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Celebrate Bike Month with Biscayne – Everglades Greenway Ride!

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Green Mobility Network is proud to be partnering with Everglades Bicycle Club for the return of the Biscayne-Everglades Greenway ride.  Sponsored by Rails to Trails Conservancy, this FREE community event will tour riders through one of the only trail projects that connects two National Parks! Stretching from Biscayne National Park on the East and Everglades National Park on the west, this ride will showcase the unique natural landscape of South Florida. We hope you will join us!

*Helmets Required*

Visit our webpage dedicated to this ride for more details.

The Venetian Has Reopened!

Yesterday was the official re-opening of the Venetian Causeway connecting Miami to Miami Beach.  The Venetian is a fixture of the Miami skyline and has been a destination for runners, bikers and walkers for generations.  After six months of repairs, Miami gets its favorite bridge back! The day was celebrated with an official county ribbon-cutting ceremony and various community bike and run groups gathering for group rides and runs.  Congratulations to the all those involved with the completion of the project!

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Photo courtesy: Frankie Ruiz

Feature Image courtesy: Miami Herald

 

Upcoming Bike Coconut Grove Events

During March and early April the Grove will be the scene of lots of activities and events hosted by our partners at Bike Coconut Grove. Here’s a quick rundown:

  • Friday, March 4, 7:30-9 a.m. Bike to Work Day. In partnership with Arquitectonica, the event sponsor, Bike Coconut Grove will host a free breakfast for people who bike to or from work in Coconut Grove. The breakfast will be at the Bookstore in the Grove, 3390 Mary St. Your bike helmet is your ticket of admission. Please circulate our flyer for the event, which you can download here.
  • Sunday, March 6, 12-5 p.m. Gifford Lane Art Stroll. Bike Coconut Grove will provide free bike valet parking for this “only in the Grove” afternoon of art, fun, food, and music. Look for our bike corral on the swale near the Kirk Munroe tennis courts where Gifford meets Oak.
  • Wednesday, March 16, 7-9:30 p.m. Exclusive Miami screening of an exciting new documentary film, “Bikes vs. Cars” at the Cinepolis Cinema in Cocowalk. This is a fund-raiser to benefit Bike Coconut Grove sponsored by the Terra Group. “Bikes vs. Cars” tells the story of how five major world cities are struggling to deal with issues of traffic and congestion and how bicycling does or doesn’t fit into the picture. The cities are Los Angeles, Sao Paolo, Bogota, Copenhagen, and Toronto. The $25 tax-deductible ticket price includes refreshments and wine/beer beginning at 7. Film begins at 8. Free bike valet parking in the Cocowalk Garage (Grand Ave. entrance). Limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Register and purchase tickets here. Download and circulate the event flyer.
  • Saturday, April 2, 9 a.m.to 12 noon. Bike the Underline–“Spirit of the Grove” extravaganza at the Coconut Grove Metrorail station. Working closely with Glenn Terry and the Mango Repblic, Bike Coconut Grove is organizing games and activities to celebrate the spirit of the Grove. More news and details to come on our website and our Facebook page.

Miami Bike Month Events and Activities

Miami Bike Month 2016 is almost here!  The weather is beautiful, and there are plenty of rides and activities to fill your whole calendar.   Green Mobility Network is proud to be leading and supporting multiple rides events this year.  If you would like to join us this month, you can meet us at the following:

March 5: Palmetto Bay Annual Picnic Celebration

Join Mayor Flynn of Palmetto Bay and Green Mobility Network for a fun ride along Palmetto Bay neighborhood streets and greenways. Green Mobility and partners will be in attendance to help lead the ride and provide our awesome bike valet! Saturday March 5, from 11 am – 2 pm. Coral Reef Park, 7895 SW 152 Avenue.  More information about the ride can be found here.

March 12: Biscayne Everglades Greenway

Discover one of the few trail development projects with a goal to connect two national parks, right in our backyard!  The planned Biscayne Everglades Greenway is one of Green Mobility Network’s signature projects will eventually lead riders safely from Biscayne National Park to Everglades National Park with a combination of separated paths and protected greenways! Come get a taste of this amazing ride led by GMN board member Eric Tullberg!

March 20: 4G Gravel Grinder

If you prefer mud over asphalt, we got you covered! Join GMN board member Gary Mendenhall and his Gravel Grinders as he leads another annual Great Gater Gravel Grinder Ride down in Homestead.

 

 

Ludlam Trail Exhibit Video Tour Now Available

For the past 4 months, Coral Gables Museum opened its doors for the Ludlam Trail: Grassroots to Treetops exhibit.  It was an amazing success with over 17,000 patrons visiting and learning more about this important grassroots campaign.  For those that didn’t get a chance to view the exhibit in person, please enjoy this video tour produced by GMN’s program manager Eric Katz.

 

BIKE VALET Coming to Coconut Grove Arts Festival

GMNCGAFGreen Mobility Network is excited to be partnering with Coconut Grove Arts Festival to provide our hugely popular bike valet.  Our bike valet station will be located near the festival’s main entrance on McFarlane Rd.  Patrons are encouraged to avoid parking hassles and fees and instead take their bikes to the festival. If coming by transit, make sure to get off at the Coconut Grove metrorail station and head down 27th avenue (which just got a brand new bike lane!). Coconut Grove is a beautiful City of Miami neighborhood with a bike culture that continues to grow.  We are proud to aiding the festival in providing safe and effective parking solutions.

If you are interested in volunteering in bike valet, please email info@greenmobilitynetwork.org.