Stay Active with Open Streets this Fall!
We know that exercising and spending time outside can keep us healthy, both mentally and physically. But it can sometimes feel like an unpleasant chore, especially if there are not convenient, safe, welcoming, and accessible places to be active. What if there were an opportunity right outside your door to meet new people, try new activities, and have fun while being healthy?
We are excited to announce that members of the Healthy Cleveland Active Living committee has been working in partnership with Sustainable Cleveland, Age Friendly Cleveland, Cleveland Department of Public Health, Bike Cleveland, the MetroHealth System, Ward 14 and many other community partners, to bring ciCLEvia to the Near West side in Fall 2016! What is ciCLEvia, you may ask? A spin on the Spanish term ciclovía, which translates to “bicycle paths,” ciCLEvia is a family-oriented, neighborhood-based movement in Cleveland where streets are temporarily closed to cars and open to people, enabling them to walk, jog, bike, and skate—in fact, all forms of people-powered movement are welcome! CiCLEvia will feature three 'Hubs' of programmed activities for all ages including a Family, Age Friendly and Health Hub. Some examples of the programming to occur both at the hubs and along the route include: musical performances, Zumba, yoga, and boxing.
You can find ciCLEvia in the Clark Fulton neighborhood along West 25th Street between Clark Avenue and MetroHealth Drive between 1:00pm and 5:00pm on October 8, join us at this temporary public park to play, eat, walk, and roll. People of all ages and abilities are welcome, and it is free for participants.
For more information, visit: www.ciCLEvia.com. If you are interested in volunteering, hosting an activity along the route, or sponsoring, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.