Viva Streets! ciclovía drew out 7,500 for a bike ride on a closed street

The concept of the 'ciclovía' (Spanish for "bike parkway") was hatched in Bogotá, Colombia, over thirty years ago. It's waxed and waned over the years there, but today well over a million people participate in an event that every Sunday and holiday closes 70 miles of road in the heart of the city to automobiles. Several American cities have followed suit with events scheduled several times a summer: most notably New York, San Francisco and Portland, Ore. And over the weekend, it came for the first time to Denver.