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:
- Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason
- Cutler Bay Mayor Peggy Bell
- Doral Mayor Luigi Boria
- El Portal Mayor Claudia V. Cubillos
- Homestead Mayor Jeff Porter
- Key Biscayne Mayor Mayra Pena Lindsay
- Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado
- Miami Beach Mayor Phillip Levine
- Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert
- Miami Shores Mayor Herta Holly
- Miami Springs Mayor Zavier Garcia
- North Miami Mayor Smith Joseph
- Palmetto Bay Mayor Eugene Flinn
- Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner
- South Miami Mayor Phillip K. Stoddard
- Sunny Isles Beach Mayor George Scholl
- 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.