Activities Along the Route

Activities Along the Route

Activities abound along the CicLAvia—South LA (Leimert Park <—> Historic South Central) route! You can also check out shops, eateries, local gems, and activities along the route using our interactive digital map!

Our friends at Los Angeles Conservancy have designed an interactive scavenger hunt for CicLAvia participants to explore the history surrounding your ride, walk, run, or stroll through historic South L.A. neighborhoods. Stop by any CicLAvia info booth for more information on how to participate. Be sure to check out the Local Gems blog to see which gems are marked with an asterisk (*) - indicating they'll be part of the challenge and are also open to all visitors throughout the day.

Hubs

All Hubs will have:

  • Free water stations and restrooms
  • First Aid stations
  • Bike parking
  • Free pedicabs – provided by AARP, the pedicabs stop at each Hub's Info Booth, so just look for the sign! First come first served.
  • Free bike repair (more info below)

 

Jump to each Hubs list of activities:

 

Leimert Park Hub

Reference address: 4330 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008

Ride On! Bike Shop / Co-Op will be offering FREE bike repair services!

Visit the LA Metro booth to learn more about the K Line Northern Extension Project.

The Metro Bike Share staff is excited to meet you and share more information about the bike share program! They'll have cool swag available and the opportunity to share your thoughts and experiences using Metro Bike Share through their community survey. Metro Bikes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at their temporary station from 9am - 2pm. Plan ahead and download the Metro Bike Share app to purchase a pass. Don’t forget to tag @bikemetro on social media, and always remember to return your Metro Bike to a station when you are done riding. 

The All On Board Coalition works with the City of West Hollywood on advocating for the San Vicente-Fairfax Alignment of the Northern Extension of the K Line Metro. They will be joining us to share information about the project and have people sign up to join the coalition if they are interested in staying in touch. 

Join the “Biking While Black” team in a conversation about exploring alternative modes of transportation in Los Angeles that extend beyond cars. “Biking While Black” is a mobility justice movement that seeks to empower BIPOC bicyclists, dismantle systemic barriers, and reimagine a world where cycling is a source of joy, freedom, and safety for all. Stop by their booth to grab a complimentary copy of their "Reimagine Biking While Black: A Roadmap to Justice and Joy” guide. 

The City of Los Angeles Council District 10 will be participating at CicLAvia! They're excited to connect with constituents and provide exciting giveaways.

The Empowerment Congress West Neighborhood Development Council (ECWA) will be sharing information about ECWA along with details about exciting giveaways.

The LA Civil Rights Department will provide informative materials on key initiatives, including Participatory Budgeting, the Reparations Advisory Commission, and Civil Rights Enforcement. Visit their booth for more information. 

The Los Angeles South Chamber of Commerce will be sharing small business resources and job opportunities. Be sure to stop by their booth, where they will also be offering FREE copies of their Destination Guide Magazine (while supplies last).

Experience the vibrancy of Destination Crenshaw with a lineup that includes a DJ, captivating rendering displays, an information table, merchandise sales, and exciting giveaways.

The Los Angeles Clean Cities Coalition will have information available to inform the public about alternatives to gasoline combustion vehicles. They will also respond to questions about related efforts like current EV incentives and rebates and general questions from the public.

 

King Estates Hub

Reference address: 1745 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90062

Visit the White Hall Arts Academy booth for a 5-minute mini guitar, piano, drums or singing lesson!

The She Ready Foundation and Diaspora Groceries supports and addresses the challenges faced by foster youth and food disparities in our communities. They engage in advocacy and share important information to promote healthy choices and improve access to nutritious options. Visit their booth to learn more about each organization!

The United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council (UNNC) is excited to provide you with valuable information about neighborhood councils and UNNC. They are offering information about city services, emergency preparedness, environmental awareness, and more. They’ve also partnered with West Adams Heritage Association (WAHA) to share details about the City's historic preservation programs. They have prepared a handout that shines a spotlight on the historic properties, districts and cultural heritage sites along the iconic Martin Luther King Blvd / CicLAvia route!

The Los Angeles Public Library is excited to share an array of free library resources, information about their diverse programs and services, and facilitate sign-ups for new library cards. Attendees will also have the opportunity to get free books from their Book Bike (while supplies last)!

The Los Angeles Bicycle Academy will be offering minor bike adjustments, flat tire repair, and will be sharing information about the programs that take place at the Los Angeles Bicycle Academy!

 

Expo Park Hub

Reference address: 874 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90037

Visit the LA Metro booth to learn more about the Vermont Transit Corridor Project.

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will be sharing information about the museum and will be distributing swag items! Visit them for more information. 

Education staff from the California Science Center will be facilitating a hands-on activity related to the air and space exhibits within the museum. In addition, they will also provide insights about the museum's permanent exhibits, galleries, and offer a glimpse into the exciting future developments of the Science Center.

Unlimited Biking will be offering top-tier bike rentals at Expo Park Hub! You can reserve a bike in advance here. A limited number of bikes will be available to rent at their Expo Park Hub booth on a first come, first served basis.

The Natural History Museum of LA County will have their Mobile Museum: An Archaeology Experience, a program housed in a 65 ft. X 15 ft. modified tractor/trailer and provides an immersive, science-based learning opportunity for participants. Inside the Mobile Museum is a simulation of an archeological field site in the Santa Monica Mountains where participants are archaeologists studying native peoples of the past. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the field site and through taxidermy, observe the local wildlife that resides in Southern California. 

Visit the Community Services Unlimited Inc. booth and take a self guided tour at their farm! They will also be sharing information about all the different programs and services they offer.  

Do you know what an ecovillage is? Visit the Los Angeles Ecovillage Institute to learn more! Additionally, consider bringing a few friends or neighbors to their booth and participate in a mini workshop on kickstarting your own ecovillage right in your neighborhood. Sign up to their mailing list to receive a handy flashlight pen!

Engage with your community and make your voice heard! Visit the Voices Neighborhood Council booth at CicLAvia for more information on ways to get actively involved in your local neighborhood. 

Learn about wheels on other worlds with engineers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  See how the tough driving conditions on Mars and the Moon guide the design of wheels - some that are rolling on Mars right now and others that are prototypes that may someday be used on Mars or the Moon.

The SMC IxD event-goer team will be setting up a Community Wall for event goers to share and discover local favorites. Stop by to share a local gem, someone that you appreciate in your community, or discover this community! 

The TreePeople booth will be highlighting the South LA Ecolab project. The South Los Angeles Eco-Lab focuses on “Economic Development through Climate Action” to achieve the community’s vision for a socially inclusive, sustainable, green community resilient to climate change, in the heart of South Los Angeles. Visit their booth to chat more. 

Made possible by the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games, PlayLA Youth and Adaptive Youth Sports Program is a city-wide initiative that provides access to inclusive, year-round, quality sports programming for youth of all abilities. PlayLA provides over 40 sports programs for kids ages 5 -17, at low to no cost. Be sure to stop by their booth to learn more about their mission of bringing families together around a healthier and active Los Angeles. 

Near the Expo Park Hub:

Snap Yourself! - Find the mobile photo booth roaming between the Expo Park Hub and MLK Hub!

 

MLK Hub

Reference address: 632 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90011

East Side Riders Bike Club (ESRBC) will be providing free basic bike repair services and hosting a kids bike rodeo with opportunities to win free prizes including kids bike helmets (while supplies last).

Join LADOT at the MLK Hub to learn about new transportation projects and programs in South LA. Share your ideas, talk with their staff and community partners, and help shape solutions for your neighborhood. LADOT will highlight Universal Basic Mobility initiatives and safer street infrastructure. Together with community partners, LADOT is working to improve mobility for everyone. 

Are you aware that the DASH community bus service is still free? Make sure to swing by the LADOT Transit booth to learn more about the DASH service. Their team will be on-site to provide guidance on enrolling for reduced senior or student TAP cards. 

LA Skate Hunnies, the largest roller skating community in Los Angeles, invites CicLAvia participants to visit their booth to enter their raffle and learn more about how they promote joy and streets for the people. Connect with them to learn more about their weekly “all wheels welcome meetups” throughout Los Angeles!

Join Las Fotos Project for a drop-in photo collaging workshop! Las Fotos Project photographers will create a polaroid portrait of you that you will then use as a centerpiece for a mixed-media collage that explores all the amazing things that make you unique.

Come visit the LA Zoo booth to learn about local and exotic wildlife and the conservation efforts to help those animals and their ecosystems! You can interact with fun, touchable animal biofacts and test your nature knowledge by spinning the trivia wheel. LA locals can also find out about how to get up to 4 free tickets to the LA Zoo! 

Bureau of Street Services (StreetsLA) will be providing information on available resources for stakeholders and ongoing projects occurring in the area. They will also provide insights on the City's innovative bus shelter program, known as STAP (the Sidewalk and Transit Amenities Program).

Interested in learning more about your rights as a tenant? Visit Strategic Actions for a Just Economy’s (SAJE) booth to learn more! They will also be sharing Information on how to get involved in SAJE. 

L.A. Care Health Plan will be giving away free resource bags and promotional items to CicLAvia participants (while supplies last)! They will also be sharing information about the health services they offer.  

Communities Actively Living Independent and Free (CALIF) is a non-profit that helps people with disabilities, and seniors access resources like accessible housing, home modification, wheelchairs, assistive technology, benefits navigation like SSI and Medicare, and more.  They also provide disaster preparedness, like their backup battery program and Covid-19 resources and information. Visit their booth for a spin-the-wheel game to answer COVID-19 questions and get free bags, posters, and other swag. 

BikeLA will be doing public engagement around a Metro Traffic Reduction Study and LA County Bicycle Master Plan Update as well as sharing about BikeLA's vision for a more bikeable LA.

Near the MLK Hub:

Snap Yourself! - Find the mobile photo booth roaming between the MLK Hub and Expo Park Hub!

 

Historic South Central Hub

Reference address: 1922 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90011

Visit the LA Metro booth to learn more about their Rail to Rail and LA River projects.

The Metro Bike Share staff is excited to meet you and share more information about the bike share program! They'll have cool swag available and the opportunity to share your thoughts and experiences using Metro Bike Share through their community survey. Metro Bikes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at their temporary station from 9am - 2pm. Plan ahead and download the Metro Bike Share app to purchase a pass. Don’t forget to tag @bikemetro on social media, and always remember to return your Metro Bike to a station when you are done riding. 

The SMC IxD Storytelling Team will be displaying their “Memory Map”, a large board displaying a map of the route, where you can pin memories or significant moments you've experienced along the CicLAvia—South LA route. If you have an incredible story to share, they’d love to capture it on video to showcase CicLAvia’s community experiences and stories.

Are you registered to vote yet? If not, the LA City Clerk's Office will provide assistance with voter registration and election information. Visit their booth for more information on how to get more civically engaged regardless of age or citizenship status.

Ride up and learn more about the new Environmental Justice Policy Program at LA City Planning. This is an opportunity to meet the team, receive flyers, fill out their community survey, learn more about the program, sign up to their interested parties list, and interact with them through some activity boards. 

The LA Controller's Office will be speaking to constituents about their current projects and audits. Visit their booth to gain a deeper understanding of their work and its impact.

Neighborhood Empowerment will be sharing resources and information on how  you can actively engage with your local Neighborhood Councils. Visit their booth to discover how your participation can make a positive impact on key issues and influence the decisions of your local government. 

Under the Community Investment for Families Dept. (CIFD), the Office of Traffic Safety Program will be providing FREE youth bicycle helmets for youth ages 5-17 years old (while supplies last). They will also have complimentary bike wheel reflectors, small safety items, and bicycle reading material. 

Metro Arts & Design/Metro Art presents the art bus as a mobile masterpiece. Attendees will receive art bus punch outs and informational materials about the artists and artwork featured on the bus. Visitors are invited to explore both inside and around the bus where they can also learn the process of loading bikes onto buses.

Health Net will be providing information on Medi-Cal redetermination as well as distributing promotional items!

The Cultural Treasures of South LA booth will be showcasing an array of South LA-based talent throughout the day. There will be poetry and spoken-word by the Anansi Writers Workshop, a drum performance and all-ages drum workshop with the artists of Project Knucklehead, and a musical delight by White Hall Arts Academy. DJ Don Thomas and The Mixican will be providing a fun mix of music to follow you throughout your day. Make sure to stop by to learn more about their work to uplift and storytell about the many Cultural Treasures of South LA, and to share your own Cultural Treasures via their polaroid photo activity - which you will be able to take home your very own polaroid!

9:00 am - 11:15 DJ Don Thomas + The Mixican

11:15 am - 11:30 Anansi Writers Workshop

11:30 am - 12:30 pm Project Knucklehead

12:30 pm - 12:45 Anansi Writers Workshop

12:45 pm - 1:30 DJ Don Thomas + The Mixican

1:30 pm - 2:00 White Hall Arts Academy

2:00 pm - 3:00 DJ Don Thomas + The Mixican

Come by and check out the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s (LADWP) Charge Up L.A. booth, learn about the rebate programs, and see a new Mustang Mach-E EV. LADWP is committed to creating thousands of public, workplace, and fleet charging stations creating EV communities across Los Angeles.

American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (ACLU) in partnership with Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles, will share information on how to support campaigns to replace carceral traffic enforcement with transformative infrastructure plans that will create better, safer, and more equitable streets where they are needed most. They will also distribute ‘Know-Your-Rights’ fliers for bicyclists to let them know their legal rights during a bike stop.

The Niles Foundation, a BIPOC non-profit organization, is deeply committed to uplifting Los Angeles communities by spearheading sustainability and resiliency projects, as well as offering meaningful employment opportunities. Their current  community project is aimed at enhancing clean transportation access and mobility for the residents of Council District 15. To ensure they tailor their efforts to the specific needs of this community, they will be engaging with residents through a comprehensive community assessment survey. As a token of appreciation for participation, they’ll have treats, giveaway items, and raffle prizes.

Gatorade is excited to be part of CicLAvia—South LA, where they will distribute complimentary product samples and award free wearables to winners of trivia contests (while supplies last)!

Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD) is a South LA-based community development corporation offering free education, job skills training, workforce development, small business support, and housing. Drop by their booth to learn more about their interweaving services and neighborhood-level economic development and find out what they can do for you!