On March 15, Pinecrest, in partnership with Miami-Dade Public Schools, once again sponsored and hosted the 5th Annual Community Bike Day at Pinecrest Gardens.
The day was filled with hundreds of families enjoying a bright and warm day by getting out on the streets and taking a relaxing ride.
Event host, School Board Vice Chair Dr. Larry Feldman, summed it up, “This is about family. It’s about physical activity, being green and connecting with nature and others. At school, we recognize that education is more than just about the head. It’s about the entire body.” School Board Police Offer Montoya Jackson was recognized by Feldman as a valuable resource in the schools as well as for the event.
During the first hour, various booths displayed their wares. Kohl’s booth fitted and handed out free bike helmets. Others explained or demonstrated about proper physical fitness.
Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner and Vice Mayor Joseph Corradino took to the stage explaining, “People come from far and wide to enjoy our Village and we are proud to host this event hoping that it helps to get you out on your bikes on a regular basis to enjoy the beautiful streets in Pinecrest.”
As a school district event, all the area principals came out to spend time with their students and to support the effort. Palmetto Middle School Principal John Lux remarked, “This event grows each year and I’m excited to see such great community involvement.”
The main event was kicked off by Dr. Feldman and School Board Police Officer Montoya Jackson who blew the whistle for three distinct rides, a 2, 3 or 4-mile route through the tree-lined streets, escorted by Pinecrest’s police force.