Miami to Key West
SATURDAY DECEMBER 11, 2021
ARRIVAL IN MIAMI – WELCOME!
You're headed to:
The Novotel Brickell Miami hotel
1500 SW 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33129
Note that in our experience Uber and Lyft are MUCH less expensive than taxis here. FYI.
If we transported your bike for you it is safe and sound, but it will not be available until tomorrow (Sunday) when we start pedaling. (Why? We didn't want to unload all of them, not ride on Saturday, and then reload them again Sunday morning!)
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The hotel has a beautiful rooftop pool. It opens at 6 a.m. -- drop by whenever you wish.
NOTE: Like all hotels, it is possible that if you arrive early your room many not be ready yet. In your carry-on bag be sure to pack some poolside attire that you can change into so that you don't have to wear your winter coat on a chaise lounge!
To gain access to the pool you need a keycard, and we have arranged with the hotel so you can get one even if your room is not available yet. Just tell the front desk that you are with the bicycle group.
Our crew will be poolside at 2 p.m.; let us buy you a drink and some light snacks -- welcome! (That's a polite attempt at saying that you're responsible for your own lunch and bar tab before 2 p.m.!)
Please bring your phone to the pool! We will be using What's App to communicate with you during the ride. Whether you have What's App on your phone or not (or if you have no idea what we're talking about here!) not to worry – we'll get you all set up with this free program. After the ride you can keep What's App on your phone or delete it, as you prefer.
We close out our tab at the rooftop pool – last call!
6:00 p.m. -- Dinner
Meet in front of the hotel. Dress is very casual. It can be cool outside (or over air-conditioned inside!) so a light jacket or sweater is recommended.
Trouble In Transit?
If you get stuck on arrival day call us (do NOT text – CALL) at 718-285-8929 and we'll do our best to help.