CycloBia To Open Roadways To Non-Motorists

Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 9:15am

BROWNSVILLE - It's time to park your cars and trucks and get your bicycles, roller blades, and running shoes. Cyclovia rolls into Brownsville this weekend.

Cars and trucks rule this street now but on Sunday it'll be a different scene. Brownsville first ever Cyclobia event will transform this busy road of vehicles into people lots of people.

"it began in south America in an attempt for providing an open access safe place for people to play in the streets, no cars so you can ride your bike, you can skate, skip, jump, jog whatever with your family."

And now the city of Brownsville is giving it a try. Officials are predicting a pretty good turnout, being that this is the only event of it's kind south of San Antonio. Along with the play in the streets, there will be food vendors selling healthy snacks and a few stop off points participants can visit.

Along the three mile route there will be four reclobias, or activity locations. One of those here at Dean Porter Park.

"Reclobias are areas that will be hosting exercise classes, kids activities, bouncers, one of our reclovias has a rock wall."

While eight out of ten people in Brownsville are classified as overweight or obese. The cyclobia event is one way the city of Brownsville's Health Department is promoting health and fitness.

"We continue to push activity, to find imaginative ways to get folks out to exercise. It doesn't need to feel like a regimented activity we want it to feel more like a natural and that's why we're having the cyclobia this weekend."

Again the event is Sunday, November 4th from 10am to 3pm

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