The Source - March 26, 2014
1:10 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

The Source: This Weekend's Siclovia Southtown Ride

Popular fitness event Síclovía will be rolling through Southtown on its way to Mission Concepción this Sunday, March 30.

The preceding two Síclovías have seen Broadway Street closed off to traffic so that cyclists and pedestrians could get out and move. The first event attracted 15,000 people, but last year's event saw growth to four times that number with over 65,000. 

As reported by TPR, several people have supported the move including District 3 Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran, who said it was especially important on the South Side where the incidence of diabetes is so high. 

Some questioned the decision to move the event as it would highlight the city's blighted areas. Find the route information here. The surrounding Siclovia effort will include some "pop up" revitalization efforts in conjunction, according to Monica Garza.

The event is presented by H-E-B and organized by the YMCA of Greater San Antonio

Guest:

  • Monica Garza, lead organizer for Síclovía

*This is the third segment in the March 26 edition of The Source, which airs at 3 p.m. on KSTX 89.1 FM -- audio from this show will be posted by 5:30 p.m.

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