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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 (February 25, 2016)

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces is once again hosting the Bike305 Bike-to-Work Day event. This annual event highlights a calendar of cycling activities held throughout March, which is “Bike305 Month” in Miami-Dade County.

On Friday, March 4, 2016 at 8 a.m., Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Miami-Dade Parks Director Jack Kardys and municipal Mayors, will kick-off the “2016 Bike-to-Work Day” ride at the University of Miami Metrorail Station, 5400 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, demonstrating how easy it is to cycle to work, especially when combined with a trip on public transportation. Participants and cyclists are expected to arrive at 7:30 a.m.  Residents are asked to leave their cars behind and join the ride, if only for this one day, to reduce traffic congestion and experience the stress-relieving health benefits of pedaling a bike.

Free Bike305 T-Shirts will be distributed to the first 200 commuters who arrive on bicycle. Refreshments will also be available.

Bike305 is a collaboration of Miami-Dade County municipalities, Miami-Dade Transportation and Public Works Departments and South Florida cycling groups – all who encourage healthy lifestyles and transportation alternatives through bike-friendly events that connect bikeways, trails and greenways, as well as programs that teach safe-cycling skills to children and adults. 

Twenty-one municipalities are part of the Bike305 effort, welcoming the city of North Miami Beach as its most recent partner. 

Sponsors of the event include AvMed, Mack Cycle & Fitness and State Farm Agent Manny Miranda. 

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

Who:
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Miami-Dade Parks Director Jack Kardys and municipal Mayors
What:
"2016 Bike-to-Work-Day" Ride (March is "Bike305 Month" in Miami-Dade)
When:
March 04, 2016 — 08:00 a.m.
Where:
University of Miami Metrorail Station 5400 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, FL 33146
Editor's Note:
Members of the press are invited. Plenty of photo, video and interview opportunities. Participants and cyclists are expected to arrive at 7:30 a.m.