Multitudes of bicycle and outdoors enthusiasts will be congregating at the Homestead-Miami Speedway to take part in the 6th Annual Biscayne-Everglades Greenway Bike Festival. The ride kicks off at 9:00 am with an option to complete an 11-mile loop to Biscayne National Park and back to the Speedway or a 42-mile loop through Everglades and Biscayne National Parks and back to the Speedway. The trail, known as the Biscayne-Everglades Greenway, is a small portion of a larger 42-mile loop that intends to connect both Biscayne National and Everglades National Parks offering points of interests along the way.
The Greenway project is the vision of City of Homestead Councilwoman Judy Waldman, which seeks to offer a safe and scenic route to the parks without concern for vehicular traffic. The Biscayne-Everglades Greenway is a collaboration among AIA Miami, the Miami-Dade County Park and Recreation Department, Biscayne and Everglades National Parks, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Office of Greenways and Trails, the City of Homestead and the NPS Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program, among many others.
There will be an on-site bike mechanic to assist riders should the need arise. Â For cyclists in need of a bike, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 305-224-4570. The first 200 people to pre-register will receive a FREE bike light!