Keeping with our whole gosh its really cold up north, lets escape to the sun in Miami theme for the past few days, here we’ve outlined four really nice bike rides that you can do in and around Miami, once you’ve gotten tired of the hanging out on the beach and cocktailing. Mostly these are just suggestions to get you in the mood. We’ve also provided relevant links where you can find much more info about each ride.
Bike Shark Alley
This one takes a bit of planning. We’re not going to get in to the whole back story here, but Circa The Beaches did a very nice job, which you should read. Instead, suffice to say, this is a very cool trip through the everglades. You probably want to do it in the morning before it gets too hot and you will need a car with a bike rack to get out there.
Bike Through Coconut Grove
Coconut Grove is a beautiful residential enclave just south of downtown Miami, lots of overhanging trees, Spanish moss, beautiful old homes. The village itself was something of a hippie-ish enclave. You can actually take a cab or Uber down to the Grove and right on Main there is a bike shop where you can rent. Get a quick lay of the land and just wander around the little streets.
Bike The Venetian Causeway
This one is easy if you’re staying on the beach. Basically the Venetian Islands are the less well known, residential causeway that connects Miami and South Beach, up at around 17th street. This isn’t a hard ride or difficult to get to, so much as a fun ride, circling the islands, looking at the homes and gardens and popping across the little bridges.
Bike Old Cutler Road
This is a kind of a trek, but if you’re a trooper it worth the trip. This is though kind of a one way thing. The best idea is probably to get you and your bike on to the Miami metro rail and head south to Dadeland South Station, get off, then hop on your bike and head East either on 92nd or on 88th, all the way til you hit Old Cutler, then go North. Beautiful stretch of roads and homes and trees. Depending upon what route you take, it’s a solid five miles. If you continue on to the Grove it will put you to about seven miles.