By ANDREA HUETE
The Miami Bike Scene is holding its monthly bicycle event this Friday at 7:15. The admission for the bicycle event is free and there is a party following the event from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Omni Park.
The tickets for the free event can be bought at eventbright. They ask that all bicycle riders sign in at 6:30 at the Miami Critical Mass – Government Center at 150 NW 1ST St. This gives bikers a chance to socialize and prepare physically before the event. A good long distance bicycle ride needs a good stretch session beforehand!
The bike ride will be 20 miles in length and go through all types of Miami’s neighborhoods. From Overtown to Little Haiti to Wynwood and Miami Beach, you are sure to come across brand new areas you may have never seen before.
Miami-Dade County says the event will impact traffic for at least three hours., which means if you are a driver in Miami, your Friday night post-work/pre-weekend traffic just got worse.
The Miami Bike Scene holds this event to make people more aware of the lack of bike lanes within Miami-Dade County. This is not to make an inconvenience for the cars, but rather make the cars understand that more bike lanes are needed so as to not inconvenience or danger bicyclists.
If you’re on campus and ride a bike, this might be a great opportunity to meet other cyclists who share your passion as well as take your bike out for a view other than the University.