FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 23, 2015
Public invited to bike, walk, stroll and play at Ward Parkway open streets festival
Cycle in The City, an initiative led by the City’s Bike KC program will transform a portion of Ward Parkway boulevard to a family-friendly open streets festival on Saturday, May 16th, from 2-5 p.m. Cycle in the City is free and open to all ages and was designed to encourage urban exploration in an innovative, healthy, social and fun environment without the interference of motor vehicle traffic.
From Meyer Circle Fountain to Gregory Boulevard, Cycle in the City will feature a variety of free, family-friendly activities including the opportunity to bike, walk, roll, stroll, jog and play along one of Kansas City’s most beautiful thoroughfares.
Cycle in the City has no start or finish line, just a wide-open, split-lane boulevard with games, music and other entertainment stationed throughout the 2-mile course loop.
- DJ, Live Music and Roaming Performers
- Free Rock Climbing Wall and Bungee Bounce Pods
- Arts and Crafts from Oddball Kids
- Free Yoga courtesy of Yoga Rocks the Park Kansas City
- Badminton, Bags and other Lawn Games
- Free Dance Lessons courtesy of the Kansas City Ballet
- Delicious Food and Beverages available for purchase
- Bike safety course and much more!
For more information about Cycle in the City, including volunteer opportunities, traffic/parking information, activities and the event map, visit www.CycleinKC.com!
Cycle in the City is modeled after similar, highly-popular events held in cities around the world, commonly known as Ciclovia’s. An initiative led by the City’s Bike KC program and managed by O’Neill Marketing & Event Management, more information is available at cycleinKC.com.
The Bike KC program works to transform the City into a bikeable and walkable community through infrastructure, planning, design, education and encouragement.
Media inquiries should be directed to Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinator, Deb Ridgway at 816-513-2592 or 816-588-4092.