Travel Info

 

In this section you can find all the useful links to book your journey for the Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia “Miami – Coral Gables”

 

OFFICIAL HOTELS

It is a pleasure to announce the Official Hotel for the Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Miami-Coral Gables: the Biltmore Hotel!

More information on special offers and booking could be found HERE
 

 

Looking for a hotel near the finish?

The Residence Inn Coconut Grove is offering special rates (while availability lasts) to Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia participants.

Click here to reserve your room: http://cwp.marriott.com/miaco/giroditalia
 

 

BIKE RENTAL

Would you like to travel to Miami without thinking about your bike? No problem, you can rent one in the our Bike Shops Partners:

Gustavo Walder
Highgear Cycling
(305) 444-2175
info@highgearcycling.com
www. highgearcycling.com

Sue Kawalerski
Mack Cycle & Fitness
(305) 661-8363 Store
(305) 978-2233 Cell
Sue@MackCycleAndFitness.com
www. MackCycleAndFitness.com

 

PARKING GUIDE

The start in Coral Gables & finish/expo in Coconut Grove are a flat ca 3 mile bicycle ride apart from each other. Transportation is not being provided between the 2 locations; please plan accordingly.
We highly encourage carpooling! Parking in the Coconut Grove area can be tricky; street spots are few, and many of the lots (particularly right at City Hall, the Convention Center, and Dinner Key require Parking Permits. If you park in an area that requires a permit, you run substantial risk of receiving a citation, having your car booted, or being towed! Allow for adequate time to locate parking and to travel to the venues.

Parking near the Expo/Finish on Saturday & Sunday
We have arranged for special access with Double Park for parking at:

  • Coconut Grove Bank Parking Lot
  • Entrance on Mary Street, between Tigertail Ave and Grand Ave
  • Coconut Grove, FL 33133

Parking is $6.00 all day. The lot has approximately 125 spots. You must pay at the machine (exact change or credit cards only), and display the ticket on your dashboard.

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Double Park also has made available the lot at:

  • Coconut Grove Playhouse Parking Lot
  • 3500 Main Highway
  • Coconut Grove, FL 33133

Parking is $6.00 all day. The lot has approximately 160 parking spots. You must pay at the machine in advance (exact change or credit cards only), and display the ticket on your dashboard. This lot is open 24 hours per day; there is no attendant.
There are numerous other private lots and garages in the area, but their hours and rates vary. A web search will reveal numerous options.


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Parking at City Hall/Coconut Grove Convention Center/Dinner Key
This area is immediately adjacent to the Finish/Expo. However, most of these lots have been rented to private parties or require permits purchased from the Miami Parking Authority. Parking in these lots is prohibited, unless otherwise noted, and will be enforced by the City of Miami. In other words, if you park here, it is at your own risk!
 
Parking at the Start (Coral Gables) on Sunday
The City of Coral Gables maintains several pay parking lots and garages. Please note that parking lots are open areas, while garages are enclosed, that may not have overhead clearance for bicycles on roof racks. Most of the lots utilize parking meters with 2 – 4 hour time limits, while the garages offer all day parking that is paid for at the machines before you exit ($12 maximum charge per day in 2011). A map of their parking facilities can be seen here

The start is located at:

  • 300 Block of Coral Way/Miracle Mile
  • (near the intersection of Coral Way and S Le Jeune Rd.)
  • Coral Gables, FL 33134-5770

If you want to download the PARKING GUIDE, click HERE
 

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