The City of Miami Beach has been very active in bike initiatives and DecoBike is the most recent step in building a bike-friendly, bike-safe community. DecoBikes are now available throughout Miami Beach for both residents and tourists alike. As a non-bike owning resident of Miami Beach I find this very exciting. Deco Bikes create an added value to living at and visiting the beach. DecoBike stations are scattered throughout Miami Beach and from day one they have proven to be very popular.
While wandering around the beach on a Sunday a friend and I decided to try them out. Unfortunately, we were by Lummus Park at the time and were unable to get bikes because they all had been taken by happy tourists. So we wandered west, out of the main tourist area and found bikes in the neighborhood by Flamingo Park at 13th Street. We took our new found bikes for a test run around the beach. We bought sandwiches and biked down to the Bass Museum to have a picnic in the park. We then continued down to 41st Street for some truffles at my favorite chocolate store – followed by a trip along the Venetian Causeway bike path before heading home.
DecoBike made for an enjoyable afternoon we otherwise would not have been able to have. Along the way we explored neighborhoods that previously were either too far to walk to or that we would just drive by. DecoBikes give people a way to see their City from a different perspective and allows tourists to see another side of the beach that otherwise would not be open to them. And with more bikes wandering the Miami Beach streets, drivers will become more aware of them, making the beach a safer place for cyclists.
For additional information visit: www.decobike.com