D-Wade *Is* Traffic — Heat Star a Regular at Miami Critical Mass

Via BikeBlogNYC, the Miami Bike Scene recently posted this post-game clip of Dwyane Wade in which the All-Star Heat guard shares his fondness for going on bike rides with thousands of other people. On Friday, it seems, Wade and teammates LeBron James and Mario Chalmers warmed up for the next day’s match against the Brooklyn Nets by going on a 20-mile Critical Mass jaunt through the streets of Miami.

Transit Miami’s Craig Chester snapped a group shot:

That’s 60 percent of a championship starting line-up right there, and the Heat won 102-89 on Saturday. Might a new training regimen for Deron Williams be in the offing?

We knew James likes to ride his bike to the arena on occasion. Turns out D-Wade is getting to be a regular on the last Friday of every month. Here’s a short clip of him from September’s ride:

If these Heat stars ever make the leap from group rides to advocating for safe streets, Miami could sure use the help. And we know a few good bloggers who’d be happy to show them the ropes.

Hat tip to reader Stephen Arthur for sending along the news.

  • Anonymous

    As someone who no longer participates in critical mass because the NYPD makes me feel like a criminal, I absolutely love this. 

    Could you imagine the MDPD harassing the shit out of Lebron and Wade for this? haha. 

    Man, we need to get Amara in on this for NYC. You know he loves that “metro” stuff.  Somebody get him on this. 

  • J.R. Smith tweeted a picture of himself on a 2 a.m. Manhattan bike ride a few months ago. 

    http://www.postingandtoasting.com/2012/5/31/3054458/while-you-were-sleeping-j-r-smith-held-a-bicycle-rally

    I think Howard Wolfson gave him a RT.

  • Anonymous

    The ride in Miami is over 2,000 strong. Currently, the police do very little of getting in the way, especially the Miami police. We do cross over in to other municipalities, and on the last ride , the Miami Beach police actually corked every intersection for us to expedite things. We still get the fair share of hostile drivers, but at this point, it’s growing and growing with few incidents. 

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