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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Coconut Grove is Wade County today

I was back at City Hall and Regatta Park early Saturday morning for the D. Wade CommUNITY Bike Ride, hosted of course by former Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade and wife Gabrielle Union.


Hundreds turned out for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)'s event, partnered with City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and Commissioner Ken Russell (I saw Ken, riding his bike, didn't see the mayor).


It was a beautiful morning for the event. Sunny and pretty right on the water. "It's great to get kids outdoors interacting with positive role models," said Commissioner Ken Russell. "I can't wait to ride through Coconut Grove with Dwyane Wade."


The ride started at about 8 am and went for about 6 to 7 miles around Center and South Grove. There were events at Regatta Park and outside City Hall before and after the ride.
Kids, adults, everyone enjoyed the fun day.


City Commissioner Francis Suarez; Jorge Colina, City of Miami Assistant Chief of Police; Mary Jane Mark from Mack Cycle and Grove Commander Manuel Morales posing with the new Cannondale, Mavaro bicycle.


There were a couple hundred who participated.
Dwyane was quite patient with the crowds, being enveloped in them from the second
he showed up. 

He took a lot of photos with the crowd and of course, got a selfie of himself.
Jorge Colina, City of Miami Assistant Chief of Police and our own Grove Commander Manuel Morales tried a brand new electric bike being shown by sponsor Mack Cycle. It was a high-tech mobility bicycle Cannondale, Mavaro performance with a Bosch motor with a price tag of $4500. Fitting that a Bosch motor would be part of D.Wade's bike ride today.


Harry Gottlieb is the ambassador for the Cannondale and Mack Cycle all day Saturday, here he is showing Commander Morales how to start the motor up.

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