Biking Through Miami

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Anyone else tired of looking out the window at grey skies, dreary weather and numb hands after a few minutes out in the cold? We are too.

If the good weather won’t come to us, we might just have to go to the good weather ourselves. Weekend getaways are an ideal break for busy New Yorkers looking for breathing room and sunny weather.

There are so many wonderful cities to visit all over the US, meaning you don’t have to spend a ton of time on travel. Take Miami, FL for instance.

Schwinn Ambassador Jeanette Zinno recently took a trip to Miami and biked through its sunny streets — and she brought us along.

 

It was a quick welcomed escape from the chilly weather in New York City. The temperature in Miami averages 60-75 degrees in the winter, making it the warmest city in the US during this season and a perfect destination for biking. On this trip, I rode a Schwinn Cruiser, and to me this bike is the epitome of warm weather! It’s a comfortable, easy ride and I adored the mint green color and basket on this bicycle.

The city of Miami is even redesigning the street network in 2018 to create more bike lanes throughout the city.

 

OTL in the Design District

I started my day at OTL to grab some biking fuel A.K.A coffee and eggs; it’s a new spot in the Miami Design District that focuses on good food and craft coffee. It has a cute little casual outdoor dining area where you can prop up your bike and enjoy breakfast.

*Travel Tip: Get the Tortilla Española if you ever find yourself there!

 

The Wynwood Walls

After breakfast, I rode from the Design District to Wynwood to check out the Wynwood Walls. Launched during Art Basel, what began as a few commissioned murals to beautify the area morphed into the city’s only outdoor street art park, featuring more than 40 murals from a roster of world-renowned artists. It’s a great neighborhood to explore by bike!

*Travel Tip: In the actual outdoor museum you can’t walk around with your bike, but there are plenty of places to lock up your bike, so make sure to bring a bike lock.

 

Lolo’s Surf Cantina in Miami Beach

I then rode from Wynwood all the way down to Miami Beach, riding on the boardwalk next to the beach was gorgeous! I worked up an appetite and indulged in some delicious Mexican beachside bites at Lolo’s Surf Cantina. It’s located right off of the beach in the glamorous neighborhood of Miami Beach, which is famed for its colorful art deco buildings, white sand and surfside dining.

* Travel Tip: If you’re riding on the boardwalk, make sure you have a bell. Some of the paths can get very busy!

 

Follow Jeanette on her upcoming adventures on Instagram @jeanettezinno