Take a bike ride through Coral Gables without worrying about some jerk in a Mercedes cutting you off this Sunday thanks to Gables Bike Day, a day dedicated to the celebration of healthy activities and green transportation. Miracle Mile's eastbound lanes and Ponce de Leon will be closed for auto traffic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to make room for rollerbladers, bike riders, walkers and people who just want to walk in the street without getting run over by cars.
Building on the success of last year’s event that attracted almost 4,000 attendees, Gables Bike Day 2012 will bring back activities such as the bike tours of Coral Gables, kids’ activities, live bands, bike polo, plus culinary offerings by local restaurants and many of Miami’s bike shops. The entire route will be packed with plenty of stops for the entire family to enjoy. New activities include skate park demonstrations, roller derby, yoga, karate, a Halloween costume contest and more. Nil Lara and Afro Kumbe will be performing at Ponce Circle Park.
Gables Bike Day, Sunday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Ponce de Leon and Miracle Mile. More info at www.gablesbikeday.com.
Mayor Manny Diaz greets a young girl enjoying the many activities from Bike Miami Days. Photo:Jorge R. Perez