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Travelin' Time On the Road in Marrakech D.C. Monuments Bike Tour Bike Apps for the Ride


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Training Wheels

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On the Road in Marrakech

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D.C. Monuments Bike Tour

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Rides 15

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Bike Shops

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Events/Festivals 26 Clubs/Organizations 27

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CQ Spotlight on Indoor Cycling

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CQ Spotlight on Bike Exchanges

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Last-minute photo shoot call for cyclists to ride 17th Street Causeway for the Summer 2018 cover was a success. Kudos to Karrie Norberg, Felipe DeBedout, Gavaskar Josephs, Mariah Reed and Brad Baumgartner. Thanks for coming out!


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Publisher Michael Gale Public Relations Director Mariah Reed Managing Editor Judy Borich Editor Jamie Morris Production Manager Bruce Borich Advertising Sales & Marketing Director Pierina Barahona 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. © 2018 by Cycling Quarterly LLC, all rights reserved.

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Remember: Smile and Wave

Memory can be mysterious. Why are the big things in our lives so easily remembered, while the small, everyday occurrences are not so readily recalled? For instance, riding my bike—whether it’s in a large group ride, or with a group of friends or alone on the trails off-road – is a peaceful activity. But most of these pleasant, everyday rides don’t stand out in my memory. What I do remember is the instant buzz kill of an on-road encounter with an angry motorist that results in a near collision – or their yelling a nasty comment, like, “Get off the road!” Unfortunately, these are the motorist vs. cyclist situations that seem to be most memorable. Let me propose this: Consider all those you know that don’t ride bicycles. They are, for the most part good, kind people, aren’t they? (Well, except for that cranky uncle who shows up at Thanksgiving.) So here’s a corollary statement: Most motorists are considerate towards cyclists. (Well, except for the occasional “Get off the road” hater. But they, like that cranky, only-on-Thanksgiving uncle, are not the norm). How many times have you come upon a motorist who stops at a stop sign and gives you that extra beat, waiting patiently until you pass? How about the motorist who offers a friendly gesture and allows you the right of way as you attempt to change lanes? We may forget these small, positive, everyday experiences, while we focus on more stressful on-road events—but let’s retrain our brains. It is risky to mix motorists and bicycles, so let’s do our part – let’s be predictable and follow the rules of the road. And let’s remember those considerate motorists, too, and meet them with a smile and a wave of appreciation. Pedals UP! —Michael Gale Cycling Quarterly South Florida


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ycling Quarterly supports cycling safety – and we want to keep our readers informed about any safe-cycling developments that might affect them. Recently, we reached out to the planning organizations of all three counties in our distribution area to learn about their latest accomplishments, as well as their future plans for increasing cycling safety. They all responded quickly, and we are happy to share their progress. Stay tuned for updates.

Broward

In 2013, the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) established the Complete Streets Initiative to promote a more balanced transportation system, one that addresses the needs of all users, including people who walk, bike and take transit. The establishment of the Complete Streets Initiative represents a significant shift in the way the Broward MPO plans and funds new transportation projects in the region. Health, safety and economic development benefits have been directly attributed to roads planned, designed and operated for all – not just automobiles. The main intent of the Initiative is to promote these proven benefits by providing educational opportunities for elected officials, training for technical staff and promoting active (bicycle/pedestrian) transportation in our communities. The Complete Streets Initiative has been able to create the political and community support necessary to influence policy decision at the local levels, allowing for the implementation of active transportation projects. Local governments, such as Fort Lauderdale, Deerfield Beach and Broward County, have modified and updated internal regulations and policies in support of a balanced transportation system. Through the Complete Streets Initiative and a partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation, the Broward MPO has moved into the implementation phase for nearly $300 million dollars in active transportation projects over the next five years. Approximately 140 miles of bicycle facilities and 35 miles of pedestrian facilities will be added to the existing transportation network to better connect Broward’s communities. Our first phase of implementation will be completed this fall (2018); projects include buffered bike lanes on Nob Hill Road and Pine Island Road, seven miles of bicycle facilities along NW 31st Ave and many sidewalk improvements countywide. Cycling Quarterly South Florida

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The first phase of implementation will be completed this fall (2018). Projects include buffered bike lanes on Nob Hill Road and Pine Island Road, seven miles of bicycle facilities along NW 31st Avenue and many sidewalk improvements countywide. Please visit BrowardMPO.org for more information about our current and future efforts to enhance our transportation system, create healthier communities and improve the economic vitality of our region. Information provided by Ricardo Gutierrez, Livability/Mobility Program Manager

Miami-Dade Helping People on Bikes Get Across Bridges Safely Because of its natural beauty and the access to neighborhoods and jobs it provides, Miami-Dade County’s waterfront is a key destination for bicyclists. The Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) is working with the Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW), the Parks Recreation and Open Spaces (PROS) Department, the cities of Miami and Miami Beach and FDOT District Six to enhance bicycle mobility along causeways that cross Biscayne Bay. Green Bike Lanes Green bike lanes have been added to the Venetian Causeway between Miami and Miami Beach and to the Rickenbacker Causeway on Key Biscayne. •

The Venetian Causeway’s colored lanes are a partnership between Miami-Dade County and the cities of Miami and Miami Beach. The solid

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green color makes the bike lanes stand out, but still grips like regular pavement. •

The Rickenbacker Causeway includes green bike lanes within Crandon Park and at conflict points throughout the causeway. The TPO is working with Miami-Dade County PROS and DTPW to prioritize funds to extend the green lanes across Virginia Key and through the toll plaza.

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Bikes on Limited Access Causeways Two other major limited access (LA) causeways have been opened to bicyclists. By Florida law, bicyclists are not allowed on LA roads such as expressways, the turnpike and the interstate system. In 2012, FDOT was directed to add bike lanes to three LA causeways as a two-year pilot program. Miami-Dade County captured two projects: the William Lehman Causeway between Aventura and Sunny Isles Beach, and the Julia Tuttle Causeway between Miami and Miami Beach. FDOT made added access improvements, signs and markings and opened the lanes in 2013. Both projects connect major population and recreation areas and feature beautiful views of the skyline and waterfront. Since the bike lanes were opened, bike counts have The Venetian Causeway’s colored lanes are a increased by 50 percent. Removing barriers that partnership between Miami-Dade County and the block access to popular desti- cities of Miami and Miami Beach. nations, like parks, neighborhoods, jobs and transit stations, is an important strategy to help make Miami-Dade a more bike-friendly community. Information provided by David Henderson, Intermodal Manager

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Palm Beach

The Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency (TPA), formerly known as the Palm Beach Metropolitan Planning Agency (MPO), collaboratively plans, prioritizes and funds transportation projects in Palm Beach County. The Palm Beach TPA’s vision is to create a safe, efficient and connected multimodal transportation system in Palm Beach County. The Palm Beach TPA has made Complete Streets a priority and passed a Complete Street Policy, as well as adopted Complete Streets Design Guidelines. Projects that promote pedestrian and bicycle connectivity and safety are ranked higher in the Palm Beach TPA’s Transportation Alternatives and Local Initiatives grant funding programs. A couple of recent examples of Palm Beach TPA-funded projects include adding green bicycle lanes, street trees and complete crosswalk upgrades on 15th St. in the City of West Palm Beach from Australian Ave. to N. Dixie Hwy. Yearly, the Palm Beach TPA, Florida Department of Transportation, Palm Beach County and local municipalities celebrate Florida Bicycle Month in March with a resolution and various bicycle events to encourage bicycling as an alternative form of transportation and to support the funding of infrastructure projects for non-motorized users. To view a full list of TPA funded projects visit: www.palmbeachtpa.org/ TAProjects. To view a full list of LI funded projects visit: www.palmbeachtpa. org/LI/projects. Information provided by Valerie Neilson, Deputy Director of Multimodal Development

Photo: Courtesy Palm Beach TPA

Adding green bicycle lanes, street trees and crosswalk upgrades on 15th St. in the City of West Palm Beach from N. Australian Ave. to U.S. Hwy. 1. 6

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Training Wheels For the Entry-Level Rider Let’s Get Techie: Bike Apps So, you’re enjoying your weekly rides as well as the fitness gains you’ve experienced – but you want more. How do you progress without throwing yourself into a hammerhead group that will think nothing of leaving you in the dust? One way is to download a cycling app that will help you monitor your ride stats and even provide coaching suggestions to gradually improve your fitness level. Apps don’t judge—and they can motivate you to push yourself a little more each day, at your own pace. Here are a few to consider.

Mapping

Strava is a fantastic app that will track your distance, speed, time and elevation, as well as your ride history. If you relish competition, you can view the stats of other riders along the same routes. Strava even tells you when you have set a new record, which can be quite motivating. Another fun app is Map My Ride. Very much like Strava, it records your ride stats so you can track your progress. And this app allows you to upload your ride data onto their website for more thorough analysis. Both Strava and Map My Ride are free, so check them out to determine your favorite configuration. Cycle Tracker Pro integrates Google Maps and your music, allowing you to create a cycling play list and access street views to confirm you are on the right route, while the app captures your ride stats. Cycle Tracker Pro also provides GPS-enabled real-time maps and the ability to customize your readout screen so you can monitor specific data instantly.

Mountain Biking

Mountain bikers will appreciate MTB Project, especially when traveling. This app lists the best trails near you, providing information about distances and difficulty ratings. Another nice feature of this app is that it allows you to access ride-enhancing advice about the area from the local mountain biking community.

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If you are serious about fitness gains, consider Coach My Ride. You’ll find 12 categories of training sessions created by “elite” cycling coach Lionel Rey-

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naud to explore. This app offers hundreds of personalized cycling programs and useful tips that will certainly help you reach your goals. Workouts include warm ups, intervals and cool downs, training you for optimum performance. And if you prefer indoor cycling on rainy days, consider Cycle Cast. This app provides more than 500 spin workouts with highly motivating, personalized instruction. A nice feature is that you can choose the length of your workout. So, even if you only have 20 minutes before you have to rush off to work, you can still get a nice little spin in. The app offers a free, seven-day trial, with monthly or annual memberships available.

Bike Repair

And finally, consider Bike Repair, an app that contains 64 guides with expert instruction for fixing your bike. The instruction includes photos to help you better address a multitude of issues that you may confront on your ride. Bike Repair costs $3.99, but, when you consider the money you’ll save on repairs, it seems a bargain. With bike apps, you can train without pressure, guided by your own inner fire. Who knows? In time you may be ditching those hammerheads.  —Mariah Reed Mariah Reed, an award-winning columnist for Cycling Quarterly, is a tenured theater professor at Broward College. She enjoys riding her bike whenever possible. In her free time, she also writes plays and poetry.

Don't Be A Salmon!

Illustration: Leif Parsons

Florida bicycle law reminds us it’s much safer to travel in the same direction as other traffic. Since drivers don’t expect to see vehicles (bicycles) coming toward them on the right, they may get flustered and not react quickly enough. Riding against traffic is particularly dangerous at intersections because drivers preparing to enter the roadway frequently do not look to the right.

So, don’t be a salmon. Go with the flow when riding your bike! Leif Parsons is an award-winning artist whose work appears regularly in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Harper’s, The Boston Globe and The Atlantic. See more of his work at www.leifparsons.com.

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On the Road in Marrakech

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Scarier Than Orlando

rlando is one of the most dangerous cities in the country for pedestrians and, by extension, cyclists, according to Smart Growth America, a nonprofit group that promotes safer, cheaper and more convenient ways to live and travel. Per capita, more people are maimed or killed on Orlando roads than in only two other major metro areas: Cape Coral-Fort Myers and Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville. Florida, in fact, has nine of the 11 most dangerous areas in the country for people on foot or pedaling. The reason is simple: Too many multi-lane roads that encourage motorists to drive way too fast. So, I get it. When I ride in Orlando, or elsewhere in the state, I’m hypervigilant, constantly scanning the roads for potential problems, from crazed motorists to potholes to unsupervised dogs. Though I frequently ride on streets, including fairly busy ones, I take bike-only paths whenever I can. That said, I have never been more intimidated by a road network than in

Photo: Judy Watson Tracy

Pedestrians, cyclists, cars and the dreaded smoke-belching motor scooters mix nonstop on Avenue Fatima Zohra in the medina, or old city, of Marrakech. Traffic lanes and signals are more suggestions in the medina rather than hard-fast rules. Cycling Quarterly South Florida

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Photo: Judy Watson Tracy

Typical mid-day traffic along the Rue Ibn Khaldoun in the old city, or medina. In the background is the towering Koutoubia Mosque, the largest mosque in Marrakech. Marrakech, Morocco, where my wife and I and four friends recently vacationed. Let me state up front that we had a wonderful, exciting time and enjoyed every moment in the North African nation. But transportation there is unlike anything I have experienced, even in places like New York City and Amsterdam. In Marrakech, there are the usual cars, taxies, vans and trucks – and right next to them are countless two-stroke, smoke-belching motor scooters darting about, donkey carts, horses pulling carriages, tourists, residents, snake charmers and monkeys on leashes—and bicycles. (Believe it or not, Marrakech – population just short of 1 million—has a bike-share program, and I actually saw one or two of those shared bikes in use.) Everyone and everything is stopping and starting on narrow, poorly lit streets with traffic signals and lanes that appear to be suggestions rather than rules. To the untrained observer, it is every person and mode of transportation to his, her or its own self. Perhaps the most amazing of all was that during the four days we were there, I did not see one accident or person down after being struck by an animal or motorized contrivance. Compare this to the local section of any Florida daily newspaper, where invariably you will find a brief telling of a traffic-related fatality or serious accident.

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Now, what I have described is largely confined to the old part of Marrakech, which was founded in 1062. The old city, often referred to as the medina, is a warren of hotels, residences, shops, souks (markets), restaurants and the like, many found behind faded red sandstone walls. Visitors become lost easily. The newer parts of Marrakech, which ring the medina, feature large resorts and businesses, as well as less congested roads. I didn’t experience those roads—a few of which have bike lanes along the right shoulder – until we went to the Atlas Mountains, about an hour’s drive to the west. Much to my surprise, I saw several cyclists heading for the mountains, where the roads seem fairly conducive to riding, some long, six- and seven-degree climbs notwithstanding. During a six-hour hike in the mountains, our guide Mohammed said he would gladly take me on a ride the next time I was in town. I think I will take him up on the offer. Certainly would beat riding the ancient stationary bike I found in the basement of our hotel. —Dan Tracy Dan Tracy is a recovering newspaper reporter turned freelance writer. When not chained to a desk, he enjoys cycling, running and seeing parts of the world new to him.

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D.C. Monuments Bike Tour A View from a Bike The highlight from the bike tour was the Lincoln Memorial. I remember parking my bike and walking up to that massive monument. The bike tour guide had told us there was a mistake in the walls, so I was determined to find it. The huge Lincoln Memorial made such an impression on me … especially from my bike seat.—Donnie Gale Going to Washington D.C. was an amazing learning experience. I learned a lot about our government and history. I had seen the Washington Monument in pictures, but I will never forget turning the corner on my bike tour and seeing it in person. It is such a magnificent monument … especially from my bike seat.—Lily Gale

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e are Donnie and Lily Gale, 12-year-old twins from Land O’ Lakes, Florida. In July of 2017, we had a wonderful biking trip in Washington D.C. Our awesome grandparents Don and Judy Gale, aka Poo-pah and Ba, take each of their grandchildren on a trip to Washington D.C. when they turn 12. It was our lucky year! Since we are twins, we both got to go. Previously, our cousins took bus tours of the city, but that did not appeal to us as much, because we both love to ride our bikes. We decided to take a bike tour to have a more interactive learning experience. On our tour, the guide, who was also on a bike, was very knowledgeable about the area and gave us a brief history with fun facts about each monument. The tour included fun, monuments and a nice breeze. We rode and then parked our bikes to explore the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the FDR Memorial, the MLK Jr. Memorial, the WWII Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Washington Monument. The tour was very flexible and gave us a chance to walk around and check out all of the monuments. The tour was about three hours but only four miles. This gave us a great time to sightsee, bond as a family and learn. 12

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Donnie and Lily Gale and their grandmother, Ba, set out for their bike tour of the national monuments in Washington D.C. The bus tour would be pretty boring compared to the bikes. It would feel like a history classroom – just sitting, watching and listening. The bikes made the experience feel like a fun activity. We got some great exercise on a beautiful summer day, and we just happened to learn a few interesting facts as a bonus. We would definitely suggest doing the bike tour to our younger brother, Joe, when he turns 12 and is ready to go. He would be more interested in biking to the monuments and running around than any other way. He’s a busy guy! All in all, the experience was amazing, and we would definitely recommend the bike tour to anyone visiting or to anyone that lives nearby and wants to have a fun and exciting learning experience. —When Donnie Gale isn’t riding his bike and solving mysteries, he is a competitive soccer player. —Lily Gale enjoys cycling, gymnastics and playing the ukulele.

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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. 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. SKILL LEVEL: Color-coded arrows indicate the maximum speed or average speed. 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. 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.

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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, 35 miles, ➜, ➜, Drop, Alex’s Bicycle Pro Shop, 5992 Coral Ridge Drive, Coral Springs, 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., Performance Beginner Ride, Road, 24 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, 954-400-2400 11 7:30 a.m., Team Memorial

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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.

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., 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

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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 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 8 a.m., South Broward Wheelers Beginner, Road, 15 miles, ➜, No Drop, Markham Park boat ramp 16001 W. State Rd. 84, Sunrise, second Saturday of each month, instructional workshop with Q & A before ride, group ride training, ride etiquette, pace line, bike handling skills 49 Sunday 7 a.m., CSP Express, Road, 60, 45, 30 miles ➜,➜,➜, Drop, Alex’s Bicycle Pro Shop, 5992 Coral Ridge Drive, Coral Springs, 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

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Skill Level: ➜ 24+ mph (A+)

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 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 ➜,➜,➜, No 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,➜,➜, No Drop, 4700 S. Flamingo Road, Cooper City, Walmart parking lot, galizcyclingteam.com 21 7:30 a.m., Weston Flyers Cartel, Road, 42 miles, ➜, No Drop, 1675 Market St., Weston, Weston

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➜ 14-17 mph (C) ➜ 12-14 mph (D)

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,➜, 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

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 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

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

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SOUTH FLORIDA

CYCLING QUARTERLY

Loxahatchee

Seminole Pratt Whitney Rd

Wellington

710

327

441

98

Okeechobee Blvd

316

Northlake Blvd

301

131

303

704 305

Dyer Park

Hypoluxo Rd

Forest Hill Blvd

95

308

Southern Blvd

TRNPK

PGA Blvd 132

Jupiter

321 311 302 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

129

Riviera Beach

313

318


869

46

Tamarac

121

441

North

Atlantic Blvd

117

35

114

Margate

Sample Rd

Wiles Rd

Parkland

Coral Springs

148 150

100 39

Broward County

Palm Beach County

Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

Lyons Rd

TRNPK

SW 18th St

132 95

104 1

48

95

306

325

127 130 301 118 1

320

Delray Beach

Gulf Stream

Briny Breezes

A1A

Ridge

115 Ocean

Lighthouse Point

Hillsboro Beach

Deerfield Beach

Pompano Beach

102 2 106

328 Boca Raton 108 322 A1A

124

128

111

310

Atlantic Ave

135 123 124

323

Boynton Beach Blvd

Glades Rd

Jog Rd


75

27

Miami-Dade County

15

19

101

134

88 62 103

75

128

75

Hialeah Gardens

55

120

16

51

131 118 45 127 146

14 4

Broward County

Southwest Ranches

Weston

18

52 49 36 32

Markham Park

21

69 68

826

Miramar

216

Amelia Earhart Park

924

823

107 54 23

Griffin Rd

138

TRNPK

Pembroke Pines 111

24 117

Miramar Pkwy

Pines Blvd

103 1

Sheridan St

56

Sterling Rd

43

595

Broward Blvd

Lauderdale TRNPK Lakes

Cooper City

Sunrise

108

207

95

Taft St

595

Miami Shores

149

Lazy Lake 11 129

95

West Lake Park

147 122 116 137 1 50 53 44

126 133

47

133

Las Olas SE 17 St

40

Hallandale Beach

31 201

Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park

Bal Harbour

Haulover Park

Rides Bike Shops CQ Locations

Map Key

Fort Lauderdale

A1A Surfside North Bay Village

Indian Creek Village

Oleta River State Park

Lauderdale By-The-Sea

13

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

A1A

130

Golden Beach

Hollywood A1A

104

26

106 38 58 135

Sunrise 151 20 119

98 84 68 220 215 1 North Miami

112 Oakland Park 134

74 67 North Miami 208 Beach

Pembroke Rd

441

441

Lauderdale

2 Ave

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228 102 66 87 93

SW 232 St

836

SW 72 St

SW 54 St

71

826

212

Doral Golf Course

SW 24 St

Doral Park

69 72

Hialeah Gardens

88 62 103

152 1

SW 184 St

Zoo Miami

989

824

992

85

216

61 Chapman Field Park

99

Biscayne National Park

95

913

227 100

Miami Beach

217

W

Cape Florida State Park

Virginia Key

219

Bal Harbour

A1A Surfside

North Bay Village

Indian Creek Village

A1A

Miami

395

195

Crandon Park

206

107

229 209 95 221

78

Miami Shores

Miami

Key Biscayne Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens

73

Coconut Grove

Matheson Hammock Park

Charles Deering Estate

1

77

210 204 64 81 59 63 83 96

214

836

Coral Gables

89 91 76 60 75 104 218225

97

82

Hialeah

Flagler St

65

Amelia Earhart Park

69 68

Miami International Airport

205

Palmetto Bay

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

79

821

SW 152 St

SW 120 St

SW 147 Ave

41

SW 137 Ave

To Everglades National Park

SW 157 Ave

SW 67 Ave

NW 22 Ave

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Skill Level: ➜ 24+ mph (A+)

ride all levels, meetup.com/ SoFlaBikeClub 38 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., Downtown Bicycle, Road, 27 miles,➜,➜, No Drop, 2571 E. Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, downtownbicycles.com 40 7 a.m., CSP Express, Road, 30 miles,➜,➜, No Drop, Alex’s Bicycle Pro Shop, 5992 Coral Ridge Drive, Coral Springs, run component, cspexpress.com 39 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. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park, 954-925-5157 44 6:15 p.m., Memorial Weston Warriors, Road, 25 miles,➜,

➜ 21-24 mph (A) ➜ 17-21 mph (B)

➜ 14-17 mph (C) ➜ 12-14 mph (D)

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

Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park, teammemorial.com 50

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 Jean-Claude, Road, 40 miles,➜,➜, ➜, Drop, 16001 W. State Road 84, Sunrise, Markham Park, boat launch lot, regroups at intervals 49 6 p.m., Team Memorial, Road, 20 miles,➜,➜, No Drop, 6503 N. Ocean Drive, Dania Beach, Dr.

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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 7 a.m., CSP Express, Levee, Mountain, Drop, ➜, ➜, Alex’s Bicycle Pro Shop, 5992 Coral Ridge Drive, Coral Springs, 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, 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

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Skill Level: ➜ 24+ mph (A+)

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 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,

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➜ 21-24 mph (A) ➜ 17-21 mph (B)

➜ 14-17 mph (C) ➜ 12-14 mph (D)

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 SW 27th Ave., Miami, ride through Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, South Miami 81 Tuesday 6 a.m., Granada Golf Course,

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Skill Level: ➜ 24+ mph (A+)

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

➜ 21-24 mph (A) ➜ 17-21 mph (B)

➜ 14-17 mph (C) ➜ 12-14 mph (D)

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, fourmile 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

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

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 Sunset Drive, South Miami, hammer ride to Key Biscayne 104 7:15 a.m., Black Point Marina, Road, 28-40 miles,➜,➜, 24775 SW 87th

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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., Boca Raton, Robert Gold 561-4790910 111 7 a.m., The Original, Road, 20 miles,➜, Old School Square, 51 N.

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Skill Level: ➜ 24+ mph (A+)

Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, pace 1719 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 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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➜ 21-24 mph (A) ➜ 17-21 mph (B)

➜ 14-17 mph (C) ➜ 12-14 mph (D)

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 on Facebook page, every rider practicing or competing on any USA BMX sanctioned track must attain prior USA BMX membership. Memberships can be purchased at the track or at usabmx.com 131

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 Delray for breakfast at the Green Owl, 561-742-3605 130 6 p.m., Boca Tour, Road, 30 miles, Drop, ➜, Spanish River and A1A, large group advanced ride 303 6 p.m., On Your Mark Tempo

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Ride, Road, 25-35 miles,➜,➜, Drop, 819 N. Federal Hwy., Lake Park, route miles may vary, lights required, 561-842-2453 121

Friday 6:30 p.m., Okeeheelee Park, BMX, track, race only, $3 fee per practice, hours are seasonal, every rider practicing or competing on any

USA BMX sanctioned track must attain prior USA BMX membership. Memberships can be purchased at the track atusabmx.com 131

Bike Shops Cycling Quarterly wants to broaden our reach. If you know of any bicycle-friendly locations – from bike shops to neighborhood pubs to health-wise grocery stores – that are not listed, please email info@cyclingquarterly.com.

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 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, 954-967-5447 111 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

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2430 N. State Road 7 Margate, 33063 954-974-5340 121 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 Hwy. Fort Lauderdale 33308 954-565-5961 112 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

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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 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 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

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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 Miami Bike Shop, The 1800 Biscayne Blvd., #110 Miami, 33132 305-358-7004 221 South Miami Bike Shop 6600 SW 80th St. Miami, 33143 305-666-7702 225 Suncycling Cycle and Fitnes Shop 3001 SW 27th Ave. Miami 33133 786-409-2663 233 Two Wheel Picker Bicycle Shop 12471 SW 130 St., Unit B-1 Miami 33186 786-581-9499 226 Willie’s Bicycles 3210 NE 2nd Ave. Wynwood—Miami, 33137 786-325-3830 229 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

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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 4348 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach, 33409 561-640-3407 308 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 Lake Park, 33403 561-842-2453 314 Palm Beach Bicycle Trail Shop

50 Cocoanut Row Suite 117, Palm Beach, FL 33480 561-659-4583 315 Papa Wheelies 10287 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, 33414, 561-784-0000 316 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 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

Remember when you were travelling and you played license-plate poker or spuds and beavers? Here is a better suggestion for a game to play when on that family road trip/vacation. Have passengers count the number of cyclists they see on the road. It just might make them more aware of bikes on the road when they become motorists. Cycling Quarterly South Florida

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Let’s Ride To… BEER & EATS Riverside Market & Café 608 SW 12th Ave. Fort Lauderdale 954-358-8333 Riverside Market – South 3218 SE 6th Ave. Fort Lauderdale 954-524-8986 Riverside Café – Plantation 6900 Cypress Road Plantation 954-306-6819 Tarpon River Brewery 280 SW 6th St. Fort Lauderdale 954-353-3193 LauderAle Brewery & Tap Room 3305 SE 14th Ave. Fort Lauderdale 954-653-9711 COFFEE & EATS Warsaw Coffee Company 815 NE 13th St. Fort Lauderdale 954-990-4189 Subculture Coffee 509 Clematis St. West Palm Beach 561-318-5142 Eternity Coffee Roasters 117 SE 2nd Ave. Miami 305-350-7761 Robert Is Here 19200 SW 344th St. Homestead 305-246-1592

Let’s Buy Some… APPAREL – SPORT – SPECIALTY Runners Depot – Davie 2233 S. University Drive Davie 954-474-4074 Runners Depot – Coral Springs 5679 Coral Ridge Drive Coral Springs 954-575-2090 Runners Depot – Fort Lauderdale 1489 #1E SE 17th St. Fort Lauderdale 954-712-9951 Runners Depot – Weston 1378 Weston Road Weston 754-265-7026

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ibike jewelry 14280 S. Military Trail 6042 Delray Beach 561-665-1117

Let’s Get-Away… BICYCLE TOURS & TRAVEL Bicycle Adventures 8047 NE 68th St., Suite B140 Redmond, WA 800-443-6060

Let’s Kick It Up A Notch… COACHING & TRAINING Training With Potter Mt. Dora, FL www.trainingwithpotter.com McCarty Training Bob McCarty Broward County 954-347-1816 www.mccartytraining.com HEALTH – NUTRITION GNC – Cypress Creek Station 6305 N Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale 954-776-644 CVS 1150 NE 26th St. Wilton Manors 954-566-7474 Flipany – Nutrition/Activity Programs 1777 North Dixie Hwy. Fort Lauderdale 954-636-2388 MAXIM MEDICAL, IV Lounge 551 N Federal Hwy., #800 Fort Lauderdale 954 945-2909 Tunie’s Natural Grocery 5651 Coral Ridge Drive Coral Springs 954-510-0410

Wet? Rainy? Windy?

CycleBar Fort Lauderdale 525 N Federal Hwy. Ft. Lauderdale 954-512-8899 Body & Soul Miami 3183 SW 38th Ct. Coconut Grove 305-441-2348 Flywheel Sports 14861 Biscayne Blvd. North Miami 305-901-1860

Let’s Prevent Problems… INSURANCE – LEGAL Florida Cycling Law George C. Palaidis 888-305-BIKE Velosurance – Bike Insurance 8201 Peters Road, Suite 1000 Fort Lauderdale 888-663-9948 Bill Bone Bike Law 475 Hibiscus St. West Palm Beach 561-832-9169

I’m Sore & Definitely Need Some… THERAPY – REHAB – MASSAGE Spine and Joint Center 410 NE 44th St. Oakland Park 954-561-4700 Specific Chiropractic Dr. Evan J. Hanson One W. Camino Real, Suite 111 Boca Raton 561-571-2468

Let’s Be Healthy & Planet Friendly… VEGETARIAN – VEGAN Hakim Vegetarian Restaurant 73 NE 167th St. North Miami Beach 305-405-6346

INDOOR CYCLING STUDIOS Red Bike Studio 1399 SW 1st Ave., #102 Miami 305-646-1499 Ride Element 3496 NE 12th Ave., Oakland Park 954-280-7433

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Mountain Bike Trails / Family Friendly Parks 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, 954-357-5100

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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

BMX Tracks/Associations 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.

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

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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

Okeeheelee BMX Parents, Inc. 7715 Forest Hills Blvd., West Palm Beach, 33413 Tue., Practice, 6:30 p.m.,

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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. JULY July 7, Saturday, Coconut Grove, Coconut Grove Historic Bike Tour, info: Frank Schena, 786-346-3356, easy ride July 8, Sunday, Miami, Miami Bike Tours, Brickell Bikes, 305-3733633, easy ride July 14, Saturday, North Miami, Get In Gear Bike Ride, Office of Mayor, 305-895-9815 July 21, Saturday, Coconut Grove, Coconut Grove Historic Bike Tour, info: Frank Schena, 786-346-3356, easy ride AUGUST August 11, Saturday, West Palm Beach, Okeeheelee BMX 30th Anniversary Race Event, 561-6426774, info@okeeheeleebmx.com

August 12, Sunday, Sunrise, Rumble in the Jungle Race Event, Markham Park, www.racemarkham. com SEPTEMBER September 1, Saturday, Sebring, Tour of Sebring, 64, 29, 24, 11 miles, Highland Pedalers, highlandspedalers@gmail.com September 2, Sunday, Miami, The Underline Cycling Club, 20 miles, Facebook September 3, Monday, Weston, Weston Labor Day Classic Race, Kevin Abbate, Facebook September 8, Saturday, Eustis, Camp Boggy Creek Challenge, 63, 43, 20 miles, Gustavo Rico, grico@ campboggycreek.org September 9, Sunday, Fernandina

Beach, Endless Summer Watermelon Ride, 100, 75, 55, 30, 19 miles, CAAM Events, Events@ CAAMEvents.com September 16, Sunday, Palm Coast, Flagler Fondo, 100, 77, 51, 42, 28 miles, http://flaglerfondo. com/registration September 22, Saturday, Key Largo, ReMARCable Tour de Keys, 100, 70, 60, 20, 10 miles, Key Largo Bicycle Adventure Tours, 305395-1551, www.keylargobike.com September 30, Sunday, Sunrise, Ride For Breast Cancer Awareness, 62, 31 miles, Eve Mart, Events@ CAAMEvents.com September 30, Sunday, Clermont, Fondo Cycling Circuit, 75, 50, 30 miles, www.fondocyclingcircuitusa. com

AAA Roadside Assistance

Managing a bike breakdown when you’re miles from home has gotten a little easier, thanks to AAA. Increasingly, the auto club’s regional groups have begun to offer roadside bicycle assistance. The service is now available across most of the United States, including Florida. Roadside service technicians will transport a rider and their busted bike from five to 200 miles (depending on the user’s membership level) to “any point of safety.” You can go home, to a parking lot or even to a bike shop for repairs. Since AAA doesn’t offer repairs, they complement rather than compete with bike retailers. Information provided by Montrae Waiters, Sr. Program Consultant, AAA The Auto Club Group

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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

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY EBC Everglades Bicycle Club Miami info@evergladesbc.com Oleta Trail Blazers Facebook Group www.oletatrailblazers.com South Florida Bike Coalition 333 NE 23rd St. Miami, FL 33137 305-982-7374 South Florida Triathletes Team Hammerheads teamhammerheads.com

PALM BEACH COUNTY

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

Boca Raton Bicycle Club 561-403-0048

Spring Break Bike Camp

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Photos: Michael Gale

FLIPANY is the South Florida Trips for Kids Chapter, a national mountain bike program that aims to increase physical activity for disadvantaged youth by getting kids on bikes. In March 2018, over 60 kids participated in the Spring Break Mountain Bike Camp at Markham Park in Sunrise, FL. Volunteers and donations for that week made the camp a success. For information on how you can be involved with FLIPANY Top: As campers are ready to ride and and Spring Break Bike Camp, visit: learn, camp volunteer Ernesto helps www.flipany.org. Marlei be safe with a helmet.

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CQ Spotlight on Indoor Cycling

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irst and foremost, indoor and outdoor cycling are two different beasts! Of course, when a cyclist trains for an outdoor ride, they need to ride outdoors in a real-world environment. But it can be great to supplement that training with indoor cycling classes. Bonus! If it’s raining or you need to stay inside for some other reason, you can simulate a pack mentality with the energy of an indoor cycling class. So, why else should you be riding inside? Here are four reasons.

Photo: Marwan Shousher

1. Classes can simulate an outdoor ride Most indoor cycling classes are designed with a structured cadence that mimics the same safe and effective metrics you would use when riding on the road. This is achieved through the use of BPMs (beats per minute) when choosing music for classes. By matching speed with BPM, the RPM (revolutions per minute) metric on an outdoor road bike is simulated. For example, many professional cyclists will climb a steady hill at a solid rate of 96 RPMs. It so happens that 96 BPMs is a common cadence in the studio. How it helps outside: By following the instructor and matching your pedal

A typical JoyRide Indoor cycling class in full swing.

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stroke with them, you are developing your endurance, stamina and discipline for those outside rides. 2. You improve your VO2 max When following the instructor and matching the cadence, you are also working on your VO2 max. This is the measurement of the maximum amount of oxygen that an individual can utilize during intense exercise or maximum exertion. How it helps outside: Building VO2 max in the standardized environment of an indoor class will help any road cyclist to maintain sustained exercise in their outdoor environment even longer. (And, again, if it’s raining, nothing beats the opportunity to recreate that same physical exertion with an indoor class!) 3. You’re working the same muscles! We are using all of the same muscles inside as a cyclist would on a road bike. By clipping into the pedals, riders maximize even more on the use of the entire rotation. How it helps outside: You’re engaging the hamstrings, glutes and the entire posterior chain of the leg on the upstroke, strengthening these muscles for your outdoor ride.

Photo: Bambi Riegel

4. You improve your overall performance When following the instructor and keeping in mind the differences between riding inside and outside, road cyclists can absolutely enjoy the benefits of a good spin class, while also improving overall performance! Of course, riding outdoors is so much more of an all-round experience than indoor cycling. But whether you’re training for a distance charity ride or a bike tour vacation or just getting back on your bike after an injury, an indoor cycling class can provide a valuable supplement to your outdoor pedaling miles – especially when that class is keeping you out of the prodigious Florida rain! Jared Marinelli Jared Marinelli is an instructor at JoyRide Cycling and Fitness Studio, a high-end indoor cycling studio in Connecticut and Texas. For more information go to JoyRideStudio.com

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CQ Spotlight on Bike Exchanges BROWARD: Recyclable Bicycle Exchange, Inc.

Photo: Judy Borich

Not only is Recyclable Bicycle Exchange (RBX) your community bike co-op, complete with with shared tools and a shared work space, we are also a used-bike sales and repair shop … and so much more. A volunteer-driven, bicycle-based Florida non-profit 501(c)(3), RBX works to promote cycling safety and increase bike awareness throughout our community. Used bikes donated to RBX are repaired and reallocated to the youth (and now adults, too) of South Florida. Since one of our goals is to encourage an active and healthy lifestyle, we are happy that these new-to-me bikes allow kids to ride and play, while adults use their bikes for exercise – or as transportation to and from work or school. RBX awarded its first bike in 2009. Now, hundreds of new-to-me bikes, thousands of brand-new helmets, and countless single parts, repairs and adjustments are awarded each and every year. While the bikes are awarded on a needs-based criteria (ex: single-parent household, low income, health issues, etc.), all bike riders are eligible to receive a brandnew helmet from RBX, and their helmet will be custom fitted by a “certified helmet fitter.” We also offer one-onone and group bicycle repair training, bicycle-based employment training, bike rodeos and bicycle/pedestrian safety training – and we bike valet for public events, too. Want to learn how to fix a bicycle tire or adjust your derailleur? Volunteer with us! RBX hosts weekly work nights at least Recyclable Bicycle Exchange donated a bike a helmet one night a week (currently to the raffle held at the Let’s Go Biking Event in April on Thursdays, 4 to 9 p.m.). of this year. Here is the proud winner, four-year-old We accept new and used Benjamin Trejgler. bikes, as well as private and corporate donations, all of which allows us to continue to positively impact thousands of lives each year. RBX can be contacted at 954.540.7609, info@rbxfl.com, www.rbxfl.org or on Facebook. Information provided by Jeff Torkelson, RBX

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Photo: Courtesy Magic City Bicycle Collective

MIAMI-DADE: Magic City Bicycle Collective

Founded in 2012, Magic City Bicycle Collective (MCBC) is a volunteer-run non-profit 501(c)(3) that aims to strengthen community bonds by educating the public on bike riding as a fundamental means of transportation. Volunteers teach basic repairs and maintenance. Learning how to maintain and repair your own bike boosts self-confidence, encourages you to learn other skills and helps you overcome challenges. Also, knowing how to fix a flat gives people confidence to ride more often and farther— and the more you ride, the healthier you become. Finally, more people Members of the Magic City Bicycle Collective: Ruben van getting around on Hooidonk, vice president; Dee Delgado, member; Maria Giusti, bikes leads to fewmember. er automobiles on the road, while at the same time heightening bicycle awareness, creating safer cycling conditions and significantly reducing pollutants in the environment. MCBC offers repair clinics on changing tubes and tires, bike washing and lubing, brake and gear adjustments and wheel truing. But don’t wait for a clinic to learn. Bring in your needy bike for a personalized clinic. No bike? No problem. Come chat with community members, watch volunteers assist cyclists with their bikes or purchase a bike of your own. The collective also hosts a free monthly bike movie night, as well as participating in local events, such as Critical Mass and the Ciclovias of Coral Gables and Little Havana. Visit the workshop in Omni Park, located at 1234 N. Miami Ave., open Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays 4 to 8 p.m. The park is open every day from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. – dogs and skateboards welcome. Stand time and tools are $5 per hour. There are bikes, parts and supplies for sale. Donations of money, bikes, parts, supplies and tools are accepted during workshop hours. Follow MCBC’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook. com/MagicCityBike for events and updates and to click the donate button. Information provided by Maria Giusti, member

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PALM BEACH: Jack the Bike Man

Photo: Courtesy Jack the Bike Man

Jack the Bike Man is a non-profit organization founded by Samuel H. “Jack” Hairston III in 2007 – however, Jack himself has been called Jack the Bike Man since 1999. Throughout the year, Jack the Bike Man gives away thousands of bikes to underprivileged kids, the homeless, women reentering society from prison, recovering addicts in halfway houses and people living below the poverty line. All of this is made possible with the help of volunteers and community contributions. Our free bicycles and helmets are provided through various programs, including an after-school program that teaches bike safety, bike repair and bike maintenance. We go to more than a dozen elementary schools every month and give a bicycle and helmet to a student who best exemplifies a certain character trait for that month. Our big Christmas giveaway program involves up to 200 volunteers. Last year we gave away 1,400 bicycles and helmets to children. We repair bicycles at our warehouse, which contains more than a dozen repair stations and thousands of bicycle parts, and we provide community service hours to students and adults, who learn basic bicycle mechanics. We also promote environmental sustainability by keeping used bikes out of the landfill and repairing them or reusing their parts for other bikes. The community’s need for bicycles is never ending, as is our organization’s need for funding, volunteers and used bikes that technicians can overhaul. The popularity of the organization has grown, and with it, the costs. Jack the Bike Man drives all over Palm Beach County collecting bikes and Conniston Middle School students who completed the parts. We could use Gotta Get a Bike after-school program at Jack the Bike your help: Contribu- Man. These students learned about bicycle safety, bike tions of money, time maintenance and repair. (L-R) Rolege, Saimon, Andy, Sims and bikes keep Jack the (intern), Scarlet, Ilia (bike technician). Bike Man rolling. For how to help and more information go to jackthebikeman.org Information provided by Alexander Hernandez, Program Director

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https://KCIN2018.com RIDE A MILE WITH KYLE KC GIBSON

This is your personal invitation to join me, in my history making bicycle ride, across Florida's 67 counties. This historic bike ride will begin on August 29, 2018 at the Southernmost Point in Key West, FL and end 18 days later in the states Capitol at The Tallahassee Bicycle House. Each day will cover 4 counties at 20/18 miles per two counties. I am inviting all bicycle riders of Florida to come Ride A Mile with Florida's next Governor Kyle KC Gibson. Please visit my website and Facebook page for more details. Paid Political Ad by the Kyle KC Gibson for Governor Campaign NPA

Cycling Quarterly Summer 2018  

Cycling Quarterly Summer 2018

Cycling Quarterly Summer 2018  

Cycling Quarterly Summer 2018