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Biscayne – Everglades Greenway Ride, March 12, 2017

Join Green Mobility Network our 10th Annual Biscayne – Everglades Greenway Ride this coming Sunday! The ride is FREE and riders can choose to ride a 14, 22 or 42 mile loop that stretches across two National Parks. Lite snacks and water will be provided. Make sure to bring a helmet!

BE AWARE THAT DAY LIGHT SAVINGS STARTS THAT SUNDAY! SET YOUR CLOCKS AHEAD 1 HOUR.

Miami-Dade Making an Effort to be Bike-Friendly

The Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization is hosting a Bike-Friendly Summit targeted at all Miami-Dade city mayors, city managers, public works directors, parks directors, local bike advocacy groups, universities and businesses who are interested in becoming officially designated as Bicycle-Friendly for the League of American Bicyclists. The Summit will provide attendees with information and data needed to complete their Bicycle-Friendly application. More information on programming and Agenda soon to come.

 

Bike Valet Returning to Coconut Grove Arts Festival

We are proud to be collaborating with Coconut Grove Arts Festival for another year of Bike Valet service. Last year was such a success that we are now providing to 2 bike valet locations instead of one. We encourage all CGAF attendees to consider the most comfortable and most convenient way to get to and from Miami’s most favorite art festival, ride a bike! Our GMN staff and volunteers will more than happy to keep your bike safe and secure while you enjoy the event.  Details on sight locations are soon to come. Remember bike valet is free, that’s right no cost!

Annual 4G Ride This Sunday!

Back for the 3rd installment is the southernmost un-southern gravel grinder in the States, The 4G.
So, save the date: March 20th, 2016 on your calendars. Then get your legs ready for either the 32 or 62 mile courses offered.
Like the previous two years, this ride is FREE! We will be taking up a voluntary donation for Radio Lollipop in honor or our cycling friend Meagan Wentworth during the event.
Even though there is no registration fee, you will have to sign in and get your wristband prior to the start of the ride. Riders will then have to stop along your chosen course to collect various colored wristbands along the way. These wristband locations will be marked on each course. To be eligible for placing and for other random prizes at the finish YOU MUST COLLECT ALL THE WRISTBANDS ALONG YOUR COURSE. NO EXCEPTIONS.


There will be volunteers manning rest stops along the courses stocked with water, energy drink, gels, whiskey and pickles. On the 32 mile course you will have two rest stops. For the 62 mile course you will have three rest stops.
We will have minimal sag support during the event in case there are any mechanical issues you cannot repair along the trail.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
All riders are responsible for carrying everything they need in to the trails with them. Please make sure you have water, food, tubes, tools and pumps on you during this ride. Some of the areas you are riding in to are not accessible to motor vehicles to get you out or aid you.
Hydration bags are strongly recommended.


The course will not be closed to road traffic. It is your responsibility to ride accordingly and obey all traffic laws while at traffic signals, signs and using caution at all crossings. Do not take any chances with yourself or the other riders while on this ride!


The event organizers, sponsors, volunteers/staff and anyone else involved with this event are not responsible for your safety or well-being. We cannot stress this enough…….YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOURSELF.

Click here for a map of the 62 mile loop.

Click here for a map of the 32 mile loop.


Thank you and see you there!

4G flyer
4G flyer

Biscayne -Everglades Greenway Ride a Huge Success

On March 13, 2016, the Miami-Dade community gathered at Homestead Sports Complex for the annual Biscayne – Everglades Greenway Ride.  Approximately 60 riders from all corners of the county joined in to discover and enjoy the beauty of this on-going trail project.  The ride was hosted by Green Mobility Network and the Everglades Bicycle Club, and sponsored by Rails to Trails Conservancy.

pic1The ride involved 3 distances totaling 14, 22 and 42 miles for each group.  Before the ride began, an opening ceremony included statements from GMN, EBC and Miami-Dade County District 8 Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava.  Commissioner Cava’s district represents the Homestead area and is fervent on building District 8 as the county’s Bicycle District. With her support and the community, South Dade will continue to build its already impressive trail network including South Dade Trail, Black Creek Trail, Old Cutler and now Biscayne – Everglades Greenway.

The Biscayne – Everglades Greenway will be one of the state’s only trails that connects two national parks (Biscayne National Park and Everglades National Park).  Many thanks to Everglades Bicycle Club, volunteer ride leaders, and all bicyclists who came out and enjoyed a beautiful day of riding. Special thanks to Rails to Trails Conservancy for supporting this amazing trail opportunity.