CicLAvia - Heart of LA presented by Metro

December 02, 2018 at 09:00 AM

CicLAvia - Heart of LA

Get ready for our annual Heart of LA Route on Sunday, December 2nd as CicLAvia returns to Chinatown, DTLA, and Boyle Heights! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space. 

Route Map

New to CicLAvia? Here are some things you need to know for December 2nd:

  • CicLAvia is FREE!
  • CicLAvia lasts from 9 AM until 3 PM
  • CicLAvia closes streets to car traffic and opens them for people to walk, skate, bike, play, and explore parts of Los Angeles.
  • CicLAvia is not a race! There's no starting point or finish line - begin where you like and enjoy the day your way.
  • CicLAvia traffic flows in two directions, just like regular traffic. Check out some more safety tips here.

Questions or Concerns

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

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

Live/Work along the route

If you live/work along the route and would like more information about how CicLAvia will affect your neighborhood on December 2nd, please download the CicLAvia route notification flyer. The flyer has information about the streets that will be closed, parking restriction and parking options for residents and employees of local businesses.

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Notification Flyer/ Volantes de Notificacion

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Street Closures

The route will be closed to vehicles from 7:00am to approximately 5:00pm on Sunday, December 2nd. Some streets near the hubs may close as early as 6 am.

Parking Restrictions

NO PARKING will be allowed from 1:00am–5:00pm on Sunday, December 2nd on the CicLAvia route. Parking restrictions will be enforced and vehicles will be towed beginning at 1:00am. Additional street parking near the route may be restricted. Please check posted parking restrictions in your neighborhood.

Vehicle Access

NO VEHICLES are allowed on the route between 7:00am and approximately 5:00pm. There are crossing points at several intersections where vehicles can cross along route.

Driveway Access

Please be aware that all driveways on the route will be blocked and inaccessible beginning at 8:00am on Sunday, December 2nd. If your vehicle is parked in your driveway and you need to use it after 7:00am on December 2nd, please park elsewhere as the vehicle will be inaccessible until approximately 5:00pm. Vehicles will not be allowed to enter or exit the route during this time.

Bus Detours

All buses that usually run along the CicLAvia route will be detoured. Please check our bus detour info page and your local bus stop for detour information.

Parking Reimbursement

If you are a resident or business directly on the route, CicLAvia can reimburse you up to $20 per vehicle for any parking costs you incur from 8:00pm on Saturday, December 1st through 5:00pm on Sunday, December 2nd. For reimbursement, mail a copy of your parking receipt and proof of residence or employment to CicLAvia, 525 S Hewitt St, Los Angeles, CA 90013.

Getting to the Route and Parking

Click below for information on getting to the CicLAvia route on Sunday, December 2nd!

Metro Bikeshare

Metro has many bike share stations along and near the CicLAvia route. Visit this Map of all Bikeshare Stations and grab a bike!

Go Metro

Gold Line

Chinatown Station

  • Exit Chinatown Station
  • West on College
  • North on Broadway
  • You'll run into the Chinatown Hub

Mariachi Plaza Station

  • Exit Mariachi Plaza station and you'll be right in the Mariachi Plaza Hub

Expo, Purple, Red & Blue Line

7th Street/Metro Center

  • Exit the 7th street Metro station and you'll be on the route!

Purple and Red Line

Pershing Square Station

  • Exit at 5th and Hill, head east towards Broadway and you will be on the route! 

Metrolink

Service available on Antelope Valley, Inland Empire-Orange County, Orange County, 91, and San Bernardino lines to Union Station.

  • Head west out of Union Station and ride towards El Pueblo/Olvera Street.
  • Head south on Sanchez
  • Turn right on Arcadia
  • When you get to Broadway you'll be on the route!

Parking

Use ParkMe to find a lot near you!

DTLA - Spring Street, Main Street

  • Joe's Auto Parks, 843 S. Spring St. - Parking Lot. Traffic on Spring heads south only.

  • Joe's Auto Parks, 817 S. Spring St. - Parking Lot. Traffic on Spring St. heads south only

  • Joe's Auto Parks - 640 S. Spring St - Parking Lot. Traffic on Spring St. heads south only
  • 805 S Spring St. - Parking Lot. Traffic on Spring St. heads south only

  • Joe's Auto Parks, 820 S. Main St. - Parking Lot

  • Joe’s Auto Parks, 854 S. Main St. - Parking Lot. Traffic on Main St. heads north only

  • 810 S. Main St. - Parking Lot. Traffic on Main St. heads north only

  • 617 S. Spring St. - Parking Lot.  Traffic on Spring St heads south only

  • 536 S. Spring St. - Parking Lot. Traffic on Spring heads south only

  • 530 S. Spring St. - Parking Structure. Traffic on Spring St heads south only

  • Joe's Auto Parks - 449 S. Spring St.

  • Joe's Auto Parks - 433 S. Main St. - Parking Lot. Traffic on Main St heads north only

  • Paragon Parking - 401 S. Spring St. - Parking Lot

  • Paragon Parking, 340 S. Spring St. - Parking Lot

  • Joe's Auto Parks - 330 S. Main St. - Parking Lot

  • Joe's Auto Parks - 253 S. Main St. - Parking Lot. Traffic on Main St. heads north only.

  • Joe's Auto Parks, 233 S. Main St. - Parking Lot. Traffic on Main St. heads north only.

  • Broadway Spring Center  - 333 S. Spring St. - Parking Structure

 

Chinatown

  • Bamboo Plaza Parking - 420 Bernard St. - Parking Structure. (19 Spots)

  • The Shop Parking, 843 - 861 N. Spring St. - Parking Structure.

  • 419 W. College St. - LA Chinatown Public Parking Lot

  • Alpine Tower Parking - 767 N. Hill St - Underground Parking.

  • Far East Plaza Parking - 727 N. Broadway  - Underground Parking. Enter on Hill street.

  • 725 N. Spring St. - Parking Lot

  • 410 N. Ord St. - Parking Lot

  • 665 N. Spring St. - Parking Lot

  • 983 N. Hill St. - Parking Lot



Little Tokyo

  • 101 N. Judge John Aiso St. - Underground Parking Structure

  • Weller Court - 123 Astronaut E Onizuka St. - Underground Parking Structure

  • 333 S. Alameda St. - Parking Structure

  • 428 E. Temple St - Parking Lot 

  • 830 Traction Ave - Parking Lot

 

Boyle Heights

  • 318 N. Breed St. - Parking Lot

  • 249 N. Chicago St - Parking Lot

 

DTLA - Grand Ave, Figueroa Street, 7th St

  • 106 S. Beaudry Ave - Parking Lot

  • The Promenade - 700-720 W 1st St. - Underground Parking

  • World Trade Center - 350 S. Figueroa St. - Underground Parking

  • Disney Concert Hall Parking - 111 S. Grand Ave - Underground Parking

  • The Broad Parking, 221 S Grand Ave - Parking Structure

  • California Plaza - 300 S Grand Ave - Underground Parking, Enter on Olive St.

  • 7th/Fig Parking - 945 W. 8th St - Parking Structure
  • The Bloc Parking - 700 S. Flower St - Parking Structure, Enter on Hope St.

  • LAZ Parking - 725 S. Grand - Parking Structure
  • Athena Parking - 626 W. 8th St - Parking Lot

  • Paragon Parking - 557 S. Hope St - Parking Lot

 

 

DTLA - Hill Street, Olive Street

  • Grand Central Square Parking - 308 S Hill St - Parking Structure.

  • 222 S. Hill St. - Parking Structure

  • 408 S. Hill St. - Parking Structure

  • 140 S. Olive St. - Parking Lot

  • 137 S. Hill St. - Parking Lot

  • Wells Fargo Center -  235 S. Hill St. - Parking Structure (ADA spaces available)

  • 725 S. Hill St. - Parking Lot

  • 731 S. Hill St.  - Parking Lot

  • 737 S. Hill St. - Parking Lot

  • Pershing Square Garage - 532 S Olive St. - Underground Parking. Traffic on Olive goes north only.

  • PacMutual - 523 W 6th St. - Underground Parking. Enter on Olive street. Traffic on 6th street goes east only; traffic on Olive goes north only.

  • 338 S Hill St. - Parking Lot

  • Paragon Parking - 747 S. Hill St. - Parking Lot

Accessibility

CicLAvia welcomes all to the event, and works to make each route accessible to all individuals. CicLAvia utilizes the infrastructure of the city of Los Angeles, so participants can enter or exit anywhere along the route, making use of city streets, ramps and sidewalks. When facilities are added to the route at hubs (restrooms, water areas), they are all ADA compliant. There are gradual inclines along each route and any portion deemed steep will have volunteers stationed to guide participants. While steep areas and congested areas are usually mandatory dismount zones, participants unable to dismount are not required to do so. Service animals are welcome.

Click below for detailed information:

Hub Information

Hubs are resting and meeting points along the route. Each hub has free basic bike repair, bike parking, an information booth, CicLAvia merchandise, free drinking water and ADA-compliant restrooms. Some hubs include additional programming and activities. 

Hub Addresses

  • 7th Street Hub - Reference Address: 818 W. 7th street, LA, CA 90017
  • Little Tokyo Hub - Reference Address: 130 S. Central Ave, LA CA 90012
  • Chinatown Hub - 942 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • Mariachi Plaza Hub - 1801 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
  • Evergreen Hub - 2924 East Cesar E Chavez Ave, LA, CA 90033

Mileage Between Hubs

Elevation 

This route is mostly flat with a couple of gradual inclines described here:

  • The 4th street bridge has an incline on both sides - from Merrick or Anderson there is a gradual incline of 28 feet
  • From Broadway and 7th to the Chinatown Hub there is an extremely gradual incline of 60.7 feet
  • There is a short hill at 4th street just west of Boyle Ave

Getting Around at CicLAvia

Participants with mobility limitations are welcome to use motorized wheelchairs, scooters, pedal-assist bikes, and adaptive bicycles.

Catch a free pedicab ride—brought to you by AARP—to enjoy the adventure of CicLAvia. Pedicab stops are located at each hub's info booth, and will travel between hubs. Look for the pedicab stop sign at each hub’s information booth. Pedicabs are available on a first-come, first served basis. Riders must be able to step into or transfer into the pedicab.

Getting to the Route and Parking

These are flat, street-level parking areas that do not require the use of stairs, escalators or elevators. All lots are near the route. There are many more options on parkme.com - head over to that website for more parking near the route!

DTLA - Spring Street, Main Street

  • Joe's Auto Parks, 843 S. Spring St. - Open-Air Parking Lot with 100 spaces (2 ADA). Traffic on Spring St. heads south only.

  • Joe’s Auto Parks, 854 S. Main St. - Open-Air Parking Lot with 117 spaces (4 ADA). Traffic on Main St. heads north only. Less than 1mi from 7th Street Hub.

  • Joe's Auto Parks - 433 S. Main St. - Open-Air Parking Lot with 69 spaces. Traffic on Main St heads north only

  • Paragon Parking, 340 S. Spring St. - Open-Air Parking Lot with 123 spaces. Less than 1mi from 7th Street Hub.

  • Joe's Auto Parks, 330 S. Main St. - Open-Air Parking Lot with 206 spaces (5 ADA). 1mi from 7th Street Hub.

Chinatown

  • 419 W College St. - the LA Chinatown Public Parking Lot has 40 spaces (2 ADA). Less than 500 feet from Chinatown Hub!

  • 713 N Hill St. - Open-Air Parking Lot with 330 spaces (at least 5 ADA).  Less than 0.5mi from Chinatown Hub.

  • 725 N Spring St. - Open-Air Parking Lot with 240 spaces (7 ADA). Less than 0.5mi from Chinatown Hub.

Arts District

  • 830 Traction Ave -- Open-Air Parking Lot, 51 spaces

Boyle Heights

  • 318 N Breed St. - Open-Air Parking Lot (1 ADA space). Less than 1mi from Mariachi Plaza Hub.

  • 249 N Chicago St - Open-Air Parking Lot (2 ADA spaces). 1mi from Mariachi Plaza Hub.

You can view a more comprehensive list of parking lots and structures along the route by clicking here.

Business Participation

CicLAvia is one of the largest open streets events in the country — a free event, open to all. At CicLAvia, streets are car-free for individuals and families to explore the city by foot, bike, and other forms of non- motorized transport. Is your business on or near the route? Here are some tips for engaging thousands of new potential customers!

Download/Descarga

Business Opportunity Flyer/ Folletos de Oportunidades Comerciales

Flyer in English

Folletos in Español

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Poster/Cartel 

11x17 Poster/ Cartel 

8x11 Flyer / Volantes

 

What Will You See at CicLAvia?

  • Tens of thousands of participants on car-free streets from all over the region eager to explore the neighborhood
  • Happy people looking for their new favorite spot
  • Safe, fun and family-oriented activities
  • Police and Department of Transportation Officers responsible for traffic and crowd control along the route
  • CicLAvia staff and volunteers on the route assisting participants with questions and concerns
  • Restrooms, free water, first aid, trash/ recycling, bike parking and information booths at Hubs along the route

Take Advantage of the Thousands of Potential Customers Passing By Your Door!

  1. PLAN TO BE OPEN ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT. Make your store- front visible with signs and banners.
  2. 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. If you activate your sidewalk you must maintain a 4’ clearance for ADA access. (Please note: under the terms of CicLAvia’s permit, no stationary objects are allowed in the street.)
  3. GET FEATURED ON THE CICLAVIA DIGITAL MAP. Businesses that offer a special CicLAvia discount can be listed for free on our interactive digital map, see below for details to join the CicLAvia Savings program.
  4. HELP GET THE WORD OUT IN ADVANCE. Put up a CicLAvia poster or give CicLAvia postcards to your customers! Contact info@ciclavia.org for more information and suggestions.

Participate in 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.
  • Send the name of your business, discount offer, business address, and website link (if available) to pr@ciclavia.org or call 213.355.8500 by Monday, November 27th. Include name, email, and contact information for your business. 

*e.g. restaurants, movie theaters, toy stores, clothing shops, hair salons, banks. 

How Will Car Access & Parking Be Handled?

  • PLEASE BE AWARE that all drive- ways on the route will be blocked and inaccessible beginning at 7:00am on Sunday, December 2nd.
  • If your vehicle is parked in your driveway and you need to use it after 7:00am on December 2nd, please park elsewhere as the vehicle will be inaccessible until approximately 5:00pm. Vehicles will not be allowed to enter or exit the route during this time.
  • Street closures begin at 6:00am, with full route closures in place by 7:00am. The event runs from 9:00am–3:00pm, and streets will be fully open to cars by approximately 5:00pm.
  • Cars can cross the route at selected major streets (see map). Pedestrian crossings will also be available along the route to give people access to businesses and buildings on both sides of the street. All other cross streets will be closed at the route. Streets adjacent to the route will remain open to local access for residents and businesses.
  • NO PARKING allowed on the route after 1:00am on Sunday, December 2nd. Parking restrictions will be posted and towing will be enforced.
  • Additional street parking near the route may be restricted. Please check posted parking restrictions in your neighborhood
  • If you are a resident or business directly on the route, CicLAvia can reimburse you up to $20 per vehicle for any parking costs you incur from 8:00pm on Saturday, December 2nd through 5:00pm on Sunday, December 2nd. For reimbursement, mail a copy of your parking receipt and proof of residence or employment to CicLAvia, 525 S Hewitt St, Los Angeles, CA 90013.

Street Closures

Please note that the CicLAvia event hours are 9 am to 3 pm. Street closures will be in effect from 7 am to approximately 5 pm, with some streets near the hubs closing as early as 6 am.

 

Specials Along the Route

Specials, deals, and discounts along on the route on December 2nd! 

Want to add a special for your business? Join the CicLAvia Savings Program!

243 San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Baldoria embraces the lifestyle of the laissez faire. Where plans, schedules and reservations are frowned upon and anything is up for grabs. It’s a place where you might meet up with friends for drinks and somehow find yourself slipping into dinner. Where you can bring a first date, or maybe just leave with one. 
Heart of LA special: $9 pizza and 20% off drinks. 

Milpa Grille
2633 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033
Disillusioned by the standardization of Mexican cuisine, we, the founding members of Milpa Grille, came together with a desire to create delicious food that stayed true to the spirit of our ancestors. 
Heart of LA Special: $1 Potato Taquitos and/or 20% off any of our meals.

 

Community Meeting

On Sunday, December 2nd, CicLAvia - Heart of LA will remove cars from certain streets in DTLA, Little Tokyo, Chinatown, Arts District, Boyle Heights, and open them up for people to walk, skate, bike, play, and explore from 9am–3pm.

Join us for a community meeting to learn about street closures, business opportunities, family activities, volunteer positions and more:

Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering! With CicLAvia, you have the opportunity to invest in your community and also in communities around Los Angeles.

We are super excited to be back in the Downtown area for CicLAvia - Heart of LA on Sunday, December 2nd. It is going to be an awesome day. Because of the help of people like you, we see streets and neighborhoods completely transform!

Click below to volunteer at one of our hubs!

HOLA Hub Volunteers

If you have any questions, please refer to our Volunteer FAQs or send an email to volunteer@ciclavia.org.

 

Rentals

Want to ride a bike, rollerblades, or skateboard 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, scoot, pedicab, rollerblade - or use anything else that is people-powered - to join in!

Rent a Bike for CicLAvia

Throughout LA County

(sorted alphabetically by neighborhood)

Beverly Hills / West Hollywood

Culver City

  • Abba Padre - Closed on Sundays, but open for rentals on Saturdays. 4219 Sepulveda Blvd. #A, Culver City, CA 90230; (310) 390-5203
  • The Bike Shop California - 3770 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034; (310) 838- 9644

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
  • Coco’s Variety Store - 2427 Riverside Drive, Silverlake, CA 90039; (323) 664-7400
  • Bike Rentals LA - 1630 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028; (323) 606-6344 

Foothills

Glendale / Atwater Village

Long Beach

Marina Del Ray

Mar Vista

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.

San Gabriel Valley

Santa Monica

Venice

  • Bike Curious Rentals - 34 Windward Ave., Venice, CA 90291 ; Call or text (310) 702-2823
  • Jays Rentals Venice Beach - 501 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291; (310) 392-7306
  • Spokes N Stuff - The Inn at Venice Beach, 327 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90291; (310) 439-7276
  • Venice Bike & Skates - 21 Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292; (310) 301-4011. First come, first served.
  • Boardwalk Skate & Surf - 201 1/2 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291; (310) 450-6634
  • The Bicycle Whisperer - 724 Vernon Ct., Venice, CA 90291; (310) 612-1409
  • 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.

West LA

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!

Safety Tips

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 a staff member. If you are between Hubs, look for the nearest uniformed officer or responder, or event staff member.

If you notice any suspicious activity or a suspicious package, immediately report it to the nearest 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: Staff can be identified by the t-shirt that says STAFF on the back. Volunteers can be identified by the t-shirt 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 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 Participate

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 and the LA Phil work 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.

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

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

Timing your trip

CicLAvia lasts from 9:00am–3:00pm. Please budget your time accordingly. Make sure you return to your point of origin or final destination by 3:00pm 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 volunteers will be at crossing intersections to monitor the flow of participant 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. We have a free helmet giveaway at one of our hubs at each event - check our activities along the route page closer to the event date to get more information!

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 event route.

Read some safety tips!

Rain or Shine

CicLAvia will go on, rain or shine!

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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