September 9, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOS ANGELES – Following an extensive search, the CicLAvia board of directors has found the organization’s new Executive Director from within their own ranks. CicLAvia, which produces the largest open streets events in North America, is pleased to announce that Romel Pascual will be the organization’s new executive director. Pascual takes over for co-founder and longtime executive director Aaron Paley, who will remain deeply involved in the organization as executive producer.
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August 10, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Fresh off of the tremendously successful CicLAvia – Culver City Meets Venice route which saw tens of thousands of people bike, walk and have fun from downtown Culver City to the Pacific Ocean, CicLAvia is pleased to announce its final route of 2015.
One year ago this month, we announced the launch of our CicLAvia Explores program. Since then, nearly 1,000 people have joined us and various community partners to dig a little deeper into some of the neighborhoods that CicLAvia routes visit. Tomorrow night, when we head to Culver City’s Backyard Bash, we will hold our eighth Explores event in our eighth community since the launch of the program.
Many people experience LA streets by bike the first time when they participate in CicLAvia. Sure, they may ride their cruisers from Santa Monica to Manhattan Beach, or they may hit some intense trails up in the mountains, but riding on LA city streets is a “risk” that many people avoid taking. However, in the safe setting of CicLAvia people feel confident and secure enough to explore the city by bike. As safe as CicLAvia is, we still stress safe riding behaviors at CicLAvia on our website, on social media and with signs along the route.
CicLAvia will return to the Westside for the first time since 2013 in a little more than a month with our CicLAvia – Culver City Meets Venice Presented by Metro route on August 9. Since our last visit to Culver City and Venice, we have held open streets events across LA County: on iconic Wilshire Boulevard, in historic neighborhoods in South LA and below the foothills that distinguish the gateway to the Valley.
CicLAvia is pleased to announce that Culver City and Venice will be the coolest spots of the summer when CicLAvia returns to the Westside for the first time since 2013. CicLAvia – Culver City Meets Venice Presented by Metro takes place from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 9.
CicLAvia, the most successful open streets organization in North America, is moving into its next phase as co-founder and Executive Director Aaron Paley has announced plans to focus on the event production aspect of CicLAvia. The CicLAvia board of directors has launched a search for a new Executive Director who will work with Paley in his new role as Executive Producer and the rest of the CicLAvia team as the organization continues with its strategic plan towards expanded growth and organizational sustainability.
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Silence blankets CicLAvia but you never hear anyone talk about it. We live in a city of rumbles and grumbles. The rumbles of cars and trucks grinding along miles of city streets. Fumes pumping from the exhausts of vehicles driven by people who fume and grumble over being stuck on those streets, physically miles from home and mentally miles from each other, even though only separated by thin layers of metal and glass. That is the noise we deal with every day. Every day but CicLAvia Sunday.
CicLAvia is thrilled to announce the launch of “CicLAvia Explores,” a new program designed to connect Angelenos with communities in Los Angeles County through a range of engaging activities held separately from CicLAvia car-free event days.