Kick start September with Dade Heritage Trust during its “Big Ride to Little Haiti” Bike Tour on Sept. 8. The tour will take riders through Little Haiti, one of Urban Miami’s evolving historic neighborhoods.
Once known as Lemon City, Little Haiti is known as the cultural heart of the Haitian diaspora. Waves of Haitian immigrants sought refuge here in the 1980s, resulting in a bright, ever-present celebration of all things Caribbean that can be found in galleries, museums, family-owned restaurants, and bookstores.
But like many of Miami’s neighborhoods, Little Haiti is changing rapidly.
“We will get a glimpse of Haitian culture, food, art and more on this ride to Miami’s Upper Eastside,” said Christine Rupp, executive director of Dade Heritage Trust. “But we’ll also see how the neighborhood is being changed by Miami’s urban development landscape.”
The “Big Ride to Little Haiti,” Bike Tour ride will start at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8, at Dade Heritage Trust, 190 SE 12 Terr. Tickets are $5 for DHT members and $10 for non-members, and are available at https://dadeheritagetrust.org/event/big-ride-to-little-haiti-bike-tour/.
Dade Heritage Trust does not provide bikes, so riders must bring their own bikes or rent a Citi Bike nearby. Ride leaders will provide safety guidelines as cyclists make their way through the tour, but for this tour riders must be experienced and confident enough to navigate urban Miami streets.
Join DHT on its themed bike rides on the second Sunday of each month. To learn more about Dade Heritage Trust call 305-358-9572 or visit dadeheritagetrust.org.