Friday, August 28, 2009

Miami named Bike Town USA by Bicycling Magazine

In recognition to the City of Miami's effort to raise awareness in the community and improve cycling conditions - Bicycling Magazine has declared the City of Miami - Bike Town USA -

The City of Miami has been promoting the benefits of cycling for commuting and good health by hosting several Bike Miami Days during which some streets in Miami are closed to vehicular traffic so that they can be safely used by cyclists, skaters, pedestrians and such and create a large block party where the city comes out to play and enjoy our great Florida weather.

In addition the Bike Miami Days, the City of Miami is also scheduling several Bike Summits througout the year so that members of the community can have a voice and also learn about the efforts and programs being done to ensure the success of the program.

Yesterday, August 27, 2009 - Bycling Magazine along with City of Miami and other sponsors including Metlife, Elite Cycle and Fitness presented 30 local cyclists with Jamis Commuter bikes with the purpose of increasing bicycling in the city and following some of these lucky winners to see how cycling will change their lives in the future. Stay tuned for more updates.

For more information and to stay informed on the efforts of our community to improve conditions join the Bike Miami group on Facebook -

Also a huge shoutout to Collin Worth - the City's Bike Coordinator and Kathryn Reid Moore who are both doing great work in bringing these events to the community and making them a huge success.