Støkebird is a free annual gathering of Onewheel and PEV riders that takes place in sunny south Florida the last weekend in February. Now in its second year, Støkebird is THE time and place to escape the winter cold for an extended weekend of group rides, fun challenges and games, social activities, and (new this year) an after-party with ocean-front camping and nighttime trail riding in the 1000-acre waterfront property of Oleta River State Park.
Those who arrived in Miami on Thursday had all day to enjoy the intimate hidden beaches and challenging mountain bike trails of Virginia Key at their own pace. At sunset, riders got the opportunity to enjoy a free photo shoot in Wynwood Arts District with Armor-Dilloz photographer extraordinaire (and Støkebird founder/organizer) Cory Boehne.
Støkebird Interactive Photo Gallery
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Photos by Cory Boehne. See more at Armor-D.com!
On Friday, the main event began! After a morning game of Oak City Hide and Seek, the ‘Fløckers’ took an afternoon tour around the Wynwood, Midtown, and Design districts before joining up with hundreds of other riders at Miami Critical Mass for the evening.
Miami Critical Mass is a monthly ride event for bicyclists and other self-propelled commuters that covers various routes around the city and aims to promote the rights of non-car users of shared roadways.
Map of Støkebird 2023 Ride Routes
This is a great example of route mapping that you can adapt for your own group rides. Stay tuned for more in our upcoming Group Ride Guide, created in partnership with Armor-Dilloz and The Float Life!
Saturday started with an early-bird ride to Key Biscayne. Riders spent the day exploring destinations along the waterfront of Miami. The day concluded with a party at Wynwood Brewing, followed by a night-owl ride to South Beach for anyone who could still feel their feet after riding more than 30 miles that day!
Støkebird Skill Challenge: A New Tradition
Sunday saw the first Støkebird Skill Challenge with support from Flight Fins, Armor-Dilloz, and Electric Stoke, as well as IOWA. The skill course featured a variety of obstacles that really put riders’ abilities to the test. Boehne said his goal was to host a friendly competition that wasn’t just about going fast, but where skilled riders would still rise to the top in a format that allowed them to test their limits in an exciting and highly challenging new way.
The afternoon featured a trick clinic with Chris Richardson, a ladies-only ride with the Drift Sisters, and various informal trail rides. Those with more generous PTO stuck around for a few additional days in the air-conditioned cabins at Oleta State Park, where riding Onewheels was just one of many fun activities available. There was also kayaking, barbecue, beach days and campfire nights, as well as a few dinners at the nearby high end restaurants.
Fløck Around and Find Out What Støkebird is All About!
Despite its informal structure, Støkebird really has it all and is a great way for Onewheel riders to transport themselves into summer for a weekend and enjoy the beautiful city of Miami, Florida during the bleakest part of winter. One big upgrade this year was the use of Wynwood Brewing as home base throughout the whole event. The centralized location provided a solid anchor for the event and kept the fløck together, even though guests were responsible for their own lodging and were scattered across the city. Thank you, Wynwood Brewing!
Støkebird will be back and better than ever in 2024, so if you missed it this year, keep the last weekend of February open—you’ll definitely want to “fløck around and find out!”