Thousands of people played on the streets of downtown San Antonio Sunday morning for the 20th Síclovía.
Bikers, skaters and dog walkers all enjoyed a new route that goes through three downtown parks.
One rider said she liked the new route because it passes through San Antonio’s gay district.
“The pride. You know like the bars and stuff. That was cool to see,” she said.
This year the theme for Síclovía was mind, spirit and body. Veronica Wong-Rizo, with the YMCA of Greater San Antonio, said the focus was how mental health relates to our physical health.
“Because of the pandemic, I think people are suffering from not being out socializing. Depression is big and so I encourage everybody just to get out, get out in the sun, get out with your community and make some friends,” Wong-Rizo said.
Some people out riding this morning agree that engaging with neighbors is good for their health.
“The community is really nice... I think people are missing out on tradition and culture. It’s everywhere,” one bike rider said.