First Friday skate in Miami Beach

We'll start near Fritz's Skate, Bike and Surf 1620 Washington Ave and do our regular route north to La Gorce Island and return via North Bay Road. You should be able to skate at least 10-12 mph for about 12 miles. There are several rest stops along the way and a rolling police escort to keep us safe.
Be sure to bring flashing bike lights to wear or carry as it will be dark before we finish skating and for safety reasons, you will want to be seen by others sharing the same roadway. We must start promptly at 7:00 pm because the police have to get back to their day jobs, they are all volunteers for the Friday Skate. So please be sure to thank them for their support. One more thing. Like all major cities Miami Beach is undergoing budget cuts and looking for ways to reduce spending. If only a handful of skaters show up for the 1st Friday Skate, it makes it very hard to justify the police support and the extra expense to the new Miami Beach administration. So we really need to get more people to show up on skates or bikes for this and other 1st Friday Skates. Please make a point of bringing two new people with you on Friday to save our skate.

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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