MIAMI – Homestead-Miami Speedway is gearing up for a weekend of bicycle fun, hosting the Actavis CF Cycle for Life benefitting cystic fibrosis on Saturday, March 21, and the Biscayne-Everglades Greenway Bicycle Festival on Sunday, March 22.
CF Cycle for Life – Saturday, March 21
CF Cycle for Life is a one-day bike ride that includes a choice of three routes (15, 35 & 65 miles). This unique ride begins with taking a lap around Homestead- Miami Speedway’s 1.5-mile oval and continuing through the private roadways of the racetrack, and passes through some of the most scenic views of Homestead, Miami and Key Largo before ending back at Homestead-Miami Speedway for a fun celebration. The rides will begin at 7:30 a.m. from Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Cycle for Life offers not only beautiful cycling routes but a healthy challenge and good time for recreational and experienced riders. It is also a way to help the local community and the 30,000 children and adults living with cystic fibrosis. Now in its fourth year, the ride provides well-stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, support and gear (SAG) vehicles, bike mechanics, on-site medical services, complimentary breakfast, lunch and finish-line festivities. To register, visit http://ftlauderdale.cff.org/cycle.
Biscayne Everglades Greenway Bicycle Festival – Sunday, March 22
On Sunday, multitudes of bicycle and outdoors enthusiasts will be congregating at Homestead-Miami Speedway to take part in the 6th Annual Biscayne-Everglades Greenway Bike Festival. The ride kicks off at 9 a.m. 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 A1A Miami, the Miami-Dade County Park and Recreation Department, Biscayne 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.
Bicyclists may register by downloading the form on www.CityOfHomestead.com and emailing it to ACarrandi@cityofhomestead.com or bringing the form to the Parks and Recreation offices located at 350 SE 6th Ave., Homestead, FL.