Ciclovia Salinas – Contact Info and Resources

 ¡Evento gratis! Ciclovía Salinas is a free event and is for all ages and abilities.

Tell your friends! Short link to this page:  http://bit.ly/CicloviaSalinas

Keep in touch with Ciclovía Salinas and stay tuned for 2015 date/s.
This page features:
  • Contact Info, including CiclovíaSalinas on the web
  • Resources, including–in English y en español–the local Open Streets etiquette
  • Summary: who, what, when, where
  • Volunteer opportunities: how it happens
  • Photo galleries and other history

Contact Info

  • Emailcicloviasalinas@gmail.com
  • Phone: c/o Andrea Manzo at Building Healthy Communities, 831-717-1384
  • Postal mail: c/o Andrea Manzo, Building Healthy Communities, 606 Williams Road, Salinas, CA 93905

Ciclovía Salinas on the web

Resources

Etiquette: Get familiar, and share with friends

(Click links to download PDFs, then print and share.)

Biking over to Ciclovía Salinas?

Be a good ambassador for the bike community by biking polite and observing traffic laws. Here are the bike law summaries referred to in those Ciclovía Salinas etiquette documents:

SUMMARY:

Who, what, when, where…

  1. Who started it? Ciclovía Salinas was launched by a youth committee of Building Healthy Communities-East Salinas. A diverse coalition of supporters, including  City of Salinas officials, jumped in to support these local youth in creating this very special experience for residents and visitors.
  2. What is it? People of all ages and abilities enjoy the fun and freedom of a stretch of public streets with no motor vehicle traffic. Ciclovía Salinas temporarily closes these streets so people can walk, bike, skate, run, roll in wheelchairs, and engage in other active/people-powered transportation and physically active play and socializing. Arts, music, and other fun activities along the route add to the mix of this lively event.
  3. When? Keep in touch with Ciclovía Salinas for the next dates. The  first and second were Sunday, October 6, 2013 and Saturday, November 1, 2014.
  4. Where? Keep in touch with Ciclovía Salinas for the next route. The route for the first and second Ciclovía Salinas dates was along 1.6 miles of Alisal Street, between Sanborn Road in East Salinas/the Alisal and Salinas Street in the downtown area/Oldtown Salinas vicinity.
  5. Huh? Active transportation? Yes, Ciclovía Salinas makes it easy to enjoy the experience of active or people-powered transportation. That resulted in Ciclovía Salinas being honored with a Transportation Excellence Award from the Transportation Agency for Monterey County.  
  6. TAMC Transportation Excellence Award 2013 to Ciclovia SalinasPart of a worldwide movement:The first Ciclovía or Open Streets originated in Bogotá, Colombia. Ciclovía Salinas is recognized by the Open Streets Project,  which shares info about Open Streets initiatives occurring across the U.S. and Canada. Ciclovía Salinas is:

  • The 1st Open Streets location in Monterey County
  • One of the 1st dozen such locations in California
  • One of the 1st one hundred in all of North America
Below are links to photo galleries and details from the first Ciclovía Salinas dates.

Like what you see? Consider volunteering!

HOW IT HAPPENS:

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are needed and appreciated.  There are a wide variety of volunteer tasks. Below are just a few examples. To offer your help, contact Natalie Oliver, youth and volunteer coordinator via email:  cicloviasalinas@gmail.com

  • Spread the news about Ciclovía Salinas! Share online what Ciclovía Salinas posts on Twitter and Facebook, distribute posters, write letters to the editor, or contact Natalie for more ideas.
  • Help businesses along the route to prepare for an optimal day.
  • Be a barricade volunteer (must be age 18 or older).
  • Invite your family, friends, neighbors, and business associates to attend.
  • Help with set-up and tear-down.
  • Sign up to provide live entertainment along the route.

HISTORY:

About the second Ciclovía Salinas date, 1 Nov 2014

Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau/See Monterey blog, BlogMonterey.com:

http://www.seemonterey.com/blog/post/2014/10/Ciclov%C3%ADa-Salinas-Monterey-County-s-Open-Streets-November-1-2014/5657/

Galleries of photos taken at the inaugural Ciclovia Salinas…
At BicyclingMonterey.com:

Nov 1: Ciclovía Salinas, Monterey County’s Open Streets, returns”  for poster, mini fliers, Info Booth locations (get your raffle prize passports there), a 48-second video intro by J. V. Guajardo, and some other details about Nov 1.

El Sol (en español):

http://www.thecalifornian.com/story/news/local/el-sol/2014/09/27/ciclova-salinas-donde-las-calles-son-suyas/16325671/

About the inaugural Ciclovía Salinas, 6 Oct 2013

Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau / See Monterey blog, BlogMonterey.com:

Guest Blog: Ciclovía Salinas, Monterey County’s Open Streets – October 6, 2013 Short link: http://www.bit.ly/SeeSalinasOct6

Galleries of photos taken at the inaugural Ciclovia Salinas…
At BicyclingMonterey.com:
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