Gables Bike Day Strolled Through Downtown Coral Gables for Its Seventh Year


Gables Bike Day returned to Downtown Coral Gables for its seventh year. The all-day event celebrated biking and walking on Sunday, March 25. Focused on creating a safe space for the community to walk and bike, Gables Bike Day featured bike tours, exercise classes, music, kids' bounce houses and a tricycle race. This family-fun day was made possible by the financial support of local sponsors, Baptist Health South Florida, Downtown Coral Gables, Wells Fargo, smartCenter Coral Gables and the City of Coral Gables. The event was organized by Bike Walk Coral Gables (BWCG).

Dr. Gillian A. Hotz, Ph.D., received this year's Cycling Walking Champion of the year award. Dr. Hotz started the Bike Safe program and is currently a University of Miami professor. The award was presented by former Coral Gables Commissioner Ralph Cabrera.

The epicenter of Gables Bike Day was in the park across from the historic Coral Gables City Hall, with car-free streets on Biltmore Way and Andalusia from Le Jeune Road to Segovia Street. Food trucks offered a variety of lunch options, free bike valet was offered by Green Mobility Network and free bike rentals powered by OFO. Shake 108 FM provided the sounds and Freddy Stebbins emceed. Exercise classes gave attendees a sense of Sunday Funday Fitness Fun, along with a variety of giveaways for all who attended.

Bike tours led by trained ride leaders on safe routes and guided by local experts provided riders with safety tips and city knowledge. BWCG offers regular bike tours on the third Sunday of every month departing from the Coral Gables Museum, in partnership with Bike Walk Coral Gables. Mark your calendars for our Bike & BBQ on Sunday, April 29, 2018, powered by OFO

Kenneth Garcia