Spring has sprung! Dust off your running shoes, bicycle or skates and join the community for New Brunswick Ciclovia on April 23!
New Brunswick Ciclovia is a family-friendly event that emphasizes healthy living and community bonding by making City streets open for all to enjoy. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., more than three miles of roads throughout New Brunswick will become temporarily car-free for five hours on a three-mile route without a beginning or an end.
Participants are free to travel in any way they choose, whether it be walking, running, biking, skateboarding or dancing.
More than 15 FREE activity stations will be set up along the way, including inflatables, an obstacle course, live music, art activities and games.
Group fitness classes including Zumba, Crossfit and yoga will have participants moving together, while the New Brunswick Community Farmers Market will host healthy cooking demonstrations and hand out information about healthy eating.
Free water stations and bike repair stations will be set up along the route.
Free parking will also be available for Ciclovia participants and volunteers in the New Brunswick Health and Wellness Plaza parking deck between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The route will span parts of College Avenue, Hamilton Street, George Street, Paterson Street, Bayard Street and Joyce Kilmer Avenue.
Ciclovia (sih-clō-via) is an international-observed healthy living and open streets event in which roads are closed to vehicles and open to families, friends and neighbors to join together in healthy activities.
New Brunswick Ciclovia is a community collaborative organized by the City of New Brunswick, New Brunswick Tomorrow, Johnson & Johnson, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Rutgers University, with assistance from more than two dozen additional community organizations.
New Brunswick Ciclovia’s goal of fostering a community of health and wellness continues to grow, as last year, more than 10,000 residents and visitors took to the streets as part of the New Brunswick Ciclovia movement.
Community members who want more information on New Brunswick Ciclovia or wish to volunteer at the event are encouraged to visit www.nbactive.com. Follow the event at #Nbciclovia.