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Steeple Chase
Dec
16
10:00 AM10:00

Steeple Chase

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Hanukkah and Winter Solstice! Visit Gables' most beautiful houses of worship with special guest David Rifkind, Associate Professor of Architecture and Chair of FIU Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design. This holiday season, join us in celebrating our City's religious and architectural diversity! Feeling the spirit? Decorate your bike with holiday flair!

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Healthy Start!
Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

Healthy Start!

Start the New Year off right with special guest Maria Fleites, fitness instructor for City of Coral Gables Parks & Recreation. This tour will take us to some of our favorite City Parks where we will be led in guided exercise to stretch and tone our 2019 bodies!  All levels are welcomed and encouraged to attend!

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Simply DeGarmo
Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

Simply DeGarmo

Often called "Miami's Favorite Architect," Walter DeGarmo was the first registered architect in the Miami area and highly instrumental in adapting the Mission Revival and Mediterranean styles to the South Florida climate. Join us on an architectural journey through time and place as we visit landmark structures designed by Mr. DeGarmo and trace the progression of his architectural portfolio. Led by Coral Gables history buff Brett Gillis!

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South Dade Bike Trails
Sep
16
10:00 AM10:00

South Dade Bike Trails

  • Larry and Penny Thompson Memorial Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a special ride in South Miami-Dade, where there is always #MoreToExplore, to learn about their extensive trails network. Joined by County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, who represents the “Bike District,” the ride will show us ways in which the Gables can be more cycling friendly. This tour will start and end at Larry and Penny Thompson Memorial Park located at 12451 SW 184th Street.

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Tree Canopy Tour
Aug
19
10:00 AM10:00

Tree Canopy Tour

Coral Gables is an official Arbor City USA! Discover the incredible variety of tree species that help provide shade on hot summer days. Kiki Mutis, environmental science educator, will help identify plant species, teach us about their cool characteristics, and remind us of their many benefits.

This ride is family friendly!

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Coral ROCKS! Gables Bike Tour
Jul
15
10:00 AM10:00

Coral ROCKS! Gables Bike Tour

You’ve seen them - those incredibly charming coral rock homes! They dot the residential landscape of Coral Gables (and Greater Miami) reminding us of a simpler time. Christine Rupp, director of Dade Heritage Trust, will lead this guided tour down shady tree-lined streets to see this cute collection of historic homes. This tour's last stop will be the birthplace of coral rocks - Venetian Pool. So, bring your bathing suit if you're feeling like some summer fun! This ride is family friendly!

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Dreamer of Dreams
Jun
17
10:00 AM10:00

Dreamer of Dreams

Join us for a special Father's Day tour to celebrate the life work of city founder, George Merrick, in developing Coral Gables. Visit his family's plantation, the cottage he built for his wife, the Merricks' final home in the Gables, and his favorite building built in the Gables. The story of Coral Gables and the Merricks is one of hopes and dreams, hard work and dedication, ups and downs, and, ultimately, the creation of the City Beautiful. Led by Coral Gables history buff Brett Gillis!

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Simply DeGarmo
May
20
10:00 AM10:00

Simply DeGarmo

Often called "Miami's Favorite Architect," Walter DeGarmo was the first registered architect in the Miami area and highly instrumental in adapting the Mission Revival and Mediterranean styles to the South Florida climate. Join us on an architectural journey through time and place as we visit landmark structures designed by Mr. DeGarmo and trace the progression of his architectural portfolio. Led by Coral Gables history buff Brett Gillis!

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Bike & BBQ - Powered by ofo
Apr
29
10:00 AM10:00

Bike & BBQ - Powered by ofo

Work up an appetite on this group ride from the Coral Gables Museum through our lush city streets to Matheson Hammock Park, a 1930s New Deal development that remains as Coral Gables’ largest public park. Enjoy the historic coral rock buildings, nature trails, and picnic pavilions and be rewarded with delicious grilled hotdogs and burgers (included with tour price). This long 12-mile ride is not recommended for children under 10 years old.
 

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Think Fink!
Jul
16
10:00 AM10:00

Think Fink!

Learn about the impact of Coral Gables’ most important artist, Denmark Fink. As the first Artistic Advisor to the 1920’s planned community, Fink made an imprint all over the City Beautiful.   First, discover the new exhibit “The Life and Art of Denmark Fink,” then ride to explore his entrances, plazas, and spring-fed Venetian Pool, and end with an air-conditioned stop at UM Special Collections to see rarely-seen original artwork by Fink. Led by Coral Gables history buff Brett Gillis!

Presented in partnership with the Coral Gables Museum and powered by Whole Foods Market. Bike rentals and helmets (required for children under 16) are available at No Boundaries (305-444-3206), conveniently located across the street from the Museum at 220 Aragon Avenue. Approximately 2 hrs.

$10; $5 for members of Bike Walk Coral Gables or Coral Gables Museum and children under 12

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Bike Through Bahamian History
Jun
18
10:00 AM10:00

Bike Through Bahamian History

Celebrate Father’s Day on two wheels as we explore the crucial role that Bahamian settlers had in the creation of Coral Gables and Coconut Grove. Learn about the history of the Bahamian immigrants in the MacFarlane Homestead Historic District and discover the beginnings of the neighborhood and the stories each building has to offer. 

Presented in partnership with the Coral Gables Museum and powered by Whole Foods Market. Bike rentals and helmets (required for children under 16) are available at No Boundaries (305-444-3206), conveniently located across the street from the Museum at 220 Aragon Avenue. Approximately 2 hrs.

$10; $5 for members of Bike Walk Coral Gables or Coral Gables Museum and children under 12

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Leading Ladies
May
21
10:00 AM10:00

Leading Ladies

Enjoy another Sunday with Mom, and take a ride together through women’s history! From the earliest days of Coral Gables, women have played a prominent role in shaping the community, including establishing many of our community institutions. This bike ride is open to all ages and genders. 

Presented in partnership with the Coral Gables Museum and powered by Whole Foods Market. Bike rentals and helmets (required for children under 16) are available at No Boundaries (305-444-3206), conveniently located across the street from the Museum at 220 Aragon Avenue. Approximately 2 hrs.

$10; $5 for members of Bike Walk Coral Gables or Coral Gables Museum and children under 12

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Fifth Annual Bike & BBQ
Apr
23
10:00 AM10:00

Fifth Annual Bike & BBQ

UHealth & the Lennar Foundation Medical Center presents the 5th Annual Bike & BBQ. Work up an appetite on this group ride from the Gables Museum through our lush city streets to Matheson Hammock Park, a 1930s New Deal development that remains as Coral Gables’ largest public park. Enjoy the historic coral rock buildings, nature trails and picnic pavilions where we will reward ourselves with delicious grilled hotdogs and burgers (included with tour price). This is a long ride - 12 miles! Because of the length of this ride, it is not recommended for children under 10 years old.

Presented in partnership with the Coral Gables Museum and powered by Whole Foods Market. Bike rentals and helmets (required for children under 16) are available at No Boundaries (305-444-3206), conveniently located across the street from the Museum at 220 Aragon Avenue. Approximately 2 hrs.

$10; $5 for members of Bike Walk Coral Gables or Coral Gables Museum and children under 12

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Plan Z
Mar
19
10:00 AM10:00

Plan Z

Meet architect Bernard Zyscovich, and learn about Plan Z, his proposal to convert Rickenbacker Causeway into Rickenbacker Park. Then ride to Alice Wainwright Park to view the causeway and experience its stunning views.  By reprogramming, re-imagining and expanding the capabilities of an existing structure and system in the city, Plan Z seeks think more resourcefully about the untapped potential in existing urban landscapes. Because of the length of this ride, it is not recommended for children under 10 years old.

Presented in partnership with the Coral Gables Museum. Bike rentals and helmets (required for children under 16) are available at No Boundaries (305-444-3206), conveniently located across the street from the Museum at 220 Aragon Avenue. Approximately 2 hrs.

$10; $5 for Museum members and children under 12

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Art Successes: Coral Gables' Public Art Path
Feb
19
10:00 AM10:00

Art Successes: Coral Gables' Public Art Path

Take a ride through the history and variety of public artworks nestled within the City Beautiful’s commercial and residential districts. Notice what makes each piece exceptional and learn about their contributions to Coral Gables’ love of the arts. This tour will be led by guest expert Catherine Cathers, Arts & Culture Specialist for the City’s Historical Resources and Cultural Arts Department.

Presented in partnership with the Coral Gables Museum. Bike rentals and helmets (required for children under 16) are available at No Boundaries (305-444-3206), conveniently located across the street from the Museum at 220 Aragon Avenue. Approximately 2 hrs.

$10; $5 for Museum members and children under 12

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Sister Cities
Jan
15
10:00 AM10:00

Sister Cities

Did you know that Coral Gables had sisters? Start with a tour of the exhibit “Coral Gables’ Sister Cities: Partners in Peace,” then ride to explore and uncover the connections between Coral Gables and her sister cities: Aix-en-Provence, France; Cartagena, Colombia; Granada, Spain; La Antigua, Guatemala; and Pavia, Italy.   

Presented in partnership with the Coral Gables Museum. Bike rentals and helmets (required for children under 16) are available at No Boundaries (305-444-3206), conveniently located across the street from the Museum at 220 Aragon Avenue. Approximately 2 hrs.

$10; $5 for Museum members and children under 12

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The Villages
Dec
18
10:00 AM10:00

The Villages

Did you know that City Founder George Merrick planned 14 international-themed villages for Coral Gables, but only seven were built? You will be amazed at the architectural styles from around the world that exist right here in our own backyard. On this ten-mile ride, you will visit the Chinese, Italian, Dutch South African, French City, French Country, French Normandy, and Florida Pioneer Villages of Coral Gables.

Presented in partnership with the Coral Gables Museum. Bike rentals and helmets (required for children under 16) are available at No Boundaries (305-444-3206), conveniently located across the street from the Museum at 220 Aragon Avenue. Approximately 2 hrs.

$10; $5 for Museum members and children under 12

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Cuban Architecture
Nov
20
10:00 AM10:00

Cuban Architecture

Start with a tour of the new exhibit “Cuban Architects At Home and In Exile”, then ride to explore the Cuban-side of Coral Gables. With approximately 23,000 Cuban-American residents, Coral Gables is abound with Cuban influence. Explore Cuban monuments, businesses, architecture and art!

Presented in partnership with the Coral Gables Museum. Bike rentals and helmets (required for children under 16) are available at No Boundaries (305-444-3206), conveniently located across the street from the Museum at 220 Aragon Avenue. Approximately 2 hrs.

$10; $5 for Museum members and children under 12

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Ghost Tour
Oct
16
10:00 AM10:00

Ghost Tour

Want to explore Coral Gables’ history from a haunted perspective? Join us for a ghoulish ride to discover old murder mysteries, spooky ghost stories, and local folklore. This is the perfect Halloween activity. Tropical Zombie Casual attire is encouraged!

Presented in partnership with the Coral Gables Museum. Bike rentals and helmets (required for children under 16) are available at No Boundaries (305-444-3206), conveniently located across the street from the Museum at 220 Aragon Avenue. Approximately 2 hrs.

$10; $5 for Museum members and children under 12

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Find Your Park
Sep
18
10:00 AM10:00

Find Your Park

Bring your friends and family to join the celebration of the National Park Service’s Centennial. Start with an exhibit tour of “This Land Is Your Land,” then ride to discover new parks or experience your favorite parks in a new way on this leisurely ride as we visit public lands in our own backyard.

Presented in partnership with the Coral Gables Museum. Bike rentals and helmets (required for children under 16) are available at No Boundaries (305-444-3206), conveniently located across the street from the Museum at 220 Aragon Avenue. Approximately 2 hrs.

$10; $5 for Museum members and children under 12

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Coral Rocks
Aug
21
10:00 AM10:00

Coral Rocks

Why was our city named Coral Gables? Join us on this charming bike tour to find out! Tour the earliest homes of Coral Gables, all built of local coral rock. Each craft style, historic building tells a story. This bike route is short and shady - great for families. The last stop will be the Venetian Pool, where riders may optionally end the tour (bring towels, swim suits, and bike locks).*Kid-friendly!

Presented in partnership with the Coral Gables Museum. Bike rentals and helmets (required for children under 16) are available at No Boundaries (305-444-3206), conveniently located across the street from the Museum at 220 Aragon Avenue. Approximately 2 hrs.

$10; $5 for Museum members and children under 12

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Shady Streets
Jul
17
10:00 AM10:00

Shady Streets

Enjoy a leisurely ride down some the Gables’ shadiest streets - we mean the trees, not the people who live there!  On this tour, you will learn about the lush, diverse tree scape that makes Coral Gables the “City Beautiful”.  We will be just in time for the Royal Poincianas in full bloom!

Presented in partnership with the Coral Gables Museum. Bike rentals and helmets (required for children under 16) are available at No Boundaries (305-444-3206), conveniently located across the street from the Museum at 220 Aragon Avenue. Approximately 2 hrs.

$10; $5 for Museum members and children under 12

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