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Sunday Streets Missoula

 
                                    
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Join us this Sunday 9/12 from 9am - 2pm for

Sunday Streets Missoula

Sunday Streets Missoula is a free community event that transforms Higgins Avenue into a car-free environment on a Sunday morning to host various forms of recreation, exercise and family fun in the street and adjacent parks. Sunday Streets Missoula encourages healthy physical activity, supports active transportation choices and celebrates Missoula as a bikeable and walkable community.

Inspired by the renowned Ciclovia of Bogotá, Colombia (where residents enjoy 72 miles of car-free streets every Sunday!), Sunday Streets Missoula is destined to become a much-loved celebration that promotes physical fitness, builds neighbor-to-neighbor relationships and supports active transportation choices.

Other cities around the United States have already hosted or are planning to host their own version of a Sunday Streets celebration or Ciclovia, including Spokane, New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Portland, Atlanta, Miami and Paducah, Kentucky!

Sunday Streets Missoula events include a “Missoula Mile” foot-race that supports prostate cancer research and is  organized by Run Wild Missoula; free yoga and fitness classes; live music; arts & crafts activities; local nature walk; bike stations; Aikido; dog training; urban golf; wellness screenings; gymnastics; climbing wall; roller derby; bounce house; rickshaw rides, and many more.

Free parking is available at both the Bank Street (access via Pattee) and Central Parking (access via Ryman) garages as well as the Riverfront lots.

For more information or a more detailed map and schedule of events, visit our website at http://www.sundaystreetsmissoula.org

 
                  
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I've seen this mentioned a few times over the past few days and it sounds exciting. Are there any plans to make this a more frequent event?
 
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I would love if they did this every couple weeks but that would probably upset certain business owners there.  I'll be down there rain or shine this Sunday with the pack of kids! 
 
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Ecology Project International is also celebrating their 10th birthday this Sunday...

Ecology Project International (EPI) is celebrating its 10th anniversary during its "Swift Fiesta" in conjunction with Sunday Streets Missoula, this Sunday the 12th at 9 am - 2 pm.

To commemorate this milestone, EPI will be hosting live music at the Swift building (315 South 4th Street East), with performances by Tom Catmull and Wartime Blues' Nate Hegyi. EPI will also be serving free empanadas, with a design-your-own grocery bag station, and Wonderbrush Face Painting.

All are welcome to this free event, to celebrate with EPI and participate in the first Sunday Streets Missoula - a free community event that transforms Higgins Avenue from Circle Square (the XXX’s) to 5th Street into a car-free environment on a Sunday morning to host various forms of recreation, exercise and family fun in the street and adjacent parks. Sunday Streets Missoula encourages healthy physical activity, supports active transportation choices and celebrates Missoula as a bikeable and walkable community.

To find out more, visit EPI's website - http://www.ecologyproject.org/get_involved/events/562/2nd_annual_swift_fiesta/

The Swift Fiesta is sponsored by Gaddy Construction, Schmautz & Smith Mortgage, Payne Financial, and Anderson ZurMuehlen & Co.

For questions, contact Kelsey Stamm at EPI - 721-8784.
 
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Well that stinks, I timed it wrong and missed it by about 30 minutes because we decided to walk there to avoid having to find parking nearby.  Ended up at the Farmers Market instead and got a big supply of Dixon Melons instead so I'm happy.

Anyone know if melons are freezable in some way?  Maybe in bags full of melon balls or something?  Would that taste terrible?
 
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I was there.  I met up with the folks on the cross country bicycle ride.  I took some video of them.

 
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Paul and Bob Giordano of Free Cycles talk about the shop in this podcast.

They talk about Sunday Streets.
 
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