Bring your family & friends out to the inaugural Ciclovia WI on Sept. 22, 2012, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. This non-competitive event is a FREE open-to-the public bike/pedestrian loop around the city of Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Following the lead of similar events in Bogota, Columbia, Portland, OR, NYC, and Madison, Wis., this statewide event will include safe travel throughout a 7 mile loop that runs within the north side of Stevens Point, "Active Rest Stops" such as FREE Zumba and FREE Yoga classes, Kids Zone, vendors, FREE bike maintenance & demos, a FREE skate jam, and more...
The main goals of the event are to:
- Get people active while exploring the City of Stevens Point.
- Increase participant knowledge about healthy living in Central Wisconsin.
- Raise awareness and acceptability for non-motorized travel (bicycling, walking, rollerblading, etc.) within the City of Stevens Point.
For free, participants can join in the fun of travelling this looped route by riding their bike, walking, jogging, pushing a stroller, by wheelchair, skateboarding, rollerblading, etc. It will be a great way to get families out of the house, enjoy a fun, active, and wellness event, and patronize businesses along the way. Participants will get to experience many of Stevens Point's iconic scenery within City Parks, Schmeeckle Reserve, UWSP, the renowned Green Circle Trail, and more... There is no start or finish to the route as it is a loop that anyone can enter at any point along the route and travel in either direction.
It's important to note that the roads along the route will not be closed to motor vehicle traffic for this event (as with other similar events). Participants who follow the route on city streets should remain aware of all vehicles and follow all traffic laws to ensure the safety and success of the event. And, to increase the safety of the event there will be stationed informational volunteers, Bike Ambassadors, "Active Rest Stop" volunteers, and Intersection Guides. And, the Stevens Point Police Dept. is aware of the route and event details along with there being EMS support that day. Yet, as always, we strongly reccommend that bicycle riders wear helmets.
Local partners & supporters (Active Portage County, Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, UWSP, Portage County CAN, and other local volunteers) will assist UWSP Adventure Tours in further development of Ciclovia WI. The event also has strong support from the Stevens Point Mayor, the Portage County Executive, SP Police Department, WI Bike Federation, UWSP, and more...
Want to get involved by volunteering at the event? Please review the various Contact Trevor Roark for more details at 715-340-8186
. If you're registered to volunteer and your position requires training then please attend a very brief training on Friday, Sept. 21 at 5pm @ the Pfiffner Building, 423 Franklin St., Stevens Point, WI 54481
Want to set up shop, promote an event, or exhibit your program nearby one of the active rest stops? This will be a great way to get your branding/program in front of hundreds of Wisconsinites. Nonprofit vendors can exhibit for FREE and for-profit vendors require a $60 vending fee. Please contact Program Manager Trevor Roark for more details at 715-340-8186
Get involved through volunteering, competing in the UWSP campus contest (UWSP students only), and/or participating at the event on Sept. 22. There will be lots of ways to connect with other students and enjoy this fun wellness event! Prizes for the campus contest include a full year membership to Adventure 212
, an Outdoor Edventures trip for the winning team (3-6 students), t-shirts, and more... Download the student PAWSport
, print, and complete it in order to participate. Contact Trevor Roark for more details on how to get involved at 715-340-8186
UWSP Employees: Get involved through volunteering, competing in the UWSP Employee Wellness contest, and/or participating. There will be lots of ways to connect with other employees and enjoy this fun wellness event! Prizes for the Employee Wellness contest include a full year membership to Adventure 212, pedometers, exercise bands, t-shirts, and more... Contact Trevor Roark for more details on how to get involved: 715-340-8186 or email@example.com.
Want to ride a bicycle at Ciclovia WI but don't have one? That's okay because you can rent one for cheap! We have setup a special Ciclovia WI discount rate for the event. Visit Outdoor Edventures in the Allen Center of the UWSP Campus to get a bike for $8 for the whole day or $12.80 for the weekend. There are only 10 bikes available! It's first come first serve so make your reservation soon! Visit the website: Outdoor Edventures
*Event is rain or shine!
Check out the original Ciclovia: Ciclovia Video (Bogata, Columbia)
*The main difference between Ciclovia Bogata & Ciclovia WI is that we will not be closing roads along the route.
Check out Open Streets Project
- a national initiative to increase community wellness and increase street safety.
*See some of the route photos, connect with friends, and "like" the event page on facebook:
"We're looking forward to this local wellness adventure and hope that you can be a part of the fun!" -Trevor Roark
Thank you to our event sponsors:
Thank you to our community partners: