Saturday, May 22, 2010
Ciclovia Postponed Until June 27
Ride Solutions Program Director Jeremy Holmes says today's much anticipipated Ciclovia, a celebration of non-motorized transportation (among other things) in downtown Roanoke, has been postponed by the threat of rain. Didn't even take real rain. But, here, let's let Jeremy explain:
"With Weather Underground (wunderground.com) forecasting an 80 percent chance of thunderstorms starting [this] morning, the Ciclovía organizers--RIDE Solutions and Roanoke Parks and Recreation--egret that we must postpone the May 22nd event. Much of the equipment for the planned activities is weather-sensitive, there are many people and Roanoke
City departments are involved in the logistics of closing down the Ciclovía route, so we are erring on the side of caution in making the announcement this evening.
"We encourage you to plan on attending the June 27th event, for which we hope Mother Nature is more accommodating, and if the rain changes its mind and stays away we encourage you to come down and enjoy the many activities and shopping happening every weekend in
Downtown Roanoke. See you June 27th to play in the streets."