What we're about

This group is an extension to the Beach Bladers, a rollerblade club that reaches from Miami to Jupiter. Check us out at www.beachbladers.com. With this meetup group we are trying to reach more members and add more events at different locations. If you are looking for ways to improve your fitness, inline skating is a fantastic outdoor recreation sport.

Right now we have several skates scheduled every week, and on many skates throughout the month we encourage beginner and novice skaters to join us. The Beach Bladers also provides free skating lessons / instruction for beginners and skate clinics for all levels of skaters. We also like to socialize before and after our skates and even schedule various parties/barbeques throughout the year. Let us know what level skater you are and where you would like to skate.

Meetup members can join us on a few skates without paying membership dues. However, there is a $25/yr single ($40/yr family) membership to join the Beach Bladers. Those dues entitle you to a monthly newsletter subscription, free scheduled Beach Bladers picnics, National Skate Patrol support, and discounts on skates and equipment at select local stores.

Upcoming events (5)

Hollywood/Hallandale Skate

City National Bank (parking lot)

Please note we are limiting attendance to 10 people and ask that everyone respect social distancing and wear face protection to cover your mouth and nose so that we are following CDC guidelines regarding social distancing The skate goes through neighborhood streets in Hollywood around the South Lake over the Hollywood Bridge to Hollywood Beach and the Broadwalk. We'll continue to the north end of the Broadwalk then return south via the Broadwalk and Ocean Drive to Hallandale Blvd bridge and back to the cars. The skate is about 14 miles. Take I-95 to Hallandale Beach Blvd Exit (Exit 18) head east across US Route 1 (Federal Highway) then 0.9 miles to Golden Isles Road. Turn left into the shopping center parking lot, then right past Starbucks within parking lot to the City National Bank parking lot.

Tuesday Night Skate at Spanish River Athletic Facilities

Countess de Hoernle Park / Spanish River Athletic Facility

We will be meeting and skating at across the road from the Spanish River Library 1501 NW Spanish River Blvd., Boca Raton, FL, 33431 We will meet in front parking lot on the northeast corner of the Athletic Field parking lot toward I-95 and the baseball field. at 6:30 PM and skate at 6:45 PM . The 80 acre park located on former IBM property now houses several playing fields and a lake with a new smooth asphalt path around the perimeter. This skate is suitable for skaters of all levels. Schedule: 6:30 PM Meetup in Parking Lot 6:45 PM Skate Loop 7:45 PM Social Time This is an evening skate, with a well-lighted path, but we may skate on adjoining paths with little or no lighting. Be sure to bring a flashlight and your blinky lights for safety reasons because you will want to be seen by others sharing the same pathway. The path is smooth and flat and there is no auto traffic except at the park entrance. We will do a few of laps around the perimeter then meet at our parking spot for refreshments. Directions:Take I-95 to exit 48 westbound on Spanish River Blvd (NW 40th Street) continue on NW Spanish River Blvd about 1/2 mile to 2nd traffic light after crossing the bridge over I-95 turn left into the Athletic Field parking lot. Turn left at the stop sign, then turn left again. We'll park at the end near the northeast corner close to I-95 and the baseball field.

Birthday Fundraiser Skate Challenge (Note New Location)

841 Broken Sound Pkwy NW

For the past several years Gene Cook has skated the number of miles equal to his age on his birthday. To make it a fun time he made it a group skate, inviting skaters to join him for all or whatever distance they wanted to go. This became a challenge skate as skaters were challenged to match Gene mile for mile. Over time the as distance grew longer, the challenge became a two-day event to accommodate more casual skaters, then the miles became kilometers. This year it becomes a fundraiser. The goal in miles is 50. So, Gene will skate 50 miles during the 2-day weekend with a pledge of $1.00 per mile. In addition, for each dollar/miles of skater pledges Gene will match it up to a total of $50.00. Because if the pandemic the number of skaters physically skating at one time is 10. However, any skater can join the challenge virtually by Sunday afternoon, July 26 at 4:00 pm. Here are the details. PLEASE READ: This year so many causes and movements are vying for our attention, support and money on a daily basis. The demand for justice, equality, social and civil reform has become so overwhelming that even those previously deaf for decades can now hear it and ever so slowly are beginning to react. Behind the headlines, behind the millions of cases of injustice, inequality, unfairness and the randomness of life or death there are individual human beings with their own hopes, loves, fears and dreams. So, this year I have elected and ask for your help and support for one person who is struggling with metastatic breast cancer. Her story is both heartbreaking and inspirational. Together we can help this one person through what may arguably be the most difficult period in her life, Beth Childress, a friend and fellow skater discovered she had breast cancer about a year ago. She had moved from Hollywood, Florida to Key West and was working for Florida Department of Children and Families and then the news. You can meet Beth and follow her journey here: https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=bchil%20keywest Beth and her friend Jonathan set up a go fund me page to help with her medical expenses. I ask that you make your contributions to my birthday challenge directly here. https://www.gofundme.com/f/beth-kicks-cancers-a?viewupdates=1&rcid=r01-159337278254-6dbe587d662844e5&utm_medium=email&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_email%2B1137-update-supporters-v5b NOTE: Our new skating location is in Boca Raton's Park of Commerce office complex. This is a 4.5 mile loop inside the complex on very smooth streets with plenty of room for social distancing on it's four lane divided parkway with very little traffic and no hills. You can do some or all of the planned distance. Because it's a closed loop you can skate at your own pace and not be more than a mile from the starting point. We'll meet at 9:00 AM and start skating at 9:15 am

Birthday Challenge Skate at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

For the past several years Gene Cook has skated the number of miles equal to his age on his birthday. To make it a fun time he made it a group skate, inviting skaters to join him for all or whatever distance they wanted to go. This became a challenge skate as skaters were challenged to match Gene mile for mile. Over time the as distance grew longer, the challenge became a two-day event to accommodate more casual skaters, then the miles became kilometers. This year it becomes a fundraiser. The goal in miles is 50. So, Gene will skate 50 miles during the 2-day weekend with a pledge of $1.00 per mile. In addition, for each dollar/miles of skater pledges Gene will match it up to $50.00. Because if the pandemic the number of skaters physically skating at one time is 10. However, any skater can join the challenge virtually by Sunday afternoon July 26 at 4:00 pm. Here are the details. PLEASE READ: This year so many causes and movements are vying for our attention, support and money on a daily basis. The demand for justice, equality, social and civil reform has become so overwhelming that even those previously deaf for decades can now hear it and ever so slowly are beginning to react. Behind the headlines, behind the millions of cases of injustice, inequality, unfairness and the randomness of life or death there are individual human beings with their own hopes, loves, fears and dreams. So, this year I have elected and ask for your help and support for one person who is struggling with metastatic breast cancer. Her story is both heartbreaking and inspirational. Together we can help this one person through what may arguably be the most difficult period in her life, Beth Childress, a friend and fellow skater discovered she had breast cancer about a year ago. She had moved from Hollywood, Florida to Key West and was working for Florida Department of Children and Families and then the news. You can meet Beth and follow her journey here: https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=bchil%20keywest Beth and her friend Jonathan set up a go fund me page to help with her medical expenses. I ask that you make your contributions to my birthday challenge directly here. https://www.gofundme.com/f/beth-kicks-cancers-a?viewupdates=1&rcid=r01-159337278254-6dbe587d662844e5&utm_medium=email&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_email%2B1137-update-supporters-v5 Our skate venue at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park is suitable for skaters of all levels. It is a smooth 1.8 mile loop around the park with some nice areas of shade and great views of the Intracoastal Waterway. We'll meetup at 9:00 am at the north parking lot area of the park which is just off Sunrise Blvd and A1A in Ft. Lauderdale. Park in the parking area close to pavilion 3 and we'll start our skate at 9:15 am. All day parking is $6.00 per vehicle, so car pooling is a great idea. Remember to bring sunscreen, bug spray, and water for the skate itself. This a great skate for all levels (see the About Us page for a description of the levels) and the total distance for the skate will depend on how many of the 1.8 mile loops you choose to do.

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Tuesday Night Skate at Spanish River Athletic Facilities

Countess de Hoernle Park / Spanish River Athletic Facility

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