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Orlando’s first Ciclovia event invites people to bike, roll or stroll on Robinson Street

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Orlando’s first Ciclovia event invites people to
bike, roll or stroll on Robinson Street

Downtown Orlando road will be closed to cars on September 21, 2014

Orlando, FL – Ciclovia is coming to Central Florida, thanks to a partnership between the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the City of Orlando, and Bike/Walk Central Florida. Ciclovia is a Spanish term for “cycleway” and has been a long-standing tradition in South America, where miles of roads are closed every Sunday. The roads may be closed to cars, but they’re not closed to people, who are invited to reconnect with the public space by walking and biking.

This first Ciclovia event will take place on E. Robinson Street, between N. Rosalind Avenue and N. Eola Drive, on Sunday, September 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Downtown Orlando residents and visitors are encouraged to bike, roll and stroll along Robinson Avenue, where activities will be set up for all ages. Highlights will include a tricycle race, a bike ride hosted by Cycling Savvy instructors, and a games area featuring giant chess and checker boards. Additionally, safety will be a big part of the event, with organizations like Bike/Walk Central Florida providing free bike helmet fittings.

Ciclovia events in Florida are not common. Previous efforts have been organized in Miami and Clearwater, but this will be a first for the City of Orlando, which is rated as a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly City.

We would like to remind all roadway users- driving, walking, or bicycling to pay attention, read the signs, and learn the rules.

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