Southeast - Advice on renting a road bike and riding in Miami Beach
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01-27-09, 08:39 AM
I'm going to be going to Miami Beach (Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel...looks nice) in May. I will not have a car.
Most importantly, where would folks recommend renting a decent road bike? A quick Goolgle search turns up some places within about 5 miles, but closer would be better (I got really spoiled on a trip to San Diego last year with a good bike shop 2 blocks from my hotel).
Secondly -- and I'm planning on looking at motionbased.com, mapmyride, etc -- any snap recommendations about where to ride or any not-to-be-missed destinations. I'll hopefully be getting out for 25-50 mile rides most days.
02-02-09, 10:51 AM
There is a bike shop on Key Biscayne that rents road bikes. It is also a great place to ride and many roadies ride there. It is called Key Cycling and the website says it rents out road bikes for $150.00 for the week.
02-02-09, 02:53 PM
Thank you. I was hoping to find a place in Miami Beach as I'll have to probably walk, but or cab it to the bike shop. A couple of others that appear to have road bikes are:
Miami Beach Bicycle Center
JB Bike Shop
Any one with thoughts about those or others?
Looking at a map, I will definitely ride around to Key Biscayne!
02-02-09, 05:07 PM
Be very, very careful ! Miami/S.Fl is the bike murder capitol of the world.
Voted Road Rage capitol of the USA 2 years in a row by AAA.
I came here from New England and was/am still in a state of culture shock.
02-05-09, 06:39 AM
Great. Looking forward to it. :twitchy:
Jeff, the two shops you identified on Feb. 2 have good reputations here. Ask 'em ahead of your trip whether they can put you on the kind of wheels you want. email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't miss the Key Biscayne ride. Prettiest in the state, we all think!
If you're a bicycle advocate, you might want to sign up for the Thunderhead Alliance workshop that will be held on Key Biscayne May 15-17. It's the Winning Campaigns Training, a great way for any bike club or advocacy group to smarten up its project potential. Look up Thunderhead's Web site and see what you think.
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