Miami Beach

Critical Mass to ride through Miami, Miami Beach Friday night

Thousands of cyclists will fill the streets Friday night in Miami and Miami Beach for the monthly bike ride known as Critical Mass.

Friday’s ride will start at 7:15 p.m. at Government Center in downtown Miami, 150 NW 1st St., and move through East Little Havana, Overtown, Allapattah, Liberty City, Little Haiti, Upper East Side, North Bay Village, North Beach, Miami Beach, Venetian Islands, and then back downtown.

The Miami Bike Scene blog posted this route for Friday’s Critical Mass ride. Source: Miami Bike Scene blog

The event is not sanctioned or permitted by local governments. Miami Beach police say they will have officers at several intersections, and motorists can expect traffic to be affected for up to three hours.

It will be the last Critical Mass to ride through the Venetian Islands for a while because the westernmost part of the causeway will be closed to all traffic for an estimated nine months starting Monday for a rebuild of that worn-out stretch of bridge.

For more information, visit the Miami Bike Scene blog.