CicLAvia - The Valley


CicLAvia - The Valley

CicLAvia heads back to the Valley for the second time. This time, we'll be exploring Pacoima, Arleta, North Hills East, and Panorama City!

Join the CicLAvia Kickoff Ceremony with Danny Trejo!

Trejo_Publicity.jpgJoin us for a very special kickoff ceremony for CicLAvia - The Valley at 8:30 a.m. at Pacoima City Hall. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Valley Councilmembers Nury Martinez and Felipe Fuentes, and local resident, actor and entrepreneur Danny Trejo, known for his roles in movies such as “Machete” and “From Dusk Till Dawn,” will be in attendance. We hope to see you there!

New to CicLAvia? Here are four things you need to know for March 6:

  • 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.
  • It starts at 9am and ends at 4pm. There's no starting line or finish line. You can hop on the route 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

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, contact the Sixth Council District (CD6) at 818.771.0236 or the Seventh Council District (CD7) at 818.485.0600.

Volunteer

Join the CicLAvia Angel Volunteer Team 

Day-of Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are the heart and soul of CicLAvia! Volunteers help keep the event running smoothly and safe for all participants to enjoy. Various opportunities are available on the route or at a hub or with a group! 

Choose a hub to view available volunteer opportunities:

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for CicLAvia - The Valley! Volunteer sign-ups are currently closed. 

Please consider signing up for our newsletter to get information on futures CicLAvia events!

We look forward to seeing you on Van Nuys Blvd on Sunday March 6!

 

Pre/Post Volunteer Opportunities

There are several ways to help out before the event. Whether it's joining our outreach team going door-to-door chatting with stakeholders along the route, distributing postcards to your neighborhood, or helping our production team pack signs and merchandise for the big day. Volunteers are always needed! 

Click below to view the available volunteer opportunities before/after March 6!

Volunteer before/after CicLAvia

Live/Work Along The Route

If you live along the route and would like more information about how CicLAvia will affect your neighborhood on March 6th 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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Event Times

CicLAvia's event hours are 9:00am–4:00pm on Sunday, March 6th, 2016. On the 4 mile route, 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

Van Nuys Blvd will be closed to all cars from San Fernando Road to Roscoe Blvd by 8:00am on Sunday, March 6, 2016. CicLAvia's event hours are 9:00am-4:00pm. Van Nuys Blvd will be re-opened to cars by approximately 5:30pm. Expect medium-to-long delays on nearby streets if you must drive or travel by bus that day.

Crossing the Route

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

Parking Restrictions

Cars parked on the route on CicLAvia day (Sunday, March 6) will be towed starting at 1:00am, and no cars will be allowed to enter or exit the route during event hours (9:00am-4:00pm).

Check for posted parking restrictions on your street before the event. Additional street parking near the route may be restricted.

If you have to pay for parking due to CicLAvia's parking restrictions, we will reimburse you up to $20 for parking fees. Please just mail us the receipt and proof of residence.

Business Opportunities

Take advantage of the thousands of potential customers passing by your door! Learn more about business participation at CicLAvia here.

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

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 2/19/16. 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. 

Street Closures

Van Nuys Blvd will be closed to all cars from Roscoe Blvd. to Lehigh Ave. by 8:00am on Sunday, March 6, 2016. CicLAvia's event hours are 9:00am-4:00pm. Van Nuys Blvd will be re-opened to cars by approximately 5:30pm. Expect medium-to-long delays on nearby streets if you must drive or travel by bus that day.

View crossings on the digital map here.

Community Meetings

Join us for two community meetings in The Valley to learn about street closures, business opportunities, family activities, volunteer positions and more as CicLAvia returns to The Valley in March!

January 28 - Pacoima

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February 24 - Van Nuys

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Bus Detours

Lines: 158, 167, 233, 744

In effect: Sunday March 6, 2016 only, 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. or when barricades are present

Location: Van Nuys Blvd. and Roscoe Blvd. and Glenoaks Blvd

Download Bus Detour Map

Download Bus Stop Info

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Line: 158

Eastbound: Regular route to Devonshire St. and Woodman Ave. then continue via Devonshire St., L-Arleta Ave., R-Paxton St., R-Laurel Canyon Blvd., R-Terra Bella St., L-Arleta Ave. and regular route.

Westbound: Regular route to Arleta Ave. and Osborne St. then continue via Arleta Ave., R-Terra Bella St.,mL-Laurel Canyon Blvd., L-Paxton St., L-Arleta Ave., R-Devonshire St. and regular route.

No service on:

  • Van Nuys Blvd. between Roscoe Blvd. and Glenoaks Blvd.
  • Arleta Ave. between Devonshire St. and Terra Bella St.
  • Roscoe Blvd. between Van Nuys Blvd. and Hazeltine Ave.
  • Chase St. between Van Nuys Blvd. and Hazeltine Ave.

Board buses on:

  • Devonshire St., West of Arleta Ave.
  • Arleta Ave., East of Terra Bella St.

Line: 167

Westbound: Regular route to Roscoe Blvd. and Woodman Ave. then continue via Roscoe Blvd., R-HaveltinemAve., R-Chase St. and regular route.

Eastbound: Regular route to Chase St. and Woodman Ave. then continue via Chase St., L-Hazeltine Ave., L-Roscoe Blvd. and regular route. 

No service on:

  • Van Nuys Blvd. between Roscoe Blvd. and Glenoaks Blvd.
  • Arleta Ave. between Devonshire St. and Terra Bella St.
  • Roscoe Blvd. between Van Nuys Blvd. and Hazeltine Ave.
  • Chase St. between Van Nuys Blvd. and Hazeltine Ave.

Board buses on:

  • Chase St., East of Hazeltine Ave.
  • Roscoe Blvd., East of Hazeltine Ave.

Line: 233

Northbound: Regular route to Van Nuys Blvd. and Arminta Ave. then continue via Van Nuys Blvd., R-Roscoe Blvd., L-Woodman Ave., R-Osborne St., L-Glenoaks Blvd., R-Van Nuys Blvd. and regular route.

Southbound: Regular route to Van Nuys Blvd. and Foothill Blvd. then continue via Van Nuys Blvd.,  L-Glenoaks Blvd., R-Osborne St., L-Woodman Ave., R-Roscoe Blvd., L-Van Nuys Blvd. and regular route.

No service on:

  • Van Nuys Blvd. between Roscoe Blvd. and Glenoaks Blvd.
  • Arleta Ave. between Devonshire St. and Terra Bella St.
  • Roscoe Blvd. between Van Nuys Blvd. and Hazeltine Ave.
  • Chase St. between Van Nuys Blvd. and Hazeltine Ave.

Board buses on:

  • Van Nuys Blvd., North of Glenoaks Blvd. or South of Roscoe Blvd.
  • Osborne St. between Glenoaks Blvd. and Woodman Ave.
  • Lines 94,158, 167, 224, 230 will pass Van Nuys Blvd.

Line: 233(short line) and 744

Northbound: Regular route to Van Nuys Blvd. and Arminta Ave. then continue via Van Nuys Blvd., R-Roscoe Blvd., L-Woodman Ave., R-Osborne St., L-Glenoaks Blvd. to Van Nuys Blvd. and regular route.

Southbound: Depart layover via Van Nuys Blvd., L-Glenoaks Blvd., R-Osborne St., L-Woodman Ave., R-Roscoe Blvd., L-Van Nuys Blvd. and regular route.

No service on:

  • Van Nuys Blvd. between Roscoe Blvd. and Glenoaks Blvd.
  • Arleta Ave. between Devonshire St. and Terra Bella St.
  • Roscoe Blvd. between Van Nuys Blvd. and Hazeltine Ave.
  • Chase St. between Van Nuys Blvd. and Hazeltine Ave.

Board buses on:

  • Van Nuys Blvd., North of Glenoaks Blvd. or South of Roscoe Blvd.
  • Osborne St. between Glenoaks Blvd. and Woodman Ave.
  • Lines 94,158, 167, 224, 230 will pass Van Nuys Blvd.

For further information contact: 1-323-GO METRO (1-323-466-3876) or METRO.NET

Para mas información póngase en contacto con:1-323-GO METRO (1-323-466-3876)o METRO.NET

Feeder Rides

Ride or walk along with these feeder rides to CicLAvia on March 6 (listed in alphabetical order):

Mid City West

Mid City West is continuing its tradition of helping you get to CicLAvia via a feeder ride. Meet up at I. Martin, ride to the red line at Hollywood/Highland, take the train to North Hollywood, and then ride to the route. RSVP here.

UCLA Bike Shop Feeder Bike/Metro Ride

Join UCLA Bike Shop's feeder ride to CicLAvia. They 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 each member of the UCLA community who attends may bring up to two guests who are not members of the UCLA community. RSVP here.

Walk Bike Burbank

We will start at McCambridge Park (Corner of N 3rd St and Amherst Dr.) Please arrive at 8:30am so we can leave by 9:00am sharp! Click here to download more information.

Walk Bike Glendale

Walk Bike Glendale will be using the bike lanes on Glenoaks to get to CicLAvia - The Valley. The ride is approximately 12 miles.

What to bring: Bring water, a snack, and a bicycle in good working order. This ride is FREE and open to anyone, but all participants should be able to ride a bike safely with the ability to brake, change gears, and balance while stopping and starting. All participants under 18 MUST wear a helmet and be escorted by a parent or guardian. Children under age 8 should be on a tag-a-long, bike trailer, tandem, or other safe child-carrying device to participate in the ride. RSVP here.

WalkLAvia

Join LA Walks and Stairs and Trails of Los Angeles to WalkLAvia on March 6! They'll be walking the CicLAvia route out and back - a total of eight leisurely miles. See Panorama City, Arleta, and Pacoima from a new perspective - the street! - and all on your own two feet. Participation is free and open to all ages. Join us! RSVP here. 

Have a feeder ride to add? Contact us at info@ciclavia.org

Power Up Packs

Introducing CicLAvia Power Up Packs. On March 6, we'll be hiding prize-filled packages throughout The Valley route. Inside, you'll find everything you need to refresh, refill, and repower: a cold drink, a new shirt, a gift card to pick up a frosty beverage at a spot along the way, plus some other prizes. With only ten in total, these packs are going to be a hot commodity.

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 We'll be dropping clues throughout the day, giving hints leading to the packs. Make sure you're following us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and SnapChat (add CicLAviareal or snap the code below) to increase your chances to win!

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Getting to the Route

Click below for directions to the route:

From the Metro Red Line (North Hollywood Station) to the Panorama City Hub

(Total distance: 7.3 miles)

Ride west down Chandler Blvd. After passing Coldwater Canyon Ave, turn right onto the Orange Line Busway Bike Path. Turn right onto Woodman Ave and make a left on Roscoe Blvd until you reach Van Nuys Blvd. Total trip is 7.3 miles.

Google Map directions

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From Metrolink (Van Nuys Station) to the Panorama City Hub

(Total distance: 0.8 miles)

Metrolink will operate limited service on the Ventura County Line between Union Station and Van Nuys Station on Sunday March 6, 2016. The train will offer two “Bike Cars” on each train. The trains will operate on the following schedule: 

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Once you exit the train, look for CicLAvia volunteers wearing yellow t-shirts. They'll have all the information you need about return train times and the CicLAvia route. Once you exit the train, ride north on Van Nuys Blvd until you reach Roscoe Blvd.

Google Map directions

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From Metrolink (Sylmar/San Fernando Station)

(Total distance: 2.8 miles)

Ride southeast on Village Way Drive and turn right on Wolfskill St. Turn left onto Truman St and continue on to Tiffany Ave. Turn left onto San Fernando Road until you reach Van Nuys Blvd.

Google Map directions

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Parking & Lyft

Street parking is recommended, as there are no large garages or lots in the area.

Don't want to drive? Take a Lyft!

As our newest partner, Lyft will donate $5 for every new rider that enters CICLAVIA as a coupon code! 

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Free Drawing

Enter the free drawing at any of the three hubs: Panorama City, Arleta, or Pacoima!

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Activities Along the Route

Download Activities Flyer

Please note that all hubs will offer CicLAvia information and merchandise, bike parking, free basic bike repair, free water, restrooms and first aid stations. 

Panorama City Hub

  • Plug into the phone charging station at the LADWP Solar Trailer and let the sun repower your phone.
  • Add your mark to a collective painting on the Mobile Mural Lab from 11am–3pm.
  • Try out the Metro bus bike rack and learn how to bring your bicycle on the bus.
  • Catch some rays and experience solar speed dating at the Pick My Solar Square with games, giveaways, and prizes.
  • Councilwoman Nury Martinez is sponsoring a day of art, music and culture to highlight what makes the communities of the 6th District special. Come by to witness art in the making!
  • Sign up for a free Los Angeles Public Library card and keep an eye out for the roaming Book Bike. Free books will be given to people with library cards.
  • Check out the latest in folding bikes by TERN.

Near the hub:

  • Stop by the LA Kings Valley Ice Center’s parking lot to enjoy a fun, interactive street curling demonstration by Hollywood Curling. 8750 Van Nuys Blvd.

Arleta Hub

  • Take a load off and relax in the shade at the Mid Valley Intergenerational Multipurpose Center.
  • Watch students in action as they capture the energy of the city, the San Fernando Valley, and CicLAvia through live art presented by Councilwoman Nury Martinez. 

Near the Hub:

  • Feel the excitement of Mustang Pride as Arleta High School students showcase the best in art, music, culture & live performances. Head on over to Arleta High School's main entrance along the route to join in on the fun! 14200 Van Nuys Blvd 

Pacoima Hub

  • Complete the kids bike safety skills course sponsored by First5LA and get a free kid’s bike helmet from CicLAvia (while supplies last).
  • Get loose and boogie down at Bradley Plaza’s Block Party. Experience the spirit of Pacoima through music, hip hop dance, folklorico and live art brought to you by talented youth and community leaders from the Northeast Valley. Bradley Plaza is a new community space in Pacoima created through a partnership between Pacoima Beautiful, Councilman Felipe Fuentes, and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation People St. program.
  • Power up your phone using the Pure City Cycles Pedal Powered Charging Station!
  • Celebrate the first CicLAvia event of 2016 by taking part in our brand new cut-out photo station. Snap, upload, and tag your photos with #CicLAvia to share your experiences! 

Near the Hub:

  • Council District 7 and the Great Streets Studio, in partnership with ULI Los Angeles, will host the Pacoima Health Zone - a demonstration project that will model potential long-term changes for creating a more vibrant, healthy and people-friendly Van Nuys Boulevard. In addition to pop-up streetscape elements, local partners will provide information, demonstrations and interactive exercises intended to create healthy people and places at Pacoima City Hall, 13520 Van Nuys Boulevard. 
  • Watch artist Levi Ponce complete the newest addition to Mural Mile: Dream Without Boundaries, a mural that shows anything is possible in this world through learning and our imaginations - 13545 Van Nuys Blvd
  • Valley Economic Development Center’s Pacoima Entrepreneurship Center (PEC) and 11:11 ACC are partnering to host an Open House filled with music and art activities for the entire family - 13420 Van Nuys Boulevard
  • Pacoima Beautiful and LA Mas will highlight 5 five local businesses between San Fernando Road and Cayuga Ave as part of the Great Streets Initiative. These activities demonstrate improvements unique to the culture of the iconic street.

Along the entire route:

  • CicLAvia Power-Up Packs. We'll be hiding special power-up packs throughout the route for participants to find! Make sure you're following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat to get all the clues! 

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Neighborhood Guide


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The Northeast Valley has everything we’ve come to associate with the San Fernando Valley (wide streets, tract homes, walk-up food stands) and many aspects that are totally unexpected—if you haven’t been here—like a long history of multiculturalism and a concentrated corridor of important murals. If LA is an utterly unique and multi- ethnic city with a dynamic history of intersections (some civil, some not) between people, then the Northeast Valley is a microcosm of the larger city it calls home. From the planned community of Panorama City to Pacoima’s rich legacy as an African American—and now Latino— enclave, the Northeast Valley has its own unique history and vibrant cultures.

Neighborhood Guide in English

sp.pngEl Nordeste del Valle cuenta con todo lo que es el Valle de San Fernando (calles anches, zonas residenciales planifi- cadas, quioscos de comida) y muchos aspectos totalmente inesperados—si usted no ha estado allí—como una larga historia de multiculturalismo y un corredor concentrado de murales importantes de Los Angeles. Si LA es de hecho una ciudad única y multiétnica con una historia dinámica de interacciones (buenas y no buenas) entre los pueblos, pues el Nordeste del Valle es un microcosmo de la ciudad en la que se encuentra. Desde la comunidad planificada de Panaroma City hasta la rica herencia de Pacoima como barrio afro-americano—hoy en día latino—el nordeste del Valle tiene su propia historia y sus culturas vibrantes. 

Guía de la Vecindad En Español

A hard copy version of this guide will be available at all three CicLAvia hubs.

Additional Guides

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!

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.

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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