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Old 01-27-09, 09:39 AM
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Advice on renting a road bike and riding in Miami Beach

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.

Thanks!

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Old 02-02-09, 11:51 AM
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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.

https://www.keycycling.com/bikerentals.asp
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Old 02-02-09, 03:53 PM
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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!
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Old 02-05-09, 07:39 AM
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Great. Looking forward to it.
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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. jbbikemb@aol.com and mbbicycle@aol.com.

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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