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For Immediate Release:
March 05, 2013

Media Contact:
Laura Phillips
laf@miamidade.gov
305-755-7842



Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and four Miami-Dade Mayors to kick off new “Bike305” initiative with a proclamation ceremony at the Stephen P. Clark Center

 

(MIAMI, January 31, 2013) -- Bike305 is a collaborative effort forged by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez in partnership with six municipal mayors and parks departments from Coral Gables, Cutler Bay, Key Biscayne, Miami, Palmetto Bay, and Pinecrest to unite and support the connectivity of people and places through the county’s bike trails. The mayors are promoting the opportunity to achieve physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle by cycling to parks, attractions, shops, and events located on or near bike trails. This is another great example of how the Miami-Dade County Parks and Open Space Master Plan continues to make strides in developing a more livable, healthy and sustainable Miami-Dade community. AvMed Health Plans is the premier sponsor of the Bike305 initiative as part of its ongoing partnership with Miami-Dade County to improve community wellness. Residents and visitors will be able to learn more information and plan an outing through a “Storybook” webpage and digital mapping tool created by the Miami-Dade County Information Technology Department for the collaborative initiative. Visit www.Bike305.com for more information about Bike305, including a calendar of events, trail maps, special offers, and instructions on downloading the Bike305 SCVNGR App designed to challenge riders and reward them with additional discounts and giveaways. In support of this initiative, the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners will proclaim the month of March 2013 as “Bike305 Month,” and every March thereafter.


 
Who: Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and the Board of County Commissioners will be joined by the four mayors of the municipalities of Miami, Key Biscayne, Pinecrest, and Palmetto Bay:

Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado
Key Biscayne Mayor Frank Caplan
Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner
Palmetto Bay Mayor Shelley Stanczyk

What:This is a proclamation ceremony to kick off the new Bike305 collaborative initiative aimed to promote health and wellness through cycling and to proclaim March as being “Bike305 Month.” The Bike305 initiative includes an upcoming Bike to Work Day and a month-long calendar of events and activities for the public to enjoy by bike. Bike305 serves as another example of how the Miami-Dade County Parks and Open Space Master Plan continues to make strides in developing a more livable, healthy and sustainable Miami-Dade community.

When: March 05, 2013, 9:00 a.m.

Where:Stephen P. Clark Center (BCC Chambers)
111 NW 1st Street
Miami, FL 33128

Why:To unite and support the connectivity of people and places through the county’s bike trails.


 

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