Coral Gables

Coral Gables, other cities participate in Miami-Dade County Bike to Work day

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, front left, County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava and County Parks director Jack Kardys lead the annual Miami-Dade Bike To Work event leaving the Vizcaya Metrorail in March 2015.
Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, front left, County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava and County Parks director Jack Kardys lead the annual Miami-Dade Bike To Work event leaving the Vizcaya Metrorail in March 2015. wmichot@miamiherald.com

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 jkeller@coralgables.com. Additional information is also available at coralgables.com/bike.

Lance Dixon: 305-376-3708, @LDixon_3

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