You have plenty of time to put some air in your bike tires, oil up the wheels on your roller skates or perform whatever routine maintenance a pogo stick requires, but at least now you can mark your calendar: The first date for a 2017 CyCLOUvia is May 13.
This first event of the year returns to the Germantown, Schnitzelburg and Shelby Park neighborhoods, also known as Three Points, via Goss Avenue, Logan Street and Shelby Street.
“Streets account for a massive amount of public land in all cities. CycLOUvia repurposes these public spaces by temporarily replacing traditional vehicular traffic with pedestrian traffic,” according to a news release.
The popular event closes streets to cars and allows people to roll, stroll or dance their way down and around the circular route for the afternoon. Businesses typically get involved with sidewalk sales or specials. In past years, we’ve seen Teddy Abrams performing in the middle of West Broadway, flamenco dancers on Frankfort and a yoga class on Bardstown Road.
“I am very happy to start another year of CycLOUvia,” Mayor Greg Fischer said in the release. “This unique event closes the streets to cars but opens them for fellowship and fun. I encourage young and old to ride and walk down our neighborhood streets and enjoy the small businesses that line them.”
Fischer created the event in 2012 as part of the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement. This is the 10th CycLOUvia.