You can run, bike, rollerblade, skateboard, whatever you want as long as it doesn't involve driving a car. Along the route there are all sorts of activities going on that are free to join in. I saw hoola-hooping, zumba, two guys playing a game kind of like ping pong but using the street instead of a table and giant paddles, there was basketball and dancing, and kids challenges, and a rock climbing wall. It's actually a very fun event.
I saw on the Siclovia Facebook page that 45,000 people attended which is great. I am already looking forward to the next one which is April 7, 2013. Here's hoping it's not quite as cold as it was today.
Here are some pictures I took. I hope this gives you a better idea of what Siclovia is all about.
And if you are in San Antonio, I strongly encourage you to come out to the next event. You won't be sorry.
After the 5K, standing next to the Siclovia route sign
Play in the street
It's probably too hard to see but this man has a small dog who is wearing a hat in his backpack. Kind of crazy
Ronald McDonald handing out apple slices
Two guys playing what I can only describe as street ping pong
Bike parking around some vendor tents
Zumba in the park
Man on a unicycle....definitely not something I see every day
REI's rock climbing wall
Not the best picture of me but it's the only one I had of us from the day so I'm sharing it with you
Does your community have anything like Siclovia? Have you ever been to an event like this?