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!
Photo courtesy: Frankie Ruiz
Feature Image courtesy: Miami Herald
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.
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.
Green 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of The Underline in partnership with Baptist South Miami Hospital will be hosting an exhibit tour, panel discussion and yoga demonstration at the new Underline exhibit located in the hospital’s main lobby. Attend to learn more about how walkable communities promote healthier lifestyles. See flyer below and make sure to RSVP through Eventbrite.
Underline South Miami Hospital Flyer
The Ludlam Trail campaign continues to pick up steam as we cross into 2016. The past 4 months have been very exciting as Friends of Ludlam Trail launched a series of Ludlam Days events along the Ludlam corridor. Our community building plan for Ludlam Days was officially kicked-off in October 2015 when the Ludlam Trail: Grassroots to Treetops museum exhibit was unveiled at Coral Gables Museum.
Ever since the exhibit went public, FOLT has boldly set out to accomplish exactly what it shared at the exhibit. View this video tour by exhibit co-curator Eric Katz.