The City of San Diego proudly premieres CicloSDias on August 11 to give the community a break from the stress of car traffic, promote local business and establish San Diego as a commuter-friendly city with open streets celebrations.

“This free event opens streets for all people to enjoy and explore San Diego as never before,” said Andy Hanshaw of the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition (SDCBC). “We realize this is the start of something big. CicloSDias represents a shift toward engaging livable communities, and ultimately a new way of thinking about the streets we share.”

On Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 10 a.m. the 5.2-mile route of CicloSDias will close to vehicular traffic and open to anyone who gets the urge to bike, walk, or dance in the street. The course extends from Golden Hill through North Park and South Park to reach Cherokee Point Elementary School in City Heights, looping through popular parts of each neighborhood and including hundreds of local businesses.

CicloSDias invites all family members (including four-legged ones) to spend August 11 riding, walking, strolling and skipping though some of San Diego’s most picturesque parks, neighborhoods and districts at no cost.

“Surveys have shown that residents want to walk and bike more and spend less time in the car,” said Hanshaw. “CicloSDias will bring people out of their homes and cars and into the streets to enjoy San Diego with neighbors.”

Metro and trolley transportation provides attendees with another commuting option.

For more information on CicloSDias, please visit www.ciclosdias.com, or email info@ciclosdias.com. For daily updates, follow onFacebook and Twitter. Also visit www.sdcbc.org for more information on other local cycling events in San Diego.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY BICYCLE COALITION (SDCBC) is a nonprofit that advocates for and protects the rights of all people who ride bicycles. They promote bicycling as a mainstream, safe and enjoyable form of transportation and recreation. For more information, go to www.sdcbc.org.

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