We keep the streets closed off to cars and open to feet and wheels. People of all ages stay Downtown and try a variety of fun and healthy activities. More than 80 groups and businesses help us create the fun event. We welcome volunteers for planning and working the day of the event. We're looking forward to hosting 8,000 people on July 12th. Schedule:
9am 5K Fun Run/Walk (start at Brother's Bar & Grills; NO pre-registration required)
9am - 3pm US STRIDER Championship (at Lake George)
10am - 4pm American Red Cross Blood Drive (REGISTER HERE)(Host sponsor Downtown Council)
noon - 4pm Walk About activities throughout Downtown
noon Minnesota Center Chorale (by Leighton Broadcasting)
noon Music Mentor Band (by Capital One 360)
1:30pm The Mitzel Bank (by Capital One 360)
3:00pm St. Cloud Marching Band (by Capital One 360)
What is the Downtown Walk About?
The Walk About is part of the international "Open Streets" movement. These Events typically involve the temporary closing of the streets or, rather, opening up of selected streets to motor vehicle traffic, making them available to all non-motorized transportation and people of all abilities. One strategy exploding in popularity across the country is open streets events or "ciclovias. With key messages and strategic execution, open streets events can be a powerfully persuasive experience that invites the public to re-imagine the streets as not just a place for motor vehicles, but a place for people.
The Mega Jump Action Sports Experience is a jaw-dropping action sports stunt show designed to leave you speechless. This mobile stunt show has the largest jump in the industry giving riders the airtime they need to attempt the most dangerous tricks at perious heights that you won't see anywhere else. Be prepared to be amazed. Maybe you'll ride away on a free bike (giveaway -- MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN)!
We are also excited to welcome the U.S. STRIDERTM Championship this year. This national event will see STRIDER's famous no-pedal race course take over Lake George as toddlers face off at the starting line to show their skills on two wheels. LEARN MORE
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