Boulder Green Streets “CICLOVIA!” is one of Boulder’s favorite end of the summer celebrations. Our day long event features something for everyone with several miles to ‘ride’ or play in the open streets. Several hundred vendors fill 10 Zones with FREE activities and fun including dance, climbing, kayaking, cycling workshops & rodeo, and more. The event features the best of Boulder’s get healthy, active, and sustainable businesses.
We invite you to ‘ride the route’ and explore your city in a new way!
WHEN & WHERE?
So many visitors had such a good time at our first events they are now asking “Can we do this every weekend?”. We like your thinking! Our CICLOVIA in 2013 will be held this year on Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 from 10am to 4pm.
At Boulder Green Streets September Car-Free event community members of all types will enjoy a variety of FREE activities, demonstrations, and workshops (many bi-lingual). Some of the activities that will be offered include cycling saftey, demonstrations and repair, cycling meet-ups for a variety of distance rides, running the route with a creek loop, walking tours of downtown, hiking meet ups, dance classes, yoga, martial arts, frisbee, climbing, a samba in the streets carnival march and more! You’ll find a lot along the route to keep you moving… good music, healthy snacks and new friends. “Experience” sustainability yourself and learn more about living well in Boulder.
Come help us develop this outrageous, wonderful community project. Bring your energy, smiles, friends, kids, and pets and come be in the streets with us! You can get involved by volunteering anytime (yes we need you!). With your support we’ll be able to grow the event route and/or number of dates into the future.
BOULDER GREEN STREETS IS A CICLOVIA PROJECT BUT WHAT IS CICLOVIA?
The most famous Ciclovìa (literally translated as ‘bike’ way) occurs every Sunday in Bogota, Colombia where an astounding 70 miles of major city streets are shut down and handed over to two million bike-riding, road-running, game-playing citizens.
Challenging the assumption that major streets exist only for cars is a powerful stance. As people rethink the use of public spaces, new ideas begin to emerge, which is probably why a number of U.S. cities have adopted the Ciclovìa concept. Across America, these events have been called Sunday Parkways, Summer Streets and various other names.
Ciclovia type programs go beyond addressing the need for sustainable streets but also give their communities a potential solution for addressing community health issues by encouraging citizens to get active. Obesity and a sedentary lifestyle represent major risk factors associated with chronic disease which is perhaps the single largest cause of death in the United States.