One of the best Miami Beach bike rides you can take starts at the lower end of Ocean Drive at South Pointe Park and traverses Lincoln Road Mall and points to the north. South Pointe Park is where the Miami Beach Boardwalk becomes the Baywalk, giving you two great options for a scenic ride.
Up the eastern side along the Atlantic Ocean you’ll go past the touristy section of Ocean Drive where you can take in lots of Art Deco architecture along the way.
Just passed 16th Street by the Ritz-Carlton South Beach is the entrance to Lincoln Road Mall where you’ll find more fine restaurants and great outdoor cafes than you can sample in a week. And of course the shopping is fantastic with more than a hundred store to choose from.
On Lincoln Road we recommend Segafredo Cafe at 1040 Lincoln Road for its beautiful outdoor setting. Zeke’s Roadhouse at 625 Lincoln Road is another popular spot due to its never-ending roster of just about every beer known to man and its laid-back setting.
Leaving Lincoln Road Mall, you can backtrack to the Boardwalk and ride up to 23rd Street where the Boardwalk turns into a pedistrain-only affair –no bikes. We recommend that you ride up Collins Avenue where you’ll eventually pass by the grand oceanfront hotels Miami Beach is famous for such as the Fontainebleau, Eden Roc and the Morris Lapidus-designed Seacoast Towers.
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Along the way there are several small parks where you can enjoy the ocean to your leisure. Indian Beach Park is at 46th Street and 53rd Street Park is further up Collins.
If you make it as far north as 54th Street you’ll see The Castle which was once the Playboy Plaza Hotel. On past there you’ll find Allison Park at 65th Street. North Shore Park at 73rd Street makes for a nice stop-over point since Sazon Cuban Cuisine restaurant is close by.