San Antonio began a new city tradition this fall, called the Siclovia. By closing off two miles of the broadway corridor, locals are invited to use the streets recereationally, not for driving. This is an activity that has a long standing reputation and existence in other cities around the world. It is part of our city's initiative. It is especially important this spring with the impending threats to federal dollars for bike and pedestrian policies and such. Let's reclaim our streets March 4th and prove the vitality of bike and pedestrian rights.
For more info: www.siclovia.org
What is a Síclovía/Ciclovía?
A Síclovía is a non-competitive event that temporarily turns busy city streets into large recreational areas for people to enjoy. The street can be used for anything from bicycling and jogging to skateboarding and dodge ball. The idea is to get out, get active and enjoy your community.
This car free day is an opportunity for people to enjoy their city in a new way. It gives them opportunity to ride down a major street on a bike with their family with out the fear of cars.
Along the Síclovía route there are areas called Reclovías. Reclovías are areas reserved for physical activity, exhibitors, performances and activity demonstrations, designed to get people moving. In addition to group exercise classes, Reclovias often include, live music, food vendors and many other healthy events.
Siclovia does a number of things for communities. It promotes:
- Physical activity and healthy lifestyles
- Community interaction
- Families exercising and playing together
- Economic growth in the area
- active transportation (walking, bicycling)
Calling all B-cyclers...
Organize your own team for the upcoming Siclovia and b-cycle free for the event. Dress up, have a theme, decorate your b-cyle, and spread the b-cycle love around. Share the coolness of b-cycle and let the public know what an awesome program it is. We are looking for ride captains for teams of 4-5 b-cyclers. If interested, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
B-fit, B-green, B-cycle