This Poetry in Motion project features a poem, written in English and Spanish by Francisco X. Alarcón. There are ten verses to the poem that are on bike racks on S. 24th St. To read the whole poem, follow the map and photos below, in order from 1 to 10. Have fun! Exercise and read. (tiny

Click to download a map of the Poetry in Motion route.

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Maybe it will inspire you to write you own poem about bike riding. Can you memorize the poem in either Spanish or English or maybe even both?

Who is Poetry in Motion for?

People who want to be physically active
Families who like to walk together
Spanish classes (English speakers who want to learn Spanish)
English classes (Spanish speakers who want to learn English)
Youth groups & organizations
After school programs
Poets and poetry lovers
Fans of South Omaha and people who want to learn more about South Omaha


Used with permission of the publisher, Lee & Low Books, New York, NY, Angels Ride Bikes/ Los Ángeles Andan en Bicicleta. Poems © 1999 by Francisco X. Alarcón, Book Illustrations © 1999 by Maya Christina Gonzalez.

This project is dedicated to the memory of Evangelina "Gigi" Brignoni, PhD Aug 15, 1954 - Jan 14, 2012, a tireless advocate of bilingual education at the University of Nebraska Omaha

This project was funded by: