Miami has a decent system of bicycle routes and pathways. We contacted the city by email and had a current bicycle route map sent to us. The city is expanding its bicycle network, and it is making steady strides towards becoming a top bicycle city. At present it may still lack the comprehensive network of routes needed to be great, but it's climate and beauty give it a major edge on other bicycle friendly cities.
We checked into the Holiday Inn by the University of Miami. The desk was amused when we explained what the two large pieces of luggage were. They gave us advice about navigating the immediate neighborhood by bicycle. We started each day at a nearby coffee shop. I love where we live, but it is hard to get a decent coffee there. In Miami, expresso is everywhere. (Heaven.) We biked east through a warren of residential streets. There are lots of truly wonderful homes here. Some are elaborate gated affairs, others more humble dwellings. All have the most wonderful landscaping.
|Creek in a residential neighborhood|
|Bike path heading north|
We cut inland and followed another bike route back to our motel. A really super day.