FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CYCLOBIA BROWNSVILLE

1. What is a CycloBia event?
CycloBia is based off a Ciclovía which was originated in Bógota, Colombia about 30 years ago. CycloBia is a free event that temporarily makes the selected Brownsville streets available to residents for recreational and sport activities. CycloBias make the streets car free temporarily so participants can walk, skate, bike, run, and skateboard without worrying about getting run over by a vehicle.
2. Is CycloBia a race? 

No. CycloBia is a non-competitive event. There is no beginning or end. Participants can enter and exit the route at any point. You don’t have to register, just show up. 

3. How does the traffic flow?

For safety, all traffic moves in a counter-clockwise direction along the route with pedestrians on the right and cyclists on the left to avoid any accidents.

4. What is there to do at Cyclobia? 
CycloBia is about the residents taking the streets back from cars. It’s about being free to do whatever you want. You can bring a bike, bring a skate board, or just bring your running shoes. We encourage anything that involves physical activity and fun. The route will connect city parks; each park will have a Reclovía area. In the Reclovía area, there will be free group exercise classes, free live music, places to eat, concessions and rest areas.

5. Are there bathrooms along the route? 

Yes. Restrooms will be located at all Reclovias.

6. How long will the streets be closed?  

The streets will be closed during the time frame that the event will be taking place. We expect the roads to be completely closed right when our event begins and cars will be allowed back on the route as soon as the event is over.

7. Where can I find water along the route? 

Water stations will be placed along the route so make sure that you find thesestations on the map prior to the event. You will also be able to buy beveragesalong the route and you are always free to bring your own.

8. Is CycloBia pet friendly?

Yes. CycloBia is open to pets, but please keep them on leashes and remember to pick up after them.

9. Is the route handicap accessible?

Yes. With no starting point, individuals requiring handicap-accessible areas can enter wherever. We have a handicap portable restroom available within the route as well.

10. How can I get involved in CycloBia Brownsville?

CycloBia will need many volunteers to be successful. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact EsmeraldaFlores with the City of Brownsville Health Department. You can reach her either by phone at 956-547-6530 or via e-mail esmeralda.flores@cob.us.  Volunteers can choose to help the day of the event only or the weeks before the event by helping with promoting the event. We always appreciate the help.

Lifestyle

Exercise and cycle safely on selected streets.

Sports

Streets will be available to residents for recreational and sport activities

Entertainment

Experience the city from a different perspective.

Fun

Engaging activities, vendors, and music for everyone.

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GET INVOLVED WITH CYCLOBIA BROWNSVILLE

CycloBia will need many volunteers to be successful. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Michelle Otero with the City of Brownsville Parks & Recreation Department.

You can reach her either by phone at 956-547-6872 or via e-mail at michelle.otero@cob.us.  Volunteers can choose to help the day of the event only or the weeks before the event by helping with promoting the event.

We always appreciate the help.