Free Bike Helmets and Fittings for Children and Adults, Bike Collection by Recycle-A-Bike
PROVIDENCE, RI – On Sunday, July 28, Mayor Angel Taveras and the City of Providence will host the second of three Cyclovía events in Providence this summer, opening Valley Street exclusively to bicyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters for the first time.
Cyclovía is a car-free event that opens the street for people of all ages to walk, skate, run, bicycle, exercise and socialize. A half-mile stretch of Valley Street will be closed to traffic during the event.
“Cyclovía provides Providence residents with a safe and fun environment that promotes cycling, walking and community interaction – all elements of a healthy, balanced lifestyle,” said Mayor Angel Taveras. “Residents from across the city will have the opportunity to enjoy their neighborhoods and to experience the great things that Providence has to offer.”
Sponsored by Mayor Angel Taveras in collaboration with the Healthy Communities Office and the Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission, and supported by Trinity Brewhouse, Walgreens, REI and the Providence Department of Parks and Recreation, Cyclovía will include bicycle workshops, Zumba, street vendors and more.
- Recycle-A-Bike and REI will provide bicycle tune ups
- Recycle-A-Bike Valet will provide valet bike parking
- Clínica Esperanza will sponsor Zumba aerobic dance lessons at 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.
- YMCA’s Y on the Move inflatable obstacle course will be at the event from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- REI’s Nature’s Gym outdoor workout program (in Spanish)
- Eyes of the World/Yoga and Pilates Passport will provide yoga at 11:30 a.m.
Free bike helmets and fittings will be provided to children and adults through the Rhode Island Department of Health, the YMCA of Greater Providence, and the Injury Prevention Center at Rhode Island Hospital. The helmets will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last.