The first CycloBia event of 2023 in downtown Brownsville was a huge success, attracting cyclists of all ages.
Parents and their children cycled up and around the streets of downtown Brownsville and some stopped at rest stations to play games.
Music from the 80s was pumped out from a Wellness Block Party on East 10th Street where there was plenty of fun for all to enjoy.
This CycloBia initiative, conceived by Dr. Rose M.Z. Gowen, Brownsville City Commissioner At-Large "B," temporarily transformed selected streets in Brownsville into car-free zones, creating a safe and enjoyable environment for residents to engage in various recreational and sporting activities.
Participants were able to bike, skate, walk, run, and skateboard without the concerns of vehicular traffic, making for a fun and relaxing evening. The event also featured games, music, refreshments, and an overall festive atmosphere. Dr. Rose M.Z. Gowen was present at the event and was delighted to witness the enthusiastic turnout from the Brownsville community.
Dr. Arturo Rodriguez, the Director of Public Health for the City of Brownsville, expressed his satisfaction with the event, stating that it brought a lot of joy to the residents and promised that more CycloBia events would be scheduled in the future.
Additionally, Cyclist Robert Vidal, who is a member of Toastmasters International, expressed his gratitude to the City of Brownsville for hosting an event that allowed families to come together and break free from the isolation experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The success of this CycloBia event not only provided a fun and healthy activity for the community but also served as a reminder of the importance of promoting outdoor activities and community engagement. The City of Brownsville plans to continue hosting such events to foster a sense of togetherness and well-being among its residents.