Coral Gables

Coral Gables Museum wins bicycle-friendly business award

The Coral Gables Museum won a Silver Designation Bicycle Friendly Business Award on Wednesday from the League of American Bicyclists.

The Gables Museum was the only South Florida business in 2015 recognized, joining 161 others across the country this year for being bicycle friendly.

To date, more than 950 local businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies across the United States have received this designation for their efforts to transform the workplace, according to spokeswoman Tania Longest.

“Since we opened four years ago, we have continuously promoted bicycling as an alternative means of transportation, the virtues of a bicycling culture and offered educational programs and exhibits that encourage employees and visitors to ride,” said Christine Rupp, director of the Coral Gables Museum.

In March 2015, the museum debuted two bicycle-friendly exhibits: the third annual ARTcycle, an exhibit and public art installation that merges the Miami art scene with the Miami bike movement; and “The Underline: Make It Yours,” an educational exhibit that introduces visitors to the plan to redevelop and enhance the M-Path, the bikeway that runs beneath the Metrorail from Brickell to Dadeland.

In celebration of National Bike Month, the museum is hosting a free Gallery Night Bike Night on Friday, May 1, from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be several exhibits, bike checkups, rum tastings and more.

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