Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

New date for Ciclovía street festival in Clearwater

CLEARWATER — The Sunday Ciclovía event, which was canceled due to inclement weather last month, has been rescheduled for April 26 to coincide with Clearwater's annual Fun 'N Sun Festival.

Once again, organizers are seeking volunteers to serve as street marshals and bike valets for the multicultural street festival.

And what is a Ciclovía again?

"It's a Spanish word meaning 'cycle path,' " said Tammy Vrana, Clearwater's community development coordinator. "It's a movement that began over 30 years ago in Bogotá, Colombia, and is spreading all over the world."

From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 26, 2 miles of Cleveland Street from Clearwater Harbor to Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard in the East Gateway District will be closed to motor traffic and open for people.

Participants of any age and skill level can bike, stroll, skate, or take part in open-air fitness, sports and dance classes that will be offered on the street.

Representatives from bike shops, bike clubs and other organizations promoting recreation and healthy living will line the street. Restaurants and retailers, many offering ethnic specialties, will be open.

Clearwater is following the lead of Bogotá, where the first Ciclovía was held in 1976. Since then, cities around the globe such as London, Paris, Mexico City, Guadalajara, New York, Miami, Portland, El Paso and San Francisco have hosted their own car-free events — some holding them weekly.

"We believe we are the second in the state to do this," Vrana said. "Miami began a Ciclovía in November 2008 and has been having them every month since."

Fast facts

To learn more

For information, visit www.myclearwater.com/carfreesunday or call (727) 562-4047.

New date for Ciclovía street festival in Clearwater 04/01/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 1, 2009 8:46pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Koetter: QB Jameis Winston will start Sunday vs. Bills

    Bucs

    After five days of uncertainty, Jameis Winston will be starting at quarterback on Sunday as the Bucs play at Buffalo, coach Dirk Koetter announced Friday afternoon.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) watches a replay while sitting out with an injury during the second half of an NFL game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017.
  2. What to watch this weekend: 'The Walking Dead,' Stephen King's '1922'

    Blogs

    100 episodes of walkers: The Walking Dead

    Danai Gurira and Andrew Lincoln in The Walking Dead.
  3. Editorial: GOP failing to protect health care for Florida kids

    Editorials

    In Tallahassee, the Florida Legislature is considering how to make it easier for low-income families to apply for subsidized health insurance for their children. In Washington, Congress cannot even agree on how to keep paying for the popular program. There is a disconnect that threatens health coverage for about 215,000 …

    In Tallahassee, the Florida Legislature is considering how to make it easier for low-income families to apply for subsidized health insurance for their children. In Washington, Congress cannot even agree on how to keep paying for the popular program.
  4. Infamous killers of Tampa Bay, a region familiar with horror

    Crime

    TAMPA — Three people have been shot and killed in the last two weeks in Seminole Heights, and police say the cases are related. On Thursday night it was Anthony Naiboa, 20, who just happened to get off at the wrong bus stop.

    [Times files]
  5. Dunedin man accused of possessing homemade explosives released under Baker Act

    Public Safety

    LARGO — A 24-year-old man who was arrested for possessing destructive explosives Wednesday is no longer in jail.

    Randall Winston Drake, 24, of Dunedin is being held in lieu of $20,000 bail. [Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]