Discover ‘The Mysteries of Matheson Hammock’ during June 9 bike tour


Get ready to discover one of urban Miami’s oldest and most beloved gems during Dade Heritage Trust’s “The Mysteries of Matheson Hammock,” Bike Tour on June 9.

Riders will get to explore Matheson Hammock, a scenic 630-acre park in metropolitan Miami that features a man-made atoll pool next to Biscayne Bay. The park, located at 9610 Old Cutler Rd., was created in 1930 and borders the north and western ends of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

“Matheson Hammock is a Miami-Dade County Heritage Park and the oldest park in the county,” said Chris Rupp, Dade Heritage Trust executive director.

She noted that the park also is home to several historic 1930s era coral stone structures.

In addition to the traditional ride, Rupp said the June 9 tour would include a bit of hiking.

“On all of our tours, we take riders to see some of Miami’s amazing historic structures, but we also make it a point to highlighting the city’s natural beauty along the way,” Rupp said. “On both counts, Matheson Hammock Park does not disappoint.”

“The Mysteries of Matheson Hammock” ride will start at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 9, at Matheson Hammock Park. Once riders enter Matheson Hammock Park, and go past the main entrance, the Dade Heritage Trust tent should be on the left.

Tickets — $5 for DHT members and $10 for non-members — are available at

Ride leaders will provide safety guidelines as cyclists make their way through the tour. Participants must provide their own bikes.
Dade Heritage Trust invites you to join this tour and its other themed bike rides on the second Sunday of each month.

To learn more about Dade Heritage Trust call 305-358-9572 or visit

Dade Heritage Trust (DHT) is Miami-Dade County’s largest preservation organization. Founded in 1972 as a grassroots organization to save and protect Miami-Dade County’s historic buildings, DHT’s mission is to preserve the community’s architectural, environmental and cultural heritage. Through a variety of programs, advocacy projects, special events, exhibits and presentations, DHT furthers the mission by engaging Miami-Dade residents and visitors in preservation education.

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