2014
Iconic Wilshire Boulevard
June 23, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Downtown <—> Miracle Mile

Along the Route

The following CicLAvia activities will take place along the route, starting at the Eastern end. Please note that all Hubs will offer CicLAvia information and merchandise, free water, restrooms and first aid stations. There is also free bike repair at all hubs, except at the Koreatown Hub (see below for details on bike repair near the Koreatown Hub).

ONE WILSHIRE HUB

Active Zone featuring climbing wall from REI; YMCA-led exercises; Pilates & Art/Echo Park presents pilates; free bellydance instruction and technique from Mesmera (no previous dance experience necessary!)

MACARTHUR PARK HUB

Levitt Pavilion will host the a variety of food vendors and the following activities:

     Urban outdoor yoga with The Yoga Place on the lawn -- 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

     KidZone with face painting, coloring wall, crafting -- 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

     Levitt Children's Show with the Funky Punks -- "Back for their second         season, these wild clowns get the kids cheering with their high-energy,   interactive circus acts. Jugglers, dancers, stilt-walkers, puppeteers and more!" -- 4:00  - 5:00 p.m.  

    Levitt Evening Show with Ellis Paul -- "A charismatic performer, Ellis has    been a key player in reviving the folk music scene and has helped bridge the gap between traditional folk and modern day pop folk." -- 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

KOREATOWN HUB

The Happy Village Cultural Festival will take place on Hobart, just south of Wilshire. Highlights include family friendly workshops, such as Modern Architecture Meets Korean Paper Folding and Korean calligraphy. There will also be a multi-cultural stage featuring Kpop, dance and martial arts performances. Bike parking sponsored by Millennium Hollywood.

On the grass lawn at 3700 Wilshire Blvd., the Wilshire Center BID will host a community Fitness in the Park Boot Camp from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The camp will include aerobics, crossfit, cardio kickboxing, yoga, Zumba and tai quan do.

The Koreatown BBQ Cookoff will be on S. Serrano Ave. and Oxford Ave., from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. between Wilshire Blvd. & 7th Street. Los Angeles' Fifth Annual Korean BBQ Cook-off will showcase some of the best dishes by top Korean BBQ restaurants and more.

If you are in need of bike repair while near the Koreatown Hub, make sure to visit LA Golden Bicycle, located at 4001 Wilshire Blvd. (at the corner of Wilton Place).

MID-WILSHIRE HUB

This hub is the picture-perfect picnic spot with wide grassy areas, shade and food trucks. Enjoy music provided by the KCRW Moves SUV while relaxing on the grass under the trees. 

MIRACLE MILE HUB

Visit the Pedestrian Zone! Hop off your bike between Curson and Fairfax, and enjoy the wide array of activities hosted by CicLAvia’s Iconic Wilshire Boulevard programming partners. There will be plenty of parking for your bikes along the way, but you must bring your own lock, as the bike racks will be unattended. There will be plenty of Food Trucks for all to enjoy, with adjacent picnic benches for communal eating.

From East to West -

Kids Zone, located on Curson north of Wilshire, will feature a kids safety training course, and helmet giveaways.

Craft & Folk Art Museum will offer free admission along with outdoor activities.  Local DJ’s from Discostan will spin a selection of tunes. Art Workshops will include the Collaborative Bicycle Powered Sewing Machine to create your very own patch; Printed Letter Press Spoke Cards; help to make blankets with Yarn Bombing LA which will be donated to the Downtown Women’s Center.

The Zimmer Museum will host table-top pool noodles for building, creating and playing. Kids will enjoy the bubble machine and temporary tattoos.

Watch out for the Page Museum’s life-sized Saber-toothed cat puppet, Nibbles.

Metro will have an actual train car on display to showcase the extension of the Purple line to Fairfax, while Breathe LA  (at Stanley and Wilshire) will host an 024u (Oxygen for You) Eco Station and family friendly workshops such as ‘make your own non-toxic bike/home cleaner’.

Next to the CicLAvia Info Booth, Workshop Artist Marni Gittleman will lead the Googie Adornables Workshop, inspired by the classic Googie style architecture that still exists on Wilshire Boulevard today. Participants will work with Googie-centric geometry of the 50’s to create wearable / attachable architecture elements.  You’ll be styl’n with a shapely array of mid-century modern forms as you spiff your spokes, hip-up your helmet, and accessorize your outfit.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will feature a Photo Op Stop, Tattoo Parlour, and Interactive Spin Art Studio, all in front of “Urban Light”. Food carts, kids activities and DJ Dan Wilcox will be inside the LACMA BCAM courtyard. 

ForYourArt (FYA) (between Orange Grove and Ogden) celebrates CicLAvia with a temporary public art installation of works by Ben Jones and Ruben Ochoa. Organized to celebrate the first CicLAvia’s first pedestrian zone, in the city where “nobody walks”, the works reflect the increasingly pedestrian-centric bent of the city and the event. FYA’s engagement campaign for the event, Stop and Smile #ForYourArt, encourages pedestrians to document and share their experience with the works during #CICLAVIA (make sure to share these photos via Twitter and Facebook!).  FYA is also creating a ‘parklett’ for the day in front of their space, where participants will be encouraged to slow down and take it all in.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will create an homage to the Chris Burden’s “Urban Light" installation at LACMA, by setting up 7.5 foot tall Oscar statuettes in the street in front of their soon to be Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in the old May Company building.

The Petersen Automotive Museum (southeast corner of Wilshire and Fairfax) will have craft activities for kids and refreshments by Johnny Rockets. Vintage vehicles will be on view directly in front of the museum.