Ciclavia

CicLAvia – Heart of LA – Oct 8

CicLAvia – Heart of LA

Get ready for our annual Heart of LA Route on Sunday, October 8th as CicLAvia returns to Chinatown, DTLA, Echo Park and Boyle Heights! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space.

 

New to CicLAvia? Here are some things you need to know for October 8th:

  • CicLAvia is FREE!
  • CicLAvia lasts from 9 AM until 4 PM
  • CicLAvia closes streets to car traffic and opens them for people to walk, skate, bike, play, and explore parts of Los Angeles.
  • CicLAvia is not a race! There’s no starting point or finish line – begin where you like and enjoy the day your way.
  • CicLAvia traffic flows in two directions, just like regular traffic. Check out some more safety tips.

Questions or Concerns

General event information: please contact CicLAvia at 213.355.8500 or info@ciclavia.org

For concerns regarding the Los Angeles street closure permit, contact LA Bureau of Street Services, Investigation and Enforcement Division, Special Events at 213.847.6000.

CicLAvia – Heart of LA – Oct 8

CicLAvia – Heart of LA

Get ready for our annual Heart of LA Route on Sunday, October 8th as CicLAvia returns to Chinatown, DTLA, Echo Park and Boyle Heights! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space.

Planning a feeder ride or walk and want to add it to our site? Email info@ciclavia.org!

New to CicLAvia? Here are some things you need to know for October 8th:

  • CicLAvia is FREE!
  • CicLAvia lasts from 9 AM until 4 PM
  • CicLAvia closes streets to car traffic and opens them for people to walk, skate, bike, play, and explore parts of Los Angeles.
  • CicLAvia is not a race! There’s no starting point or finish line – begin where you like and enjoy the day your way.
  • CicLAvia traffic flows in two directions, just like regular traffic. Check out some more safety tips.

Questions or Concerns

General event information: please contact CicLAvia at 213.355.8500 or info@ciclavia.org

For concerns regarding the Los Angeles street closure permit, contact LA Bureau of Street Services, Investigation and Enforcement Division, Special Events at 213.847.6000.

 

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CicLAvia – San Pedro Meets Wilmington – Saturday, Aug 13

CicLAvia – San Pedro Meets Wilmington

Get ready for a brand new CicLAvia route! On Sunday, August 13, San Pedro and Wilmington will host the country’s largest open streets event! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space.

Planning a feeder ride or walk and want to add it to our site? Email info@ciclavia.org!

Notification Flyer coming soon!

New to CicLAvia? Here are some things you need to know for June 11:

  • CicLAvia is FREE!
  • CicLAvia lasts from 9 AM until 4 PM
  • CicLAvia closes streets to car traffic and opens them for people to walk, skate, bike, play, and explore parts of Los Angeles.
  • CicLAvia is not a race! There’s no starting point or finish line – begin where you like and enjoy the day your way.
  • CicLAvia traffic flows in two directions, just like regular traffic. Check out some more safety tips.

Learn More

Some great photos from CicLAvia / Glendale / Atwater

From http://www.ciclavia.org/social

Interactive map of the next CicLAvia

To view the interactive map click here > http://map.ciclavia.org

CicLAvia – Glendale Meets Atwater Village, June 11

CicLAvia – Glendale Meets Atwater Village

Get ready for a brand new CicLAvia route! On Sunday, June 11, Glendale and Atwater Village will host the country’s largest open streets event! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space.

Planning a feeder ride or walk and want to add it to our site? Email info@ciclavia.org!

Notification Flyer Coming Soon!

New to CicLAvia? Here are some things you need to know for March 26:

  • CicLAvia is FREE!
  • CicLAvia lasts from 9 AM until 4 PM
  • CicLAvia closes streets to car traffic and opens them for people to walk, skate, bike, play, and explore parts of Los Angeles.
  • CicLAvia is not a race! There’s no starting point or finish line – begin where you like and enjoy the day your way.
  • CicLAvia traffic flows in two directions, just like regular traffic. Check out some more safety tips.

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7 Group Bike Rides for Cyclists New to L.A.’s Streets

From LAWeekly.com

The mere mention of riding a bike on the streets of L.A. is often met with the words “crazy” and “death wish.” While the city recently named the most car-congested in the world is making room for more bicycles – thanks to L.A. Department of Transportation’s added bikeways, Metro’s bike-share program and the individual efforts of bike shops and nonprofits dedicated to the cause — safety in numbers may be key, especially for anyone new to cycling streets.

You don’t have to be a MAMIL (Middle-Aged Man in Lycra), a ripped triathlete or a well-dressed fixie purist to explore our city by two wheels. It’s worth checking out the neighborhood bike shop for organized rides and classes. Here are a few upcoming group rides to get you rolling.

 

CicLAvia

Inspired by Bogota’s ciclovía, the largest open-streets event in the United States closes portions of L.A. to cars, temporarily clearing the roads to Angelenos for use as a public park of sorts. Tens of thousands participate in this regularly occurring art crawl/food tour/consciousness-raising extravaganza. Each of CicLAvia’s casual bike rides is held in a particular section of L.A., allowing cyclists (as well as skaters and pedestrians) to safely experience the city. Culver City–Meets-Venice is the next one, on Sunday, March 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. View the route map ahead of time and drop in or out as you wish — it’s not a race. Plan a feeder ride or take Metro. All wheels welcome.

 

 

Long Beach Street Grand Prix and Open Streets

Long Beach has gotten in on CicLAvia mania by organizing its own car-free events, such as the upcoming Beach Street Grand Prix ride on Tuesday, March 28, where Toyota will open its 1.5-mile grand prix track to bikes, strollers, roller skaters and walkers for lunchtime spins. The city’s fourth annual Open Streets event is set for Saturday, April 29, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Long Beach public affairs officer Kerry Gerot says turnout has been phenomenal since the first event, which drew 25,000 to 30,000 participants. “All are welcome, and there’s something for everyone at every cycling level, as well as a lot of family-friendly activities,” she says. More info here.

 

SGV Bike Train and Women on Wheels

Bike San Gabriel Valley teaches bike repair at its Bicycle Education Center and provides monthly Women on Wheels rides led by volunteers and staff who create a safe, supportive space for women of color interested in biking. Another monthly event, the SGV Bike Train, is family-friendly and includes two electric-powered pedicabs, free for people with mobility issues who want to participate. Bike marshals (League of American Bicyclists certified instructors) ride with the group, ensuring cyclists learn safety on city streets. The route is an easy to moderate one, surrounded by stunning vistas of the San Gabriel Mountains and designed to be “as inclusive as possible.” This month they have a downhill cruise starting at the South Pasadena Gold Line Station at 8 a.m. on Sunday, March 26.

 

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CicLAvia – Culver City Meets Venice March 26, 2017

CicLAvia catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation and good health through car-free streets.

 

CicLAvia – Culver City Meets Venice presented by Metro

CicLAvia heads back to one of our fan-favorite routes for the first event of 2017! On March 26, Culver City, Mar Vista, and Venice will host the country’s largest open streets event! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space.

Notification Flyer Coming Soon!

New to CicLAvia? Here are some things you need to know for March 26:

  • CicLAvia is FREE!
  • CicLAvia lasts from 9 AM until 4 PM
  • CicLAvia closes streets to car traffic and opens them for people to walk, skate, bike, play, and explore parts of Los Angeles.
  • CicLAvia is not a race! There’s no starting point or finish line – begin where you like and enjoy the day your way.
  • CicLAvia traffic flows in two directions, just like regular traffic. Check out some more safety tips.

Questions or Concerns

General event information: please contact CicLAvia at 213.355.8500 or info@ciclavia.org

For concerns regarding the street closure permit, please reach out to the City of Los Angeles: 213.847.6000

Metro approves $4.14 million for more open streets events like CicLAvia

Every couple of weeks, cars that usually clog the streets of Southern California are replaced with residents on bikes — and now, folks will have more chances to participate. Metro announced Monday that it’s setting aside over $4 million to fund 17 open streets events, like CicLAvia, across Los Angeles County.

The purpose is to get people out of their cars and onto another form of transportation, Metro spokesman Dave Sotero told KPCC.

“They may be riding these streets for the very first time. Because unless there’s a bike lane on a particular street, these streets are taken up by automobiles on a daily basis,” he said.

Metro already funds the biggest open streets program in the country, he added.  This would be the second round of events that they’ve backed. The first round funded 10 events that covered a total 68 miles.

While giving Angelenos an opportunity to see the city through a new lens, Sotero said, the decision to provide these funds also tries to address some of the congestion and pollution that the city faces.

Whether the increase in these events tangibly alleviates pollution numbers is unknown — but it does boost ridership on local light rail trains and buses.

During previous open streets events, ridership has increased an average of 10 percent, according to Sotero. They’ve also seen a slight surge in the sales of single and 30-day passes when the streets are car-free.

“We do see a tangible benefit from introducing open streets that connect well with the transit system within the county,” he said.

The new events are set to happen by December 2018 in West Hollywood, Glendale, Whittier, San Pedro and other communities. Here’s a map of all the planned events:

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Mark Your Calendars – CicLAvia – Heart of LA

CicLAvia catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation and good health through car-free streets.

October 16, 2016

CicLAvia heads back to it’s anniversary route through the Heart of LA on October 16 as Boyle Heights, Chinatown, DTLA, and Westlake will host the country’s largest open streets event! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space.

New to CicLAvia? Here are some things you need to know for October 16:

  • CicLAvia is FREE!
  • CicLAvia lasts from 9 AM until 4 PM
  • CicLAvia closes streets to car traffic and opens them for people to walk, skate, bike, play, and explore parts of Los Angeles.
  • CicLAvia is not a race! There’s no starting point or finish line – begin where you like and enjoy the day your way.
  • CicLAvia traffic flows in two directions, just like regular traffic. Check out some more safety tips.

Questions or Concerns

General event information: please contact CicLAvia at 213.355.8500 or info@ciclavia.org

For concerns regarding the street closure permit, please reach out to the City of Los Angeles: 213.847.6000

 

Learn more here