To have a great day, you must pedal away! March is Bike Month in our sunshine state (National Bike Month is in May, but Florida celebrates it in March due to favorable weather). If you are thinking of giving cycling a try, this is the time to take a ride. Florida Bike Month promotes healthy lifestyle choices and promotes its mission of creating a bicycling network of sharing best practices to educate, advocate and to build awareness as a unified voice. Florida thrives in making this a state where bicycling is safe, respected and encouraged as a means of transportation and recreation.
There is no doubt that bike safety programs, partnerships and bicycling community events help promote and encourage bicycling activities. The School Board of Miami-Dade County has endorsed programs promoting National Bike to School Day to promote safe bicycling skills and activities throughout the entire District. All schools participate in different ways by conducting festivities and events that encourage bicycling to school.
School board member Dr. Larry Feldman champions this program in schools and works closely with his communities to take a step further by conducting events that promote healthy lifestyles. This year Dr. Feldman will host the 8th Annual Community Bike Day event in conjunction with the Village of Pinecrest to encourage and enhance student and family participation in active healthy living. This year, the event has expanded and opened to not only bikers but also runners and walkers. This is a great opportunity for residents to experience Pinecrest’s trails, parks, and historic destinations.
The #BikeRunWalk2018 event will feature an information fair that starts at 9 a.m., followed by a bike ride around the Pinecrest neighborhood. School board and Village of Pinecrest Police officers will ride along with the riders on the 2-, 4-, and 8-mile loops. Miami’s Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and Bike 305 will give away over 200 helmets and conduct helmet fittings, and University of Miami Bike Safe will be on hand to provide students with bike safety points through their Bike Rodeo. The event will end with a raffle, some giveaways include brand-new bicycles as well as entertainment tickets and many other items thanks to the gracious donations of Panter, Panter and Sampedro Law Firm and Mack Cycle.
This free community event is made possible through the collaborative effort of the school board office of board member Dr. Larry Feldman and the Village of Pinecrest and with the generous support of area businesses and community organizations from the Pinecrest area. For information about this event please contact Dr. Larry Feldman office at 305-995-1334.
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