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Downtown Miami Friends, Plan Ahead for Corporate Run and Critical Mass Traffic

Miami Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run Traffic for Thursday, April 24

Each April, the Miami Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run descends upon Downtown Miami. This year, 20,000 people are expected to participate in the run.

While it’s always a fun event, if you plan on being anywhere near downtown Miami, you’ll want to plan ahead and be patient with street closures. Also, expect massive crowds on the Metrorail and Metromover.

Street closures and detours will begin at 2:00 pm on Thursday. Here are some details according to the Miami Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run website:

  • Northbound lanes of Biscayne Blvd., from Chopin Plaza to NE 5 ST will close. The Southbound lanes will offer two-way traffic and special attention will be given to entry and exit of Chopin Plaza (Hotel Intercontinental and One Miami).
  • At 6:00 pm northbound Brickell Ave traffic will be sent West on SE 7 ST. Only traffic going to Hotel Intercontinental and One Miami will be allowed over the Brickell Bridge.
  • At 6:30 pm no traffic will be allowed in or out of the area bound on the east by Biscayne Blvd/Brickell Ave, on the south by South 13 St, on the west by West 2 Ave, and on the north by North 5 St.
  • Race time is estimated from 6:45 pm to 8:45 pm.  Road ways are expected to begin opening as early as 7:15 pm as the last of the participants pass and Miami Police Department deems it safe.

Road opening estimates according to the event website:

  • Brickell Ave should reopen by 7:30 pm
  • SW/NW 2nd Ave should reopen by 8:00 pm
  • NW/NE 1st St should open by 8:30 pm
  • Remaining streets by 8:45 pm
  • Miami Ave South of The River by 7:45 pm
  • Miami Ave North of The River by 8:45 pm
  • Northbound Biscayne Blvd open to traffic by 12:00 am


Critical Mass Traffic for Friday, April 25

Critical Mass is a wildly popular event that takes place the last Friday of every month. Hundreds of bicyclists meet up to take a scenic ride through Miami.  The next event is scheduled for Friday, April 25.

Participants will meet at the Government Center in Downtown Miami at 6:30 pm. The ride starts at 7:15 pm. According to the website, the group will travel 20 miles through East Little Havana, Overtown, Allapattah, Liberty City, Little Haiti, Upper East Side, North Bay Village, North Beach, Miami Beach, Venetian Islands, and Downtown.

The first leg of the route will take bicyclists down NW 27th Avenue with the ride ending back in Downtown Miami along Biscayne Boulevard and NW 3rd Street.

Here’s a map with more details:

Critical Mass April 25