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Coral Gables Bike Tour

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.

You will need to bring your own bike. Helmets are required for children under 16 and everyone will need fill out this form and include the signed waiver.

Here is a list of the remaining upcoming themes for 2024:

• April 21: Bike and BBQ/Gables Cycle Day
Join 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 Dr, Coral Gables, FL 33134). Presented in partnership with the City of Coral Gables and Dade Heritage Trust. *This is a long ride (11.5 miles) and is not recommended for small children.

• May 19: 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.

• June 16: Royal Poinciana Fiesta
Celebrate the magnificent Flame Tree on this tour of the city's 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 21: Cool Canopies Tour
Enjoy a leisurely ride down some of Gables’ shadiest streets. On this tour, guided by a local expert, learn about the lush treescape that makes Coral Gables the “City Beautiful.” 

• August 18: Arboretum and Palmetum Tour – University of Miami
This is a ride to the Gifford Arboretum, a botanical garden located on the University of Miami Campus, to view some of the over 500 species of trees and palms. It is the perfect shady destination for an August bicycle ride.

• September 15: Tour of Parks/Gables Cycle Day
On this tour it is all about open space to showcase what the founders of Coral Gables knew that people wanted safe, beautiful places to be outside and get close to nature. This ride will feature visits to some of the oldest and newest spaces in the City.

• October 20 Pinewood Cemetery (John Swain)
Take a ghoulish tour through the Pinewood cemetery, the oldest cemetery south of the Miami River and the final resting place of many of Dade County’s earliest pioneer settlers. This spooky cemetery features original tombstones and unmarked graves from early Florida pioneer times amidst a beautiful pine rock land habitat. Zombie attire is encouraged.

• November 17: Trek to Girl Scouts Camp Mahachee on Old Cutler Road
Miami's cooler weather is perfect for this long ride to Camp Mahachee, a Girl Scout Camp in a beautiful hammock near Matheson Hammock and Fairchild Garden. The day will feature a guided tour of the property to learn its history and the future plans for the property as well.

• December 15: Homes for the Holiday (Chris Rupp)
On this ride visit the Gables’ most festive holiday decorations, including Merrick Park, Biltmore Way, Coral Gables Methodist Church,and the Coral Gables Merrick House.

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.

Image: City of Coral Gables

Image: City of Coral Gables

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