Monday, September 14, 2009

Bike Miami Day to return on Oct. 4

You've heard the rumor and here's the word: Bike Miami Days is on for Sunday, Oct. 4. It will happen on Flagler Street between Bayfront Park and the courthouse, and down to Mary Brickell Village just as before. Let's make it a good one.

The mood was grim as the planning group assembled at the City of Miami's Riverside Center today to confront the reality of no city funding for the event and only a slim chance of any significant financial contribution from outside government. Several shoestring scenarios were floated and lamented. Then Police Cmdr. Raimundo Socorro took a call from headquarters and returned to the room with an announcement: Police officers and public service aides from the downtown district would cover the event by rearranging their work schedules -- avoiding overtime pay entirely. It made all the difference. Say thank you to the next Miami police officer you meet.

The hours on Oct. 4 will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Look for details shortly on all that will be happening that day.

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