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Mon July 1, 2013
"Cyclovia" Event Lets Bikers Hit the Streets
A section of Broad Street in Providence was closed to traffic Sunday for the second annual Cyclovia, an event aimed at promoting physical activity among city residents.
The city of Providence hosted the first of three so-called “Cyclovia” events Sunday. A quarter mile of Broad Street was closed to car traffic, leaving the broad avenue free for bicycling, walking, skating, running or just plain socializing.
The event is sponsored by the city of Providence, according to organizer Ellen Cynar .
"It’s not just cycling. We have zumba. We have yoga. We have lots of fun fitness things for kids. The YMCA inflatable obstacle course is here so there’s something for everyone. It’s for walking. It’s for biking. It’s for rollerblading if you want," said Cynar.
Two more Cyclovias are planned for this summer in Providence. On Sunday, July 28th, a portion of Valley Street will be shut down in the Olneyville neighborhood. And on September 15th, a portion of Hope Street on the East Side will be closed to motorized vehicles.
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