CicLAvia - Culver City Meets Venice


CicLAvia - Culver City Meets Venice

Culver City and Venice will be the coolest spots of the summer when CicLAvia returns to the Westside for the first time since 2013. CicLAvia – Culver City Meets Venice Presented by Metro takes place from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 9.

The route will be a six-mile variation of the previous CicLAvia Westside route, allowing participants to explore more of Culver City’s charming neighborhoods, eclectic businesses and delicious restaurants, as well as connect with such Westside treasures as the Mar Vista Farmers Market, Abbot Kinney and Venice Beach.

The Culver City Meets Venice route is made possible with a grant from Metro Los Angeles.

**Allow yourself enough time to return to the Metro or your car safely while streets are still closed to car traffic. Streets begin to re-open to vehicles promptly at 4pm.**

New to CicLAvia? Here are four things you need to know for August 9:

  • It's FREE!
  • It's not a race and you don't need a bike to participate. You can walk or skate to your heart's content.
  • There's no beginning or end. You can start anywhere and go as far or as short as you want.
  • The flow of participants goes both ways, just like regular traffic. 

Questions or Concerns

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

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For concerns regarding the street closure permit in Los Angeles: contact the LA Bureau of Street Services, Investigation and Enforcement Division, Special Events, 1149 S. Broadway Suite 350, Los Angeles CA 90015, 213.847.6000.

For constituent concerns or questions regarding the street closure permit in Culver City: contact the Culver City Engineering Division at 310.253.5600.

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Download a PDF of the Venice Route Terminus & Beach Access flyer.

Neighborhood Guide

You can delve deeper into the route by enjoying CicLAvia’s Culver City Meets Venice Neighborhood Guide, written by Andrea Richards and designed by Colleen Corcoran and Tiffanie Tran. Learn about three of LA's Westside neighborhoods, as you take a trip from the northern tip of vibrant downtown Culver City through the commnity of Mar Vista to Venice and the sparkling Pacific Ocean. This guide was created with very special help from 826LA, and local kids and volunteers from the Mar Vista community.

Click on the image below to download a PDF of the neighborhood guide for CicLAvia: Culver City Meets Venice Presented by Metro.

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Other Guides

Time Out Los Angeles Guide

CicLAvia pedals its way back onto the Westside with a 6-mile route between Culver City and Venice. The last time the bike-friendly fest made its way to the beach, it started all the way over in Downtown LA. You'll find a much more manageable route this time around, and though a decent chunk is residential, there's still plenty to see and do in historic Downtown Culver City, through easygoing Mar Vista, near posh Abbot Kinney and along eclectic Venice Beach.


SecretCicLAvia Food Treasure Hunt Guide

Join the fun at this Sunday’s CicLAvia as MassKnowtify and SecretCity Tours presentSecretCicLAvia — a digital treasure hunt where you can unlock delicious eats to try for FREE along the route!

SecretCicLAvia will feature 3 food locations along the route which stretches from Culver City to Venice Beach.  At 3 different times during the day, the MassKnowtify app will alert you with when and where to find yummy food right along on the route.  Visit secretciclavia.massknowtify.com for details on how to participate!

The Militant Angeleno's Epic Militant CicLAvia Tour 4.1

So we're already nearly 5 years into the CicLAvia thing, haven't we had enough already?

OF COURSE NOT!

Just when we got over the last CicLAvia, along comes the XIVth edition of America's largest open streets event (Oh you know it, baby), and the third of four this year (But wait a minute, the last Epic Militant CicLAvia Tour was number 10.0, why is this one 4.1? You might ask. Well, The Militant categorizes his CicLAvia routes into unique versions of routes, and since this route is basically a modification of the fourth unique route from April 2013 (The legendary 17-mile "To The Sea" edition), The Militant categorizes Sunday's route as 4.1. Got it?). But even though this one is but a slight change from the Epic Venice Boulevard Route, there's a lot more new sights to see, especially along Washington Boulevard/Washington place, plus some locales he forgot to add during the 4.0 posting. Anyways, you know the drill, Share this link on your Facebooks and Twitters, visit the sights yourselves -- and if you do, Tweet with the hashtag, #EpicCicLAviaTour to stroke The Militant's ego and make him feel like his several days of staying up late at night to research and write all this was worth his while. And most of all, Stay Militant and Enjoy CicLAvia this Sunday! See you or not see you on the streets!

Activities Along the Route

The following activities will take place along the CicLAvia - Culver City Meets Venice route, starting at the eastern portion of the route. Please note that all hubs will offer CicLAvia information and merchandise, bike parking and bike repair, free water, restrooms and first aid stations. You can also download a PDF of the activities flyer by clicking the button below.

Download Activities Flyer

Downtown Culver City Hub

  • Free Bike Valet
  • Add your mark to a collective painting on the Mobile Mural Lab from 11am–3pm.
  • Take a free Metro bike safety class and improve your confidence and skills riding a bicycle in an urban setting.
  • Try out the Metro bus bike rack and learn how to bring your bicycle on the bus.
  • Complete the kids bike safety skills course and get a free kid’s bike helmet (while supplies last).
  • Cirque du Soleil’s #Kurios Zone: create a stop-motion video and learn more about the newest touring show, KURIOS—Cabinet of Curiosities™.

Near The Hub: Discover what downtown Culver City has to offer with restaurant specials, live music, and an open house at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Explore the neighborhood’s mix of historic buildings, boutiques, theaters and restaurants opening on to tree-lined streets.

Tellefson Park Hub

  • The CicLAvia Old School Merchandise booth offers a variety of CicLAvia apparel and items from past events. 

Mar Vista Farmers Market Hub

  • Free Bike Valet
  • Mayor Garcetti and Councilmember Mike Bonin showcase a pop-up parklet as part of their vision for the Venice Blvd Great Street.
  • Place it! Mar Vista: Through art and play, Urban Planner James Rojas solicits participants' inspirations and experiences to reimagine local streets.
  • Create fun works of art to take home with the help of Steve’s Machines – custom built, interactive creative contraptions.
  • Sign up for a free Los Angeles Public Library card and keep an eye for the roaming Book Bike. Free books will be given to people with library cards.
  • Plug into the phone charging station at the LADWP Solar Trailer and let the sun repower your phone.

Near The Hub: Mar Vista Farmers' Market on Grand View Blvd celebrates its 9th anniversary with Birthdaypalooza from 9am-3pm. The market will feature live music, prepared food vendors and 50 farmers. Join in the fun and participate in a corn shucking, seed spitting or egg toss contest.

Venice Hub

  • Cool off with a paleta from Artesana Pops.

Near The Hub: The beach! Go for an ocean swim and check out the Venice Boardwalk. Snap a photo in front of the CicLAvia mural on the Venice Art Walls at 1800 Oceanfront Walk.

Getting to the Route and Parking

Click any link below to be redirected to that section.

**Allow yourself enough time to return to the Metro or your car safely while streets are still closed to car traffic. Streets begin to re-open to vehicles promptly at 4pm.**

Streets Closed to Cars

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Crossing the Route

Cars can cross the route at various major intersections (see map). Los Angeles Police, Culver City Police and CicLAvia volunteers are posted at the car-crossing points to assist with the flow of participant and vehicle traffic.

Resident Parking Restrictions

Cars parked on the route on CicLAvia day will be towed. No cars will be allowed to enter or exit the route during the event hours, and any driveway connecting to the CicLAvia route will be blocked. Check for posted parking restrictions on your street before the event. Additional street parking near the route may be restricted.

Venice Route Terminus & Beach Access

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Download a PDF of the Venice Route Terminus & Beach Access flyer.

Parking for CicLAvia

Culver City Parking*

All Culver City public municipal lots in downtown will be accessible to cars during CicLAvia:

    • Cardiff Parking: Cardiff Avenue between Culver Blvd & Venice Blvd
    • Watseka Parking: Watseka Avenue between Culver Blvd & Venice Blvd
    • Ince Parking: Washington Blvd @ Culver Blvd

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Click here for a downloadable map of parking available in Culver City

*Most of the parking lots in downtown Culver City are structures. If you are using roof bike racks, your car won't fit into most of these lots.

Venice Parking

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Click here for parking information for Venice beach

Go Metro

This CicLAvia, why not Go Metro? You can use this helpful Metro Trip Planner to coordinate your route!

Metro bus detours

In effect from 6am to 6pm

Lines: 33, 733

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Download Metro Bus Detour Notice

Line: 33

Westbound:  Regular route to Venice Blvd. and Sepulveda Blvd. then continue via Venice Blvd., L-Sawtelle Blvd., R- Washington Blvd, R- Abbot Kinney, R-Main St and regular route.

Eastbound: Depart layover via Main St., L- Abbot Kinney Blvd., L- Washington Blvd., veer to the right remain of Washington Blvd., L- Sawtelle Blvd., R- Venice Blvd and regular route.

Line: 733

Westbound: Regular route to Venice Blvd. and Sepulveda Blvd. then continue via Venice Blvd., L-Sawtelle Blvd., R- Washington Blvd, R- Abbot Kinney, R-Main St and regular route.

Eastbound:    Regular route to Main St and Sunset Ave., continue via Main St. to, L- Abbot Kinney Blvd., L- Washington Blvd., veer to the right remain of Washington Blvd., L- Sawtelle Blvd., R- Venice Blvd and regular route. 

Culver City Bus Detours

Lines: 1, 3

Download Culver City Bus Detour Notice.

Relocated Bus Stops:

  • Line 1 buses will service along the Venice Blvd. Corridor at Metro Bus stops.
  • Line 3 buses will pick up at Washington/Overland temporary stop far side on Overland at Washington.
  • Line 6 not affected, will service at all regular stops.

Line 1 Stops Affected

  • Expo/LTR station
  • Main Street
  • Duquesne Avenue/ Hughes Avenue
  • Jasmine Avenue
  • Motor Avenue
  • Overland Avenue
  • Culver Center
  • Elenda Avenue/Girard Avenue
  • Prospect Avenue/Huron Avenue
  • Harter Avenue
  • Sepulveda Boulevard

Detours

Eastbound:  Westbound:  
Regular route to Sepulveda Blvd. Line 1 will continue regular route to National Blvd.

Left Sepulveda Blvd.

Right National Blvd.

Right Venice Blvd.

Left Venice Blvd.

Right National Blvd.

Left Sepulveda Blvd.

Left Washington Blvd. resume regular route Right Washington Blvd resume reg. route to Palawan Way.

  Left Left Via Marina

  Right Marquesas Way (Via Dolce)

  Layover at Via Dolce/Washington Blvd. Temp Stop

  Right Washington Blvd resume regular route Eastbound

 

Line 3 Stops Affected

  • Washington Boulevard/ Overland Avenue
  • Washington Boulevard/ Motor Avenue

Detours

Northbound:  Southbound:   
Regular route to Washington Blvd/Overland Ave.

Regular route to Motor Ave/Venice Blvd.

Continue on Overland Ave. to Venice Blvd.

Right on Venice Blvd.

Right Venice Blvd.

Left Overland Ave. resume regular route
Left Motor Ave resume regular route  

Big Blue Bus Detours

Lines: 1, 5, 12, 14

Download the Big Blue Bus Detour Notice

Detours between 6am and 5pm.

 

Business Participation

For sponsorship opportunities please click here.

Many businesses benefit tremendously from CicLAvia, some noting record sales, with thousands of potential customers passing by open storefronts throughout the day. We encourage you to participate, even if it’s just by greeting people who pass by your front door. This is a great opportunity to engage potential customers who, even if they don't shop on CicLAvia day, may return time and time again.

Customer engagement ideas include:

  • Plan on being open the day of the event
  • Make your storefront visible with signs, banners and sandwich boards
  • Bring your business outside. If you have permission to use the sidewalk in front of your business, feel free to bring products, music or seating outside. (Please note: under the terms of CicLAvia’s permit, no stationary objects are allowed in the street itself.)
  • Advertise your business before the event. To encourage participants to stop by your business on the day of the event, you can offer a CicLAvia special or discount. Metro will list your business for FREE on their website. Send the name of your business, discount offer, website link, and address to DestinationDiscounts@metro.net by July 31st. Please limit text to 140 characters with spaces.
  • Help get the word out in advance. Put up a CicLAvia flyer or give CicLAvia flyers to your customers. Contact info@ciclavia.org for a link to a flyer download.
  • Click on an image below to download a free "CicLAvia Business Opportunity" flyer in English or Spanish. 

English

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Bike Rental

Want to ride a bike, rollerblades, or skateboard on CicLAvia but don't own one? No problem. Here are several bike & skate shops that we know of that offer rentals. Be sure to call ahead and pay for your reservation in advance, because rentals definitely sell out.

P.S. Bikes are not required to participate! You can walk, run, skate, scooter, dance, and more!

Culver City

  • Abba Padre - 4219 Sepulveda Blvd. #A, Culver City, CA 90230; (310) 390-5203
  • Palms Cycle - 3770 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034; (310) 838- 9644

Mar Vista

Venice

  • Spokes N Stuff - The Inn at Venice Beach, 327 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90291; (310) 439-7276
  • Jays Rentals Venice Beach - 1501 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291; (310) 392-7306
  • Boardwalk Skate & Surf201 1/2 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291; (310) 450-6634
  • Venice Bike & Skates - 21 Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292; (310) 301-4011. First come, first served.
  • Perry's Cafe -3100 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90292; (310) 823-6730. Venice Beach at end of Washington Blvd.
  • Perry's Cafe - 2500 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90293; (310) 823-1453. Venice Beach at end of North Venice Blvd.
  • The Bicycle Whisperer - 724 Vernon Ct., Venice, CA 90291; (310) 612-1409
  • Bike Curious Rentals - 34 Windward Ave., Venice, CA 90291 ; Call or text (310) 702-2823

Santa Monica

Marina Del Ray

Beverly Hills

West LA

  • Bikes and Hikes LA - 8743 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069; (323) 796-8555. Rentals include helmet, safety vest, lock and map of LA.
  • Bikecology - 9006 W. Pico Blvd., West Los Angeles, CA 90035; (310) 278-0915
  • Bike Improve - 10929 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025; (310) 400-0363
  • Helen's Cycles: Westwood Village - 1071 Gayley Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024; (310) 208-8988
  • UCLA Bike Shop - 2131 John Wooden Center, Los Angeles, CA 90095; (310) 206-7219

Downtown / Central LA

  • Just Ride L.A. - 1626 S. Hill Street (at Venice Blvd), Los Angeles, CA 90015; (213) 745-6783. In order to ensure availability, please reserve up to 3 days in advance. Also offers locks and helmets.
  • DTLA Bikes - 425 S. Broadway (at 4th St), Los Angeles, CA 90013; (213) 533-8000 Fleet of 200+ bikes ready to ride! Also offers helmets.
  • El Maestro Bicycle Shop - 806 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90014; (213) 627-0580
  • LA Golden Bicycles – 4001 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010; (213) 739-9911
  • I. Martin Bicycles - 8330 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90048; (323) 653-6900
  • Speedworkz - 3110 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90026; (323) 369-9036
  • Coco’s Variety Store - 2427 Riverside Drive., Silverlake; (323) 664-7400 

Northeast LA

  • Flying Pigeon - 3714 N. Figueroa (at Marmion Way), Highland Park; (213) 909-8986
  • Lincoln Heights Cycle, 3422 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90031; (323) 221-2670
  • Bike Oven, 3706 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90065; (626) 357-6799
  • Bicycle Doctor, 5003 York Blvd, Highland Park, CA 90042; (323) 259-3131
  • Raffi's Bicycles, 5509 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042;  (323) 474-6340
  • Ryky’s Bike Shop, 2424 Daly St, Los Angeles, CA 90031; (213) 703-8909
  • Spokes N Stuff - Griffith Park Ranger Station, 4730 Crystal Springs Ave., Griffith Park, CA 90027; (323) 662-6573 

San Gabriel Valley

San Fernando Valley

  • Wheel Fun Rentals - 6300 Balboa Blvd. Van Nuys, CA 91316; (818) 212-4263. A wide range of bikes are available including cruisers, choppers, tandems and surreys.
  • LA Bike Adventures - 7736 Amestoy Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406; (818) 826-2011. Mountain bikes and gravel bikes (can be converted into road bikes)  

Bike Delivery

  • Synaptic Cycles - Los Angeles road bike rentals, delivered to your door for free. (310) 925-3969
If you have a bike shop near the route that rents bikes and you want to be listed here, email us at info@ciclavia.org and we'll add you to the list.

CicLAvia Free Drawing

CicLAvia has many generous supporters who donate everything from bikes to staycation packages, from beds to entertainment excursions to give to our participants for FREE! No cost at all! Check out what we'll be giving away in our free drawing and visit any one of our four hubs along the route for a chance to win!

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Live/Work Along the Route?

If you live along the route and would like more information about how CicLAvia will affect your neighborhood on August 9th you may download the route notification flyer. The flyer has information about the streets that will be closed, parking restrictions and parking options for residents and employees of local businesses.

Download Route Notification Flyer

Event Times

Event Times From 9:00am–4:00pm on Sunday, August 9th, 2015, the 6 mile route of CicLAvia streets will be closed to all cars. Streets will be fully closed to cars no later than 8:00am and no vehicles or on-street parking will be allowed on the route until streets are re-opened to cars at approximately 5:30pm.

Streets Closed to Cars

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Crossing the Route

Cars can cross the route at various major intersections (see map). Los Angeles Police, Culver City Police and CicLAvia volunteers are posted at the car-crossing points to assist with the flow of participant and vehicle traffic.

Resident Parking Restrictions

Cars parked on the route on CicLAvia day will be towed. No cars will be allowed to enter or exit the route during the event hours, and any driveway connecting to the CicLAvia route will be blocked. Check for posted parking restrictions on your street before the event. Additional street parking near the route may be restricted.

Business Opportunities

Many businesses benefit tremendously from CicLAvia, some noting record sales, with thousands of potential customers passing by open storefronts throughout the day. Learn more about business participation here.

Bus Detours

Click here for bus detours.

Questions or Concerns

  • General event information: please contact CicLAvia at 213.355.8500 or info@ciclavia.org
  • For concerns regarding the street closure permit in Los Angeles: contact the LA Bureau of Street Services, Investigation and Enforcement Division, Special Events, 1149 S. Broadway Suite 350, Los Angeles CA 90015, 213.847.6000
  • For constituent concerns or questions regarding the street closure permit in Culver City: contact the Culver City Engineering Division at 310.253.5600

Feeder Rides and Walks

A feeder ride or walk is when a group of people meets up and ride or walk to the CicLAvia route together. Feeders are not sponsored or produced by CicLAvia. Many feeders will depart before the streets are open to the public for walking and biking, so bike riders may be riding alongside cars. Please wear helmets and stress safety amongst your groups!

Please email info@ciclavia.org to submit your feeder ride or walk to our website.


Culver City

WalkLAvia Culver City

Hosted by Los Angeles Walks

"We can’t wait to walk at CicLAvia on the westside. We’ll be meeting up at the Culver City Expo Station at 10am and walking to the Mar Vista Farmers Market for lunch (about 3 miles). After that, if you’re feeling ambitious, you can join us on foot or bike all the way to Venice or head back to Culver City to catch the Expo Line."


Westside

CicLAvia Family Ride

Hosted by Culver City Walk & Rollers

"Join us as we ride as a group from Hub to Hub with a special treat or two along the way. Meet at the Telefson Park hub at 9:00 a.m. (Washington and Sepulveda). We'll ride to the Culver City Hub at Downtown Culver City (Parcel B, across from the Culver Hotel) to particpate in the Kids Bike Skills Workshop. There you can enter the raffle to win a Fliker Lift courtesy of Yvolution! Also, riders in the Family Ride will be elegible for a bonus raffle prize! RSVP online.


Westwood

UCLA Bike Shop CicLAvia Feeder Ride

Hosted by UCLA Bike Shop

"We welcome you to join us for a morning ride from the UCLA Bike Shop to CiCLAvia in Venice. We'll meet at the Bike Shop at 8am, then roll at 8:30am! The ride to Venice is around nine miles long. We ride at a casual pace and are committed to staying together as a group, so riders of all levels of experience are welcome! For more information, please click here or email us at bikecenter@recreation.ucla.edu."

Helen's Cycles' CicLAvia Fun Ride

Hosted by Shifting Gears Cycling

Meet at Helen's Cycles (1071 Gayley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024 - (310) 208-8988)
Parking is available SouthEast of Wilshire on Veteran. Please check signs! Park your car and then ride to Helen’s Cycles. Meet at 8 am, ride out at 8:30 am.


Mid City

Mid City West to Culver City

Hosted by Mid City West Community Council

"On August 9th, CicLaVia comes to Culver City! Mid City West will be hosting a group bike ride to help you get there in a fun and safe way on your bike! Meet at La Brea Bike Works on 3rd St & Cochran at 8:30 am. We'll ride south on Cochran to Venice Blvd and then take the Venice Blvd bike lane all the way to Culver City. All riders must wear a helmet!"


Northeast LA

ESBC Feeder Ride to Culver City

Hosted by East Side Bike Club

"Meet at 8 am at El Sereno Parklet, 4910 Huntington, 4910 Huntington Dr. This is a family-friendly bike ride."

NELA to CicLAvia Culver City Feeder Ride

Hosted by Flying Pigeon LA

"Meet at our shop (located at 3404 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065) at a little before 8 a.m. We are rolling out at 8:15 a.m. Kids, cargo bikes, road bikes, tandems, eBikes, come one come all. No need to make a reservation.

What you will need for this ride:

  • a functioning bicycle;
  • extra water;
  • and a smile!

What you will NOT need for this ride:

  • helmet (CA law = 18 and under need one; 18+ do as you please);
  • signed release;
  • reservations (no need to call ahead).

Parking at the shop is available on-street. We have a lovely cafe, Antigua Cultural Coffee House, as a neighbor if you want to get here early and relax before the ride.

The Flying Pigeon LA bike shop is located adjacent the Metro Gold Line between two stations: Cypress Park/Lincoln Heights or Heritage Square. Our address is 3404 N. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90065.

The shop is also conveniently served by the 24-hour 81 bus and 83 bus lines run by Metro."


Inland Empire

Smog to Surf Feeder Ride

Hosted by Inland Empire Biking Alliance

"Start getting in shape for a century! Come join us as we ride from the "smog to the surf". We will be riding to CicLAvia Culver City Meets Venice - Presented by Metro in Venice then returning by Metrolink in the afternoon. Though it is potentially a long ride, all are welcome to join us for as much as they can pedal then hop on the train to finish the trip."

Volunteer

 Volunteers are the heart and soul of CicLAvia. Sign-up to join our CicLAvia Angels Volunteer team.

Click a hub to view available volunteer opportunities:

Venice Hub

Mar Vista Farmers Market Hub

Tellefson Park Hub

Downtown Culver City Hub

 

For group of 6 or more volunteers:

Volunteer as a Group 

 

**Volunteer signup form will close on Friday August 7 at 10am **

 

To be added to our Volunteer Mailing List:

Sign up for the Volunteer mailing list!

Street Closures

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Bus Detours

Click a bus system to see detours:

Metro Bus Detours

Lines: 33, 733

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Download Metro Bus Detour Notice

Detours will be in effect from 6am to 6pm

Line: 33

Westbound:  Regular route to Venice Blvd. and Sepulveda Blvd. then continue via Venice Blvd., L-Sawtelle Blvd., R- Washington Blvd, R- Abbot Kinney, R-Main St and regular route.

Eastbound: Depart layover via Main St., L- Abbot Kinney Blvd., L- Washington Blvd., veer to the right remain of Washington Blvd., L- Sawtelle Blvd., R- Venice Blvd and regular route.

Line: 733

Westbound: Regular route to Venice Blvd. and Sepulveda Blvd. then continue via Venice Blvd., L-Sawtelle Blvd., R- Washington Blvd, R- Abbot Kinney, R-Main St and regular route.

Eastbound:    Regular route to Main St and Sunset Ave., continue via Main St. to, L- Abbot Kinney Blvd., L- Washington Blvd., veer to the right remain of Washington Blvd., L- Sawtelle Blvd., R- Venice Blvd and regular route.


Culver City Bus Detours

Lines: 1, 3

Download Culver City Bus Detour Notice.

Relocated Bus Stops:

  • Line 1 buses will service along the Venice Blvd. Corridor at Metro Bus stops.
  • Line 3 buses will pick up at Washington/Overland temporary stop far side on Overland at Washington.
  • Line 6 not affected, will service at all regular stops.

Line 1 Stops Affected

  • Expo/LTR station
  • Main Street
  • Duquesne Avenue/ Hughes Avenue
  • Jasmine Avenue
  • Motor Avenue
  • Overland Avenue
  • Culver Center
  • Elenda Avenue/Girard Avenue
  • Prospect Avenue/Huron Avenue
  • Harter Avenue
  • Sepulveda Boulevard

Detours

Eastbound:  Westbound:  
Regular route to Sepulveda Blvd. Line 1 will continue regular route to National Blvd.

Left Sepulveda Blvd.

Right National Blvd.

Right Venice Blvd.

Left Venice Blvd.

Right National Blvd.

Left Sepulveda Blvd.

Left Washington Blvd. resume regular route Right Washington Blvd resume reg. route to Palawan Way.

  Left Left Via Marina

  Right Marquesas Way (Via Dolce)

  Layover at Via Dolce/Washington Blvd. Temp Stop

  Right Washington Blvd resume regular route Eastbound

 

Line 3 Stops Affected

  • Washington Boulevard/ Overland Avenue
  • Washington Boulevard/ Motor Avenue

Detours

Northbound:  Southbound:   
Regular route to Washington Blvd/Overland Ave.

Regular route to Motor Ave/Venice Blvd.

Continue on Overland Ave. to Venice Blvd.

Right on Venice Blvd.

Right Venice Blvd.

Left Overland Ave. resume regular route
Left Motor Ave resume regular route  

Big Blue Bus Detours

Routes: 1, 5, 12, 14

Download the Big Blue Bus Detour Notice

Detours between 6am and 5pm

Photo Scavenger Hunt

CicLAvia - Culver City Meets Venice Presented by Metro happened on Sunday, August 9, and tens of thousands of you came out to enjoy the car-free streets! Check out the eleven winning photos chosen from our photo scavenger hunt below! All winners get a CicLAvia swag pack, plus everlasting fame on our website. Congrats!

CicLAvia Photo Hunt Stops

  1. Pose in front of the CicLAvia graffiti mural near the Venice Skate Park at Venice Art Walls. (1800 Oceanfront Walk)
  2. Take a photo of friends hanging out in the pop up parklet as part of the Venice Blvd #GreatStreet initiative. (Mar Vista Farmers Market Hub)
  3. Get creative with the Cirque du Soleil Kurios stop motion photo spot at the Culver City Hub.
  4. Say THANKS! Snap a shot with a volunteer in a yellow shirt.
  5. Find CicLAvia Executive Director Aaron Paley and ask for a photo (hint: he looks like this in his CicLAvia attire).

The Winners!

  1. @baconbikersam via Instagram
  2. @venicebeachrocks via Instagram
  3. @b.ruc14 via Instagram
  4. @fillow7 via Instagram
  5. @AmandaLeonMedia via Twitter
  6. @gstatuspix via Instagram
  7. Joshua Ryan Zehner via Facebook
  8. @craigolsen via Instagram
  9. @webikela via Instagram
  10. @mehcharico via Instagram, photo by @ep3_martinez
  11. Group winner: Nerd Thrust Kickball via Facebook

Rentals

Want to ride a bike, rollerblades, or skateboard on CicLAvia but don't own one? No problem. Here are several bike & skate shops that we know of that offer rentals. Be sure to call ahead and pay for your reservation in advance, because rentals definitely sell out.

P.S. Bikes are not required to participate! You can walk, run, skate, scooter, dance, and more!

Bike Delivery

  • Bikes and Hikes LA - 8743 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069; (323) 796-8555. Rentals include helmet, safety vest, lock and map of LA.
  • Synaptic Cycles - Los Angeles road bike rentals, delivered to your door for free. (310) 925-3969

Long Beach

Downtown / Central LA

  • Just Ride L.A. - 1626 S. Hill Street (at Venice Blvd), Los Angeles, CA 90015; (213) 745-6783. In order to ensure availability, please reserve up to 3 days in advance. Also offers locks and helmets.
  • DTLA Bikes - 425 S. Broadway (at 4th St), Los Angeles, CA 90013; (213) 533-8000 Fleet of 200+ bikes ready to ride! Also offers helmets.
  • El Maestro Bicycle Shop - 806 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90014; (213) 627-0580
  • LA Golden Bicycles – 4001 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010; (213) 739-9911
  • I. Martin Bicycles - 8330 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90048; (323) 653-6900
  • Speedworkz - 3110 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90026; (323) 369-9036
  • Coco’s Variety Store - 2427 Riverside Drive., Silverlake; (323) 664-7400 

Northeast LA

  • Flying Pigeon - 3714 N. Figueroa (at Marmion Way), Highland Park; (213) 909-8986
  • Lincoln Heights Cycle, 3422 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90031; (323) 221-2670
  • Bike Oven, 3706 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90065; (626) 357-6799
  • Bicycle Doctor, 5003 York Blvd, Highland Park, CA 90042; (323) 259-3131
  • Raffi's Bicycles, 5509 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042;  (323) 474-6340
  • Ryky’s Bike Shop, 2424 Daly St, Los Angeles, CA 90031; (213) 703-8909
  • Spokes N Stuff - Griffith Park Ranger Station, 4730 Crystal Springs Ave., Griffith Park, CA 90027; (323) 662-6573

San Gabriel Valley

Culver City

  • Abba Padre - 4219 Sepulveda Blvd. #A, Culver City, CA 90230; (310) 390-5203
  • Palms Cycle - 3770 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034; (310) 838- 9644

Mar Vista

Venice

  • Spokes N Stuff - The Inn at Venice Beach, 327 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90291; (310) 439-7276
  • Jays Rentals Venice Beach - 1501 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291; (310) 392-7306
  • Boardwalk Skate & Surf - 201 1/2 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291; (310) 450-6634
  • Venice Bike & Skates - 21 Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292; (310) 301-4011. First come, first served.
  • Perry's Cafe -3100 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90292; (310) 823-6730. Venice Beach at end of Washington Blvd.
  • Perry's Cafe - 2500 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90293; (310) 823-1453. Venice Beach at end of North Venice Blvd.
  • The Bicycle Whisperer - 724 Vernon Ct., Venice, CA 90291; (310) 612-1409
  • Bike Curious Rentals - 34 Windward Ave., Venice, CA 90291 ; Call or text (310) 702-2823

Santa Monica

Marina Del Ray

Beverly Hills

West LA

San Fernando Valley

  • Van's Cyclery - 11407 Victory Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91606; (818) 760-6960. Call a few days in advance to rent a bike - limited quantities available.
  • Retro Xpress Bicycles - 14503 Victory Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91401; (818) 200-9463.
  • Wheel Fun Rentals - 6300 Balboa Blvd. Van Nuys, CA 91316; (818) 212-4263. A wide range of bikes are available including cruisers, choppers, tandems and surreys.
  • LA Bike Adventures - 7736 Amestoy Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406; (818) 826-2011. Mountain bikes and gravel bikes (can be converted into road bikes)
If you have a bike shop near the route that rents bikes and you want to be listed here, email us at info@ciclavia.org and we'll add you to the list.

Enjoy a Safe CicLAvia

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Need Help on the Route?

Law Enforcement & Emergency Personnel: The Los Angeles Police Department provides a strong security presence at CicLAvia. In addition, there are emergency medical technicians stationed at each Hub, and other response personnel are available along the route.

In case of an accident, go to the nearest Hub to report it to CicLAvia staff. If you are between Hubs, look for the nearest uniformed officer or responder, or CicLAvia staff member.

If you notice any suspicious activity or a suspicious package, immediately report it to the nearest CicLAvia staff member or uniformed officer.

At CicLAvia, the safety and well being of our participants is our primary concern. We work closely with local authorities to provide as safe and secure an environment as possible. We also partner with other local agencies that provide additional security elements along the route and at public transit locations.

Contact Staff & Volunteers: CicLAvia staff can be identified by the bright blue CicLAvia t-shirt with yellow lettering that says STAFF on the back. CicLAvia volunteers can be identified by the bright yellow CicLAvia t-shirt with blue lettering that says VOLUNTEER on the back. 

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Staff members and volunteers can assist with you with finding the answers to questions and with helping to find the right person to respond to emergencies.  If you are missing a member of your party, have been in a minor accident or have been part of an incident, please contact staff at the nearest CicLAvia Hub. This is often the fastest way to ensure police officers or emergency personnel respond to the situation rapidly and effectively. 

Prohibited Items

The following are not permitted at CicLAvia, due to LA City law:

  • unauthorized solicitation
  • alcoholic beverages
  • narcotics or illegal drugs
  • bathing in pools or fountains
  • damage to property
  • feeding animals
  • firecrackers or explosives
  • firearms
  • fires
  • littering (including pet waste)
  • public intoxication
  • unauthorized driving or parking
  • unauthorized vending
  • unleashed animals
  • weapons

How to CicLAvia

CicLAvia provides the chance for participants to enjoy a fun day connecting with their fellow Angelenos and their city in a whole new way. Participants are welcome to walk, bike, skate, run...any people-powered form of transport is allowed! CicLAvia works hard to provide a safe and secure environment for all participants. By familiarizing yourself with the following information, you can help to make CicLAvia a great event for everyone.

Timing your trip

CicLAvia lasts from 9:00am–4:00pm. Please budget your time accordingly. Make sure you return to your point of origin or final destination by 4:00pm to avoid car traffic when the route reopens. 

Share the Road

Cars are not allowed at CicLAvia, but any other form of non-motorized transportation is. Be aware of how people around you are traveling – biking, walking, skating, etc. – and respect their right to the road.

Monitored intersections

Police, transit officers, and CicLAvia volunteers will be at crossing intersections to monitor the flow of CicLAvia and car traffic. Riders and pedestrians must stop at car and pedestrian intersections when told to do so.

Speed

Please monitor your speed going down a hill. Also stay within the speed of the flow of traffic when it is too congested to pass.

Dismounts

There are often mandatory dismount locations. There will be signs at the dismount locations and volunteers instructing riders to dismount. 

Biking with Children

Our friends at REI have a comprehensive information and video page about biking with children. Please take the time to review this information if you plan to enjoy CicLAvia with a child. 

Helmets for Children

All children 18 and under are required by law to wear a helmet if they are on a bike, scooter, skateboard, skates or other type of geared or wheeled-transportation.

Kids Zones

Kids Zones will offer fun bike and pedestrian safety workshops and other exciting activities.

Experienced Riders Recommended

CicLAvia is not an ideal place to teach a child, or an adult, how to ride due to the heavy flow of bike, board, and pedestrian traffic. While we encourage participants of all ages and skill levels, we strongly suggest that children and all participants learn the basics of bike riding before participating on the CicLAvia route.

Read some safety tips!

Rain or Shine

CicLAvia will go on, rain or shine!

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Here are a few things to remember when riding or skating in wet conditions.

  • Slow down. It’s easier to lose traction, especially in turns, when the road is wet. Avoid sharp turns and high speed turns so your bike won’t slide out from under you.

  • Skidding is more likely when the road is wet. Modulate your braking to avoid a skid.

  • Give yourself extra time and distance to stop.

  • Rim brake users, remember your rims are wet so it takes a little longer for your brake pads to catch. Pumping your brakes will help.

  • Be more cautious on (or avoid) surfaces that are extra slippery when wet: metal plates, manhole covers, train tracks, storm grates, and street “paint”.

  • Avoid riding through standing water or piles of wet leaves, which might conceal road defects.

  • Visibility is reduced when it’s raining. Wear bright, reflective clothing and use front and rear lights to help you see and be seen (even during the day).

Tips from our good friends at LA County Bicycle Coalition

 

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