Ciclovía is a temporary urban space in which a circuit of streets is open up for citizens to interact with each other through exercise, entertainment and fun: bicyclists, walkers, runners, artist and children all enjoyed selective streets of downtown Roanoke all traffic-free.
During Ciclovía, Roanoke Citizens have the opportunity to get out in the streets and try different physical activities with their families, like, aerobics, hula hooping, or just relax, shop/dine in downtown, sit by the market street and enjoy the day.
A remarkable first Ciclovía was held on Saturday August 1st, 2009. Over 500 people filled the streets of Downtown Roanoke. Ciclovía offeed 4 hours of non-stop aerobic classes, free massages, hula hoops, bicycle repair/rental station, kids activities, outdoor sitting in the market street and beautiful mixed of families playing in the streets.
In 2010, Roanoke City Parks and Recreation Department adopted Ciclovía as one of their family events, proposing to have two Ciclovías this year
- Sunday June 27th, 12 pm to 4 pm. We want to explore the idea of moving Ciclovías to Sunday, in order to facilitate street closure and more frequency of the event for next year.
The circuit includes 1 mile of streets in Downtown Roanoke, surrounding the Market Area. Access to ALL parking garages will be open so those who drive downtown for the event can find easy access to parking.
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