Get ready to exercise!
The third Síclovía in San Antonio will take place Oct. 7, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free event that converts busy city streets into large recreational areas for the community to enjoy and be active will take place on Broadway from Brackenridge Park to downtown. During this car-free event, the street can be used for anything from bicycling and jogging to skateboarding and dodge ball.
Encompassed within the Síclovía route are activity areas called Reclovías. Reclovías provide stopping points along the route for participants to engage in group exercise classes such as Zumba, listen to live music, or just simply relax a bit and grab a healthy snack. Síclovía is an opportunity for San Antonians to rediscover a popular portion of their city and connect with other residents.
The first San Antonio Síclovía attracted more than 15,000 participants, and six months later more than 40,000 people turned out for the second Síclovía where two miles of Broadway came to life with families on bicycles, group exercise classes, hula hoops and more. Though originally funded by Metro Health through its Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant, the YMCA is now hosting future Síclovías.
The modern day Síclovía (Ciclovía) originated in Bogotá, Columbia, 30 years ago. Bogotá began its program with 8 miles of open streets. It was so popular that they now open more than 70 miles of car-free streets to their citizens and connect city parks to provide green spaces for Reclovías.
For more information, visit síclovía.org.