Love bikes? and art? and picnics? You’re invited!

By | August 25th, 2014 | 2 Comments

Bikes + art + Pollo Tropical, hooray! — photo by Robby Campbell

Beached Miami invites you to the third-annual Dwntwn Art Days Bike Tour on Saturday, Sept. 20. The ride will feature artist talks and performances along the route and a delicious post-ride picnic catered by Pollo Tropical. Everything is FREE. All you have to do is RSVP at to secure one of the limited spots.

The starting point is CIFO’s bamboo-lined courtyard and a few easy-riding miles later we’ll stop at Museum Park for a Pollo Tropical feast. In between, we will:

– take a tour of CIFO’s private collection
– ride past a Primary Projects-curated series of street murals and enjoy a short talk by participating artist Autumn Casey
– inhale a “sensory scent experience” created by artist Nick Lobo
– visit artist Domingo Castillo’s public intervention at 777 International Mall
– witness harness-bound dancers boogie-ing up and down the walls at MDC
– stop at Downtown Art House for a noise show and Tasha’s Magic City Bazaar flea market

The ride starts at 4 pm sharp, and it will end at 6:30 pm for the picnic. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early so we can check you in.

BYOB: Bring Your Own Bike

Slow ride, take it easy. This will be a short ride at a casual pace, suitable for anyone who can ride a bike.

Don’t forget, you must RSVP to come on the ride. Last year’s tour filled up quick, so visit before it’s too late.

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Music and cycling, in harmony

By | October 31st, 2013 | No Comments
Alex Chaleff

Alex Chaleff: “Whenever I finish a performance or ride, I always feel, even if I’ve started and ended in the same place, that I’ve changed as a result.”

You may not think classical music and bike riding have much in common, but the two will harmonize during Cycling Night at the New World Symphony on Friday, Nov. 8, which will include a group bike ride, a 30-minute concert by the symphony, and the premiere of the film ‘Bicycle Dreams’ on the New World Center’s 7,000 square foot projection wall (full details). Ahead of the event, New World Symphony violinist and avid cyclist Alex Chaleff describes the intertwined and transformational impact that music and cycling have on his life. — Editor’s note

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Photos: World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship

By | October 28th, 2013 | No Comments

A typical fast-paced scene from the World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship. — photo by Marlena Skrobe

More than 100 teams from around the world competed in the the World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship, held at Weston’s Regional Park from Wednesday, October 16, to Sunday, October 20. Read the rest of this entry »

And the winner of the Miami Bike Hunt is …

By | November 12th, 2012 | 13 Comments
Photo by @fatcatsfuntimes

Yes, participants went all out in this year’s Miami Bike Hunt. — photo by @fatcatsfuntimes

As it turns out, Twitter could handle an Arab Spring but it couldn’t handle Saturday’s Miami Bike Hunt, which sent 100 two-person teams of prize-hungry cyclists throughout South Beach to conquer a list of whacked-out challenges (for example, “Photograph a lemur in a diaper” — turns out there were two on Lincoln Road).

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Photos: Ghosts of Miami Critical Mass Halloween Rides Past

By | October 24th, 2012 | No Comments
Miami Critical Mass Halloween Costume Ride (Oct. 28, 2011) (9)

Boo! The annual Miami Critical Mass Halloween costume ride is Friday night. — photo by Robby Campbell

This Friday is the last Friday of the month, and that of course means it’s time for Miami Critical Mass, the monthly group bike ride that often draws 1,000+ cyclists. This month’s ride will leave Government Center at 7:15 p.m. for a 15-mile journey through East Little Havana, Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Coral Way, Little Havana, The Roads, Brickell, and Downtown (see route).

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You’re Invited! Miami Bike Hunt on Saturday, Nov. 10

By | October 9th, 2012 | 4 Comments
Republic Bikes

This year, the best Miami Bike Hunters will take home two $400 Republic Bike gift cards.

Update: The prepay period is officially over! If you did not prepay for the Hunt, you can not participate. Please do not show up on Saturday expecting to pay in person. We will not be accepting any team registration fees on the day of the Hunt. — 11/8/12, 12:10 p.m.

Attention sly cyclists of Miami: On Saturday, November 10, Beached Miami and Emerge Miami invite you to take part in the second-annual Miami Bike Hunt for a chance to win amazing prizes. Here’s how it works:

— Form a two-person team (no more, no less)
— Tackle an inexhaustible list of fun South Beach-based challenges (provided by us on the day of the hunt)
— To earn points, share photos of completed challenges via Twitter with the hashtag #bikehunt305 (at least one team member must have a Twitter account and a way to upload photos to Twitter on the fly)
— The team with the most points at the end of the hunt wins the grand prize

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Dwyane Wade on Miami Critical Mass: “This won’t be my last ride.”

By | October 1st, 2012 | 4 Comments

With the start of a new NBA basketball season around the corner, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade decided to work a bike ride into his training regimen. The eight-time All Star and two-time champion rode in the monthly group ride Critical Mass on Friday night and, as you can see in the video below, he seems to have caught the Critical Mass bug. “Yo, this is bananas,” Wade says in the video. “Critical Mass. I like it. With the people, you know what I mean, riding through the streets — I like it. It’s nice, man. I enjoyed it. This won’t be my last ride. Gotta get another one.” Something tells me next month’s ride is going to break the attendance record.

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Op-ed: Miami-Dade Commissioner’s Resolution Is Bad for Bicycling

By | September 4th, 2012 | No Comments
Miami Critical Mass by @jaredaronson

A proposed resolution would hinder the construction of bike facilities on Miami streets, activists say. — photo by @jaredaronson via Instagram

Hank Sanchez-Resnik is on the Board of Directors of Green Mobility Network, which advocates “to make Miami-Dade County a safer and more enjoyable place to bike, run, and walk.” Beached Miami does not necessarily endorse the views expressed in this op-ed.

Too often in Miami-Dade County the dramas related to bicycling involve crashes, cyclists who have been injured or maimed, and hit-and-runs caused by irresponsible drivers. Just before the 2012 Labor Day Weekend, a new and unexpected drama began to play out when County Commissioner Rebecca Sosa (District 6) introduced a resolution that has the potential to make things much worse for bicyclists, not just in Miami-Dade County but throughout the state.

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You’re invited! DWN TWN Art Days Group Bike Ride on Sept. 8

By | August 13th, 2012 | 2 Comments

RSVP for a spot on Beached Miami’s DWN TWN Art Days bike tour before it fills up! Details below.

Join us from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, September 8, for a group bike ride through the downtown art scene. Hosted by Beached Miami for DWN TWN Art Days, a celebration of arts and culture in downtown Miami, the FREE bike ride will feature short art talks and artist performances at the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (aka CIFO), the Arsht Center, the historic Alfred I. DuPont Building, and other pillars of the downtown art community.

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Fatal car crashes eclipse milestones for Miami bike community

By | July 2nd, 2012 | 4 Comments

It’s a shame. A weekend that featured two celebratory “safe streets” milestones in Miami ended with startling slaughter on the city’s roads.

Miami Critical Mass by @305creative

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