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For Immediate Release:
March 04, 2015
Media Contact:
Laura Phillips
laf@miamidade.gov
305-755-7842

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez to lead Bike305 ''Bike-To-Work Day'' Ride

Residents are encouraged to try cycling and leave their cars behind


(MIAMI, March 4, 2015) - The Department of Parks Recreation and Open Spaces is once again hosting the Bike305 Bike-to-Work Day Kick-Off event. This annual signature event highlights a calendar of cycling activities during March, which is “Bike305 Month” in Miami-Dade County.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez will join Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava and municipal Mayors, who will be demonstrating the ease of cycling to work, especially when combined with a trip on public transportation. Residents are asked to leave their cars behind, if only for this one day, to reduce traffic congestion and experience the stress-relieving health benefits of pedaling a bicycle.

Refreshments and free Bike305 T-Shirts will be distributed to commuters arriving by bicycle.  T-Shirt supplies are limited.

Bike305 is a collaboration of Miami-Dade County municipalities, Miami-Dade Transit, and cycling groups throughout South Florida, promoting healthy lifestyles and transportation alternatives through bike-friendly events, promotion of safe, connected bikeways, trails and greenways, and programs that teach safe-cycling skills to children and adults.

Bike305’s partnering municipalities include: Coral Gables; Cutler Bay; Doral; El Portal; Homestead; Key Biscayne; Miami; Miami Beach; Miami Gardens; Miami Shores; Miami Springs; North Miami; Palmetto Bay; Pinecrest; South Miami; Surfside; and Sunny Isles Beach.

Event sponsors include: Mack Cycle and Fitness; State Farm Agent Manny Miranda; No Boundaries; Miami Hitches; Shell Lumber; and Panther Coffee. 

WHO: Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Miami-Dade County District 8 Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, onvited mayors of the 17 Bike305 partnering municipalities include:

  1. Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason
  2. Cutler Bay Mayor Peggy Bell
  3. Doral Mayor Luigi Boria
  4. El Portal Mayor Claudia V. Cubillos
  5. Homestead Mayor Jeff Porter
  6. Key Biscayne Mayor Mayra Pena Lindsay
  7. Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado
  8. Miami Beach Mayor Phillip Levine
  9. Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert
  10. Miami Shores Mayor Herta Holly
  11. Miami Springs Mayor Zavier Garcia
  12. North Miami Mayor Smith Joseph
  13. Palmetto Bay Mayor Eugene Flinn
  14. Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner
  15. South Miami Mayor Phillip K. Stoddard
  16. Sunny Isles Beach Mayor George Scholl
  17. Surfside Mayor Daniel Dietch      

WHEN: Friday, March 6, 2015
            7:30 a.m.   Participants Arrive
            8 a.m. Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez provides opening remarks and starts the ride

WHERE: Vizcaya Metrorail Station 
              3201 SW 1 Avenue, Miami, FL  33145

For a complete calendar of Bike305 Month activities visit www.Bike305.com.