Gables Bike Day 2012 gets spirited rollout at Tarpon Bend
Organizers and sponsors of the second annual Gables Bike Day held a launch party Tuesday evening, Oct. 2, at Tarpon Bend, 65 Miracle Mile.
Cycling enthusiasts and guests enjoyed complimentary appetizers and refreshments as Gables Bike Day 2012 activities and details were presented. Participants also bid on bikes and gear in a silent auction.
Gables Bike Day returns on Sunday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., for its second year to celebrate healthy activities and green means of transportation in Coral Gables.
Presented by Miracle Mile and downtown Coral Gables, Gables Bike Day 2012 will bring back activities such as the bike tours of Coral Gables, kids’ activities, live bands, bike polo, local restaurants and many of Miami’s bike shops. New activities include skate park demonstrations, roller derby, yoga, karate and a Halloween costume contest.
The entire route — Miracle Mile and Ponce de Leon Boulevard between Miracle Mile and Palermo Avenue — will be packed with stops for the entire family to enjoy.
Following the 2011 inaugural event, the volunteer organizers created Bike Walk Coral Gables, the non-profit organization producing Gables Bike Day. Proceeds from this event, as well as the year-round monthly bicycle tours with partner Coral Gables Museum, will promote safe biking and walking in Coral Gables.
This year’s sponsors include Miracle Mile and downtown Coral Gables, city of Coral Gables, University of Miami, Vessel Design, Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables, Kingdom of the Netherlands, No Boundaries, Mack Cycle, TD Bank, Don and Jeannett Slesnick, DecoBike, Rotary Club of Coral Gables, Miami-Dade County, Sun Revolution for the Planet, Cabrera Benefits Group and Yelp.com.
Photos by Betty Alvarez / Events Photographer