DAY OF FAMILY FUN CELEBRATED WITH CICLOVÍA GONZALES

MONTEREY COUNTY – The Monterey County Health Department, Building Healthy Communities and the City of Gonzales present “Ciclovîa Gonzales” this weekend.  Like “Ciclovîa Salinas” community members will take over streets in downtown Gonzales, for an afternoon of fun from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 9, 2018.

During this free “where the streets are yours” event, promoting health and active living, parts of 4th Street, Elko Street and Center Street will be closed to motorists so that the streets can be used for activities such as bicycling, walking, jogging, skate boarding, roller blading/skating, dancing, Zumba and educational/community resource booths. This will be a great opportunity for community members to get to know their neighbors and learn about different resources available for the community.

Representatives from the Transportation Agency for Monterey County and the Health Department will be on hand offering bicycling safety tips, distributing free bikes, helmets, safety lights, bike bells and providing volunteer services at “Ciclovîa Gonzales.” This free event featuring raffle prizes, activities and musical entertainment will occur on the following streets:

  • 4th Street: between Elko Street and Alta Street
  • Elko Street: between 4th Street and 1st Street
  • Center Street: between 1st Street and 4th Street

Streets will be closed beginning at 11 a.m. for organizers to set up. Then, families and other community members are encouraged to “take over the streets” at 1:00 p.m. for this day of fun with activities promoting wellness and healthy lifestyles.

Ciclovîa Gonzales is a youth driven open streets event. Organized by Monterey County youth, many of whom are in their teens, this free event encourages people to come out to bike, walk, dance and skateboard along the closed streets designated for Ciclovîa Gonzales. Other activities include Zumba & fitness classes, a children’s area, informational booths, art and much more. Ciclovîa Gonzales is expected to draw a crowd of 1,500 people.

This event is funded through the California Active Transportation Program, Gas Tax (SB1), Measure X and contributions from local sponsors.

For more information about Ciclovîa Gonzales, email:cicloviasouthcounty@gmail.com.

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The Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) is responsible for investing in regional transportation projects for Monterey County residents, businesses and visitors.  The mission of TAMC is to develop and maintain a multimodal transportation system that enhances mobility, safety, access, environment quality and economic activities in Monterey County. For more information visit www.tamcmonterey.org or call 831.775.0903.”