EL PASO CICLOVIA: Take the Parks to the Streets
It's a call citywide to step outside! It's the first Ciclovia to hit city streets and it's coming near you this May! Every Sunday in May from 7:00 am-11:00am, Rim Road, Scenic Drive, McKelligon Canyon Road and portions of Alabama Street will be closed to motor vehicles; and pedestrians, cyclists, rollerbladers and walkers will take over bringing a new level of fun to the Sun City for everyone to enjoy.
A collective opportunity for engaging community activity fit for all ages, the concept of Ciclovia began in Bogotá, Columbia over 20 years ago and now nearly a million people fill the roads every Sunday morning to participate in the activities. In 2003, the City of Juarez introduced Ciclovia to North America with about 60,000 people taking to the streets. El Paso is one of the pioneers in bringing this exciting event to the United States and has received the attention of Governor Rick Perry as a recognized official Texas Roundup Fitness Initiative. With almost $100,000 dollars in private sector donations, the event counts with strong community support and encourages new ways to entice people outdoors while promoting innovative ways to exercise.
To help make this event as successful as possible, the following are a few tips the public should keep in mind in planning for this event:
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