Síclovía mobile app for iOS devices helps navigate event

Submitted by rmcmer on September 21, 2015 - 10:24pm

Use it to find activities and parking or share safety pledge and photos with friends

You’re at Síclovía and you’ve lost your way. You’ve lost your party. You’ve lost track of time and may miss the program you wanted to see. You’ve got no idea where you are and don’t know where to turn.

There’s an app for all of that, and more.

This spring the YMCA of Greater San Antonio is offering the “Síclovía” app for the Alamo City’s largest health and wellness event on Sept. 27. Launched at a kickoff press conference featuring YMCA President and CEO Sandy Morander and District 1 City Councilman Roberto C. Treviño, the app includes many features to make the Síclovía experience fun and convenient.

With just a click or a swipe you can find:

  • Map with geo-location to navigate the route and find parking and water stations
  • Schedules for reclovías, fitness activities and other highlights
  • Notifications so participants don’t miss their favorite activities
  • Donation button so participants can help ensure Síclovía remains free to the public
  • Button to take the Síclovía Safety Pledge for a chance to win bicycle helmets

 

“Each Síclovía we try to add a new component to make the event more fun and accessible for our guests” said Morander.  “Our goal with the Síclovía app is to create an easy and social way for participants to locate activities along the route, making sure that they don't miss their favorite exercise class or a water stop, and help them connect with their neighbors.”

To download the app, go to www.siclovia.org.

This fall, Síclovía once again returns to the Broadway Midtown-East route. The YMCA and the City of San Antonio will close the streets to traffic allowing an expected 50,000 to 65,000 participants to play in the streets spanning 3.25 miles along Broadway Street, from Lion’s Field to Alamo Plaza, and a section of McCullough Avenue and Nolan Street, ending at Dignowity Hill.

Although Síclovía is free of vehicles, there is still a high volume of foot and cycling traffic, making participants responsible for learning rules of the road. You can use the new app, or go to www.siclovia.org, to take the Síclovía Safety Pledge, learn the rules and get a chance to win prizes.

Runners and walkers may register for the Síclovía 5K Run/Walk, which will take place at 8 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 27. The $35 entry fee helps fund future Síclovía events, making the 5K Run/Walk a major way the community can support the event. Although much of the cost is born by presenting sponsor H-E-B and Platinum Sponsor Humana, community support is needed as well to keep Síclovía free.