CicloSDiaz rolls through San Diego

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CicloSDiaz, community bike rideSAN DIEGO – A mix of cyclists, rollerskaters, dogs, kids and dancers took to streets of various San Diego neighborhoods Sunday in the first-ever CicloSDias.

The CicloSDias event was designed to get people out of their cars to walk or ride bicycles.  There were areas for skateboarding and dancing.CicloSDiaz, community bike ride

Participants peddled along a 5.2-mile route closed off to traffic starting at 10 a.m.  The route started t 38th and Wightman Streets in Golden Hill and went through North Park and South Park and ended at Cherokee Point Elementary School in City Heights.

Around 10,000 people were expected to attend the “bicycle holiday.”

The goal, said Andy Hanshaw of the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, is to start “a new way of thinking about the streets we share.”