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In the midst of Silicon Valley’s congested traffic and bustling schedules, San Jose takes a reprieve from the technologically driven society to promote outdoor activity. Viva Calle, is an annual event promoted and created by San Jose Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services. San Jose streets are shut down from Downtown all the way to Lake Cunningham in the East Side.

Road map of the Viva Calle event route September 17, 2017 (Via vivacallesj.org)

Viva Calle was made to motivate our community to get outside together and be active. This event isn’t only exciting for those exploring the streets, but the venders who thrive during Viva Calle. The event is an excellent way to promote your business, from cafes  to non profits to antique shops, including TeaLyfe, Alum Rock Village Cafe Street Bistro, Farmers markets and Roots to Rise Yoga—to name a few. Every and any business has an opportunity to share their missions and products.

After a couple miles of biking this reporter reached the Mexican Heritage Plaza where the colors of the folklorico dancers flew with the music and the appetizing smell of fresh Mexican food filled the air. Banda La Conquistadora marched down with horses trotting close behind them. Absorbed by the fast paced and energetic environment we stayed at this pit stop for a while. Eventually we moved on from the Mexican Heritage Plaza and biked past zip lines, soccer games and rock climbing, all happening in the street. Once at Lake Cunningham, more food trucks and activity booths group together for the community to enjoy. After tireless pedaling the lake served to be relaxing and rejuvenating before having to head back down the route.

Viva Calle, San Jose September 17, 2017 (Siena da Costa Pinto / Lincoln Lion Tales)

Many students and their families from Lincoln High School participated in the event. A senior, Sophie Karge shared her thoughts and passion about Viva Calle, “Biking has always been important to me and my whole family, to stay active and help the environment. It makes me so happy to see that this event had such a significant turn out and that our community truly cares about stuff like this.”

 

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Bilingual Student Newspaper of Abraham Lincoln High School, San Jose California.
Do You Know the Way to Viva Calle San Jose?