Play in the streets of downtown Pensacola

cheap viagra By Shawna Moore
Staff Writer

Downtown Pensacola will host its first Ciclovia event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this  Saturday.

Ciclovia is an international movement begun in the 1970s in Colombia to promote an active, healthy lifestyle and a united community. Pensacola’s Ciclovia festival takes place beginning at Maritime Park, stretching down to Bayfront Parkway, and back up to the intersection of Garden and Palafox streets.

The streets will be closed to traffic so that the public may walk, jog, skate, bike, and safely enjoy any other non-motorized ways to get moving.

Map of activities in downtown Pensacola for Ciclovia. Photo courtesy of PensacolaOpenStreets website.

Also featured will be fitness clinics and demonstrations for dancing, biking, Zumba and hoop-it-up (weighted hula-hoop fitness). Bicycles will be available to rent, and children’s helmets can be used for free. Many businesses and restaurants are taking part in the event by offering specials and a family-friendly environment. DJs and local radio stations will be featured throughout, and you can get your groove to classic cance music in Bartram Park.

The surrounding streets within the historical district will also be involved, featuring costumed interpreters on Zarragossa Street.

Ciclovia means “open streets” and has been a worldwide event for more than 30 years. The movement originated in South America and has since spread to more than 400 cities.

The event is free to the public and has been endorsed by many of Pensacola’s leaders, including the mayor, Ashton Hayward.

The University of West Florida is also heavily involved with the event, offering their services and time to the festival.

For more information, be sure to search and like PensacolaOpenStreets on Facebook, or click here.