Early Saturday morning at Regatta Park and City Hall in Coconut Grove, the D. Wade CommUNITY Bike Ride took place, hosted of course by former Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade.
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.
Here Dwyane addresses the riders before the ride.
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.
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.