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!"