Monthly Archives: April 2009

Bike Miami Days On Video

A little secret within Miami culture, ‘Bike Miami Days’ is hard to put into words. This temporary park/street party/cultural neighborhood flash gathering has taken over streets for a few hours on Flagler, in Brickell and in Coconut Grove 10 times since 2008. Each one is a little different, but you can get a taste of what Bike Miami Days is about:

TheMiamiBikeScene.com made a video diary from the very first time Miamians pulled this off ~ while the Sunday, May 8th will probably have more walking, skating and just dancing in the streets, this is the inspiration behind what we do.  Check it out!  

  Also, see photos from previous ‘bmds’ on the right of this page ->

Your Top 3 Questions Answered: Bike Miami Days

Questions about Miami’s biggest free & family-friendly street festival is this Sunday in Downtown Miami? Streets will be closed to cars from 10am until 2pm. Everyone is welcome!

  1. Is it a race? No! There is no beginning or end point. Come early and stay all day!
  2. Is it just for bicycling? No way! You’ll see people walking around or jogging, kids playing in the streets, couples dancing…. You might bring a lawn chair and soak up the Sunday morning in your city, bring a guitar and play for passers by, meet up with friends and play some impromptu roller hockey on a side street. 
  3. Is it all really FREE? Fresh Market, Bike Rentals and more – yes, it’s all free! The only thing you might need to pay for is car parking, so Mary Brickell Village is offering discounted All Day Parking in their Garage on SW 9th Street.

Thank you for your questions and ideas! Got more? Please contact us here!

LIVABLESTREETS.com touts Miami’s Community Cyclovia

Bike Miami Days is featured on the Livable Streets Network this week in an article entitled, “Florida’s Ciclovias and Potential for Transformation of the Right-of-Way “. Read the entire article and learn more about the Livable Streets Initiative HERE.

 Bike Miami Days has received national attention and has been held more than five times since its inception in November 2008.  As with Bogota, Miami’s event was the mayor’s idea and is coordinated through Mayor Manny Diaz’s Office.  On designated [Sundays], crowds of cyclists and pedestrians flood the streets of downtown Miami…  Music, food, and basic bicycle mechanic lessons are available for all participants.  The event itself is free, provides a forum for community interaction, gets people outside and exercising, and provides much needed visitation and an economic boost for local businesses on what might otherwise be a quiet day downtown.

What Does Community Mean to You?

bike-miami-2008-86-flagler-shotbike-miami-2008-255-with-sanchez031409_bike_miami-30144-edited-group-shotbike-miami-2008-262Bike Miami Days promotes a sense of COMMUNITY in our City by bringing people together to enjoy Miami’s people, music, neighborhoods, shops & restaurants, streets and parks. What does ‘community’ mean to you? Let us know! Join the comment stream below.

Thanks for all you do ~ See you on Sunday, May 8!