On Tuesday, March 5, 2013, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez officially kicked-off the new BIKE305 collaborative initiative aimed to promote health and wellness through cycling and to proclaim March as being “Bike305 Month.” The Bike305 initiative included a Bike to Work Day and a month-long calendar of events and activities for the public to enjoy by bike. Bike305 serves as another example of how the Miami-Dade County Parks and Open Space Master Plan continues to make strides in developing a more livable, healthy and sustainable Miami-Dade community.
With mayors from municipalities situated along a 27-mile stretch of paved trails on the eastern edge of the County, partnering and participating in the ceremony at the Stephen P. Clark Government Center were: Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, Key Biscayne Mayor Frank Caplan, Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason, Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner, Palmetto Bay Mayor Shelley Stanczyk and Cutler Bay Mayor Ed MacDougall.
Bike305’s premier sponsor is AvMed Health Plans. Additional participating sponsors include: Mack Cycle and Fitness, the Everglades Bicycle Club, Bike Walk Coral Gables, University of Miami, UM BikeSafe, U-Bike, Green Mobility Network, Miami Bike Scene, and Emerge Miami.