La Byci – Miami gravel found
Miami cycling boutique and community
In 2022, Juan Youseff and Debora Finger opened La Byci in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami and it has quickly become a must visit cycling hub. Up and coming, Wynwood has evolved from an area dominated by warehouses, galleries, and studios into a spot full of life day or night.
Opened next to Minds co-work, co-owned by Juan, La Byci aims to serve the growing community, many of whom are cyclists, by building a place where creativity meets performance and passion builds community.
A place of their own
Like BlackHeart and our sister store Luft Los Angeles, Juan and Debora started La Byci because they wanted something that wasn't offered by the existing shops – A place that prioritizes community and inclusivity and carries products they know, use, and love.
Juan and Debora's cycling experience fosters an environment that is welcoming to riders of all skill levels, with Juan a mountain bike enthusiast who only found road and gravel during the pandemic. In contrast, Debora has a history competing with the Brazilian National Team, held a Florida State Championship title, won the Helen Gran Fondo, and finshed second at a National level race.
Prior to opening La Byci, Juan and Debora had professional careers, with Debora leveraging her Masters in Human Movement Science to further elevate the offerings of their shop.
Palm trees and 80 degrees
The cycling scene in Miami is massive, diverse, and friendly – more akin to running into friends late night at a party than rolling up to a stuffy group ride.
The terrain plays an unexpected part in the inclusive environment due to the lack of hills. Groups are able to stay together longer leading to large trains you'll witness when you visit. On top of this, La Byci is one of the few shops to offer beginner and intermediate rides.
And, if you find yourself separated, the beautiful views of the beaches, sunrises, and sunsets will keep you company.
Ride like a local
One of the best parts of riding in Miami is Everglades National Park, home to 1.5 million acres of untouched wilderness where you can easily find a 200 mile stretch of smooth limestone roads.
However, there is no lack of tarmac with a favorite route heading North from Coconut Grove all the way to West Palm Beach and then riding the high speed Brightline train back.
Regardless of the route, there are ample spots to cool the legs and recharge. Here are a few of their favorites:
- Mamma Leone Bakery
- Vice City Bean Coffee
- Raccoon Coffee
- Robert Is Here Fruit Stand
And any El Palacio de los Jugos is a welcome site.
BlackHeart at La Byci
Juan and Debora both ride BlackHearts and La Byci has a selection of Allroad Ti and AL bikes in stock. Swing by to check them out.