- Bike4Life Ride
Sunday, June 3rd
@ Broadway from Temple St. to Pennsylvania Ave.One block from Orange line, Sullivan Square T Stop
Summer is coming and we're bringing CARNAVAL to the Somerville Streets! Walk, run, dance, bike or skate down to Broadway in Somerville to get your groove on at the only multicultural loco-motion fest. Join the "MOTION PARADE" led by Mayor Curtatone; music and entertainment on 3 Stages, Local Ethnic Foods, Circus Antics, Farmer's Market, Drum Circle, Kid's Activities, SomerPeople Multicultural Party and more. This event is brought to you by the City of Somerville, East Somerville Main Streets and FossFest.
SomerStreets events are more than just fun street festivals. Each one is designed to make it easy for everyone to get outside and moving. By closing the roads to cars and opening them to you, we're hoping to make it an active, healthy day for you and your friends or whole family. We spread events along the closed roadway so you can stroll, bike, skate or jog between entertainments. Or you can just come to make use of the open road and bike or skate in a car-free area all you want.
Why do this? In recent years, a significant shift has occurred in the thinking on how to promote active lifestyles. Rather than using the old model of simply telling people that being active is good for health and well-being, cities like Somerville are changing their infrastructure and offerings instead to make being active and healthy easier for residents. We build better crosswalks to promote walking. We add bike lanes to promote cycling. We build and improve our parks to provide space for outdoor activities from baseball to gardening. SomerStreets is just one more piece of this overall effort to make the best, active use of our 4.1-mile-square city.
SomerStreets builds on the Shape Up Somerville healthy living initiative. Special attention this year is being paid to providing fresh food at SomerStreets.