What is a Síclovía event?

Síclovía is San Antonio’s version of an event called Ciclovía that originated in Bógota, Colombia, about 30 years ago. Síclovía is a free event that temporarily makes the selected San Antonio streets available to residents for recreational and sports activities. Ciclovías makes the streets car-free so participants can bike, run, skateboard, or do anything else without worrying about cars.

Síclovía is a free event for all participants. However, the logistics and costs behind the scenes are many. Your donation will help to ensure that everyone can continue to participate in healthy living opportunities at Síclovía. All funds donated go directly to supporting the future of Síclovía. Visit the Donate section of our website to make your contribution today! 

Is Síclovía a race?

NoSíclovía is a non-competitive event. There is no beginning or end. Participants can enter and exit the route at any point. You don’t have to register; just show up.

How does the traffic Flow?

Síclovía traffic flow is similar to vehicular traffic. Everyone is invited to use the street lanes, but we encourage slower traffic to stay to the right.

What is there to do at Síclovía?

Síclovía is about the residents taking the streets back from cars. It’s about being free to do whatever you want. You can bring a bike, bring a skateboard, or bring your running shoes. We encourage anything that involves physical activity and fun.    

The route will connect city parks, each with a Reclovía area. In the Reclovía areas, there will be free group exercise classes, free live music, places to eat, water stations, and rest areas.


How often is Síclovía?

Síclovía was once a bi-annual event and transitioned to an annual Spring event in 2024.

Are there bathrooms along the route?

Yes.  Restrooms will be strategically placed along the route. Most restrooms will be located in our Reclovías.

How long will the streets be closed?

Expect the roads to be completely closed one hour before the event and reopened one hour after the event is over.

Where can I find water along the route?

Free water stations will be available at every Reclovía along the route. You are welcome and encouraged to bring your own reusable water bottle as Síclovía is a Certified Green Event with the City of San Antonio’s Office of Sustainability!

Is Síclovía pet-friendly?

Yes.  Síclovía is open to pets, but please keep them on leashes and remember to pick up after them.

Is the route handicap-accessible?

Yes.  With no starting point, individuals requiring handicap-accessible areas can enter wherever.  

How can I get involved with Síclovía?

Síclovía will need many volunteers to be successful. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Selena Wicklund (selenaw@ymcasatx.org). Volunteers can choose to help the day of the event only or the weeks before the event by helping with volunteer training and event planning and promotion.

How can I become a vendor at Síclovía?

Please contact Rebecca Eschete at reschete@cegroupinc.net if you have any questions. 

I am with the media and would like to interview someone about the event. Who should I contact? 

Please contact Shannon Gowen at shannong@ymcasatx.org if you have any media-related questions.