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For Immediate Release:
March 15, 2013

Media Contact:
Doris Howe
dorishowe@miamidade.gov
305-755-7884



Miami-Dade Mayors team up to kick-off “Bike305” Bike To Work Day Friday,
March 22, at University Metrorail Station


Miami-Dade County Residents Encouraged to Leave Cars Behind and Ride Bicycles to Work

 

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 mayors of the municipalities of Miami, Key Biscayne, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, and Cutler Bay.

What:This is the Bike305 Bike to Work Day Kick-off event by the Bike305 team of six Miami-Dade Mayors. Miami-Dade County residents are encouraged to leave their cars behind and ride their bicycles to work on this day, and commute this way every day. AvMed Health Plans is the premier partner for the Bike305 initiative,with partner Mack Cycle and Fitness providing bicycles & helmets for the Mayors on this bike to Work Day. The Bike305 initiative and its Bike to Work Day are 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 22, 2013, 8:00 a.m.

Where:Ride begins at University Metrorail Station in Coral Gables.
Metrorail University Station
5400 Ponce de Leon Boulevard
Coral Gables, Florida

Why:To make strides in developing a more livable, healthy and sustainable Miami-Dade community


Editor's Note: 8:00 a.m.: Photo opportunity

8:30 a.m.: Announcement by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and six other Miami-Dade mayors:
    Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado
    Key Biscayne Mayor Frank Caplan
    Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason
    Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner
    Palmetto Bay Mayor Shelley Stanczyk
    Cutler Bay Mayor Ed MacDougall

 

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