San Diego CA – Leave the car keys at home and grab your bicycles, skateboards and walking shoes because San Diego’s third CicloSDias is around the corner.
On Sunday, November 9, The San Diego Bike Coalition hosts the city’s only car-free, open-streets celebration in the interest of promoting local businesses and livable communities. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. attendees will experience streets unlike they’ve seen in Hillcrest, including pop-up live music, Crossfit and yoga in the streets, DECO Bike Share demos, a temporary protected bikeway and a variety of street games, activities and performances hosted by local businesses and community groups.
The newly released CicloSDias route runs from Laurel Street in Bankers Hill up 6th Avenue to University Ave., and from University down to Park Blvd., where folks can enjoy the weekly Hillcrest Famers Market. The two-mile route was chosen to highlight more than 300 local businesses and showcase the Hillcrest and Bankers Hill communities.
“Hillcrest is quickly transitioning into a neighborhood of multi-modal transportation,” says Megan Gamwell of the Hillcrest Business Association. “We are excited to be a part of an event that reinforces this message while supporting our local businesses at the same time. We encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the fun.”
Contrary to other bicycling events, CicloSDias has no start, finish, organized ride or entry fee; the only requirement is shopping local and having fun outside of the car.
“When we get out of our cars, we slow down and notice new things in our communities we may not have seen yet,” says Bike Coalition Executive Director Andy Hanshaw. “CicloSDias encourages that community awakening. We hope families, neighbors and friends will leave the car keys at home and explore all the nooks and crannies in this fantastic neighborhood that we miss when we’re behind the wheel.”