If you’re looking for something fun and educational to do outdoors, consider a bicycle tour through “The City Beautiful,” Coral Gables. The third Sunday of each month, The City of Coral Gables and the Coral Gables Museum will host a two-hour bike tour, with different monthly themes. The tour begins at 10 a.m. at the Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave.
Each tour offers a different theme and route! Tours start at the Coral Gables Museum and include museum admission. Bike tours are presented by Bike Walk Coral Gables in partnership with the Coral Gables Museum. You will need to bring your own bike. Helmets are required for children under 16.
Each tour lasts approximately 2 hours and costs $10 per adult; or $5 for Museum members and children under 12. Click HERE to get tickets.
Here is a list of upcoming themes:
February 19: Capture Coral Gables
Capture Coral Gables is the Coral Gables Museum’s annual photography contest which focuses on the city and its inhabitants as inspiration and subject matter. This tour will visit scenic sites to help you shoot an entry for this year’s competition. Presented in partnership with the Dade Heritage Trust.
March 19: Art in the City/Gables Cycle Day
The Coral Gables Art in Public Places Program commissions, acquires, and exhibits new art throughout the city. This tour will visit some of the best pieces from this important program.
April 16: Bike and BBQ/Gables Cycle Day
Join us for the most popular bike tour of the year: a ride to Matheson Hammock Park and a picnic at the historic pavilion. This tour leaves from the Coral Gables Youth Center (405 University Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33134). Presented in partnership with the Dade Heritage Trust.
May 21: Montgomery Botanical Center
The Montgomery Botanical Center (MBC) is a research center and lush garden of international palms and cycads located right here in Coral Gables. Bring your family and come see the full Monty. Tour starts and ends at the Montgomery Botanical Center, 11901 Old Cutler Road. Presented in partnership with the Dade Heritage Trust.
June 18: Royal Poinciana Fiesta
Celebrate the magnificent Flame Tree on this tour of our best Royal Poincianas in full flower. Presented with the Tropical Flowering Tree Society as part of the annual Royal Poinciana Fiesta festival. Presented in partnership with the Dade Heritage Trust.
July 16: Living with Water
South Florida is vulnerable to storm surges, king tides, and potential sea level rise, and Coral Gables is preparing for the time when we may see more water more often. Ride with us and see the most vulnerable locations and how we will manage tides, storms, and other water events in the future.
August 20: The Historic Buildings of Phineas Paist
Phineas Paist (1873-1937) was the supervising architect for the Coral Gables Corporation. His buildings include City Hall, the Venetian Pool, the Colonnade Building, and the San Sebastian Apartment Hotel. His work is part of the glue that holds the image of Coral Gables together. Presented in partnership with the Dade Heritage Trust.
September 17: Tour of Parks: A Coral Gables Cycle Day Event
On this tour, we will be traveling into space. Open space. The founders of Coral Gables knew that people want safe, beautiful places to be outside and to get close to nature. Come with us to visit some of the oldest and newest spaces in the City. No rocket required.
October 15: Coral Gables Confidential
Beneath the surface of the City Beautiful are examples of human nature that are not so attractive. Bad behavior abounds on this tour of some of our notable naughty neighbors. It’s a spooky season special event led by former Mayor Don Slesnick. Presented in partnership with the Dade Heritage Trust.
November 19: Discover Coconut Grove
Coconut Grove is one of Miami’s oldest neighborhoods and is a diverse mix of old and new. This tour visits historic sites, tree-lined streets, and bayfront parks for a complete look at one of Miami’s most desirable areas. Presented in partnership with the Dade Heritage Trust.
December 17: Literally Coral Gables
It’s no fiction, the literary history of Coral Gables includes bookshops, libraries, and even a few writers. Mitch Kaplan, the owner of Books & Books, will lead the first edition of this novel tour of the written word in Coral Gables.
Parking (if you are arriving by vehicle with bikes attached)
There is a city garage conveniently located across from the Museum at 220 Aragon Ave., as well as an additional metered parking lot on the opposite side of the museum entrance, at 338 Giralda Ave. Metered street parking is also available along Aragon Avenue and Giralda Avenue.
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