Coral Gables

Bike Walk Coral Gables takes place Sunday

Gables Bike Tours — which explore the 14 villages of Coral Gables — depart from the Coral Gables Museum at 10am on the third Sunday of every month.
Gables Bike Tours — which explore the 14 villages of Coral Gables — depart from the Coral Gables Museum at 10am on the third Sunday of every month. Courtesy of Robert Ruano

Bike Walk Coral Gables will be going on its next 10-mile bike tour on Sunday, Dec. 21.

All tours — which explore the 14 villages of Coral Gables — depart from the Coral Gables Museum at 10 a.m. on the third Sunday of every month.

George Merrick, the city’s founder, had planned 14 international themed villages for Coral Gables, but only seven were built. Each village has its own architectural style.

There are Chinese, Italian, Dutch South African, French City, French Country, French Normandy and Florida Pioneer villages of Coral Gables.

Each tour explores a different theme and route. Most are recommended for riders over the age of 10 and riders that can maintain a speed of 10 mph, although there are kid-friendly rides available.

Those who don’t have bikes can rent one, along with a helmet (required for children under 16) across the street from the Museum.

“The tour usually attracts about 50 people and is very family-friendly,” said Robert Ruano, the founding chairman of Bike Walk Coral Gables. “It is very much enjoyed by all.”

The cost per tour is $10 and $5 for Museum members and children under 12; space is limited. To reserve your spot call 305.603.8067. For rental information call 305.444.3206.

Tour guides ask that participants make sure their bicycles are in good condition and that they bring plenty of water.

For more info on the tours click here.

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