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Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez to Lead Bike305, Bike to Work Day Ride

Residents are encouraged to get on their bikes and leave their cars behind!

MIAMI (February 23, 2018)

Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces is hosting the 2018 Bike305 Bike to Work Day event, which kicks-off a calendar of cycling activities throughout March. March has also been designated as “Bike305 Month” in Miami-Dade County.

On Friday, March 2, 2018 at 8 a.m., Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Miami-Dade Parks Director Maria I. Nardi and municipal Mayors, will kick-off the 2018 Bike to Work Day at the University 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 by 6:45 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.

Special recognition will be presented to the Bike305 Family of the Year, the Bourgeois family and the Bike305 Municipality of the Year, the City of North Miami Beach.

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-three municipalities are currently partners with the Bike305 movement with the goal of having all 34 municipalities on board within the next several years.

For a complete calendar of Bike305 Month activities, visit

WHO:             Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Miami-Dade Parks Director Maria I. Nardi and municipal Mayors

WHAT:          “2018 Bike to Work Day” Ride

                        (March is Bike305 Month in Miami-Dade)

WHEN:          Friday, March 2, 2018

                        6:45 a.m.             Participants and cyclists arrive

                        8 a.m.                 Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez kicks-off the ride

WHERE:      University Metrorail Station

                       5400 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, FL 33146