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Letter from the Publisher

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On the Cover: Elizabeth Nuevo and Daniel Campos, who live in Miramar, Florida, and their bikes, on vacation in Cattolica, Italy. Correction: The Hardtail Honies are not associated with Fort Lauderdale or any other county or city as was indicated in last issue’s story of that name. Cycling Quarterly apologizes for any confusion.


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Publisher Michael Gale Public Relations Director Mariah Reed Managing Editor Judy Borich Editor Jamie Morris Production Manager Bruce Borich Ad Designer Gary Davidson Ride Editor John Bolgrien Advisory Board Paul Hoffman Gavaskar Josephs Eve L. Mart Karrie Norberg Dan Polozano Nese Venza CYCLING QUARTERLY LLC 1007 N. Federal Hwy., #383 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 1-844-CQ-SOFLA (1-844-277-6352) info@cyclingquarterly.com The information in this magazine is intended to describe and depict bicycle groups and bicycle events. The information provided is not warranted to be current or free from error, although efforts have been made to be so. It is the responsibility of the person or persons who utilize this information to know applicable laws, wear necessary protective gear, not take risks beyond their level of experience, aptitude, training, and comfort level, and to ensure their bicycle is in proper working condition and is well-maintained, and that all locations are safe to ride. When visiting and/or riding the described areas, Cycling Quarterly, LLC, assumes no responsibility for death or injuries that may occur or fines that may be imposed, or for any disruption, loss or damage caused by errors or omissions, whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident or any other cause. The opinions expressed in Cycling Quarterly South Florida are the opinions of the writers and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the advertisers and other contributing sources. © 2017 by Cycling Quarterly LLC, all rights reserved.

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From the Publisher— Off the Beaten Path

Why do people travel off the beaten path? For example, why did our ancient ancestors cross the Asian land bridge? Why did Marco Polo travel to the mysterious Far East? Why do we continue to explore space, first putting a man on the moon, now planning a manned expedition to Mars (which I think is totally cool; but, personally, I really like the blue planet we live on, mostly because it has breathable air and nice green trees)? And why did Felix Baumgartner feel compelled to set a skydiving record – from 24.2 miles up in the stratosphere?! After some consideration, I’ve come to a conclusion. I believe that, despite how hazardous some exploits may seem, we humans are simply wired to push the envelope. It’s in our DNA to be adventurers, to go off the beaten path. Well, our staff may not have made it to Mars this summer, but they did have fun leaving the beaten path to bring you stories about bike vacations and night riding – not to mention tall bikes, wooden bikes, Frankenstein bikes and the weirdbike rides where you can see them all. Our motto at Cycling Quarterly is Everything Cycling in South Florida. So, while this issue highlights many folks who pedal off the beaten path in one way or another, by sharing their experiences with you, we are just riding in our usual lane. If you know of a bicycle-related event we haven’t picked up on yet, please bring it to our attention. We don’t want to leave any topic of bicycling interest lying on the side of the path – beaten or otherwise – unturned. Pedals UP! —Michael Gale Cycling Quarterly South Florida


Let's Get Weird Life in the Slow Lane

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nusual? Perhaps. Different? For sure. Freaky? Well, yeah. Most of the time. But one thing is certain – these cyclists, their events and their bikes are fun. Take, for example, Kari Benson’s Elwood. Kari custom-ordered this woodframed commuter/hybrid bike from Renovo Bikes in Portland, Oregon – where it was named after the shop’s dog! Made from zebrawood, with ash accents and a carbon fork, its piano-gloss finish gives the bike a hard shine. Kari especially loves her Elwood’s Portland Design Works (PDW) ergonomic grips. (Renovo no longer takes orders for custom bikes, but has a readyto-ride inventory, which means you can get your wooden bike in less than the three-and-ahalf years it took Renovo to Kari Benson and Elwood, her custom-ordered, woodbuild one for Kari!) Then there are the cyclists framed commuter/hybrid bike from Renovo Bikes, who participate in Holly- in Portland, Oregon. wood’s monthly Hollyweird Ride. These riders are proud to call themselves weird. In July, CQ met a small but very loyal group of cyclists enjoying their 100th Hollyweird ride in 100 months. This group is currently headed by The Junkman, a cyclist who pulls a bar-b-que grill along and provides burgers and dogs for all. You can find more information on the Keith Moss, aka The Junkman (left), pulls along a group in CQ’s Broward ride bar-b-que grill and a cooler (in addition to other stuff) during the Hollyweird ride. Burgers are listing for Saturday. cooked up for riders at some point along the route.


Joe Teskie has made a study of freak bikeology and described several freak-bike categories for us. These include, Photo: Bruce Borich

• Frankenstein bikes: bikes with parts in the wrong places • Cruiser/low-rider/ choppers—bike s built for slow rides Alfred Lopez’s bike, which shows off his amazing artwork, on the beach might be categorized as a custom-scene bike. • Custom scene bikes – these are show pieces, wheeled art works, similar to hot-rods • Vintage scene bikes – as above, but either fully restored or purposely rusty, these can be collectible.

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(L-R) Carlos Trujillo, Anel Leriche and Ernie Lopez cruise on their tall bikes during a Saturdaze ride out of Miami. Joe also told us about two categories of tall bikes that can be found rolling through Miami traffic, messenger style, just like their shorter, fixed-gear brothers: These are fat-tall-bikes, sporting four-inch wide tires, which makes them look like monster trucks, and racing-tall-bikes, geared like road bikes, but tall. And yes, they do race! Look at Tall Bikes Miami 305 by going to https://www.facebook.com/groups/1621468111417541/. 4

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Here is a sample of the kinds of bikes you might see cruising on a FreakBike ride in West Palm Beach. There is FreakBike Nation and also FreakBike Militia out of West Palm Beach. The militia randomly hosts themed night rides, complete with humorous awards and trophy presentations – and plenty of weird bikes to ogle. While we have no listings for these rides in CQ, as they are fairly spontaneous events, you can sometimes find postings at http://freakbikenation.proboards. com/board/23/freakbike-militia-west-palm-beach. Unusual bikes show up in Critical Mass rides, too, and at Taco Tuesdays, for sure. You can find both of these rides in our listings. You’ll see unusual bikes at other rides, also. You just never know when or where because weirdbike riders tend to ride … just off the beaten path. —Judy Borich

Thanks to the following for contributing to this article:

Kari Benson is an executive headhunter by day and avid cyclist by night. She gets 20 mph per adult beverage and would prefer a bicycle as a gift, rather than diamonds ... most of the time. Joe Teskie works as a digital marketing specialist and has fun as a music producer, bike designer/builder  and occasional travel writer. Joe tends to float around the cycling scene, variously riding a tall bike for The  Zombie Ride, trail riding in Key Biscayne, racing at the velodrome and cruising South Beach and the Hollywood Broadwalk on his custom-painted, tricked out, first edition Rat Fink. Nese Venza, aka Nese Belle, is an attorney who moonlights as a yoga instructor and masquerades as a writer. She studied journalism at Rutgers, where she worked on the college newspaper. Nese lives, rides and works in South Florida.  Judy Borich, owner and publisher of Middle River Press, has a background in journalism. She worked for 20 years as a photojournalist for the Tribune Company. She owns a bike, but doesn’t ride it very often.

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Training Wheels For the Entry-Level Rider Riding With Your Partner t’s not the usual route to a relationship, but, as fate would have it, my partner and I met cycling. And while he was more experienced and faster on the bike, I never felt uncomfortable riding with him. Graciously, he would adjust his speed and was always happy to pull me along on long rides – even though, feeling guilty, I often hollered, “Go ahead without me,” when I experienced noodle legs. But my sweetie never left my side, insisting that he enjoyed riding beside me more than working towards some personal best. Once, we chatted with two male riders, who were resting under a shady palm. One asked, “How do I get my wife to ride with me?” The other said, “Careful what you wish for.” These comments perfectly illustrate the contrast between the idyllic fantasy of you and your sweetheart blissfully whizzing along some scenic route together and the prospect of having to slow down dramatically to accommodate a partner less experienced or fit than you. I know a few couples who ride bikes together happily, despite their different levels of mastery. For example, super-fit Luis, who comfortably handles high speeds over hundreds of miles, schedules weekly rides with his wife, Grace, who is more comfortable with 15 milesper-hour rides on traffic-free bike paths. Adjusting his expectations to ride with Grace, Luis appreciates that his wife is working hard to be healthy and focuses on the pleasure of time shared with his sweetie. Sure, Luis has adjusted his training, but he says he has given up selfish goals in the name of love. (And he is still pretty darned fast!) But another friend (who requests anonymity) bitterly recounts tales of a former boyfriend who left her in the dust repeatedly, snarling that it was for her own good. Try as she might, he always pushed hard to stay far ahead of her. Finally, my friend found others who were willing to help her grow stronger, while keeping her dignity intact. In my own early days, I found several things that helped me stick with both my training and my partner. First, we rode together when it was comfortable outside. Though I am fine now riding in a little rain

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Michael Gale and Mariah Reed were introduced by cycling friends.

or in the heat or cold, at the start, I struggled with burning legs, traffic and maneuvering around sharp turns. Riding in pleasant weather allowed me to focus on technique and build confidence, rather than dealing with a deluge or dehydration. Also, when I grew tired, my partner would adjust his speed, encouraging me and commending me on my growing fitness level. He kept coaching to the start of the ride, which allowed me to tune into my body and my handling of the bike so I could learn intuitively what worked and what didn’t. Finally, we always ended our rides with a reward, such as coffee and a bagel on the beach. This gave me something to look forward to when my lungs were on fire or my legs seemed like Jell-O. Now, there is nothing wrong with making cycling a personal pleasure. It is wise to be “careful what you wish for” – and healthy relationships leave room for participants to pursue their own interests. But for those who do wish to share the joy of cycling with a loved one, I hope these experiences have offered some insights to help you do so successfully. —Mariah Reed Mariah Reed teaches theater classes at Broward College and enjoys riding her bike whenever possible. In her free time, she also writes plays, poetry and the occasional article for periodicals.

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Night Riders To be seen or not to be seen? That is the question.

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ight riding in South Florida definitely has its appeal. Night riders have fewer cars and lower temperatures to contend with – and they ride with no blinding sun overhead. For these reasons, you’ll find many urban night rides listed in the ride directory. They include easy social rides, hammer fests and everything in between. And, because visibility is the key to safe night riding, all night riders must sport headlights and taillights, by Florida law (§316.2065(7)). Specifically, your headlight must be visible at least 500 feet in front of your bike and your taillight visible at least 600 feet to the rear. (Note: rechargeable LED lights are popular and available at most bike shops.) But are lights alone enough? The Consumer Products Safety Commission (statute C.F.R. 1512.16) states that all new bikes sold in the U.S. must have the following reflectors installed:

• Front (white or colorless) • Rear (red) • Front wheel (amber or colorless) • Rear wheel (red or colorless) • Pedals (amber or colorless)

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While used bikes are not required to have reflectors, reflectors do add another element of visibility. Even simple rotating wheel and pedal reflectors grab attention. For more creative ideas, check out one of the local Critical Mass rides. There, you’ll see additional lights, rope lights, colorful reflective tape, reflective paints like Reflect-All® or Rust-Oleum® Clear Reflective paint and bright, blinking luminaries turning bikes into rolling, dazzling pieces of art. Participants in sanctioned long-distance riding events, called

Your headlight must be visible at least 500 feet in front of your bike. Here, John Bolgrien shows a good example of night-riding gear. Cycling Quarterly South Florida


randonneuring, are required to have head and tail lights and also must wear reflective safety vests and reflective ankle bands for rides that continue into the night. There’s a reason road construction crews and emergency responders wear safety vests at night: The gear causes them to appear as a larger, more visible mass to drivers. Reflective vests and clothing come in a wide variety of styles, and most vests have a minimum of 200 square inches of front, side and rear reflectivity (ANSI/ISEA 107/2015, Class 2 vest). For comparison, a standard red rear-bike reflector has about six square inches of reflectivity. Of course, illuminating your bike for night rides will help you avoid collisions. But if you are involved in a nighttime collision with a car, you know the driver is likely to tell police “I didn’t see them.” It will help your case to be able to note on the police report that your bike meets all visibility requirements for night riding. It’s just another arrow for your quiver when you’re seeking the cost of damages to your bike – and possibly medical bills for yourself! So, have fun, be safe, be bright and be seen. —John Bolgrien John Bolgrien is a bike-commuting, hybrid-driving, mass-transportation-taking logistics manager, originally from Wisconsin. He traded snowy winters for sandy beaches after spending 10 years working and living on cruise ships. He is a regular volunteer at Recyclable Bike Exchange. He and his partner, Tammy Holder, are avid supports of theater and performing arts.

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believe that most bicyclists will remember going to their neighborhood bicycle store with Mom or Dad and picking up, for the first time, a shiny new bicycle. It could have been because of a birthday, holiday or good grades in school. The question would be: Do I want the blue Schwinn Stingray with the fivespeed shifter and white banana seat or the Raleigh three-speed with internal hub gears? Or do I want the BMX bike with alloy wheels and Redline threepiece cranks? Back in those days, the choice of bicycles was about the color, style of frame and add-on accessories like horns, streamers, headlights and even mechanical speed odometers. Those bicycles were very basic, but they were our connection to the outside world that only dreams are made of. Today, the bicycle has evolved in so many ways to accommodate the diverse demands of the riding culture around the world. There are mountain bikes, triathlon bikes, road bikes, electric bikes, fixie one-speed bikes, BMX bikes, beach cruisers and commuting bikes—a bicycle for every person’s desire and needs. So, the consumer today needs to decide what type (L-R) Tyler Cordery, Leo Cordery and Grant Cordery at of bicycle they want. This Bike Generation, a family-owned bike shop.


Leo Cordery is the owner of Bicycle Generation, a family-owned business in Deerfield Beach, since 1979. He has two sons that are fulltime in the business. You can usually find Leo riding with any number of the local cycling groups. He is also a new grandpa. http://bicyclegeneration.com

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is where a local bike shop can help you with making a good decision when shopping for your dream bicycle. First, do your homework and go online and check out the local bike shops and their ratings on Facebook and Google. Also, check the bicycle brands they sell at their stores and find out if they offer test rides, which is so important. Next, talk to friends who are engaged in the cycling comBuy local and ride global! Here, Leo Cordery rides munity where they like to buy in Belgium. local. Now, with that information, plan on going to three or four local bike shops. Be looking for friendly, knowledgeable, passionate sales staff, who will engage you in the process of selecting your dream machine. Make sure they make the many options the bicycle industry has to offer available to you. For example: carbon fiber vs. aluminum frame, mechanical or electric shifting, full suspension or hardtail mountain bike, traditional road bikes or triathlon bikes. The local bike shop can help you make the right decision that will fit your budget, lifestyle and goals. Also, don’t forget to ask about financing your dream machine. Most local bike shops offer 12 months with no interest with approved credit. Next, you want to know if the local bike shop knows about and recommends group rides with times, locations, distances and speeds. Does the local bike shop talk about road safety, riding rules of the road, lighting systems, high-visibility cycling apparel and rearview mirrors and nutrition and hydration for hot summer rides? Your local bike shop should be your information center for all your cycling needs. Lastly, the experience of buying a new bicycle should be a positive one that will open new windows into the adventures of community involvement through charity rides, club rides, group rides, training rides and even unexpected solo rides, where you can meet new friends on your new bicycle while traveling on the open roads. Buy Local, Ride Global! And, Bicycles are Freedom! —Leo Cordery


10 Terrific Bike Vacations

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here is nothing like taking a real vacation — aboard your bike! Bike tours arranged by travel agencies can be great. They offer intriguing routes and streamline planning, arranging accommodations, equipment, meals, tour guides and snacks. Frommers.com features 10 exciting bike tours, from a stunning ride through Vermont’s brilliant fall foliage to an exploration of Tasmania’s wineries.

1. Go Sojourn Bike Tours takes cyclists through Vermont’s hilly terrain to gorgeous views of Lake Champlain and unforgettable fall foliage. $1,995 per person, includes accommodations, equipment, meals, van support and tour guides. Intermediate riders; 22–55 miles per day. 2. Cycling Safaris arranges Irish bike tours that feature gorgeous green landscapes far from tourist attractions. Prices start at about 790 Euros per person (double occupancy). 3. Green Island Tours offers a tour through Australia’s Tasmania coast, mountainous national parks and picturesque wineries. About $1,090 per person. Moderate to advanced bikers; 23–38 miles per day. 4. Backroads arranges a Spanish tour from the Pyrenees to Costa Brava, featuring stunning views of the Mediterranean, mouth-watering Catalan cuisine and Salvador Dali’s castle, among other highlights. About $4,300 per person. Appropriate for all abilities; 18–55 miles per day. 5. Trek Travel’s Cross Country USA trip begins in Portland, Oregon, and ends in Portland, Maine. $17,299 per person (double occupancy), includes hotel, meals, equipment and a succulent lobster feast! Fit riders; up to 134 miles per day. 6. Austin Adventures invites you to explore the South Dakota Black Hills and wind past abandoned railroads in the Old West. $2,498 per person (double occupancy). 15–32 miles per day. 7. Alaska Bike tours include cycling, hiking, canoeing and sea kayaking through Alaska’s pristine wilderness. $3395 per person provides equipment, lodging and meals. 8. Djoser USA’s charming Baltic States tour takes you through medieval towns and national parks—with a stop at the summer palace of Peter the 12

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Great. Eight-day tour. Intermediate cyclists; 12–34 miles per day. 9. Marvel at Kerala, India’s, lush tropical landscapes and wildlife preserves with Spice Roads Cycling. 13 days. Starts at $2650. Lodging, meals and local guides, included.

Prefer to create your own tour? Visit http:// www.bicycling.com/ Jackie Shellow and her bike on vacation at Fort Pulaski, in travel/six-best-cities- Tybee Beach, Georgia. bike-vacation. This site outlines great U.S. cycling routes and offers helpful information on shipping your bike.

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10. Tour Southeastern Italy with Cyclomundo. Ride into the caves of Italy’s southeastern peninsula and through Roman ruins. 725 Euros (double occupancy). Intermediate cyclists; 22–43 miles per day.

Finally, Fodor’s provides a website with 10 recommended “do-it-yourself ” U.S. bike vacations. The site describes the best areas for cycling in recommended cities, links to support organizations, maps and Fodor’s own travel guide for each city listed, including places as far-flung as Travelers Rest, South Carolina, and San Juan Islands, Washington. Make sure to post photos of your awesome trip on the Cycling Quarterly Facebook page! Pedals up, my friends! —Mariah Reed Mariah Reed teaches theater classes at Broward College and enjoys riding her bike whenever possible. In her free time, she also writes plays, poetry and the occasional article for periodicals.

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HOW TO USE THIS DIRECTORY Our Weekly Rides listings are one of the main reasons I started this magazine. “Where’s a good ride?” is a question I often hear, so I’ve provided a resource to answer it. Please let us know about rides we may have missed. These established rides are open to new riders. Listed times can be the actual departure time, so always arrive early, introduce yourself and ask questions. Rating skill levels can be challenging, so it’s best to expect the level to be faster than cited. Always wear a helmet and obey the rules of the road. Attaching a rear blinking light is a good idea, and a headlight at night is the law. Our listings are organized in five sections: Weekly Rides, Bike Shops, Trails/Parks, Events/Festivals and Clubs/Organizations. Ride details include: DAY: Weekly Ride calendar starts on a Saturday and ends on Friday. TIME: The time the ride starts is the first item in the listing. DROP/NO DROP: If you have a mechanical issue or can’t keep up during a drop ride, you’re on your own. During a no-drop ride, the group will not leave you behind. SKILL LEVEL: Color-coded arrows indicate the maximum speed or average speed. CONTACT INFO: If contact info is not available, take a shot and show up. There’s a good chance there will be riders unless weather interferes. MAP LOCATOR: Geographic position of the ride on our foldout map.

When We say . . . “Everything Cycling!” Cycling” We Really Mean It! Ask for your FREE Everything Cycling in South Florida “Directory and Ride Guide”, at participating bike shops throughout Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties.

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Weekly Rides Broward County Saturday 7 a.m., Alligator Bicycles, Road, 43-52 miles,➜,➜, No Drop, 10426 Taft St., Pembroke Pines, shop opens at 6:30 a.m., 954964-8586 1 7 a.m., Cove Ride, Road, 60 miles, ➜, Drop, 1560 E. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, The Cove Shopping Center, ride is A1A north, pickup ride location 2 7 a.m., CSP Express, Road, 40 miles, ➜, ➜, Drop, 6001 Coral Ridge Dr., Parkland, Walmart parking lot northwest section, cspexpress.com 3 7 a.m., Camp Amistad Saturday Ride, Road, 33 miles, ➜,➜, No Drop, 15810 W. State Road 84, Sunrise, Westgate Shopping Center, zMotion group, all levels, meetup. com/CampAmistad 4 7:30 a.m., Cycling Family Broward, Road, 36-48 miles,➜,➜, No Drop, 15993 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, check Facebook for updates 55 7:30 a.m., Galiz Cycling, Road, 45 miles, ➜,➜, Drop, 4700 S. Flamingo Road , Cooper City, Walmart parking lot, galizcyclingteam.com 21 7:30 a.m., Team Memorial Carlos Ride, Road, 55 miles, ➜, Drop, 1901 SW 172nd Ave., Miramar, Memorial West Hospital, teammemorial.com 15 7:30 a.m., Team Memorial Classic Ride, Road, 50-55 miles, ➜,➜, No Drop, 5900 SW 160th Ave.,

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Skill Level: ➜ 24+ mph (A+) ➜ 21-24 mph (A) ➜ 17-21 mph (B) ➜ 14-17 mph (C) ➜ 12-14 mph (D) Listing key: Colored arrows indicate skill level in the legend. “No Drop” indicates assistance so the cyclist can continue. “Drop” indicates no assistance and the ride will continue without the cyclist. The numbers in the boxes correspond to the rides indicated on the foldout map. The numbers in the circles correspond to bike shops on the foldout map.

Southwest Ranches, Hawkes Bluff Elementary, northeast corner of Dykes and Sterling Roads, teammemorial.com 16 7:30 a.m., Team Memorial 101 Weston Warriors, Road, 35 miles, ➜, No Drop, 20200 Saddle Club Road, Weston, Weston Regional Park, corner Saddle Club and South Post Roads across from Weston YMCA, teammemorial. com 18 7:30 a.m., Team Memorial 2.0 Weston Warriors, Road, 40 miles, ➜,➜, No Drop, 20200 Saddle Club Road, Weston, Weston

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Regional Park, corner Saddle Club and South Post Roads, across from Weston YMCA, teammemorial. com 18 8 a.m., Big Wheel, Road, 15 miles, ➜,➜, Drop, 7035 Taft St., Hollywood, bigwheelusa.com 23 9 a.m., Performance Beginner Ride, Road, 14 miles, ➜, No Drop, 1201 N. Federal Hwy., Ft. Lauderdale, Performance Bicycle Shop, distance may vary depending on group, speed and conditions, performancebike.com/bike-shop/ store/fortlauderdale, 954-4002400 11 Sunday 7 a.m., CSP Express, Road, 60 miles ➜,➜,➜, Drop, 6001 Coral Ridge Drive , Coral Springs, Walmart parking lot northwest section, cspexpress.com 12 7 a.m., Mike’s Ride Weekend, Road, 30 miles, ➜,➜, Drop, 101 Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, 101 Ocean, small group of advanced riders 13 7 a.m., Camp Amistad Levee Ride, Mountain, various miles, ➜,➜, Drop, 15810 W. State Road 84, Sunrise, Westgate Shopping Center, zMotion group, meetup.com/CampAmistad 14 7:30 a.m., Team Memorial Carlos Ride, Road, 42 miles, ➜, Drop, 1901 SW 172nd Ave., Miramar, Memorial West Hospital, teammemorial.com 15 7:30 a.m., Team Memorial Classic Ride, Road, 38–42 miles, ➜, ➜, No Drop, 5900 SW 160th

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Ave., Southwest Ranches, Hawkes Bluff Elementary, northeast corner of Dykes and Sterling Roads, teammemorial.com 16 7:30 a.m., Weston Warriors Team Memorial 101, Road, 35 miles, ➜, No Drop, 20200 Saddle Club Road, Weston, Weston Regional Park, corner Saddle Club and South Post Roads across from Weston YMCA, teammemorial.com 18 7:30 a.m., Weston Warriors Team Memorial 2.0, Road, 35 miles, ➜,➜, No Drop, 20200 Saddle Club Road, Weston, Weston Regional Park, corner Saddle Club and South Post Roads across from Weston YMCA, teammemorial. com 18 7:30 a.m., South Broward Wheelers, Road, 40 miles ➜,➜,➜, Drop, 1393 NW 136th Ave., Sunrise, Lester’s Diner 19 7:30 a.m., Trek Bicycle Shop, Road, 22 miles,➜,➜, No Drop, 1621 E. Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, Trek Bike Shop, trekbikesflorida.com 20 7:30 a.m., Galiz Cycling, Road, 45 miles,➜,➜, Drop, 4700 S. Flamingo Road, Cooper City, Walmart parking lot, galizcyclingteam.com 21 7:30 a.m., Weston Flyers Cartel, Road, 42 miles, ➜, Drop, 1675 Market St., Weston, Weston Town Center, very fast advanced ride 22 8 a.m., Big Wheel, Road,40 miles,➜, Drop, 7035 Taft St., Hollywood, bigwheelusa.com 23 8 a.m., FVA Florida Velodrome Association, Track, laps,➜,

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➜ 14-17 mph (C) ➜ 12-14 mph (D)

9501 Sheridan St., Cooper City, Brian Piccolo Sports Park, training for national and international events, 954-3575160 24 8 a.m., Markham Trails Bike America, Mountain, Laps, No Drop, 16001 W. State Rd. 84, Sunrise, intermediate, stop in park office to view safety video, meet at trailhead, 954-4436340, Stefano 28

5:30 p.m., CSP Express, Road, 30 miles,➜,➜,➜, No Drop, 6001 Coral Ridge Drive, Parkland, Walmart parking lot northwest section, CSPExpress.com 30 5:45 p.m., Big Wheel, Mountain, one lap, 3169 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, Oleta River State Park, single-track with technical features, all level trails, bigwheelusa.com 31 6 p.m., Camp Amistad Tuesday Night Ride, Road, laps,➜,➜, No Drop, 16001 W. State Road 84, Sunrise, Markham Park, laps inside park, meet at the boat launch, weekdays no park fee 32 6 p.m., Team Memorial, Road, 20 miles,➜,➜, No Drop, 6503 N. Ocean Drive , Dania Beach, Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park, ride inside park, out and back laps, teammemorial.com 50 6 p.m., Dump Ride, Road, 22 miles,➜, Drop, 4001 SW 142nd Ave., Davie, Vista View Park, fast ride with experienced riders 51 6:45 p.m., Levee Training, Mountain, 30 miles,➜,➜,➜, Drop, 15972 W. State Road 84, Sunrise, out and back, off-road, sturdy hybrid suitable, lights and helmet required 36 7 p.m., Big Wheel, Road, 15 miles,➜, Drop, 7035 Taft St., Hollywood, Big Wheel Bicycle Shop, bigwheelusa.com 54 7 p.m., Ft. Lauderdale Urban Ride, Road, Mountain, Hybrid, 22 miles,➜,➜, No Drop, 201 NE Fifth Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, War Memorial Auditorium, structured ride all levels, meetup.com/ SoFlaBikeClub 38

Monday 8 a.m., South Broward Wheelers, Road, 24-32 miles, ➜,➜, No Drop, 2621 N. Hiatus Road, Hollywood, Bogart’s Bagels parking lot, northeast corner of Hiatus Road and Sheridan Street, southbrowardwheelers.com 56 8 p.m., Monday Night Prohibition Ride, Road, Mountain, Hybrid, 15 miles,➜, No Drop, 450 SW Seventh Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, Cooley’s Landing Marina, ends at Tap 42, meetup.com/ SoFlaBikeClub 26 Tuesday 6 a.m., Mike’s Ride, Road, 36 miles,➜, Drop, 5216 N. Federal Highway, Ft. Lauderdale, one block north of Commercial Boulevard. on U.S, 1, small fast group 48 7:30 a.m., Le parcours de JeanClaude, Road, laps,➜,➜,➜, No Drop, 16001 W. State Road 84, Sunrise, Markham Park, group sprints 49 7:30 a.m., Team Memorial Jorge Pena, Road, 35 miles,➜, ➜, Drop, 1617 SW 178th Ave., Pembroke Pines, Boater’s Park, small group, teammemorial.com 55

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Seminole Pratt Whitney Rd

Wellington

710

327

441

98

Okeechobee Blvd

316

Northlake Blvd

131

303

704 305

Dyer Park

Hypoluxo Rd

Forest Hill Blvd

95

308

Southern Blvd

TRNPK

301 PGA Blvd 132

Jupiter

321 311 302

129 Juno

North Palm

319

312 1

Magnolia Park

121

125

Lantana

South Palm Beach

Lake Worth

Palm Beach

315

West Palm Beach

Palm Beach Shores

314 Beach

1

324 Beach

Riviera Beach

313

318


Broward County

Palm Beach County

Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

869

46

115

Coral Springs

100 39

121

Atlantic Blvd

35

117 307 114

Margate

Sample Rd

Wiles Rd

Parkland

441

Lyons Rd

TRNPK

Hypoluxo Rd

135 123 124

104 1

306

325

127 130 301 118 1

320

Delray Beach

Gulf Stream

Briny Breezes

A1A

Ridge

115 Ocean

Lantana

Lighthouse Point

Hillsboro Beach

Deerfield Beach

Pompano Beach

102 2 106

328 Boca Raton 108 322 A1A

124

95

309

128

111

310

Atlantic Ave

SW 18th St

112

323

Boynton Beach Blvd

Glades Rd

Jog Rd


75

27

Miami-Dade County

15

55

75

128

75

19

101

134

88 62 103

120

16

51

131 118 45 127

14 4

Broward County

Southwest Ranches

Weston

18

52 49 36 32

Markham Park

21

Miramar

826

216

Earhart Park

69 68 202 Amelia

924

823

Miramar Pkwy

Pines Blvd

107 54 23

Griffin Rd

Broward Blvd

TRNPK

Pembroke Pines 111

24 117 103 1 113

Sheridan St

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Sterling Rd

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595

Taft St

595

207

95

95

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Hallandale Beach

Miami Shores

Indian Creek Village

Bal Harbour

Haulover Park

Golden Beach

Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park

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Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

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SE 17 St

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Las Olas

Hollywood A1A

104

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106 38 58 135

Lazy Lake 11 129 Sunrise 20 119

A1A

48 125 13 Lauderdale 110 130 By-The-Sea

Oakland Park 134

132

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Pembroke Rd

441

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Cooper City

114

Sunrise

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Zoo Miami

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71 212

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992

85

216

Charles Deering Estate

61

Biscayne National Park

99

1

73

Chapman Field Park

Matheson Hammock Park

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens

63

95

913

227 100 Cape Florida State Park

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Miami Beach

217

Virginia Key

219

Bal Harbour

A1A Surfside

North Bay Village

Indian Creek Village

A1A

Miami

395

195

Crandon Park

206

107

209 95 221

78

Miami Shores

Miami

Key Biscayne

Coconut Grove

64

210 204 81 224 59 83 96

214

836

Coral Gables

77

89 91 76 60 75 104 218225

97

82

Hialeah

Flagler St

65

Earhart Park

69 68 202 Amelia

Miami International Airport

205

Palmetto Bay

94 203 90 80 86 874 92 Pinecrest 213 101 211 70 226

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SW 24 St

836

Doral Golf Course

222 826

88 62 103

Hialeah Gardens

Doral Park

69 72

223

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Skill Level: ➜ 24+ mph (A+)

7:45 p.m., Taco Tuesday, Road,➜, Drop, 4443 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, The Promenade, fast ride every Tuesday except the last Tuesday of the month is a ➜ ride 35 Wednesday 6 a.m., CSP Express, Road, 30 miles,➜,➜, No Drop, 6001 Coral Ridge Drive , Parkland, Walmart parking lot northwest section, run component, CSPExpress.com 39 6 a.m., Downtown Bicycle, Road, 27 miles,➜,➜, No Drop, 2571 E. Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, downtownbicycles.com 40 7 a.m., Casita Ride Bike America, Road, 25-35 miles,➜, No Drop, 2648 NE 32nd St., Fort Lauderdale, A1A, entry level group ride, 954-443-6340 134 8 a.m., South Broward Wheelers, Road, 24-32 miles,➜,➜, No Drop, 2621 N. Hiatus Road, Hollywood, Bogart’s Bagels parking lot, northeast corner of Hiatus Road and Sheridan Street, southbrowardwheelers.com 56 5 p.m., FVA Florida Velodrome Assoc., Track, laps,➜, 9501 Sheridan St., Cooper City, Brian Piccolo Sports Park, youth cycling session $25 monthly, Jose Basulto 305-496-3033 42 6 p.m., South Broward Wheelers, Road, 25 miles,➜,➜,➜, No Drop, 4401 S. Flamingo Road, Davie, northwest corner Flamingo and Griffin Roads, Dunkin’ Donuts, 43 6 p.m., Lee’s Group Ride, Road, laps,➜,➜, No Drop, 619 E. Dania Beach Blvd., Hollywood, Dr.

➜ 21-24 mph (A) ➜ 17-21 mph (B)

➜ 14-17 mph (C) ➜ 12-14 mph (D)

Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park, 954-925-5157 44 6:15 p.m., Memorial Weston Warriors, Road, 25 miles,➜, Drop, 1601 Promenade Blvd., Weston, Publix at Weston Town Center, teammemorial.com 45 7 p.m. FVA Florida Velodrome Association, Track, laps, 9501 Sheridan Street, Cooper City, Brian Piccolo Sports Park, endurance motor-pacing, 954-357-5160 (after 3 p.m.) 24 7 p.m., Night Ride Bike America, Mountain, laps, No Drop, 401 S. Powerline Rd., Quiet Waters Park, Deerfield Beach, distance and speeds vary, third Wednesday of month, lights required, 954-5708122, bikeam.com 135 7:45 p.m., WOW Ride, Road, 28 miles,➜, Drop, 2201 N. University Drive, Coral Springs, University Drive and Royal Palm Blvd., Publix parking lot, ride through north Coral Springs and Parkland, lights required 46 8 p.m., BiciHangeo, Road, Mountain, Hybrid, 10 miles,➜,➜, No Drop, 400 SW second Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, Esplanade Park, social ride 47

boat launch lot, regroups at intervals 49

Thursday 6 a.m., Mike’s Ride, Road, 36 miles,➜, Drop, 5216 N. Federal Highway, Ft. Lauderdale, one block north of Commercial Blvd. on US1, small fast group of regular riders 48 8 a.m., Le parcours de JeanClaude, Road, 40 miles,➜,➜, ➜, Drop, 16001 W. State Road 84, Sunrise, Markham Park

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6 p.m., Team Memorial, Road, 20 miles,➜,➜, No Drop, 6503 N. Ocean Drive, Dania Beach, Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park, teammemorial.com 50 6 p.m., Dump Ride, Road, 22 miles,➜, Drop, 4001 SW 142nd Ave., Davie, Vista View Park, very fast ride 51 6 p.m., Camp Amistad Thursday Night Ride, Road, laps,➜,➜, No Drop, 16001 W. State Road 84, Sunrise, Markham Park boat launch lot, laps inside Markham park, weekdays no park fee 52 6:45 p.m., Hollywood Urban, Road, Mountain, 19 miles,➜,➜, No Drop, 300 E. Dania Beach Blvd., Dania Beach, Winn-Dixie Plaza, lights and helmet required, good starter ride 53 7 p.m., Big Wheel, Road, 15 miles,➜, Drop, 7035 Taft St., Hollywood, bigwheelusa.com 54 7:30 p.m., Bike Polo, 1150 G. Harold Martin Dr., Holiday Park, Fort Lauderdale, check Ft Lauderdale Co-Ed Bike Polo on Facebook for updates 38 Friday 6:30 a.m., CSP Express, Levee, Mountain, Drop, ➜, ➜, 6001 Coral Ridge Drive, Parkland, Walmart parking lot northwest section, speed varies subject to terrain, road and off-road 39 7:30 a.m., Team Memorial Jorge Pena, Road, 35 miles,➜,➜, Drop, 1617 SW 178th Ave., Pembroke Pines, Boater’s Park,

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small fast group, teammemorial. com 55 8 a.m., South Broward Wheelers, Road, 24-32 miles,➜,➜, No Drop, 2621 N. Hiatus Road, Hollywood, Bogart’s Bagels parking lot, northeast corner of Hiatus Road and Sheridan Street, southbrowardwheelers.com 56 6:30 p.m., Critical Mass, Road, Mountain, Hybrid, 12 miles, ➜,➜,➜, Drop, 700 NE Eighth St., Ft. Lauderdale, War Memorial Auditorium, massive ride, last Friday of every month 58

Miami-Dade County Saturday 6:30 a.m., Miami Bicycles and Repair, Road, 50-60 miles,➜ ➜, 1951 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, ride to Key Biscayne, 305940-1050 68 6:45 a.m., Sun Cycling, Road, 4050 miles,➜, 132 Hialeah Drive, Hialeah, 305-883-4338 65 7 a.m., All 4 Cycling Tempo Ride, Road, 55-65 miles,➜, 1180 S. Dixie Highway, Coral Gables 63 7 a.m., City Bikes, Road, Various, ➜,➜, 20335 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, distance and speed vary, 305-682-8889 67 7 a.m., Elite Cycling, Road, 40 miles,➜, 13108 S. Dixie Highway, Miami, last Saturday of the month, 786-242-3733 70 7 a.m., GM Bikes, Road, 41-53 miles,➜, 9160 NW 122nd St., Miami, ride through Hialeah Gardens, Medley and Doral, 305824-4999 62

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➜ 21-24 mph (A) ➜ 17-21 mph (B)

➜ 14-17 mph (C) ➜ 12-14 mph (D)

7:30 a.m., Casa Larios, Road, 5065 miles,➜, 5859 SW 73rd St., South Miami 60 7:30 a.m., City Hall, Road, 26-28 miles,➜,➜,➜, 3500 Pan American Drive, Coconut Grove, three to four groups ride south 59 7:30 a.m., Doral Cycling Club, Road, 35 miles,➜, NW 114th Avenue and NW 58th Street, Miami, doralcyclingclub.com 69 7:30 a.m., Everglades Bicycle Club Training Ride, Road, 20-55 miles, ➜,➜,➜, No Drop, 5801 Augusto Street, Coral Gables, Ponce De Leon Middle School, EvergladesBC.com/ ebcweeklyrideschedule 7:30 a.m., Kendall Lakes, Road, 62-75 miles,➜, SW 68th Street and 143rd Avenue, Miami 66 7:30 a.m., Pinecrest Elementary, Road, 40 miles,➜, 10250 SW 57th Ave., Pinecrest, hammer ride to Key Biscayne 61 7:30 a.m., Velosport Cycling Club, Bike Tech, Road, 27 miles,➜,➜, 2220 SW 22nd St., Miami, ride to Key Biscayne, velosportcyclingclub.com 64 Sunday 6:30 a.m., Cycle World, Road, 40-80 miles,➜, 8476 Bird Road, Miami, distance depends on the group, 305-221-2123 71 7 a.m., Doral Cycling Club, Road, 50 miles,➜, NW 114th Avenue and NW 58 Street, Miami, doralcyclingclub.com 72 7 a.m., Team Hammerheads, Road, 40-68 miles, ➜,➜,➜, Coco Plum Circle, Coral Gables, ramon.perdomo@att.net 73

7:30 a.m., Aventura, Road, 50 miles,➜, Drop, West Country Club Drive and Spoke Road, Aventura, destination Key Biscayne 74 7:30 a.m., Don Pan, Road, 35 miles,➜, SW 57th Avenue and Sunset Drive, South Miami, hammer ride to Key Biscayne 75 7:30 a.m., Everglades Bicycle Club Beginner Group Ride, second Sunday of month, Road, 11 mph, 5801 Augusto Street, Coral Gables, Ponce De Leon Middle School, training to ride Saturday C group (see above), RSVP to Ruben Fuentes- rides@ evergladesbc.com 76 7:30 a.m., Ponce de Leon Middle School, Road, various miles, ➜, ➜, 5801 Augusto St., Coral Gables, toward Miami Beach, rdsmit@aol.com 76 10 a.m., The City Beautiful All Bikes, 7 miles, all levels, No Drop, 285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, Coral Gables Museum, third Sunday of every month, limited space, fee, 305-603-8067 77 5 p.m., H.E.R. Sunday Ride, Road, various miles,➜,➜,➜, 4680 NE second Ave., Miami 78 Monday 4 p.m., El Hueco, Road, 2.7 miles, ➜,➜, SW 117th Avenue and 97th Street, Doral, loop Flagler Station 80 4:30 p.m., Kendall Lakes, Road, 28-40 miles,➜, SW 68th Street and 143rd Avenue, Miami , 4-mile loop of Miccosukee Golf & Country Club 79 8:30 p.m., Magic Mondays, Road, miles, various miles,➜, 2780

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Skill Level: ➜ 24+ mph (A+)

SW 27th Ave., Miami, ride through Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, South Miami 81 Tuesday 6 a.m., Granada Golf Course, Road, 30 miles,➜, 2001 Granada Blvd., Coral Gables, ride to Key Biscayne, chucho@ bellsouth.net 82 6 a.m., Johnny Rockets, Road, 25-30 miles,➜,➜, 3036 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove, destination Key Biscayne 83 6:30 a.m., Miami Bicycles and Repair, Road, 25 miles, ➜ ➜, No drop, 1951 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, to Dania Beach, 305-940-1050 84 7:15 a.m., Black Point Marina, Road, 28-40 miles, ➜,➜,24775 SW 87th Ave., Cutler Bay, ride to HomesteadMiami Speedway for laps 85 4 p.m., El Hueco, Road, 2.7 miles,➜, SW 117th Avenue and 97th Steet, Doral, loop Flagler Station 86 4:30 p.m., Kendall Lakes, Road, 28-40 miles,➜,➜,SW 68th Street and 143rd Avenue, Miami, four-mile loop of Miccosukee Golf & Country Club 87 6 p.m., Denny’s Okeechobee, Road, 30 miles,➜, 11701 Okeechobee Road, Hialeah Gardens, north on State Road 27, very fast, daylight saving time only 88 6:30 p.m., All 4Cycling Tempo Ride, Road, 33-40 miles,➜,1180 S. Dixie Highway, Coral Gables, ride to Key Biscayne, 305-668-9876 89

➜ 21-24 mph (A) ➜ 17-21 mph (B)

➜ 14-17 mph (C) ➜ 12-14 mph (D)

8 p.m., Taco Tuesdays, Road, 15-20 miles,➜,➜, 1070 SW 113th Place, Miami, urban ride with stop for food and drinks 90

Sunset Drive, South Miami, hammer ride to Key Biscayne 104 7:15 a.m., Black Point Marina, Road, 28-40 miles,➜,➜, 24775 SW 87th Ave., Cutler Bay, ride to HomesteadMiami Speedway for laps 99 7:30 a.m., UltrabikeX Beginner’s Ride, Road, 12-15 miles,➜, No Drop, 61 Harbor Drive, Key Biscayne, ride to Virginia Key and back 100 4 p.m., El Hueco, Road, 2.7 miles,➜, SW 117th Avenue and 97th Street, Doral, loop Flagler Station 101 4:30 p.m., Kendall Lakes, Road, 28-40 miles,➜,➜, SW 68th Street and 143rd Avenue, Miami, four-mile loop of Miccosukee Golf & Country Club 102 6 p.m., Denny’s Okeechobee, Road, 30 miles,➜, 11701 Okeechobee Road, Hialeah Gardens, north on State Road 27, very fast, daylight saving time only 103 7:15 p.m., Critical Mass, All Bikes, 12-15 miles, Drop, Government Center, 101 NW First St., Miami, last Friday of month, huge ride of thousands 107

Wednesday 6:30 a.m., Don Pan, Road, 30 miles,➜, SW 57th Avenue and Sunset Drive, South Miami, hammer ride to Key Biscayne 91 4 p.m., El Hueco, Road, 2.7 miles,➜, SW 117th Avenue and 97th Street, Doral, loop Flagler Station 92 4:30 p.m., Kendall Lakes, Road,28-40 miles,➜, SW 68th Street and 143rd Avenue, Miami, four-mile loop of Miccosukee Golf & Country Club 93 7:30 p.m., Kendall Weekly Bike Ride, Road, 15-20 miles,➜, 8525 Mills Drive, World of Beer, Miami 94 8 p.m., FYXD 305 Wednesday Night Ride, Road, 20-25 miles,➜, 1455 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, urban ride with stops for beer 95 Thursday 6 a.m., Johnny Rockets, Road, 25-30 miles,➜,➜, 3036 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove, ride to Key Biscayne 96 6 a.m., Granada Golf Course, Road, 30 miles,➜, 2001 Granada Blvd., Coral Gables, ride to Key Biscayne, chucho@bellsouth.net 97 6:30 a.m., Miami Bicycles and Repair, Road, 25 miles,➜ ➜, No Drop, 1951 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, ride to Dania Beach, 305-940-1050 98 6:30 a.m., Don Pan, Road, 30 miles,➜, SW 57th Avenue and

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Palm Beach County Saturday 6:45 a.m., Double R Riders, Road, 30 miles,➜,➜, 171 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton, location available when joining through Meetup 108 6:45 a.m., Extended Early Breakfast Club Ride, Road, 40 miles,➜, 291 SE Mizner Blvd.,

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Boca Raton, Robert Gold 561-4790910 111 7 a.m., The Original, Road, 20 miles,➜, Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, pace 17-19 mph, DelrayBeachbikeclub. com 127 7 a.m., Bill Bone Cycle Science, Road, 30 miles,➜, Drop, 2188 Marcinski Road, Jupiter, average 28 mph with sprints up to 35 mph, gut-wrenching 129 7:15 a.m., Breakfast Club Ride, Road, 40 miles,➜, 291 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton, Robert Gold 561-479-0910 111 7:30 a.m., North Palm Ride, Road, 40 miles,➜, Boca Raton, Chris Spire, cspire@comcast.net, 561-758-4897 112 7:30 a.m., Loggers Run Ride, Road, 27 miles,➜,➜,➜,➜, 11400 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton 114 7:30 a.m., Bill Bone Palm Beach Ride, Road, 25 miles,➜, Boynton Inlet Park, rolling start heading north to Palm Beach Inlet and back, billboneracingteam.com 115 9 a.m. Performance Bicycle, Road, 14 miles,➜, No Drop, 9887 Glades Road, Boca Raton, introductory level ride 117 Sunday 7 a.m. On Your Mark Club Ride, Road, first Sunday of the month, 25-35 miles, ➜,➜,➜, No Drop, 819 N. Federal Hwy., Lake Park, 561-842-2453 121 7:15 a.m., Griddle Ride, Road, 35-40 miles,➜,➜, 475 Spanish River Blvd., Boca Raton, Eric Liner 561-870-4920 118

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➜ 21-24 mph (A) ➜ 17-21 mph (B)

➜ 14-17 mph (C) ➜ 12-14 mph (D)

7:30 a.m., Bill Bone Cycle Science, Road, 45 miles,➜, Drop, A1A and Marcinski Road, Jupiter, fast to wicked fast training ride, Jupiter Island to Hobe Sound 129

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Tuesday 5:20 a.m., P&E, Road, 25-30 miles, Drop, ➜, Fresh Market, 100 West Camino Real, ride goes north 302 6 p.m., Boca Tour, Road, 30 miles, Drop, ➜, Spanish River and A1A, large group advanced ride 303 6:30 p.m., Riders Only Bikes, Mountain, varied miles, all levels, Freedom Park, 2400 Pinehurst Dr., Greenacres 304 7 a.m., Bill Bone Cycle Science, Road, 30 miles,➜, Drop, 2188 Marcinski Road, Jupiter, average 28 mph with sprints up to 35 mph, gut-wrenching 129 7:30 a.m., Boca Raton City Hall Ride, Road, Variable,➜,➜,➜,➜, No Drop, 400 Crawford Blvd., Boca Raton, park at Tim Huxhold Skate Park and meet at Boca Raton Community Center on Second Avenue 124 6 p.m., Bill Bone Tuesday Night Palm Beach, Road, 25 miles,➜, Drop, Bingham Island, moderate to fast training ride, billboneracingteam.com 125 6:15 p.m. On Your Mark Levee Ride, Mountain, 15-20 miles, Mirasol Fire Station, 11264 Jog Rd, Palm Beach Gardens, lights required, 561-842-2453 132 6:30 p.m., Okeeheelee Park, BMX, track, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. practice, $3 fee, hours are seasonal, updated information

Wednesday 6:30 p.m., Riders Only Bikes, Mountain, 20-24 miles, all levels, No Drop, 6901 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, parking lot in front of Walmart 305 7 a.m. Hump Day, Road, 40 miles,➜, Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, DelrayBeachbikeclub.com 127 7 p.m. Boca Double Urban, Road, 25 miles,➜,➜, 17800 Congress Ave., Delray Beach, Costco parking lot, distances vary according to weather and other conditions, 561-537-0524 128 7 p.m. Night Levee Ride Bike America, Mountain, 21-25 miles,➜, No Drop, 6251 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, Publix parking lot, 561-640-3407 301 Thursday 5:20 a.m., P&E, Road, 25-30 miles, Drop, ➜, Fresh Market, 100 West Camino Real, ride goes north 306 7 a.m., Bill Bone Cycle Science, Road, 30 miles, ➜, Drop, 2188 Marcinski Road, Jupiter, average 28 mph with sprints up to 35 mph, gut-wrenching 129 7:30 a.m., Delray Ride, Road, 40-50 miles,➜, Gladiola parking lot, 51 SE sixth Ave. Delray Beach, if you can maintain 18 mph you will not be dropped, ride to Palm Beach inlet for coffee and return to

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Bike Shops Cycling Quarterly wants to reach every bicycle sales/rental/repair shop in South Florida so we can add them to our quarterly listings. If you know of a shop that is not listed, a shop that has closed or a shop that has incorrect information posted here, please email info@cyclingquarterly.com so we can keep this list as current and accurate as possible.

Broward County Alex’s Bicycle Pro Shop 5992 Coral Ridge Drive Coral Springs, 33076 954-796-9200 100 Alex’s Bicycle Pro Shop 11510 W. State Road 84 Davie, 33325 954-990-0836 101 All Bicycles 142 N. Federal Highway Deerfield Beach, 33441 954-428-2683 102 Alligator’s Cycling Bicycle Shop 10426 Taft Street Pembroke Pines, 33026 954-964-8586 103 B & J Bicycle Shop 1620 E. Sample Road Pompano Beach, 33064 954-946-7937 104 Bicycle Evolution 977 W. State Road 84 Fort Lauderdale, 33315 954-318-2453 105 Bicycle Generation 1346 E. Hillsboro Beach Blvd. Deerfield Beach, 33441 954-427-1484 106

Bicycle Spot 5074 N. Dixie Hwy. Oakland Park, 954-772-4909 136 Big Wheel Cycles 7035 Taft St. Hollywood, 33024 954-966-5545 107 Big Wheel Cycles 2698 N. University Drive Sunrise, 33322 954-742-3015 108 Big Wheel Cycles 1001 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, 33304 954-523-2453 109 Big Wheel Cycles 4500 N. Federal Highway Fort Lauderdale, 33308 954-493-5277 110 Big Wheel Outlet 7685 Pines Blvd., Hollywood, 33326, 954-440-3303 111 Bike America 401 Powerline Road Deerfield Beach, 33442 954-570-8122 112 Bike America 700 N. University Drive Pembroke Pines, 33024 954-443-6340 113

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Bike America 2050 N. University Drive Sunrise, 33322 954-741-4445 114 Bike America 1853 N. University Drive, Coral Springs, 33071 954-752-2544 115 Bike Tech 2000 S. Federal Highway Fort Lauderdale, 33316 954-523-1178 116 City Bikes 671 NW 100th Pl. Pembroke Pines, 33024 954-682-8889 117 Cycling Tech Center 15972 W. State Road 84, Sunrise, 33326, 954-440-3303 118 Downtown Bicycle 2571 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, 33304 954-761-9920 119 Durango Bike Shop 15993 Pines Blvd. Pembroke Pines, 33027 954-443-3445 120 Frenchie’s Bicycle 2430 N. State Road 7 Margate, 33063 954-974-5340 121

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George’s Cycle Shop 1029 SE 17th Street Fort Lauderdale, 33316 954-523-0785 122 Hillsboro Bicycle 3330 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Deerfield Beach, 33442 954-427-7063 123 Jim’s Bicycles 354 Powerline Road Deerfield Beach, 33442 954-418-6101 124 Lauderdale Cyclery 5429 N. Federal Highway Fort Lauderdale, 33308 954-565-5961 125 Lee’s Bicycle Shop 1101 N. Federal Highway Hollywood,33020 954-925-5157 126 Megacycle Sport 1390 SW 160th Ave. Sunrise, 33326 954-384-0400 127 Pembroke Cycle 17149 Pines Blvd. Pembroke Pines, 33027 954-430-2320 128 Performance Bicycle 1201 N. Federal Highway Fort Lauderdale, 33304 954-400-2400 129 Pedrito’s Bike Shop 238 Commercial Blvd., Suite 1 Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, 33308 954-652-1137 130 Rock and Road Bike Shop 153 Weston Rd. Weston, 33326 954-696-6450 131 Stradalli Bikes 1405-A SW 10th Ave. Pompano Beach, 33069 954-283-8585 132 Sun & Fun Bicycles 1500 N. Broadwalk

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Hollywood, 33019 954-925-0735 133 Trek Bicycle Store 113 NW 136th Ave. Sunrise, 33325 954-851-0511 134 Trek Bicycle Store 1621 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, 33304 954-527-9099 135

Miami-Dade County Big Wheel Cycle USA 3169 NE 163rd Street North Miami Beach, 33176 305-948-0116 201 Bike Link 6500 West 4th Ave, Suite 4 Hialeah, 33012 783-717-7400 202 Bike Masters 11606 N. Kendall Drive Miami, 33176 305-598-7877 203 Bike Tech 2220 Coral Way Coral Gables, 33145 305-858-3343 204 Bike Tech 7525 Bird Road Miami, 33155 305-261-1211 205 Brickell Bikes 70 SW 12th Street Miami, 33130 305-373-3633 206 Broken Spokes Bikes 10451 NW Seventh Ave. Miami, 33150 305-758-3045 207 City Bikes 20335 Biscayne Blvd. Aventura, 33180 305-682-8889 208 City Bikes 2801 Biscayne Blvd.

Miami, 33137 786-437-6381 209 Coral Way Bicycle Shop 2237 Coral Way Coral Gables, 33145 305-856-5731 210 Cycle Mart 13799 S. Dixie Highway, Palmetto Bay, 33176 305-238-5080 211 Cycle World Miami 8476 SW 40th St. Miami, 33165 305-221-2123 212 Elite Cycling & Fitness 13108 S. Dixie Highway Miami, 33156 786-242-3733 213 Enrique’s Bicycle Shop 800 NW 27th Ave. Miami, 33125 305-642-0701 214 Fusion Pro Bike Shop 14811 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, 33180 305-944-1280 215 Hialeah Schwinn Cycle 4070 E. Fourth Ave. Hialeah, 33013 305-822-4013 216 JB Bike Shop 7430 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, 33141 305-866-6322 217 Mack’s Cyclery 5995 Sunset Drive Miami, 33143 305-661-8363 218 Miami Beach Bicycle Center 746 Fifth St. Miami Beach, 33139 305-531-4161 219 Miami Bicycles and Repair 1951 NE 163rd St. North Miami Beach, 33162 305-940-1050 220

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Miami Bike Shop, The 1800 Biscayne Blvd., #110 Miami, 33132 305-358-7004 221 RB Cycles 7930 NW 36th St. Doral, 33166 305-691-5556 222 RB Cycles 11402 NW 41st St., #117 Miami, 33178 305-592-1600 223 RB Cycles 3411 Main Highway Coconut Grove, 33133 305-484-4666 224 South Miami Bike Shop 6600 SW 80th St. Miami, 33143 305-666-7702 225 Two Wheel Picker Bicycle Shop 12471 SW 130 St., Unit B-1 Miami 33186 786-581-9499 226 Ultrabikex 61 Harbor Key Dr. Key Biscayne, 33149 786-953-5612 227 Velo Express Bicycle 13810 SW 56th St. Miami, 33175 305-383-3886 228

Palm Beach County Bicycle Lab, The 2275 S. Federal Highway, #320 Delray Beach, 33483 561-276-2453 301 Bicycle World Jupiter 615 W. Indian Town Road, #101 Jupiter, 33408 561-427-6106 302 Bicycle World Lake Worth 6155 Lake Worth Road Lake Worth, 33463 561-439-5020 303

Bicycle World North Lake 628 Northlake Blvd. North Palm Beach,33408 561-840-9218 304 Bicyclery 1649 N. Military Trail West Palm Beach, 33409 561-684-8444 305 Bike America 3150 N. Federal Highway Boca Raton, 33431 561-391-0800 306 Bike America 21643 S. State Road 7 Boca Raton, 33428 561-451-4448 307 Bike America 2021 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. West Palm Beach, 33409 561-640-3407 308 Bike America 270 N. Congress Ave. Boynton Beach, 33426 561-732-5600 309 Boca Bike Shop 799 E. Palmetto Park Rd. Boca Raton, 33432 561-218-4309 328 Doghouse Performance Center 7815 NW Beacon Square Blvd., #210, Boca Raton, 33487 561-236-3359 310 J Town Bicycle 126 Center St., #B-1 Jupiter, 33485 561-575-2453 311 Jack the Bikeman 2406 Florida Ave. West Palm Beach, 33401 561-832-0072 312 Lake Park Bicycles 1438 10th St. Lake Park, 33403 561-842-0303 313 On Your Mark Performance 819 N. Federal Highway

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Lake Park, 33403 561-842-2453 314 Palm Beach Bicycle Trail Shop 223 Sunrise Ave. Palm Beach, 33480 561-659-4583 315 Papa Wheelies 10287 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, 33414, 561-784-0000 316 Performance Bicycle 9887 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, 33498 561-405-4247 317 Real Deal Bikes 103 S. U.S. Highway 1, #F1 Jupiter, 33477 561-746-0585 318 Relentless Bicycles 702 Lucerne Ave. Lake Worth, 33460 561-547-1396 319 Richwagon Bike Sport 298 NE Sixth Ave. Delray Beach, 33483 561-243-2453 320 Riders Only 6230 W. Indiantown Rd. Jupiter, 33458 561-510-6659 321 Trek Bicycle Store 335 N. Federal Highway Boca Raton, 33432 561-405-6987 322 Trek Bicycle Store 800 Congress Ave.,#1A Boynton Beach, 33426 561-733-8300 323 Tri Bike Run 13975 U.S. Highway 1 Juno Beach, 33408 561-627-2453 324 Tune Cycles 3500 NW Boca Raton Blvd. #508 Boca Raton, 33431 561-392-7311 325

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Velofix Mobile bike repair, Palm Beach/ Broward County, 561-240-2453 Wheels of Wellington 12794 Forest Hills Blvd., #36 Wellington, 33414 561-795-3038 327

Monroe County A & M Rentals 523 Truman Ave. Key West, 33040 305-294-4556 Big Pine Bicycle Center

31 County Road Big Pine Key, 33043 305-872-0130 Bike Shop, The 1110 Truman Ave. Key West, 33040 305-294-1073 Conch Bike Express 5603 Third Ave. Key West, 33040 305-294-4318 Eaton Bikes 930 Eaton St. Key West, 33040

305-294-8188 Island Bicycles 929 Truman Ave. Key West, 33040 305-292-9707 Overseas Outfitters 1700 Overseas Highway Marathon, 33050 305-289-1670 We Cycle 5160 U.S. Highway 1 Key West, 33040 305-292-3336

Mountain Bike Trails / Family Friendly Parks Cycling Quarterly is collecting information about mountain bike parks and trails. If you know of a park that is not listed or see a listing that has incorrect information posted here, please email info@cyclingquarterly.com so we can make this list as current and accurate as possible.

Broward County Markham Park 16001 W. State Road 84, Sunrise, seven days, 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m., weekdays free, weekends $1.50 per person, 13 miles of trails include novice, intermediate, expert, pro and adaptive, requires sign-in, waiver, safety video and a helmet, under 17 must have written consent from parent or legal guardian, 954-357-8868 Quiet Waters 401 S. Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., summer hours 8 a.m.-7 p.m., $1.50 per person, weekdays free, novice, intermediate and expert, requires sign-in, waiver, safety video and helmet, under 17 must have written consent from parent or legal guardian, bike rentals, sales, and service by Bike America, 954357-5100

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Virginia Key Mountain Bike Park Arthur Lamb Jr. Rd., Miami, seven days, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., $6 per car weekdays, $8 per car weekends, helmets required Oleta River State Park 3400 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, seven days, 8 a.m. to sunset, $6 per car, single occupant $4, pedestrians and cyclists $2, 10 miles of novice, intermediate, expert, bike rentals available, helmets required, 305-919-1844 Amelia Earhart Park 401 E. 65th St. Hialeah, seven days, sunrise to sunset, year round, free, $7 parking on weekends, beginners, intermediate and expert, Genesis Mountain Bike rentals weekends only, helmets required

Palm Beach County Dyer Park Dyer Perimeter/Dyer Hill 7301 Haverhill Rd., West Palm Beach, seven days, sunrise to sunset,

free, 4.4 miles, Dyer Perimeter Trail accommodates all levels of riders, Dyer Hill peaks at 55 ft., the trail is approximately 2.5 miles long ascending and descending, helmets required, 561-966-6600 Okeeheelee Park/Pinehurst Trail 7500 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach, seven days, sunrise to sunset, free, 4.1 miles, tight singletrack with berms, drops and shade, helmets required West Delray Regional Park 10875 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, seven days, sunrise to sunset, free, five miles, single-track, challenging and creative features, helmets required Jonathon Dickinson State Park 16450 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound, seven days, 8 a.m. to sunset, fee $4-$10 per vehicle, bicycles $2, nine miles of trails, novice, intermediate, and expert, bike rentals available, helmets required, 772-546-2771

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Miami–Dade County Miami South BMX 13050 SW 216th St., Miami, 33170 Tue., Practice, 6:30 p.m., Fee, $4.00 Thu., Practice, Local Race, 6:30 p.m. Fee, $4.00 practice, $7.00 Race

Sat., Practice, Local Race, 5 p.m., Fee $4.00 practice, $7.00 race Info: miamisouthbmx@att.net Contact: Track Operator, Ben Haddix 305-216-6618

Palm Beach County Okeeheelee BMX Parents, Inc.

7715 Forest Hills Blvd., West Palm Beach, 33413 Tue., Practice, 6:30 p.m., Thu., Practice, Local Race, 6:30 p.m. Fri., Practice, Local Race, 5 p.m., (see website for fees) Contact: Track Operator, Info@ okeeheeleebmx.com

Stadium Tracks/Velodrome Cycling Quarterly is collecting information for this category. If you know of a track that is not listed, please email info@cyclingquarterly.com so we can make this list as current and accurate as possible. Brian Piccolo Sports Park and Velodrome 9501 Sheridan St. Cooper City, A

333.3-meter concrete cycling track with banking of approximately 30 degrees at the apex and a 200-meter infield warm-up track.

Bike rentals are available. 954357-5160 (after 3 p.m.)

Events/Festivals Cycling Quarterly is verifying events in South Florida to add to our quarterly listings. If you know of an event that is not listed or see a listing that has incorrect information posted here, please email info@cyclingquarterly.com so we can keep this list as current and accurate as possible. OCTOBER October 1, Sunday, Deland, Deland Cycle for Life/Cystic Fibrosis, 28, 65, 100 miles, Paul Gloerson, 407-339-2978 http://fightcf.cff. org/site/TR/Cycle/32_Florida_ Orlando?fr_id=5902&pg=entry, minimum pledge $140 October 1, Sunday, Ft. Lauderdale, Hammerhead Bicycle Ride, 25, 50, 100k, charity, Special Olympics, no fundraising October 1, Sunday, Apopka, Rails to Trails Bike Ride, 47 miles, http://www.railstotrailsonline.com, closed asphalt path October 6, Friday, Mount Dora,

Mount Dora Bicycle Festival, various miles, http://www. mountdorabicyclefestival.com, four-day festival October 8, Sunday, Lake Mary, CAAM 200k, 124 miles, advanced ride, no fee or registration required October 13, Friday, Orlando, Warrior Grind, charity, veterans, 250 miles, http://www. warriorgrind.weebly.com, three-day ride. October 14, Saturday, Ponte Verde Beach, Bike MS: PGA Tour to the Shore, 150 miles, registration fee and fundraising minimums, two-day ride

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October 15, Sunday, Orlando, Ride 4 Ronald, charity, Ronald McDonald House, 10, 30, 60 miles, registration fee and fundraising October 15, Sunday, Miami, Grally, 22, 44 miles, charity Pedal for Hope, registration fee, Gravelersbg@gmail.com October 21, Saturday, Milton, Fenner Ride, 42, 62, 100 miles, https://alabamabackroadscycling. wordpress.com/fenner-ride/ October 21, Saturday, Gainesville, Santa Fe Century, 100 miles, festival@gccfla.org, weekend festival October 22, Sunday, Gainesville,

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Horse Farm, 100, 50, 100 miles, festival@gccfla.org. October 22, Sunday, Homestead, Speedway, EBC Freedom Ride III, charity Wounded Veterans, 12, 29, 42, 65, 100 miles, Pat Massey 954-646-3341 October 22, Sunday, Sunrise, Annual Ride for Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention, 32, 62 miles, Facebook, no fee, donations appreciated October 29, Sunday, Sunrise, Cyclefest 50k or 100k, 31, 62 miles, http://www.velosportevents. com October 29, Sunday, Cocoa, Intracoastal Waterway Century, 14, 28, 35, 103 miles, http://www. raceroster.com NOVEMBER November 3, Friday, Ft. Meyers, 72 Hours to Key West, 280 miles,

http://www.72hourstokeywest. com, registration and fundraising November 5, Sunday, Sunrise, Adopt-a-Bike, 10, 25, 40, 62 miles, Celia Conti 954-830-0098, http:// www.adoptabike.org, charity, funds to purchase bicycles and helmets for underprivileged children. November 5, Sunday, Brandon, Gulf Coast Cyclefest, 20, 35, 62, 100 miles, http://www.smbc.us November 5, Sunday, Palm Coast, Spoonbills and Sprockets, 36, 68 miles, http://www.raceroster.com, November 11, Saturday, Lady Lake, Hearts for Our Hospital Challenge, 17, 32, 64, 100 miles, http://www. h4hbikeweekend.com November 12, Sunday, St. Augustine, St. Johns Tour, multiple days, Joy, 352-224-8601, http:// www.bikeflorida.org, vacation bicycle tour

November 12, Sunday, Delray Beach, 4th Annual Ride for Help Our Military Heroes, 30, 60 miles, charity, http://www.zmotion.org/ event-2618367 November 17, Friday-Saturday, Coral Gables, The SMART Ride, 100 + 62 miles, http://www. thesmartride.org, two- day event, registration fee and fundraising. November 19, Sunday, Clermont, The Horrible Hundred, 35, 70, 100 miles, http://www.horriblehundred.com November 25, Saturday, St. Cloud, JHOP 100 Century Ride, 30, 72, 100 miles, http://www. caamevents.com/event/jhop-100/ November 26, Sunday, Naples, Fit & Fuel Iron Joe Turkey Ride, 15, 31, 62 miles, Naples Pathway Coalition, 239-777-7718

Photo: Courtesy Eve Mart

Real cyclists ride pink! The Annual Ride for Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention will take place on Sunday, October 22. Ride 32 or 62 miles, starting at Markham Park. No fee, but donations are appreciated. Check Facebook for details. Above, celebrating life and a previous successful ride are (from left) Andrea Ivory, Monica Betancourt, Eve Mart and Tracey Ashton. 26

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Clubs/Organizations Cycling Quarterly is trying to reach each club and organization in South Florida so we can add to our quarterly listings. If you know of a club or organization that is not listed or see a listing that has incorrect information posted here, please email info@cyclingquarterly.com so we can keep this list as current and accurate as possible.

BROWARD COUNTY Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee 115 S. Andrews Ave. Ft, Lauderdale, FL 954-357-6644 CSP Express Coral Springs Parkland Express info@cspexpress.com Cycling Family Broward Road bikes, group rides, all levels Arnie Prieto 954-274-1515, Denise Marsh, 954-270-5142 One Love Cycling Road bikes, group rides, all levels, Facebook, Onelovecycling South Broward Wheelers Davie southbrowardwheelers.com

Team Memorial Hollywood 954-985-5800 teammemorial.com zMotion Road bikes, tri-athletes, all levels Tri-County, zmotion.org, Lauren Atchison, 561-299-7481

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY EBC Everglades Bicycle Club Miami info@evergladesbc.com South Florida Triathletes Team Hammerheads teamhammerheads.com

PALM BEACH COUNTY Boca Raton Bicycle Club 561-403-0048 bocaratonbicycleclub.com Delray Beach Bicycle Club Touring club 561-702-6376 delraybeachbikeclub.com Florida Off-Road Cycling Enthusiasts, Inc. (FORCE) Royal Palm Beach forcemtb.org On Your Mark Cycling Club Racing club 561-842-2453 oymbike.com Team Storm Riders West Palm Beach teamstormriders.com

Bike Short Help make Florida a bicycle-friendly state with the purchase of a Share the Road license plate. Proceeds from the sale of the Share the Road license plates support the bicycle education and safety missions of Bike Florida and the Florida Bicycle Association. For complete details visit https://sharetheroad.org/get-the-tag-2/.

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Officially Amazing Three-Time Guinness Record Holder Chats with Cycling Quarterly I’d tell myself if I did it yesterday, then I know I can do it again today. —Amanda Coker

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fficially Amazing”: This proclamation appears on all three of Amanda Coker’s Guinness World Record certificates. This means that, while Florida is home to some of the world’s most amazing cyclists, Amanda Coker is the most “certifiably” amazing of them all. Starting on May 14, 2016, Amanda Coker and her support team, Donna and Ricky (aka Mom and Dad), got up every day by 4 a.m., and Amanda rode as many miles as she could – intending to do it again the next day and every subsequent day, for a year. But as she closed in on the 365-day mark and had already shattered the overall record for highest annual mileage (HAM’R) and the HAM’R among females, Amanda realized she was also close to toppling one of the longest-standing ultra-cycling speed records – the fewest days to 100,000 miles. The record, set in 1939, was 500 days. With Amanda’s inertia, she’d easily own that “untouchable” record as well. And every one of Amanda’s 100,000 miles was done in Florida, most of them on a seven-mile loop. On July 11, 2017, Amanda Coker invited me to witness her complete the 100,000 miles. She beat the old record by 77 days! As news of her amazing achievement spread, people asked me about her “impossible” mileage. I decided to sit down and ask those questions of Amanda, directly. Cycling Quarterly: Amanda, first, people want to know what kind of seat you use. Amanda Coker: I tried all different saddles while putting in over 230 miles each day. The one I use is not even the most expensive I tried. You have to learn what works for you. I also did something else most don’t realize. I had three different style bikes. The different seating positions affect different pressure points and reduce the chance of any set of muscles becoming overworked. I used my road bike in the morning; then I’d switch to a recumbent. Later, I’d get on a time-trial bike. All three made me sore in different ways. Even today, I haven’t healed from skin rubbed off my back and tailbone from the recumbent. Cycling Quarterly: Nutrition always comes up when discussing endur28

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Just 4 1/2 months after she started, Amanda passed the all-time women’s record for miles cycled in a year (held since 1938), at Flatwoods Park, in Thonotosassa, Florida. Amanda’s proud parents and friends — and the local news — came out to celebrate the first of her four world records. ance athletics. No one has accomplished what you have. Did you have a special regimen? Amanda Coker: I looked forward to a peanut butter and Nutella sandwich each day. I always had gels and stingers. I became a fan of Tailwind products. Otherwise, my diet wasn’t all that special. Temperatures on the pavement often reached over 100 degrees – lots of water bottles. Cycling Quarterly: Did you have a mileage goal in mind before you started? Amanda Coker: I did an ultra-cycling race called 12 Hours of Sebring in February 2016. There, I rode 245 miles in 12 hours. At that point I thought, if I could ride over 200 miles today, there shouldn’t be any reason I can’t do it tomorrow, and the next day, and so on. Cycling Quarterly: How important was your support crew? Amanda Coker: I couldn’t have done any of this without them. Every morning at 4 a.m. the alarm went off, and everyone had their jobs. Each day the three of us worked through total exhaustion until 10 p.m., then we’d make ourselves get up the next day and do it again. Dad was bike maintenance and ran water bottles to me; Mom kept a log of everything and prepared what Cycling Quarterly South Florida

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Photo: Courtesy Coker Family

Amanda’s parents, Ricky and Donna, did not miss a single day working as her support crew during her 365-day quest for highest annual miles (HAM’R). Here they are at Flatwoods Park, on day 365, May 14, 2017. we’d eat. I look at us like a tripod: All three legs were required not to topple over. Everyone was important. Cycling Quarterly: Why Flatwoods Park riding a seven-mile loop? Amanda Coker: It was chosen out of convenience. I live nearby. And it allowed for my budget and my dream to come together. Traveling is expensive – hotels, gas, eating out. I got to eat home-prepared food and sleep in my own bed every night. Cycling Quarterly: Well, thank you, Amanda. We look forward to following your career and accomplishments. I appreciate your taking this time.

Amanda Coker: Thank you, Paul.

—Paul Hoffman

Follow Amanda Coker on Strava at: https://www.strava.com/athletes/10033054. Paul Hoffman writes about sports and business. You may have unknowingly read a bestselling book he’s ghostwritten or copy he’s created for ads or social media. He says he gets his best ideas while pedaling down A1A.

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Cycle Speak Saddle

Frame

Handlebar grip Shock absorber Front brakes Fork

Seat post

Head tube Top tube Down tube Seat tube Seat stay Chain stay

Wheel Spokes Hub Rim Tire Valve

Rear brakes Cogset Rear derailleur

Front derailleur Chain Chain rings

Adaptive bicycle: A bicycle modified for a cyclist with physical challenges. This may include modification to the drivetrain or braking systems, additional wheels, such as a trike or quad cycle, or other enhancements that provide stability and accessibility. Aerobars: Extension to road bike handlebars, which support the elbows and are conducive to a lower, more aerodynamic position. Mainly for triathlons and time-trial races. Attack: To challenge the leader by quickly accelerating and advancing your position to the front of a pack, group, paceline or peloton. Balance bike: A child’s training bike with two wheels and no pedals to teach confidence and balance. Berm: Dirt that has been banked around a sharp turn to keep bikes from skidding off the trail. BMX bike, BMX: Abbreviation for bicycle motocross — generally a small, single-gear bike for off-road competition, jumping, stunts and tricks in skate parks. Bonk: Slang for running out of energy, particularly on a long-distance ride. Brain bucket: Slang for a cycling helmet or head protection. Breakaway: When a cyclist or cyclists accelerate and

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Pedal Crank arm

leave a gap behind the main group. Cadence: Revolutions per minute (RPM) the speed at which a cyclist pedals. Cassette: The cluster of various sized sprockets that attaches to the hub (axel) of the rear wheel. The rear derailleur is used to switch between these sprockets. Chainring: The large forward ring that transfers energy from the pedals to the rear wheel via the chain. Chase: When a cyclist tries to catch up to a rider. Clip-in: A mechanical method of attaching a cyclist’s shoe to the pedal, which increases the efficiency of the pedal stroke. Crank: The component of a bicycle drivetrain that converts the reciprocating motion of the rider’s legs into rotational motion that drives the chain, which, in turn, drives the rear wheel. Cruiser bike: A single-speed bike with a coaster brake, typically with 26-inch tires for slow, relaxed riding. Derailleur: A mechanism for shifting gears on a bike by moving the chain between different-sized sprockets. Drafting: To ride closely behind another rider to

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harness their slipstream, reducing wind resistance and effort. Drop: To leave a rider behind in a group, usually because the rider cannot sustain the group’s tempo. Drop handlebars: A type of handlebar in which the middle of the bar is the highest point to provide a range of grip positions, typically for high-performance and long-distance bicycles. Drop ride: A group ride that will not slow down or wait for a rider to catch up. Fixie bike: A fixed gear bike with just one gear and no freewheel. When the back wheel turns, the pedals turn. Gap: The distance between riders large enough for drafting to no longer be effective. Granny gear: The lowest or easiest gear to pedal, typically for climbing a hill. Hammer: To ride fast. A group riding fast is called hammerheads. Hardtail: A mountain bike with a rigid rear. Helmet: Head protection, known as a brain bucket. Hood: The stationary part of the brake lever that attaches to the handlebars. It can serve as an alternate handrest with drop handlebars. Jump: Any feature that could send you and your bike airborne. Kit: A group of parts that complete a frame into a bicycle. In addition, matching jersey, shorts or bibs are also called a kit. Mechanical: Slang for a bicycle that needs a repair. For example, a rider during a no-drop ride might yell, “Mechanical!” to alert the group to wait for a repair. MTB: Mountain bike. No-drop ride: A group ride that will slow down or wait for a rider to catch up. On your wheel: This term informs a cyclist in front that you have positioned yourself in their slipstream for optimum drafting. For example, “I’m on your wheel.” Overlapping: The position when the leading edge 32

of a rider’s front tire is ahead of the trailing edge of the rear wheel of the bicycle ahead. This can lead to crashes. Paceline: A group riding at high speed by drafting one behind the other. Riders take turns at the front (pulling) to break the wind, then rotate to the back to rest in the draft. Larger groups often form double pacelines with two lines of riders. Peloton: The main group in a road race. Pickup ride: A mapped ride of a route and distance, usually on a regular date, time and place. It may or may not be a no-drop ride open to all riders. Pull: To take the lead on a paceline and break the wind for following riders. The length of time varies by tempo and the skill level of the group and individual. Roadie: A cyclist who rides a road bike. Rollers: Humps in the trail. Saddle: Bike seat. SAG wagon, SAG: A support vehicle that follows longer group rides to offer mechanical assistance, food and minor first aid. Single-track: A trail just wide enough for one bike or hiker at a time. A fire road, which everyone hates, is considered double track. Shifter: A mechanism for controlling the derailleur to shift the chain to the desired gear to optimize speed, efficiency and comfort. Sprint zone: Most group rides have a selected section where riders “attack” each other, often at the end. Stairs: A set of stairs built into a feature on a bike trail. Tabletop: A long, flat jump formed by a launch and landing set at similar heights, with the area between them filled in. Tandem bike: A bicycle built for two. The captain traditionally sits in the front to control steering, braking and shifting while the stoker pedals in the back. Teeter-totter: See-saw designed for bikes.

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Cycling Quarterly Fall 2017  

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