008. The race is approximately 4.7 miles with one checkpoint on the North Venetian Causeway. At the checkpoint, racers will receive a commemorative spoke card and will have a drink in memory of Ferny “Lancito” Heria, Jr.

3. Emerge Critical Mass: Food Truck Frenzy, January 8

Ride to various food and dessert trucks throughout Miami. Bring your bike, cash, and a big appetite.

4. Tropical Cyclocross, January 9

The second-annual cyclocross race at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens.

5. League of American Bicyclists: Instructor Seminar, January 14 – 16

Here’s your chance to get league certified to teach cycling nationwide.

6. Bike for Habitat, January 15 CANCELED

6. Rosewood Winter Series, January 16

This ride kicks off the Winter Series of criterium races at Brian Piccolo Park. The kickoff will serve as a pre-event opener for the 2011 $100,000 Pro-Am Challenge Race Series.

7. Greg LeMond: Breaking Speed Limits, January 21

“The Wolfsonian welcomes Greg LeMond, three-time winner of the Tour de France, [to share] his views on challenging and conquering speed limits through his experiences with the Tour and his years at the top of the cycling world. As the first American to capture the event, LeMond revolutionized the sport in the 1980s and early 1990s. He was the first successful professional to use clipless pedals, cycling eyewear, modern high tech helmets, and aero bars. To put LeMond’s accomplishments in context, the evening kicks off with a glimpse of the tour before LeMond conquered it, as we screen Vive Le Tour (1962, France, Louis Malle, 19 min, French with English subtitles, color, DVD). For more information or to RSVP: 305.535.2644 or lydia@thewolf.fiu.edu. Free for Wolfsonian members, $10 all others.” The screening starts at 7 p.m.

8. Coconut Cup South Florida Championship #4, January 23

Part of the Cannondale Coconut Cup South Florida Championship, this MTB race will be at Amelia Earhart Park in Hialeah.

9. Miami Critical Mass, January 28

Ride in the first Critical Mass of 2011, taking off as always from Government Center downtown. (Click HERE to view photos of past Critical Mass rides.)

10. Green Mobility Network Redland Ramble II, January 29

A 14-mile Green Mobility bike tour of organic farms and fisheries in the Redlands from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Rydel Deed runs the Miami Bike Scene blog. Click HERE to view more Top Ten Miami lists.


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