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CICLAVISTA CELEBRATION IN CHULA VISTA

Save the date April 30.

Post Date:03/15/2017 3:56 PM

Neighbors across San Diego County will ditch four wheels for two at Chula Vista’s first-ever open streets celebration; a culmination of a year’s worth of activities as a part of Walk+Bike Chula Vista. CiclaVista is a car-free community celebration to support local businesses and encourage neighborhood discovery.

“People cherish the ability to discover, or rediscover, the nooks and crannies that make their neighborhood special, and you can’t do that from inside a car,” says Bike Coalition Executive Director Andy Hanshaw. “CiclaVista will expose the charm of downtown Chula Vista in a way that’s interactive, relaxed and fun.”

On Sunday, April 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., CiclaVista attendees can roll and stroll from E to H Street on Third Avenue without the stress of car traffic. The mile-long route of historical downtown Chula Vista is popular in the community – already home to frequent community festivals and events. CiclaVista invites people of all ages to play in the street, shop local and explore a neighborhood that’s gaining two-wheeled momentum in San Diego County.

Since the first CicloSDias rolled through San Diego streets in 2013, the Bike Coalition has engaged community partners, city officials, local businesses and neighbors to host three other open-streets celebrations. CiclaVista is a joint effort with Chula Vista’s Third Avenue Village Association.

“The partnership with the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition and Circulate San Diego in Walk+Bike Chula Vista has been phenomenal in encouraging and educating our community on the benefits of biking and walking,” says City of Chula Vista Director of Recreation Kristi McClure Huckaby. “CiclaVista is a great opportunity to enrich our community and continue the promotion of active transportation while also supporting local businesses along Third Avenue.”

Walk+Bike Chula Vista Education, Encouragement, and Awareness Campaign is a SANDAG grant-funded program operated by the City of Chula Vista’s Recreation Department, together with local non-profits - the San Diego Bicycle Coalition and Circulate San Diego. It is a program designed to encourage and promote biking and walking throughout the City.

No registration is necessary for CiclaVista; comfortable walking shoes are recommended or bring your bike, rollerblades or skateboard and enjoy Chula Vista’s Third Avenue.

To learn more about CiclaVista and the current bike-friendly initiatives in Chula Vista, please Click Here.

 

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