Play in the City Streets at Síclovía

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community_StreetFairCOLORSíclovía, San Antonio’s largest health and wellness event, returns March 30, transforming city streets into a safe place for people to exercise and play.

On that Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., many streets will become car-free. People of all ages are invited to run, jog, ride bikes, take exercise classes and enjoy the city as pedestrians.

The YMCA of Greater San Antonio, in concert with the city, organizes this free event twice a year, attracting tens of thousands of participants. The Síclovía route connects various reclovías—green spaces with free exercise classes, live music and opportunities to try a new sport.

AARP Texas supports Síclovía as part of San Antonio’s Complete Streets policy, which aims to improve the city’s walkability and encourage exercise.

AARP volunteers and staff will be on hand at Síclovía to speak with San Antonians about pedestrian access issues in their neighborhoods.

Volunteers are needed to work the AARP booth and hand out health and wellness information. T-shirts will be provided to volunteers. To participate, contact Lisa Rodriguez, AARP associate state director, at 866-227-7443 toll-free or Lrodriguez@aarp.org.

The family-friendly event is accessible to those with disabilities, and pets on leashes are welcome. For more information, go to ymcasatx.org/siclovia. —Tracy Sutton Schorn