Category Archives: Bike Ride

Good times at Pinecrest Community Bike Day

Congratulations to the Village of Pinecrest and Dr. Lawrence Feldman from Miami-Dade Public Schools for hosting the 8th annual Pinecrest Community Bike Day! The event began at 9am at the beautiful Pinecrest Gardens where riders were welcomed with a community fair complete with DJ, food trucks and a collection of sponsors and community organizations handing out plenty of free give-aways!

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(Left to Right) Eric Katz of Green Mobility Network, Dr. Lawrence Feldman of Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Mayor Cindy Lerner from Village of Pinecrest

The event helped spread awareness toward the Village’s strive to become more bike and pedestrian friendly.  All riders were provided free safety gear from local sponsors and were given a quick bike safety workshop by UM Bike Safe just before the group ride began.  Green Mobility Network was proud to be in attendance and help spread news about existing neighborhood trails such as the South Dade Trail, Red Road Linear Park, Old Cutler Trail new incoming trail projects such the Snapper Creek and Ludlam Trail. Many thanks to the Village for inviting us to attend this wonderful community event!

South Dade Bike Events this Weekend

Florida Bike Month is underway and Miami-Dade’s unofficial Bicycle District (District 8) is leading the charge with 2 exciting events this weekend.  GMN will have a presence at both events so be sure to come say hi and grab some GMN swag! Many thanks to Village of Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay and Miami-Dade District 8 for continuing to advocate for safer and healthier streets for all modes.

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Mayor Flinn of Palmetto Bay is leading a bike ride this year prior to a community picnic. All participants will receive a raffle ticket and will be automatically entered to win a prize. The ride is in cooperation with County’s “Bike 305 Connecting Communities” program. Helmets are mandatory! If you’re interested in participating in the Mayor’s Bike Ride, please pre-register here before March 3. The ride will depart at 9:30 am from Coral Reef Park. Green Mobility Network will be in attendance with FREE bike valet!

 

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Join the Village of Pinecrest for their annual Community Bike Ride Day.  After a guided bike tour, riders will enjoy free give-aways from an array of sponsors and community organizations.  Green Mobility Network will have a table and provide all with free bike maps and other cool swag!

Big Ride Spreads Word for Affordable Housing

The 2015 Bike & Build campaign is a effort led by young, engaged cyclists who are raising awareness about the affordable housing crisis across the United States.  For 75 days, the 31-member team begins at the Atlantic ocean of New Haven CT, and pedals all the way until they reach the Pacific ocean at Half Moon Bay, CA. Yup, across the entire country by bike!

Throughout the trip, the group raises money and periodically stops to volunteer for organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together, and Youth Build USA. One of the riders is a  Miamian and FIU alum, Daniela Ruiz.  Months before the trip, Daniela was passionately seeking donors to help sponsor her ride.   Thankfully, Daniela was able to reach her $4,500 goal, with more donations still coming in! If you would like to support her ride with a donation click here!

Bike & Build is an independent non-profit that has contributed more than $4.5 million to housing groups to fund projects planned and executed by young adults. Through pre-arranged gifts, Bike & Build funds affordable housing projects executed by its participants in communities where their events begin. Through their grant program, Bike & Build  identifies and supports exciting projects involving young people all throughout the nation. Bike & Build also supports local affordable housing organizations along each route through on-the-road donations.

The last time we spoke with Daniela, their group had crossed the Illinois border.  We will continue to check up on the group and celebrate their ride completion, scheduled in August.  Great job guys, just over 2,000 miles to go!

May Miami Beach Community Bicycle Ride

Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 9:00 AM SHARP at the Miami Beach Bicycle Center, 601 5th Street (corner of 5th St & Washington Ave) the Miami Beach Police Department will provide us with an escort throughout the entire ride. This will ensure your safety and also allow us to continuously ride without having to stop for regular traffic.  We will provide you with a cold bottle of water at the midway point of the ride.  Be sure to show your appreciation by thanking the officers for the great job they do.

Since May is National Bike Month, the City of Miami Beach has started a Bicycle Safety Campaign in coordination with the Police Department. As part of the campaign, they will be joining us with the purpose of highlighting bicycle safety for all attendees. Bicycle Safety materials will be distributed before the ride. Let’s all set a good example and be sure to wear a helmet!

The bike shop will be open at 8:15 am.  This will give you plenty of time to arrive and register.  Every rider needs to register before each ride.  Remember, it is FREE for everyone who would like to participate.  All you need to do is bring your own bike and helmet.  If you have visitors, you can call and rent a bicycle and helmet for the ride.  Quantities are limited so please call in advance.