After a short while last week when we weren’t sure if Bike Miami Days would be able to come back for an October date, it has now been confirmed the event is on thanks to the amazing generosity of the City of Miami Police officers that will donate their time to make it happen. This event will also mark the last Bike Miami Day or Ride that Mayor Manny Diaz will hold while in office, as his term comes to an end in November. I sincerely hope that whoever wins the mayoral race (coughnotregaladocough) continues the legacy Diaz leaves in place in promoting an emergent bicycling culture in Miami.
Here are the dates for the two upcoming events.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
This 2-hour-ish, Police-escorted ride will explore the MiMo District of the City of Miami, located north of the Design District along Biscayne Blvd. I don’t have a route map, but here is a Google Map of the MIMO/Upper East Side NET Office, starting point for this ride.
Though this ride happens the same day that Yom Kippur starts in the evening, we are planning to be there as this isn’t that far from our home and we can be back in time to prepare.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Event page on Facebook
This will be a full-on, 6-hour, Downtown-closed-to-motorists event, the first one after the summer break. Information about this event will surely start to trickle in over the next few weeks so keep an eye peeled to the Bike Miami Blog (to which you can subscribe to receive updates via email) and the Bike Miami Facebook page for news.
This event falls right at the start of the Jewish holy day of Sukkot, so my wife and I will not be present. Nevertheless, we are ecstatic that the proper means could be found for Bike Miami Days to come back, and exhort everyone who can to attend.