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“Open Streets Indy” will close Westfield Boulevard to Cars; Open for Fun

by Anne Spencer | Sep 27, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 27, 2013

Don’t miss out this Sunday: walking, biking, fitness, games, shopping and music in the streets!

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 27, 2013) – In Spanish-speaking countries, they’re known as Ciclovías. In most cities across America, they’re called Open Streets. Either way, they’re events that close city streets to vehicles so people can fill the streets to walk, bike, dance, socialize and play. Now Indianapolis is joining the fun. The inaugural Open Streets Indy is this Sunday, Sept. 29, from noon to 5 p.m. on Westfield Boulevard between College Avenue and 53rd Street. The free family event, presented by Indy’s own American College of Sports Medicine, features an afternoon of active fun where participants can enjoy themselves and explore their city from a new perspective.

Activities along the 1.8 mile-route will include participatory fitness classes, group dances, chalk art, games, music, food trucks, and kids’ activities and contests. In addition, there are several activity hubs. The Rivera Club will host a one-mile fun run, tennis games, shuffleboard, pickleball, live music, and food and drink for purchase. Alice Carter Place Park at Westfield Boulevard and Meridian Street will feature free kids’ activities, including a bounce house. The Chase Bank parking lot at 56th and Illinois will feature bicycling activities with bike decorating and a bike bucket workshop.

WHAT: Open Streets Indy

WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 29, noon to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Westfield Boulevard between College Ave. and 53rd St. VIEW MAP

COST: FREE

INFO:www.openstreetsindy.org

 

Programming organizations include the following.

  • Animal Care and Control
  • Ballare Ballroom
  • Big Car
  • CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions
  • Central Indiana Bicycling Association (CIBA)
  • The Dailey Method
  • Freewheelin’ Community Bikes
  • Green Bean Delivery
  • INDYCOG
  • Indianapolis Art Center
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • Indianapolis Rowing Center
  • Indy Air Bears
  • Indy Parks
  • Invoke Studios
  • Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB)
  • Minority Health Coalition of Marion County
  • MOTUS Dance
  • Naptown Stomp Lindy Hop Society
  • Riolo Dance
  • Santosha School Yoga
  • Tango Indy
  • United States Tennis Association 

Event sponsors include: American College of Sports Medicine, Central Indiana Community Foundation, Band of Neighbors by Angie’s List, Butler University, Bottle Free Indy, Renfro Productions, AARP Indiana, Bicycle Garage Indy, Commuter Connect, Fit Fly Flex, IndyGo, Indy Connect, Reconnecting Our Waterways, SmallBox, Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of REALTORS, Midtown, The Riviera Club, Marion County Public Health Department, Health by Design and the Indianapolis Office of Sustainability.

 

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Media Contacts:

Kim Irwin (317) 701-0093 kirwin@acsm.org

Dan Henkel (317) 466-2666 dhenkel@acsm.org

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