La Ciclovía is a 35-year-old Bogotá tradition in which hundreds of kilometers of major avenues are shut to cars from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays and holidays. Thousands of people turn out on feet, bikes, roller skates and wheelchairs. It’s undoubtedly the world’s longest moving street party. Bogotá ex-mayor Enrique Peñalosa says it’s the only time that rich and poor mix on a fairly equal basis.
All along the Ciclovia, hundreds of people sell arepas and fruit drinks, play music and tune up bikes. In the National Park you can also watch and participate in mass public aerobics classes.
Bogotá’s Ciclovía concept has been imitated in many other cities, where it’s sometimes called ‘Summer Streets’ or ‘Sunday Streets.’