SÍCLOVÍA: A COOL WAY TO SPIN DOWN A MOTOR FREE BROADWAY

This photo gallery was originally published on September 29, 2013 (Rivard Report)

The fifth biannual Síclovía took place along Broadway Street in September 2013. As Broadway is closed to motor traffic, the bicycles take over, opening the street to a relaxed, though festive, roll through downtown, two wheels (or one!) at a time.

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The majority of the bikers were casually dressed, but some, like this young woman, dressed in costume to promote a local event.

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Síclovía participants stop at a children’s activities section set up outside the KLRN building.

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A workout begins in Alamo Plaza, led by an instructor from the TriPoint YMCA.

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Bubbles, frisbee, jump-rope, parachute, sidewalk chalk – there’s always more than bikes at Síclovía.

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“It’s nice to seeing people about,” said Matthew Kuhfahl. Why a unicycle? “Growing up my dad was stationed in Japan, I’d see them around. I saw them in a store. I knew I had to have one. Started riding unicycles in ’91.”