Activities Along the Route

Activities Along the Route

Activities abound on this route showcasing some of the city’s most historic and vibrant neighborhoods—Downtown, Chinatown, Westlake, MacArthur Park, Little Tokyo, Arts District, and Boyle Heights. You can also check out shops, eateries, local gems, and activities along the route using our interactive digital map.

Pick up a field guide during the event for a map and full list of activities.

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Hubs

All Hubs will have restrooms, bike repair, free water, first aid, and bike parking. Catch a free pedi-cab—brought to you by AARP Los Angeles—to experience the adventure of CicLAvia in a whole new way! Pedicab stops are available at each info booth—just look for the sign!

MacArthur Park Hub
2208 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90057

  • Check out the latest in folding bikes from TERN.
  • Sign up for a free Los Angeles Public Library card and look for the roaming Book Bike distributing free books to people with library cards.
  • Complete the kids bike safety skills course and get a free helmet (while supplies last) courtesy of CicLAvia.
  • Street Poets will be on-site with their Poetry in Motion Van, a mobile performance venue and recording studio, inspiring creative community, empowering people of all ages and backgrounds to express themselves on the page and on the mic.

  • Relax in the AARP play zone while catching up over vintage board games.
  • Create custom prints with your bike using eco-friendly ink by Nature Coatings. This activity is led by Elana Mann, artist-in-residence at the Los Angeles Clean Tech Incubator.
  • Stop by the Great Streets Together for Alvarado booth to give your input on what YOU want Alvarado to look and feel like. Learn about ways to get involved with CCNP Great Streets, and participate in some fun games.

  • Join the Skateside to learn basic skateboarding skills.
  • Make sure to visit the Capital One booth for amazing giveaways, games, and prizes.
  • Grab a bite at a food truck and enjoy a picnic in the park.
  • Learn more about how UCLA is making strides to achieve equity in education and employment for all through the UCLA Labor Center’s home just next door to MacArthur Park.

Civic Center Hub
264 W 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Chinatown Hub
942 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012

  • Enjoy cooking demonstrations by local Chinatown restaurants presented by the Chinatown Business Improvement District and SoCal Gas (11:30am, 12:30pm, and 1:30pm).
  • Stop by the Walk ‘n Rollers Creation Station. Unleash your inner artist with family friendly activities including custom button making, spoke card and race plate design, and helmet decorating.
  • Capture a snapshot of your day at the Las Fotos Project photo booth.
  • Visit the LACMA booth to learn what’s happening this fall at the museum. Join teaching artists for a family-friendly, drop-in printmaking workshop.
  • Enjoy bites from one of the many local restaurants, challenge your friends to a match of ping pong, and enjoy other programming in Mandarin Plaza, Central Plaza and Far East Plaza, presented by the Chinatown Business Improvement District.
  • Visit the City Clerk’s booth to make sure you’re registered to vote!
  • Stop by the Thousand Safety Checkpoint to get your helmet fitted, check your brakes, tire pressure and saddle height and learn other bike safety tips.
  • Visit the LA Ranger Troca, a food truck turned mobile visitor center for the Santa Monica Mountains. Learn more about the National Parks Services programs, then scale their 25’ rock wall.

Mariachi Plaza Hub
1801 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90033

  • Grab lunch, snacks and fresh produce at the Boyle Heights Community Market.
  • Don’t miss DJ Fuego, Folklorico Dancers, and workout classes at the Mariachi Plaza Bandshell presented by the Boyle Heights Community Market.
  • Stop at the intersection of 1st and Boyle for an amazing view of the downtown LA Skyline!
  • Enjoy children’s story time at the top of each hour, hosted by First 5 LA. Receive a free bike bell for your child (5 and under), while supplies last.
  • Baby changing station brought to you by First 5 LA.
  • Don’t have a helmet? Stop by the El Centro de Ayuda booth for a free bike helmet (while supplies last) and learn about their work in the community.

Along the Route

  • Metro Bike Share will have increased availability along the route. Stop by the Metro Booth at 7th and Flower Streets where additional bikes will be available. There will be a photo booth and games, and Metro Planning Staff will be on hand to answer questions about various Metro projects and programs. A special guest from Metro Art will also be out signing posters.
  • Visit Lit Crawl LA at the LA Public Library, the Last Bookstore and the Chinatown Hub for author readings, workshops and more! Visit litcrawlla.org for more info.
  • Come visit LADWP Charge Up LA Zone, adjacent to the Civic Center Hub on Main and 1st Streets, and learn about benefits of going electric, including incentives and rebates. You can also test ride a bike with Hycore’s electric pedal-assist wheel.
  • Grab a snack and fresh produce at the Historic Core Farmers Market on 5th St between Spring and Broadway (open until 3pm).
  • Stop by the 12th Annual La Feria de Los Moles at Grand Park, the largest Mexican food festival in the U.S. (10am to 6pm). Enjoy workshops, tastings and live music.
  • Make Your Mark in the Park is taking place at Grand Park from 11am–4pm. The flagship event of The Big Draw LA, brings together community members of all ages to participate in an array of hands-on, collaborative drawing activities.
  • The Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation will be at the Arcade Theatre at 534 S Broadway to tell you more about the historic theatres up and down Broadway, with photos, history, and information about the theatres now open and those seeking renovation.
  • Stop by the Kokoro Craft Boutique at the Japanese American National Museum featuring fifty-two vendors selling unique jewelry, kimono fabric fashions, cultural t-shirts, handbags, ceramics, origami, bronze, 3-D, and glass art, pet accessories, and more! The museum is open on Sundays from 11 am – 5 pm, and admission is $7-16, however on October 6 the museum is hosting its free 11th Annual Kokoro Craft Boutique. 
  • Visit the 7th annual FandangObon Festival which bridges the participatory music and dance traditions of Fandango of Veracruz, Mexico; Japanese Buddhist Obon circle dances; and West African dance and drums of Nigeria and New Guinea. The event takes place from 1-5pm at the JACCC located at 244 S. San Pedro just off the route.