The Coral Gables Museum and Bike/Walk Coral Gables present a series of fun, educational bicycle tours through The City Beautiful. Celebrate spring in Coral Gables with the wind at your back and the sun on your face.
All tours begin at the Coral Gables Museum. $10 per person; $5 for Museum members. Space is limited. Please RSVP to (305) 603-8067.
The Villages - Sunday, February 19th, 11am
Did you know that City Founder George Merrick planned 14 international themed villages for Coral Gables, but only seven were built. You will be amazed at the architectural styles from around the world that exist right here in our own backyard. On this ten-mile ride, you will visit the Chinese, Italian, Dutch South African, French City, French Country, French Normandy, and Florida Pioneer Villages of Coral Gables. Enjoy 10% off lunch after the tour at the Cafe at Books & Books.
New Deal Projects - Sunday, March 18th, 11am
Riders will enjoy a tour of the Museum exhibit Bringing Beauty Into Our Lives: Art and Architecture in Coral Gables During the New Deal, 1933–1941. Then, we will embark on a seven-mile bike ride to view the New Deal projects first-hand, from the Women's Club on Galiano to beautiful Matheson Hammock Park. These federally-funded projects continue to benefit our community.
Shady Canopy Tour - Sunday, April 15th, 11am, 2pm, and 4pm
The Gables is probably best known for having the most impressive tree canopy in Miami-Dade. Join us for a ride down some of the most magnificent roads with arching branches and trunks as big as cars. Learn about rare and special trees from a knowledgeable tree expert. This five-mile ride is leisurely with frequent stops. Great for nature picture takers.
Fountains, Pools and Waterways - Sunday, May 20th, 11am
Some of the most special features of the Gables are its street fountains and waterways. Come with us as we show you the hidden water-gems. In addition you will see the network of canals that link to Biscayne Bay and experience, up close, one of the most beautiful swimming pools in the entire country – a true national treasure. Three miles with some walking – bring a bike lock.