Countless people will gather to explore the car-free streets of South Padre Island on Saturday, May 2nd, for the first annual Cyclovia So Padre. A two-mile stretch of Padre Boulevard will be closed to all motorized traffic between Bahama and Capricorn streets from 1:00 – 6:00 PM on Saturday. Families will have the opportunity to enjoy a safe space to bike, run or walk and experience the Island in a festival-like atmosphere filled with plenty of fun activities and live music.

With 17 activity partners hosting all sorts of fun and games, such as a rock-climbing wall and kiddie obstacle courses for the little ones, as well as Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi demonstrations, there’s sure to be something for everyone. If live music is your thing, head over to the main stage in front of City Hall to listen to the sounds of Pelican West, or watch J. Michael Laferty perform in front of Padre Rita Grill.

From Colombia to SPI, Cyclovia’s Popularity is Catching On

Cyclovia originated in Bogota, Colombia almost 40 years ago. It has since grown into one of the largest initiatives to promote the benefits of active transportation and healthy lifestyles. The rest of the world quickly caught on and the event has spread to 14 countries including the United States, with cities in over 25 states participating. Brownsville and SPI have recently joined the open streets movement.

Join the Open Streets Movement in Paradise

By providing a safe place for the community to explore the streets without the presence of cars or public transportation, Cyclovia So Padre is a people- and pet-friendly event that promotes public health and active transportation.

Grab your families, pets, bikes and running shoes and head out to South Padre Island on May 2nd for this FREE event. Visit Cyclovia So Padre for more information and start planning your trip to enjoy some serious fun in the sun.