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.
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!
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!
Congratulations to Friends of the Underline for recently being awarded a grant by People for Bikes! The grant will support the start of Underline’s construction beginning at the north end at Brickell station. The grant will help pay for park amenities such as dog park, out door gym, improved landscaping and children’s playground. Construction is scheduled to begin in Fall of 2016. Click below for full press release.
People for Bikes Grant to the Underline
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!
Visit our webpage dedicated to this ride for more details.
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
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 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.