CicloSDias returns to San Diego to bring people out of their cars and into the streets
Back by popular demand, the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition proudly announces its second-ever CicloSDias in the streets of Pacific Beach on Sunday, March 30. The open streets celebration gives communities a break from the stress of car traffic, promotes local business and establishes San Diego as a commuter-friendly city that embraces all forms of transportation. The Bike Coalition, an organization advocating for and protecting the rights of all people who ride bicycles, remains the event’s main sponsor and local organizer.
On Sunday, March 30, CicloSDias invites all family members (including four-legged ones) to spend the day riding, walking, strolling and skipping though one of San Diego’s most popular destinations, Pacific Beach. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. a few miles of north Pacific Beach will become streets free of automobiles and newly transformed into a space for the community to play.
“This is a chance for all people to explore and enjoy this neighborhood as they never could before,” said Andy Hanshaw of the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition. “CicloSDias represents a shift in the way we think about our streets and the possibilities outside of automobiles, especially in crowded areas abundant with local businesses like Pacific Beach.”
At the first-ever CicloSDias on August 11, 2013, over 10,000 San Diegans turned out to ride, scoot and skate in 5.2 miles of car-free streets through Golden Hill, North Park and South Park. Everything from four-person tandem bicycles to roller derby teams rolled along as street performances came to life on the sidewalks and local businesses overflowed with a surge of people shopping local.