Saturday, August 21, 2010

Just a few more things we love about ciclovia

Snack booths: Biking makes you hungry, and all along the route there are people selling fresh juices, sliced fruit, steaming empanadas, and pastries.

Salpicon: A cold, fruity drink with pieces of papaya, mango, banana, strawberry, and melon. Like chunky smoothie, the literal meaning for this is "jumble."

New friends: It is so easy to meet people when you share a common interest in moving your bodies and being outdoors.

Jumpy things: This is especially thrilling when you have a broken wrist and you are forbidden every other form of exercise.

Bike Repair stops: Need a new tire? Some air?

Large group dance aerobics: This reminds me of super fun street dances I used to go to.

Did I mention that this is all sponsored by the city government? Did I mention that two million people participate each day? Our family has turned this event into a new Spanish verb: ciclovar: to go to Ciclovia, and now with every opportunity we can we proclaim "CICLOVAMOS!"

1 comment:

  1. oh my. we would love this. you guys are making wonderful family memories. just wonderful.

    maybe someday we can make our own north american ciclovia?