Síclovía kicks off Sunday

Free fitness event offers safe place to exercise, play

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio's largest free fitness event is expected to draw big crowds this weekend.

Síclovía turns city streets into a safe place for families to play, ride bikes and take part in exercise classes.

The event is set for Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features expanded routes.

The updated path follows Broadway between Alamo Plaza and Lions Field Park, with some of the route extending off Broadway and down McCullough and Nolan streets.

Síclovía's roots extend back 30 years to Bogotá, Colombia. The modern day event in Colombia features 70 miles of car-free streets.

A 3rd-annual 5K run/walk will be held before Síclovía at 8 a.m. at Alamo Plaza. The team with the largest number of registrants to finish the race will receive free Síclovía prizes. 

Click here to register your team and check out the course map.

More than 75,000 people are expected to attend.