Offering themed bike tours and an interactive Bike Rodeo
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Get ready to tour our City Beautiful from the seat of your bicycle on Saturday, March 27. A variety of themed family tours will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. for $15 per participant and tour. Tours require advanced ticket purchase per rider ages 5+ and include a safety lesson and goody bag filled with an event t-shirt, branded mask lanyard, bike pin, water, snacks and more. Tours are recommended for riders ages 10+ and riders that can maintain a speed of 10 mph. Children under age five may participate free of charge if they ride in a bike trailer or attached seat. Everyone must wear a helmet to participate.
Tours take approximately 1.5 hours and include a stop at the Coral Gables Farmers Market. Each tour will have frequent guided stops that require the use of a mask/face covering and for riders to abide by social distancing guidelines.
Tour 1 - Coral Rocks at 9 a.m. The Gables is all about coral rock! This tour takes riders to over eight significant coral rock homes to talk about the construction, age and significance of these homes that make up their own designated Coral Gables Historic District.
Tour 2 - Cool Canopies at 10 a.m. This tour offers plenty of shade! Traveling on some of Coral Gables most lovely streets, this tour focuses on the Gables’ notable tree canopy, which was the vision of City-founder, George Merrick! We will talk about size, age and species of these trees and their amazing health and environmental benefits.
Tour 3 - Merrick’s Farm to Farmers Market at 11 a.m. Did you know that Coral Gables City Founder George Merrick started off as a farmer? This tour will take riders to George’s boyhood home where we will talk about early Gables history, the Merrick House and family and growing your own food - as the Merricks did - with a final stop at the lovely Coral Gables Farmers Market. Participants are welcome to stay at the market or ride back with the ride leaders.
Tour 4 - Gables Kids Passport at 12 p.m. (1-hour tour for children ages 5+) As we travel to explore some of our favorite kid friendly places in the Gables, you and your kids will get a VIP tour of the Venetian Pool, a look at one of our newest neighborhood family parks, visit the Farmers Market and end with some play time at our favorite Youth Center playground. This tour starts with a fun children’s bike rodeo at the Youth Center.
Tour 5 - Coral Gables’ Crown Jewels at 1 p.m. This ride travels through Coral Gables past the Venetian Pool, DeSoto Fountain to the beautiful Biltmore Hotel. We will discuss its amazing history, architecture and importance in the story of the City Beautiful.
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