With COVID-19 protocols in place, Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces celebrates Bike305 Month (March) by hosting the 9th Annual Bike305 Bike to Work Day event on Friday, March 5th — a day for residents to ride a bike to work even if, for many, it’s to and from their new workplaces at home, to show support for the event.
At 8 a.m., Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade County Parks Director Maria I. Nardi, municipal mayors and residents from across Miami-Dade County will kick off the event at the University Metrorail Station, 5400 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, demonstrating how easy it is to cycle to work, especially when combined with a trip on public transportation.
Participants are encouraged to arrive by 7:15 a.m. to receive a free Bike305 performance shirt and a free Bike305 bicycle helmet, with a customized fitting. Masks are required at the event site and social distancing will be enforced. Hand-sanitizing stations will be prominently positioned ready for use.
At 8:15 a.m., Mayor Levine Cava and Director Nardi will lead the group on The Underline for a 7.6 mile bike ride to the Stephen P. Clark Government Center in Downtown Miami where cyclists will be greeted by a cheering squad. Refreshments will be provided by Latin House. The Miami-Dade County Police Department will escort the group on bikes, motorcycles and vehicles to ensure a safe, seamless ride through the intersections. Members of the Everglades Bicycle Club will help guide participants.
Participants can board Metrorail with their bikes and ride the train to University Metrorail Station or any destination on the rail line, free of charge (Metrorail fares are still suspended, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.)
The event is sponsored by AvMed, Mack Cycle & Fitness, and Latin House, all longtime sponsors of Bike305.
For more information, contact Bike305 Manager Sue Kawalerski: firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-978-2233.