Sunday, December 14, 2014
9am - 1pm
Join us at Ciclovía Miami on Calle Ocho Sunday, December 14th from 9am to 1pm! SW 8th Street will become an open 1.2 mile long park for four hours in a FREE, family-friendly environment open to everyone. Come ride your bike, walk, run, dance, and explore. Experience the tastes, sounds and culture of Little Havana, find unique holiday gifts, and familiarize yourself with Miami.
Ciclovías turn major city streets into safe and open, car-free environments for families to run, bike, play and be well together. Originating in Bogota, Colombia over 30 years ago, Ciclovías are now held in hundreds of cities worldwide. Miami, FL held it's first ciclovía in November of 2008, originally dubbed "Bike Miami" then "Bike Miami Days". These open streets initiatives encourage walking, cycling and outdoor activity.
- FREE Bike Helmets & Fitting
- Yoga at Domino Park 10:30am (bring a mat)
- Zumba and Salsa Classes
- Bike Polo across from Domino Park (SW 15th Ave)
Download the official invite here
"The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in partnership with the City of Miami, and Miami-Dade County on Sunday, December 14th between 9am-1pm for their Ciclovía event in Little Havana. Calle Ocho will be closed to vehicular traffic from SW 22 Avenue to SW 9 Court, in the City of Miami. This open-streets event is part of the FDOT Bicycle & Pedestrian Focused Initiative to encourage communities to walk and ride more often.
The event will include FDOT bicycle/pedestrian safety training presentations and information, helmet fitting stations and other activities to promote safety and awareness of bicycles and pedestrians on roadways in South Florida. Vendors on the SW 8 Street corridor will line the street showcasing their unique products, food and services. Metro Dade Transit will provide bicycle rack usage demonstrations and information on current FDOT pedestrian studies in the City of Miami area will also be available."
Here's a video from September '14 when FDOT hosted it's first Ciclovía in Orlando, FL.
For more details check out Ciclovia Miami