2Nd Annual Cycovia Tucson

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Forget the cars, for five hours straight Sunday, thousands of pedestrians and cyclists took over the streets of downtown Tucson.

People either laced up their shoes or hopped on their bikes for the second annual Cyclovia Tucson.

The idea comes from a Spanish term that means bicycle route or the temporary closure of streets to automobiles.

"I do ride some of these streets, but I always have to contend with the cars, so I thought it would be such a treat to have the whole road to myself, so to speak," said cyclist Judith Segel.

The five mile route stretched from downtown to South Tucson.