The Florida Department of Transportation in partnership with the City of Orlando will be holding Orlando’s first Ciclovia!
A Ciclovia is a Spanish term meaning cycleway. They are a long-standing tradition in South America where they close miles of roads every Sunday. During a Ciclovia event the roads are closed to cars, but not to people for walking or biking.
Orlando’s first Ciclovia will take place this Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Robinson St, between Rosalind Ave and Eola Dr. This is the part of Robinson St just north of Lake Eola.
Downtown Orlando residents and visitors are encouraged to bike, roll and stroll along Robinson St, where activities will be set up for all ages. Highlights include a tricycle race, a bike ride hosted by Cycling Savvy instructors, and a games area featuring giant chess and checker boards.
The only other Ciclovia’s in Florida have been in Miami and Clearwater. This event will only take place on this one Sunday and will not be recurring at this point.
Source: “No cars on Robinson Street by Lake Eola this Sunday, just bikes and people,” Bungalower