CicLAvia - Heart of LA


CicLAvia - Heart of LA

CicLAvia - Heart of LA will celebrate what has become a Los Angeles institution on October 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a fifth-year anniversary route. CicLAvia began as an idea with an uncertain outcome when it first removed cars from the streets of downtown Los Angeles on October 10, 2010. Now, five years, fourteen events and hundreds of thousands of participants later, CicLAvia is the largest open streets event in North America.

Heart of LA will have six miles for participants to explore by bike, foot, skateboard, wheelchair and other non-motorized traffic. The route will take people through Boyle Heights, the Arts District, Little Tokyo, Civic Center, Chinatown, Historic Core and as far west as Macarthur Park. 

New to CicLAvia? Here are four things you need to know for October 18:

  • 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.

Road Closures

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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.

Bike 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!

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)

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

  • 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

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.

Street Closures

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Getting to the Route and Parking

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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.

Parking for CicLAvia

Click on any icon in the map below for details on that parking garage. To view the map on Google, click here.

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.)
  • Join the CicLAvia Savings Program. Is your business on the route? Encourage participants to stop by on the day of the event by offering a special discount to CicLAvia participants. We'll highlight your family-friendly business* for free on the CicLAvia website, subject to approval.
    • Follow these guidelines to join:
      • Offer discount on day of CicLAvia during all business hours.
      • Place CicLAvia notification flyer in business window.
      • Send the name of your business, discount offer, business address, & website link (if available) to pr@ciclavia.org or call 213-355-8500 by May 5.
      • Include name, email, and contact information for your business so that we can contact you directly.
      • Please limit text to 300 characters with spaces.
  • Get featured on the CicLAvia digital map. Businesses that offers a special CicLAvia discount can be listed for free on our interactive digital map, subject to approval.
  • Help get the word out in advance. Put up a CicLAvia flyer or give CicLAvia postcards to your customers! Contact info@ciclavia.org for more information and suggestions. 
*e.g. restaurants, movie theatres, toy stores, clothing shops, hair salons, banks.

Live/Work Along the Route?

If you live along the route and would like more information about how CicLAvia will affect your neighborhood on October 18th 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

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道路關閉通知

Event Times

Event Times From 9:00am–4:00pm on Sunday, October 18th, 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.

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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.

Metro Bus Detours

Lines: 

2, 4, 14 (Rte. 37), 16, 18, 20, 28, 30, 33, 40, 45, 51 (Rte. 52), 53, 55, 60, 62, 68, 70, 71, 76, 78 (Rte. 79), 83, 92, 96, 460, 487, 603, 720, 733, 745, 910   

Download Metro Bus Detour Notice

Detours will be in effect from 6am to 6pm or when ordered by Field Supervisor or BOCC or when barricades are present.

Locations:

  • Spring St. at 1st St. and 9th St.
  • Broadway at 1st St. and Bernard St.
  • Central Ave. at 1st St. and 4th St.
  • 1st St. at Broadway and Central Ave.           
  • 4th St. at Central Ave. and Boyle St.
  • 7th St. at Main St. and Park View St.

Lines: 2 & 4

Westbound Only: Regular route to Broadway and 11th St. then continue via Broadway, L-Olympic Blvd., R-Hill St., L-Temple St., R-Grand Ave. L-Cesar Chavez Ave. and regular route.

Line: 14 (Rte. 37)

Northbound: Regular route to Olive St. and Olympic Blvd. then continue via Olive St., R-9th St., L-Hill St., L-5th St., R-Olive St. and regular route.

Lines: 16, 18, 53, 62, 720

Westbound Only: Regular route to 5th St. and Wall St. then continue via 5th St., R-Los Angeles St., L-3rd St., L-Hill St., R-5th St. and regular route. 

Line: 20

Eastbound: Regular route to Wilshire Blvd. and Flower St. then continue via Wilshire Blvd., L-Hope St., R-6th St., R-Los Angeles St., L-7th St. and regular route. 

Westbound:   Regular route to 7th St. and Maple St. then continue via 7th St., R-Los Angeles St., L-3rd St., L-Hill St. R-5th St., L-Grand Ave., R-Wilshire Blvd. and regular route.

Line: 28

Westbound: Regular route to Broadway and Ave. 19 then continue via Broadway, veer left onto Spring St.-N.Alameda St., R-Los Angeles St., R-8th St., L-Main St. and regular route. 

Eastbound:  Regular route Hill St. and 2ndt St. then continue via Hill St., R-Bernard St., L-Broadway and regular route.

Line: 30

Eastbound: Regular route to Broadway and 9th St. then continue via Broadway, L-8th St., R-Hill St., R-Temple St. to Judge John Aiso St. and regular route.

Westbound: Regular route to Temple St. and Alameda St. then continue via Temple St., L-Los Angeles St., R-8th St., L-Main St. and regular route.

Line: 33

Westbound Only: Regular route to 5th St. and Wall St. then continue via 5th St., L-Los Angeles St., R-8th St. L-Spring St.-Main St. and regular route.

Line: 40

Northbound: Regular route to Broadway and 9th St. then continue via Broadway, L-8th St., R-Hill St., R-Temple St. to Judge John Aiso St. and regular route.

Southbound: Regular route to Temple St. and Alameda St. then continue via Temple St., L-Los Angeles St., R-8th St., L-Spring St.-Main St. and regular route. 

Line: 45

Northbound: Regular route to Broadway and 9th St. then continue via Broadway, L-8th St., R-Hill St., R-Bernard St. and regular route.

Southbound:   Regular route to Broadway and Ave 20. then continue via Broadway, L-Spring St.-Alameda St., R-Alpine St., L-Hill St., L-9th St., R-Broadway and regular route.

Line: 45 (Chinatown short line)

Northbound: Regular route to Broadway and 9th St. then continue via Broadway, L-8th St., R-Hill St., R-Alpine St., L-Alameda St. to layover zone.

Southbound:   Depart layover zone via Alameda St., R-College St., R-Main St., R-Alpine St., L-Hill St, L-9th St., R-Broadway and regular route.     

Line: 51 (Rte. 52)

Southbound:  Regular route to 7th St. and Hoover St. then continue via 7th, L-Rampart Blvd., R-6th St., R-Los Angeles St., L-7th St. and regular route.

Northbound: Regular route to 7th St. and Maple St. then continue via 7th St., R-Los Angeles St., L-3rd St., L-Broadway, L-5th-6th St., L-Rampart Blvd., R-7th St. and regular route.

Line: 55

Northbound: Regular route to Main St. and 6th St. then continue via Main St., L-3rd St., L-Hill St., R-5th St. and regular route.

Southbound: Regular route to 6th and Broadway then continue via 6th St., R-Los Angeles St., R-th St., L-Spring St.-Main St. and regular route.

Line: 60

Northbound: Regular route to 7th and Wall St. then continue on 7th St., R-Los Angeles St., L-3rd St., L-Hill St., R-5th St., L-Grand Ave., R-Wilshire Blvd. to Hope St.and regular route.

Southbound: Regular route to Flower St. and 5th St. then continue via Flower St., L-Wilshire Blvd., L-Hope St., R-6th St., R-Los Angeles St., L-7th St. and regular route.

Line: 68

Westbound: Regular route to Spring St. and Aliso St. then continue via Spring St., L-Temple St., R-Los Angeles St., L-6th St. and regular route.

Southbound: Regular route to Main St. and 5th St. then continue via Main St., R-4th St., L-Los Angeles St., L-Temple St., R-Main St. and regular route.

Lines: 70, 71, 76, 78 (Rte. 79)

Eastbound:  Regular route to Olive St. and Olympic Blvd. then continue via Olive St., R-9th St., L-Hill St., L-5th St., R-Olive St., R-1st St., L-Hill St., R-Temple St., L-Spring St.(contra-flow) and regular route.

Westbound:  Regular route to Spring St. and Aliso St. then continue via Spring St., R-Temple St., L-Hill St., R-1st St. and regular route. 

Line: 83

Northbound: Regular route to Hill St. and 2nd St. then continue Hill St., R-Bernard St., L-Broadway and regular route.

Southbound: Regular route to Broadway and Ave. 20 then continue via Broadway, veer left onto Spring St.-N.Alameda St., R-Los Angeles St., R-8th St., L-Main St. and regular route. 

Line: 92

Northbound: Regular route to Main St. and 5th St. then continue on Main St., R-4th St., L-Los Angeles St., L-Temple St. to Main St. and regular route.

Southbound: Regular route to Temple St. and Grand Ave. then continue Temple St., R-Hill St., L-Olympic Blvd. to Main St. and regular route.

Line: 96

Northbound:  Regular route to Olive St. and Olympic Blvd. then continue via Olive St., R-9th St., L-Hill St., L-5th St., R-Olive St., R-1st St., L-Hill St. to Ord St. and regular route.

Southbound: Regular route to Hill St. and College St. then continue via Hill St., R-1st St. and regular route. 

Line: 460

Eastbound Only: Regular route to 5th St. and Wall St. then continue via 5th St., R-Los Angeles St., L-3rd St., L-Hill St., R-5th St., L-Flower St., L-Wilshire Blvd., R-Grand Ave., R-8th St., L-Flower St. and regular route. 

Line: 487

Westbound:  Regular route to Spring St. and Aliso St. then continue via Spring St., R-Temple St., L-Hill St., R-1st St. and regular route to Wilshire Blvd. and Union St. then continue via Wilshire Blvd., R-Westlake St., L-6th St., L-Alvarado St., L-Wilshire Blvd. to temporary layover zone near side of Bonnie Brae St.

Eastbound:  Depart temporary layover zone and regular route to 1st St. and Olive St. then continue 1st St., L-Hill St., R-Temple St., L-Spring St.(contra flow) and regular route. 

Line 603

Northbound: Regular route to 7th St. and Hoover St. then continue via 7th St., L-Rampart Blvd., R-Wilshire Blvd., L-Westlake Ave. and regular route.

Southbound: Regular route to Alvarado St. and 6th St. then continue via Alvarado St., R-Wilshire Blvd., L-Rampart Blvd., R-7th St. and regular route.

Line: 733

Eastbound: Regular route to Main St. and 5th St. then continue via Main St., R-4th St., L-Los Angeles St., L-Temple St., R-Main St. and regular route.

Westbound:  Regular route to Spring St. and Aliso St. then continue via Spring St., R-Temple St., L-Hill St., L-8th St., R-Spring St.-Main St. and regular route   

Line: 745

Northbound: Regular route Broadway and 9th St. then continue via Broadway, L-8th St., R-Hill St., R- Temple St., L-Spring St.(contra-flow), R-Cesar Chavez Ave. and regular route.                 

Southbound: Regular route to Cesar Chavez Ave and Main St. then continue via Cesar Chavez Ave., L-Spring St., R-Temple St., L-Hill St., L-9th St., R-Broadway and regular route.

Line: 910

Northbound: Regular route to 1st St. and Olive St. then continue via 1st St., L-Hill St., R-Temple St., L-Spring St.(contra-flow) and regular route.

Southbound:  Regular route to Spring St. and Aliso St. then continue via Spring St., R-Temple St., L-Hill St., R-1st St. and regular route to Flower St. and 5th St., then continue Flower St., L- Wilshire Blvd., R-Grand Ave., R-8th St., L-Flower St. and regular route.

Make passenger stops at all intersections where it is safe to do so while on detour route.

  VO District (s): 1, 2, 3

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

Activities Along the Route

The schedule is packed this year for 2015's Heart of LA route. We've got four hubs – Hollenbeck Park, Grand Park, Chinatown and MacArthur Park – that will offer CicLAvia information and merchandise, food trucks, bike parking, bike repair, free water, restrooms and first aid stations. Each hub will also have activities, sponsor booths and more. Participants may pick up CicLAvia’s specially created Heart of LA neighborhood guide and activities fliers at the information booths. You can also view lots of information on our interactive digital map!

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Cirque du Soleil will be at the Chinatown Hub promoting their newest touring Big Top show: KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities™, which will debut in Southern California this fall. The KURIOS space will include the chance for participants to make stop-motion videos which will place them on the silver screen. Cirque will also have penny-farthing bikes on the route featuring costumed riders.

Pick My Solar will have a Sun Fun Lounge at the Grand Park Hub where people of all ages can learn about solar power as they listen to solar powered bands and DJs, let the sun recharge electronic devices, enjoy refreshments, participate in giveaways and test their solar power skills with a solar panel collector contest.

The Whole You zone will be at the MacArthur Park Hub where Whole You will sponsor bike parking, a roving social media “selfie” photo op, and other fun things for people of all ages.

In addition, CicLAvia, along with the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Community Arts Resources and Portraits of Hope, have arranged to have the popular Spheres at MacArthur Park floating art exhibit extended from its original September close date until CicLAvia – Heart of LA. The colorful spheres, floating in MacArthur Park lake, have become a beloved outdoor art installation since being unveiled in August.

Download the Activities Flyer

MacArthur Park Hub

  • Whole You Zone
  • Food Trucks: Deli Doctor / Farmers Belly / Mandoline Grill / Peaches Smokehouse / Pudding Truck / Zugo Liquitarian
  • The CicLAvia Old School Merchandise booth offers a variety of CicLAvia apparel and items from past events. Participants may also use their Metro TAP card for 15% off NEW CicLAvia tanks at tees at the hub merchandise booth thanks to a partnership with Metro’s Destination Discounts program.
  • Participants may plug into the phone charging station at the LADWP Solar Trailer and let the sun repower their phones.
  • Add a creative stroke to a collective painting on the Mobile Mural Lab from 11am–3pm.
  • Children may complete the kids bike safety skills course and get a free kid’s bike helmet (while supplies last).
  • Enjoy the largest public art and civic project in the U.S - more than 10,000 local children and adults have visually transformed MacArthur Park as part of the Spheres at MacArthur Park.
  • Sign up for a free Los Angeles Public Library card and keep an eye for the roaming Book Bike. Free books given to library cardholders.
  • CicLAvia sponsor booths from Time Out Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, Department of Water and Power and Tern Bikes will offer information, games and more.

Grand Park Hub

  • The Pick My Solar Sun Fun Lounge
  • Food Trucks: Artesana Pops / Cousins Maine Lobster / Surfer Taco / Vchos / Waffles de Liege
  • Try out the Metro bus bike rack and learn how to bring a bicycle on the bus.
  • CicLAvia sponsor booths from the Los Angeles Times, Metro and Whole Foods will offer information, games and more.

NEAR THE HUB

  • Grand Park and Ryman Arts present The Big Draw LA, a fun-filled, creative celebration of the act of drawing. Grand Park, between Broadway and Spring Street, will be transformed into a giant experimental drawing studio where participants can create giant geometric patterns, comics, masks and banners.
  • Take a break in Little Tokyo and park at the free bike valet in the Japanese National Museum plaza (100 N Central Ave). Enjoy a Japanese taiko drum performance, take part in an origami workshop and learn about all things Little Tokyo at the Go Little Tokyo booth.
  • Free public tours (pending capacity) of the historic Los Angeles Times Globe Lobby at 202 W 1st St.
  • Farmers Market on 5th Street near Grand Park.

Chinatown Hub

  • Food Trucks
  • Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios Zone
  • Enjoy live music on the LA Weekly stage in Central Plaza presented by the Chinatown BID.

Hollenbeck Park Hub

  • Food Trucks: Dogtown Dogs / King Kone / Kogi BBQ / Postcards Central American Soul / Slammin' Sliders
  • Snap a photo at Las Fotos Project’s free photobooth.
  • Experience the LA Phil’s VAN Beethoven, a virtual reality performance featuring the opening of Beethoven’s timeless Fifth Symphony performed by the LA Phil and Gustavo Dudamel. Ages 13+ only.
  • Create handcrafted paper flowers to decorate bikes and more at the Dia de los Muertos Paper Flower Workshop by Self Help Graphics & Art.
  • Enjoy music courtesy of the office of Councilmember Jose Huizar at the Council District 14 booth, and learn more about the district.

Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart and soul of CicLAvia and play a crucial role in making CicLAvia possible. Several volunteer opportunities are available before, during and after CicLAvia. Read below to see how you can help make CicLAvia a fun, safe environment for all to enjoy!

Sunday October 18 - CicLAvia - Heart of LA

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for CicLAvia. Sign-ups have now CLOSED! 

We look forward to seeing you at CicLAvia on Sunday October 18!

Volunteer as a Group 

 

Before and After Sunday October 18 

Office Volunteers

These volunteers will assist with unPacking Heart of LA at our offices in Koreatown! Volunteers will conduct inventory of merchandise and signage. To sign-up choose from the available dates below!

 

Sign up to the Volunteer E-mail List

 

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.


DTLA

Blades and Brews (9 am)

"Founded by inline skaters, this group is for anyone that wants to skate, blade or whatever around with good people. Whatever your motivation, whether its: meeting new people, getting some exercise, trying something new or just getting out of the house - don't hesitate to come hang out. Any skill level welcome. Meet at 9am."

Bike Safe USC & My Figueroa (9:30 am)

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"Join us for a bike ride from USC to CicLAvia on October 18. Along the way, we’ll learn about the upcoming MyFigueroa streetscape project, which includes safety improvments for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users on Figueroa Street between USC and Downtown LA.

Meet at USC/Exposition Metro Station at 9:30am for a short discussion about MyFigueroa project and safety tips for biking on the reconfigured Figueroa Street. Wear your group t-shirt and helmet for our photo op!

We’ll head out from there on a group bike ride through campus and up Figueroa to the CicLAvia route for a day of biking in car-free open streets."

Click on the image to the left to view a larger version of the flyer.

 


Westwood

UCLA Bike Shop (9:00 am)

Meet at 9am, roll at 9:30am.* We ride at a casual pace and are committed to staying together as a group, so riders of all levels of experience are welcome! Please note that this ride is restricted to members of the UCLA community, though any member of the UCLA community who attends can bring up to two guests who are not members of the UCLA community. For more information, please visit this link or email us at bikecenter@recreation.ucla.edu.

*This ride only officially includes the trip to the event. If you'd like to ride back to the starting point of the ride with the ride leader(s), please let the ride leader(s) know so that you can make arrangements about a meeting place/time for your return trip.


Mid City West

Mid City West Feeder Ride

Mid City West is planning a feeder ride to CicLAvia Heart of LA. We will meet at Labrea Bike Works at 8 AM and roll out at 8:30. Our route will go along 4th Street, New Hampshire Avenue, and 7th Street to end at the MacArthur Park hub. All skill levels welcome. Helmets required.


San Gabriel Valley

East Side Bicycle Club

Join the Eastside Bike Club as they lead a Feeder Ride to DTLA for the final CicLAvia for 2015. Meet at the El Sereno Parklet at 4910 Huntington Dr. This is a family friendly bike ride. More details to follow.

Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition & Women on Wheels

Join Women on Wheels (WoW) and the Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition (PasCSC) for a group ride to CicLAvia's Heart of LA! Meet at Pasadena City Hall at 7:45am. Route distance: About 10 miles, slightly downhill to Chinatown. 

We'll be riding at a friendly pace to accomodate most levels of riders, starting from Old Pasadena and ending near the Gold Line station in Chinatown. Much (but not all) of the route is downhill. Trained ride marshals will be leading/accompanying the ride to make sure that everyone arrives safely. Although the CicLAvia route itself is closed to motorists, parts of the ~10mi route we will be taking to get to the event will be shared by motorists.

We will ride as a group, obeying all traffic laws (stop at stop signs, red lights, etc.), and helping each other along the way. Once we get to Chinatown (featured on this CicLAvia), it will be yours to enjoy at your own leisure. Your return is your responsibility! We will NOT be organizing a return ride. Tip: the Gold Line is a great way to get back! 


Glendale

Walk Bike Glendale

Meet at 8:30 AM. Ride at 9. Meet at the bike racks by the entrance of the Glendale Central Library - 222 E Harvard St, Glendale, California 91205. We will be traveling in a family-friendly group to one of the CicLAvia hubs.

Burbank

Walk Bike Burbank

Meet at McCambridge Park (corner 3rd St. & Amherst ) at 8:00 AM. Prompt departure time: 8:45 AM. Street: 3.17 miles / Bike path: 10.39 miles. 

NELA

Flying Pigeon

Meet at our shop (located at 3404 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065) on Sunday morning at 8 a.m. We’re leaving for CicLAvia at 8:45 a.m. and heading toward the Chinatown hub. There is a Facebook Event for this ride.

Kids, cargo bikes, road bikes, tandems, eBikes, come one, come all. No need to make a reservation.

The shop will be open for about 30 minutes before we depart for Chinatown at 8:45 a.m. We’ll be able to inflate tires, do quick bike inspections, sell locks, helmets, water bottles, etc.


Watts

East Side Riders Bicycle Club - ESRBC

ESRBC along with be leading a feeder ride from Watts to the start and hopefully press conference of the CicLAvia V Heart of LA. We will meet up at the shop at 7:45 and leave at 8:00 am if you arrive at 8:00 am be prepared to play catch up.


Culver City

Culver City Bicycle Coalition

Meet at 9a.m. at the Culver City Expo Train station. Leave at 9:30am. The ride will be led by Mark Mallare. Ride at a casual pace with a commitment to staying together as a group. Riders of all levels of experience are welcome! Helmets mandatory for anyone under 18. This is a one way trip to the MacArthur Park Hub. For your return trip to Culver City we highly recommend taking the Culver City Expo line train from 7th and Figueroa. If you have any questions, Please don't hesitate to ask your ride leader before your departure and/or upon your arrival at Ciclavia.


Santa Monica

Santa Monica Spoke + Culver City Bicycle Coalition

We'll again host a feeder to CicLAvia this Sunday, October 18thWe’ll ride to Culver City to join LACBC Local Chapter, CCBC then on to CicLavia! Meet in Tongva Park (1615 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401) at 8am at the center of the park grass area near the restrooms. We roll out at 8:30am sharp.

 

Bus Detours

Metro Bus Lines Detoured: 

2, 4, 14 (Rte. 37), 16, 18, 20, 28, 30, 33, 40, 45, 51 (Rte. 52), 53, 55, 60, 62, 68, 70, 71, 76, 78 (Rte. 79), 83, 92, 96, 460, 487, 603, 720, 733, 745, 910   

Download Metro Bus Detour Notice

Download Metro Bus Detour Map

Detours will be in effect from 6am to 6pm or when ordered by Field Supervisor or BOCC or when barricades are present.

Locations:

  • Spring St. at 1st St. and 9th St.
  • Broadway at 1st St. and Bernard St.
  • Central Ave. at 1st St. and 4th St.
  • 1st St. at Broadway and Central Ave.           
  • 4th St. at Central Ave. and Boyle St.
  • 7th St. at Main St. and Park View St.

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Lines: 2 & 4

Westbound Only: Regular route to Broadway and 11th St. then continue via Broadway, L-Olympic Blvd., R-Hill St., L-Temple St., R-Grand Ave. L-Cesar Chavez Ave. and regular route.

Line: 14 (Rte. 37)

Northbound: Regular route to Olive St. and Olympic Blvd. then continue via Olive St., R-9th St., L-Hill St., L-5th St., R-Olive St. and regular route.

Lines: 16, 18, 53, 62, 720

Westbound Only: Regular route to 5th St. and Wall St. then continue via 5th St., R-Los Angeles St., L-3rd St., L-Hill St., R-5th St. and regular route. 

Line: 20

Eastbound: Regular route to Wilshire Blvd. and Flower St. then continue via Wilshire Blvd., L-Hope St., R-6th St., R-Los Angeles St., L-7th St. and regular route. 

Westbound:   Regular route to 7th St. and Maple St. then continue via 7th St., R-Los Angeles St., L-3rd St., L-Hill St. R-5th St., L-Grand Ave., R-Wilshire Blvd. and regular route.

Line: 28

Westbound: Regular route to Broadway and Ave. 19 then continue via Broadway, veer left onto Spring St.-N.Alameda St., R-Los Angeles St., R-8th St., L-Main St. and regular route. 

Eastbound:  Regular route Hill St. and 2ndt St. then continue via Hill St., R-Bernard St., L-Broadway and regular route.

Line: 30

Eastbound: Regular route to Broadway and 9th St. then continue via Broadway, L-8th St., R-Hill St., R-Temple St. to Judge John Aiso St. and regular route.

Westbound: Regular route to Temple St. and Alameda St. then continue via Temple St., L-Los Angeles St., R-8th St., L-Main St. and regular route.

Line: 33

Westbound Only: Regular route to 5th St. and Wall St. then continue via 5th St., L-Los Angeles St., R-8th St. L-Spring St.-Main St. and regular route.

Line: 40

Northbound: Regular route to Broadway and 9th St. then continue via Broadway, L-8th St., R-Hill St., R-Temple St. to Judge John Aiso St. and regular route.

Southbound: Regular route to Temple St. and Alameda St. then continue via Temple St., L-Los Angeles St., R-8th St., L-Spring St.-Main St. and regular route. 

Line: 45

Northbound: Regular route to Broadway and 9th St. then continue via Broadway, L-8th St., R-Hill St., R-Bernard St. and regular route.

Southbound:   Regular route to Broadway and Ave 20. then continue via Broadway, L-Spring St.-Alameda St., R-Alpine St., L-Hill St., L-9th St., R-Broadway and regular route.

Line: 45(Chinatown short line)

Northbound: Regular route to Broadway and 9th St. then continue via Broadway, L-8th St., R-Hill St., R-Alpine St., L-Alameda St. to layover zone.

Southbound:   Depart layover zone via Alameda St., R-College St., R-Main St., R-Alpine St., L-Hill St, L-9th St., R-Broadway and regular route.     

Line: 51(Rte. 52)

Southbound:  Regular route to 7th St. and Hoover St. then continue via 7th, L-Rampart Blvd., R-6th St., R-Los Angeles St., L-7th St. and regular route.

Northbound: Regular route to 7th St. and Maple St. then continue via 7th St., R-Los Angeles St., L-3rd St., L-Broadway, L-5th-6th St., L-Rampart Blvd., R-7th St. and regular route.

Line: 55

Northbound: Regular route to Main St. and 6th St. then continue via Main St., L-3rd St., L-Hill St., R-5th St. and regular route.

Southbound: Regular route to 6th and Broadway then continue via 6th St., R-Los Angeles St., R-th St., L-Spring St.-Main St. and regular route.

Line: 60

Northbound: Regular route to 7th and Wall St. then continue on 7th St., R-Los Angeles St., L-3rd St., L-Hill St., R-5th St., L-Grand Ave., R-Wilshire Blvd. to Hope St.and regular route.

Southbound: Regular route to Flower St. and 5th St. then continue via Flower St., L-Wilshire Blvd., L-Hope St., R-6th St., R-Los Angeles St., L-7th St. and regular route.

Line: 68

Westbound: Regular route to Spring St. and Aliso St. then continue via Spring St., L-Temple St., R-Los Angeles St., L-6th St. and regular route.

Southbound: Regular route to Main St. and 5th St. then continue via Main St., R-4th St., L-Los Angeles St., L-Temple St., R-Main St. and regular route.

Lines: 70, 71, 76, 78 (Rte. 79)

Eastbound:  Regular route to Olive St. and Olympic Blvd. then continue via Olive St., R-9th St., L-Hill St., L-5th St., R-Olive St., R-1st St., L-Hill St., R-Temple St., L-Spring St.(contra-flow) and regular route.

Westbound:  Regular route to Spring St. and Aliso St. then continue via Spring St., R-Temple St., L-Hill St., R-1st St. and regular route. 

Line: 83

Northbound: Regular route to Hill St. and 2nd St. then continue Hill St., R-Bernard St., L-Broadway and regular route.

Southbound: Regular route to Broadway and Ave. 20 then continue via Broadway, veer left onto Spring St.-N.Alameda St., R-Los Angeles St., R-8th St., L-Main St. and regular route. 

Line: 92

Northbound: Regular route to Main St. and 5th St. then continue on Main St., R-4th St., L-Los Angeles St., L-Temple St. to Main St. and regular route.

Southbound: Regular route to Temple St. and Grand Ave. then continue Temple St., R-Hill St., L-Olympic Blvd. to Main St. and regular route.

Line: 96

Northbound:  Regular route to Olive St. and Olympic Blvd. then continue via Olive St., R-9th St., L-Hill St., L-5th St., R-Olive St., R-1st St., L-Hill St. to Ord St. and regular route.

Southbound: Regular route to Hill St. and College St. then continue via Hill St., R-1st St. and regular route. 

Line: 460

Eastbound Only: Regular route to 5th St. and Wall St. then continue via 5th St., R-Los Angeles St., L-3rd St., L-Hill St., R-5th St., L-Flower St., L-Wilshire Blvd., R-Grand Ave., R-8th St., L-Flower St. and regular route. 

Line: 487

Westbound:  Regular route to Spring St. and Aliso St. then continue via Spring St., R-Temple St., L-Hill St., R-1st St. and regular route to Wilshire Blvd. and Union St. then continue via Wilshire Blvd., R-Westlake St., L-6th St., L-Alvarado St., L-Wilshire Blvd. to temporary layover zone near side of Bonnie Brae St.

Eastbound:  Depart temporary layover zone and regular route to 1st St. and Olive St. then continue 1st St., L-Hill St., R-Temple St., L-Spring St.(contra flow) and regular route. 

Line 603

Northbound: Regular route to 7th St. and Hoover St. then continue via 7th St., L-Rampart Blvd., R-Wilshire Blvd., L-Westlake Ave. and regular route.

Southbound: Regular route to Alvarado St. and 6th St. then continue via Alvarado St., R-Wilshire Blvd., L-Rampart Blvd., R-7th St. and regular route.

Line: 733

Eastbound: Regular route to Main St. and 5th St. then continue via Main St., R-4th St., L-Los Angeles St., L-Temple St., R-Main St. and regular route.

Westbound:  Regular route to Spring St. and Aliso St. then continue via Spring St., R-Temple St., L-Hill St., L-8th St., R-Spring St.-Main St. and regular route   

Line: 745

Northbound: Regular route Broadway and 9th St. then continue via Broadway, L-8th St., R-Hill St., R- Temple St., L-Spring St.(contra-flow), R-Cesar Chavez Ave. and regular route.                 

Southbound: Regular route to Cesar Chavez Ave and Main St. then continue via Cesar Chavez Ave., L-Spring St., R-Temple St., L-Hill St., L-9th St., R-Broadway and regular route.

Line: 910

Northbound: Regular route to 1st St. and Olive St. then continue via 1st St., L-Hill St., R-Temple St., L-Spring St.(contra-flow) and regular route.

Southbound:  Regular route to Spring St. and Aliso St. then continue via Spring St., R-Temple St., L-Hill St., R-1st St. and regular route to Flower St. and 5th St., then continue Flower St., L- Wilshire Blvd., R-Grand Ave., R-8th St., L-Flower St. and regular route.

Make passenger stops at all intersections where it is safe to do so while on detour route.

  VO District (s): 1, 2, 3

Neighborhood Guide

Delve deeper into the 2015 Heart of LA route by enjoying A Neighborhood Guide to the Heart of LA, written by Andrea Richards and designed by Colleen Corcoran and Tiffanie Tran. Learn about the historic center of the city, which throughout its long history has been a site of tremendous changes and demographic shifts. The “heart of LA,” like the rest of the city, is a dynamic place, with a history of intersections (some civil, some not) between the people and places that created our utterly unique and diverse city. We can't wait to feel the energy of CicLAvia with all of you on October 18, and hope this guide will enhance your day!

A hard copy version of this guide will be available at all four CicLAvia hubs. Click here to download a PDF of A Neighborhood Guide to Historic LA, or click on the image below.

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Additional Guides

The Militant Angeleno's Epic CicLAvia Tour 3.5

Time Out Los Angeles: Guide To CicLAvia Heart of LA

Time Out Los Angeles: Downtown Arts District

Time Out Los Angeles: Little Tokyo

Free Drawing

Enter the free drawing at any of the four CicLAvia hubs!

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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. 

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!

Rent a Bike at CicLAvia

Bikes and Hikes LA can have a bike ready for you at CicLAvia, and will donate 10% of the proceeds to CicLAvia!

Call (323) 796-8555 and request your CicLAvia Day bike rental for Sunday August 14! Rentals include helmet, safety vest and lock.

Metro Bikeshare

Metro Bikeshare is live in DTLA! Grab a bike at any of these stations close to the CicLAvia route:

  • Grand & 7th
  • 7th & Metro Center
  • Figueroa & 8th
  • Figueroa & 9th
  • Hope & 6th
  • 7th & Bixel
  • Wilshire & Witmer

Map of all Bikeshare Stations

Bike Delivery

  • Bikes and Hikes LA - 8250 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90046; (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

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

Long Beach

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.

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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