September 11, 2009

everything is ticketyboo at Ciclovia - Sept 13, 2009

It’s time to take to the streets Winnipeg!

This Sunday, the entire north side of Broadway Avenue, will be closed to motorized vehicles from 8 am to 4 pm for Ciclovia. During the event, Broadway will be open to pedestrians and cyclists only from Main to Osborne.

Ciclovia, meaning “bike way,” began in Bogotà, Colombia, where every Sunday major roads are blocked off and millions of people fill them running, walking, biking and enjoying free outdoor fitness classes like yoga and aerobics. Ciclovia events have been held all over the world, but have yet to hit Canadian streets until now…

Winnipeg will hold the distinction as the first Canadian city to host a Ciclovia event and I am proud to be a part of it! The goal of the event is to promote physical activity and the environmental benefits of using non-motorized forms of transportation. Plus, it’s a great way to get the community together for one last kick at summer! So, bring out your bikes, blades, boards, & beyond and come out to Ciclovia on Sunday…and be sure to stop by my cart to say “Hey!” My kiosk will be located in the Artisans’ Area (Broadway & Kennedy Street).

The event will be held from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, featuring:
- a farmers market
- street vendors (artisans & food)
- a kids’ zone and street hockey zone
- bike decorating with Art City
- buskers & live entertainment
- FREE horse drawn wagon rides and a hay maze
- outdoor fitness classes (yoga, zoomba & more!) …and other non-motorized fun!
PLUS - at 4:00 pm, local group, Oh My Darling, will wrap up the event with a special concert at The Forks’ Oodena Circle!

Click here for the official Ciclovia program/map.

Winnipeg Free Press article – Sept 10, 2009

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