CicloSDias - Open City Streets For People And Transform San Diego
CicloSDias will open 5.2 miles of streets, car-free, in the heart of San Diego to pedestrians, cyclists, families, and anyone who can imagine a new way to use them.
This is an opportunity for neighbors and community members to come together and enjoy open, car-free streets on Sunday, August 11th. This event helps bring about a clean, healthy and vibrant San Diego.
We are asking you to invest in San Diego with your donation to help launch CicloSDias - San Diego’s first ever open streets community-wide event.
The CicloSDias Steering Committee is seeking to raise the funds necessary to cover all event-related expenses, including traffic re-routing and control, police, and emergency medical services. Other expenses include our outreach efforts which will ensure that neighborhood residents and businesses along the route are made aware of the recreational opportunities and health benefits associated with CicloSDias. The outreach effort in under-served, low-income communities is especially critical for the success of CicloSDias.The total estimated budget for CicloSDias is $100,000.
In order to supplement existing contributions and event sponsorships, the CicloSDias Steering Committee is tasked with crowd-funding $15,000 from the public (that’s YOU!) for event expenses.
Approximately 5.2 miles of city streets will be opened to families, pedestrians, cyclists, joggers, skateboarders, and anyone else interested in enjoying this unique public space. We need to raise $3,000 for each mile of the CicloSDias route -- that's $15,000!
Please DONATE today!
Donations are tax-deductible. The event organizer, SDCBC, is an active 501(c)3 non-profit.
REWARDS - donations at each of the below levels come with exciting rewards:
$10 - NEIGHBORHOOD ADVOCATE: Shout Out on FaceBook
$25 - MOVER: All of the Above, + CicloSDias Sticker and Pin
$50 - SHAKER: All of the Above,+ CicloSDias T-Shirt
$100 - CIVIC ACTIVIST: All of the Above + CicloSDias Water Bottle
$150 - CRUSADER: All of the Above + CicloSDias Hat
$250 - CIVIC LEADER: All of the Above, + Exclusive Program Perk
(At CicloSDias, be one of the FIRST to ride a DECO bike – San Diego’s new bikeshare vehicle. Plus, receive an annual membership to the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition and Move San Diego.) (20 available)
$500 - BIKE PIONEER: All of the Above, + $250 Rudy Eyewear Gift Card (10 available)
$1000 - CicloSDias CHAMPION: Event Sponsorship Opportunity
(Acknowledgement on CicloSDias materials:Website, Facebook, Social media campaign. Featured sponsor on local Flyers, door hangers, posters and distribution throughout participating neighborhoods and adjacent communities including business improvement districts, community planning groups and associations.)
$2500 - FOUNDING PARTNER: All of the Above, + Official Grand Marshall (Cut the Ribbon, Lead CicloSDias, Ride with a VIP, and have use of an electric bike) (1 available)
***The Top Fundraiser will receive a GRAND PRIZE that includes CicloSDias swag, a $250 Rudy Eyewear Gift Card, and annual memberships to the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, Move San Diego, and DECO bikes.
CicloSDias welcomes everyone in San Diego to walk, ride, stroll and enjoy our streets. Approximately 5.2 miles of city streets will be opened to families, pedestrians, cyclists, joggers, skateboarders, and anyone else interested in using this public space in a new way.
The event will include a “Hub” in 4 different neighborhoods in San Diego – City Heights, Logan Heights, North Park, and South Park. These Hubs will feature CicloSDias merchandise, showcase event sponsors, and host a bicycle repair booth. Event participants are encouraged to check-in at each Hub and receive a free entry into our Bike raffle.
San Diegans will experience a free ‘open street’ event with activities along the route. Shops and restaurants will be open for business and neighbors and friends from all over will make our streets come alive.
WHEN is CicloSDias?
Sunday, August 11, 2013 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE is CicloSDias?:
The route will make a "loop" to include both 30th Street and Fern Street from Ash Street to Juniper Street.
Please refer to our website for a Google map of the route. You are welcome to join CicloSDias at any point of the route.
The bookends of the event are Cherokee Point Elementary School (3735 38th St, San Diego, CA 92105) and 30th Street at K Street intersection.
CicloSDias is modeled after the very successful Ciclova's events that started in Bogota, Colombia over thirty years ago as a response to the congestion and pollution of city streets. These ‘open street’ events happen throughout Latin America and the United States, including New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles…and NOW San Diego!
As of 2012, some 80 Open Streets initiatives are held regularly in North America. CicloSDias is all about connecting communities and giving people a break from the stress of car traffic.
* CicloSDias encourages free physical activity, promotes health and allows participants to reimagine their communities as places to walk and bike for transportation.
* CicloSDias will improve the environment and air quality of San Diego by removing cars from the road.
* CicloSDias provides a novel type of public space that encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to meet and make social connections, thereby allowing individuals, community organizations, and civic leaders to build relationships.
* CicloSDias will bring thousands of people to support local businesses and fuel San Diego’s economy.
To learn more about how you can get involved in San Diego’s first CicloSDias, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.ciclosdias.com.