On Sunday, San Antonians traded brunch chairs for bike seats during two beloved and beneficial events: Síclovía and the Dignowity Hill Pushcart Derby.
An estimated 60,000 San Antonians brought bikes, longboards, rollerskates, and scooters to a car-free Broadway Street Sunday for the 11th biannual Síclovía, the city’s largest health and wellness event.
When the YMCA of Greater San Antonio first met with the Southside community nearly a decade ago, it was clear that young children and families needed a place to safely play, exercise and find resources needed to lead healthier lifestyles.
Thousands of bikes, skateboards, and rollerblades replaced cars this Sunday during the 10th Síclovía in downtown San Antonio. The YMCA of Greater San Antonio’s signature bi-annual health and wellness event drew an estimated 65,000 people, according to organizers, and provided a different perspective of the city many know well by car.
At any given time, there are approximately 140-150 children living at Haven for Hope, a complex of resources and residences for homeless people in San Antonio’s near Westside.
The year 2016 has a special meaning to the YMCA of Greater San Antonio; 140 years ago the organization began their journey of building a stronger and healthier San Antonio.
Brace yourselves, Síclovía is coming.
“We live in a time when food attracts growing scrutiny,” stated Clare Hinrichs, a rural sociology professor at Penn State, in “Remaking the North American Food System.”
The holiday season means special gatherings with family and friends.
Broadway slept in Sunday morning.