Commuters looking for a different way to work are invited to leave their cars at home and cycle to work in Coral Gables.
The city is partnering with Bike 305, a cycling group, to host a bike-to-work day gathering as part of the annual Miami-Dade County event. The Gables event starts 7:30 a.m. Friday morning at the Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave.
Riders will receive refreshments and the first 20 participants will receive a free Bike 305 shirt.
City officials hope the event will encourage cycling throughout the city and reduce vehicle traffic.
At 8 a.m. Friday, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez will lead a Bike to Work Day ride from the UM Metrorail station in Coral Gables to downtown Miami. Groups will gather at the Metrorail station at 7:30 a.m.
Similar events are happening this month in Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay and South Miami. More information about Miami-Dade County’s Bike 305 program is at www.miamidade.gov/bike305.
For more information on the Coral Gables event and cycling efforts, contact Jessica Keller, assistant public works director, at 305-460-5618 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information is also available at coralgables.com/bike.