We meet in the Winn-Dixie parking lot on the south side of Dania Beach Blvd, east of US1 (from 95, take Griffin east, turn right on US1 and left on Dania Beach blvd. Winn-Dixie is 1/16 mile on your right), at 6:45 to allow for equipment checks (check your tires before we start, please!). We leave promptly at 7p.m. Please do NOT park near the ATM's at the bank. Keep those parking spaces available for bank patrons.
please email me if you have any questions.
The ride is approximately 20 miles long at a brisk pace (15-18 mph on avg) riding through neighborhoods, parks, boardwalks, and beach roads between Dania Beach and Hallandale Beach Blvds to north and south, US 1 and the beach to the west and east. You will get a good workout-expect to push yourself! But there are plenty of opportunities to catch your breath along the way (traffic lights). We WILL stop for red lights! The ride takes about 2 hours, including two brief rest stops with bath rooms. While you ride at your own risk, a helmet is strongly recommended and a headlamp and back blinky light are mandatory! (for your safety, because we care, and it's the law!). It is also against the law to ride wearing headphones. Please keep to the right at all times and never ride more than two abreast. Please make sure your bike, tires and lights are in working order before we start.
Please be courteous to drivers, pedestrians, joggers, rollerbladers, and other riders. This is a weekly ride, i.e. we plan to come back, so would like to BUILD relationships with the locals, not burn our bridges
an approximation of the route is available here:
For experienced, strong riders interested in additional challenge/work out, some members will leave W/D at 6:15 to do a quick (18-20+mph avg) 9 mile loop around the airport. We return to W/D to start the regular ride with the rest of the cyclists at 7:00pm. If you are interested in this, please say so when you rsvp
Things for everyone to bring: phone, water, helmet, lights, spare inner-tube (just in case).
Some riders get a little sumpin-sumpin to eat afterward.