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Event Timeline
7:00AM AmericanAirlines Arena's P2 Parking Garage and Parcel B open to the public
8:45AM Welcome Message - Erik Spoelstra, Head Coach of the Miami HEAT
9:00AM Cycle For Safety bike ride begins
12:00PM Event concludes

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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What is the HEAT Cycle For Safety presented by The Florida Department of Transportation?

    The HEAT Cycle For Safety presented by the Florida Department of Transportation is a 4.48-mile leisurely bike ride designed to promote bicycle safety and cooperation between cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians. It is not a race, nor is it competitive in any way.

    In addition to the ride, Parcel B (the strip of land located between the east side of the Arena and the Bay) will feature performances by the HEAT Entertainment Team, light snacks such as fruit, water and Gatorade, and bike safety inspections. Parcel B will be open both before and after the ride.
  • When is the event?

    The ride will take place on Saturday, April 5, 2014 in the morning. While the ride will begin at 9:00 AM, the AmericanAirlines Arena’s P2 Parking Garage will open to the public at 7:00 AM. Participants are encouraged to arrive early to leave enough time to park, grab a snack, and have their bicycles inspected for safety in Parcel B.
  • Where is the event being held?

    The event will begin in Parcel B of the AmericanAirlines Arena. Parcel B is the strip of land located between the east side of the Arena and the Bay. Starting at 7:00 AM, participants are encouraged to stop by Parcel B for a bike safety inspection and to grab a snack and a water or Gatorade before the ride. AmericanAirlines Arena is located at 601 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132.
  • What is the route for the bike ride?

    The ride will begin at the corner of NE 8th Street and Biscayne Boulevard. From there, riders will make a right turn and proceed north for just over 2 miles on Biscayne Boulevard to NE 36th Street. At NE 36th Street, riders will perform a U-Turn and head back south on Biscayne Boulevard. The ride will conclude back at the corner of NE 8th Street and Biscayne Boulevard.
  • How do I sign up?

    You can sign up by clicking here.
  • Is there a cost to sign up?

    No, the event is free.
  • What happens if it rains?

    Barring a severe thunderstorm or heavy downpour, the ride will take place rain or shine.
  • Who from the HEAT will be there?

    Erik Spoelstra, Head Coach of the Miami HEAT, is scheduled to participate in the ride. Burnie, the HEAT Mascot, the HEAT Dancers, and the HEAT Extreme Team will also be in attendance.
  • Where do I park my car?

    Free parking will be available in the Arena’s P2 Parking Garage on a first-come, first-served basis. The P2 Parking Garage is located on the south side of AmericanAirlines Arena, across from Bayside. Paid parking is available in the Bayside Parking Garage as well (located on Bayside Boulevard between NE 4th Street and Port Boulevard).
  • What time do I need to arrive?

    The course will be open from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM, but participants are encouraged to arrive any time after 7:00 AM to grab a snack and a water or Gatorade and to have their bicycles inspected for safety.
  • Can I ride my bike to the event?

    Yes, participants are encouraged to ride to the event.
  • What do I need to bring with me?

    You will need your tickets to the event, your bicycle, and a helmet. As a reminder, it is a state law that anyone under the age of 16 must wear a helmet when riding a bicycle. However, since the focus of the event is safety, all participants including those over the age of 16 are strongly encouraged to wear a helmet when riding.
  • Will I be able to rent a bike at the event?

    No, bicycles will not be available to rent. Anyone who plans to ride should make arrangements to provide their own bicycle.
  • Is there a minimum age requirement or can anyone ride?

    There is no minimum age requirement, but since the course is nearly 5 miles long, it may be challenging to complete for anyone under the age of 12 years old.

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