LA Phil 100 x CicLAvia: Celebrate LA!

September 30, 2018 at 09:00 AM

Celebrate LA! LA Phil 100 x CicLAvia

On Sunday, September 30th, CicLAvia is partnering with the LA Phil and Community Arts Resources (CARS) and clearing the roadways between Walt Disney Concert Hall and Hollywood, transforming them into an auto-free zone where you can walk, run, skate, scoot, bike, and wander however you like! Six hubs along the route will feature art, food trucks, screen-printing, kid-friendly fun, and dancing, as well as live music from LA’s best musicians. Think of it as an eight-mile free space saved just for you – do with it what you will!

Visit Event Website

Click here to download the route map

Click here to download the street closure notification

The following streets will be closed to vehicle traffic for the duration of the event: Grand Ave. between 1st St. and Wilshire Blvd.; Wilshire Blvd. between Grand Ave. and Western Ave.; Western Ave. between Wilshire Blvd. and Melrose Ave.; Melrose Ave. between Western Blvd. and Vine St.; and Vine St. between Melrose Ave. and Yucca St. (Please note that Highland Avenue will not be closed. Shuttle service will connect the Hollywood Hub and the Hollywood Bowl; bike parking at the Hollywood Hub will be available.)
Most streets will begin reopening at 4pm, but the party keeps going at the Grand Avenue Hub until 8:30pm.

Getting to the route and parking

Click below for information on getting to Celebrate LA! LA Phil 100 x CicLAvia on Sunday, September 30th!

Hub Addresses:

Grand Ave Hub (Grand Ave between 1st and 3rd street) 111 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, 90012

MacArthur Park Hub (Park View between Wilshire and 6th, inside Park) - 2401 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 90057

Koreatown Hub (Wilshire between Western and Serrano) - 3731 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, 90010

Melrose Hub (Melrose at Windsor) - 5555 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, 90038

Hollywood Hub (Vine between Hollywood and Yucca) - 1750 Vine Street, Los Angeles, 90028

Go Metro

The following Hubs are accessible via Metro Rail:

The Grand Ave Hub is accessible via the Civic Center/Grand Park Metro Purple or Red Line

The MacArthur Park Hub is accessible via the Westlake/MacArthur Park Metro Purple or Red Line

The Koreatown Hub is accessible via the Wilshire/Western Metro Purple Line

The Hollywood Hub is accessible via the Hollywood and Vine Metro Red Line


The route is also accessible via the following stations:

Wilshire/Normandie Metro Purple Line

Wilshire/Vermont Metro Purple and Red Line

7th Street Metro Center Station (Red Line, Purple Line, Blue Line and Expo Line)


Metro Bikeshare

Metro Bikeshare is live in DTLA! Grab a bike at any of these stations close to the CicLAvia route. 

Bike Share Station Map

Metro will also set up additional bike share kiosks at Wilshire and Flower, the Koreatown Hub, and Vine south of Hollywood Blvd.



Service is available on Inland Empire-Orange County, Orange County, 91, and San Bernardino lines to Union Station. Upon arriving at Union Station, transfer to the Purple or Red Line to any of the stops above.You can view the schedule here. 

*Please Note* Antelope Valley LineMetrolink will perform track maintenance work on the Antelope Valley Line from Sept. 29 to Nov. 4, which will affect train service between the Metrolink Newhall and Sylmar / San Fernando stations on weekends. Bus service will transport passengers between the Sylmar / San Fernando station and Newhall stations on Saturday’s and Sundays. Trains and buses are expected to operate at their scheduled times, but delays of up to 30 minutes are possible.



There are several pay lots near the Celebrate LA hubs. You can view a list of recommended parking lots here or Use ParkMe to find a lot near you!

Live/Work Along the Route

If you live/work along the route and would like more information about how Celebrate LA! LA Phil 100 x CicLAvia will affect your neighborhood on Sunday, September 30th, please download the 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.


Notification Flyer / Volantes de Notificacion

11x17 Poster / Cartel

Street Closures

The route will be closed to vehicles from 7:00am to approximately 6:00pm* on Sunday, September 30th.

Parking Restrictions

NO PARKING will be allowed from 1:00am–6:00pm* on Sunday, September 30th on the 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 6:00pm*. There are crossing points at several intersections where vehicles can cross along route.

Driveway Access

Driveway access: PLEASE BE AWARE that all driveways on the route will be blocked and inaccessible beginning at 7:00am on Sunday, September 30th and vehicles will not be allowed to enter or exit the route from 7:00am to approximately 6:00pm*. If your vehicle is parked in your driveway and you need to use it after 7:00am on Sunday, September 30th, please park off the route or the vehicle will be inaccessible until approximately 6:00pm*. 

*Grand Ave between 1st St and 2nd St: Closed until Monday 10/1, 12pm. Grand Ave between 2nd St and Hope Place: Closed until Sunday 9/30, 10:30pm. No parking or vehicle access will be allowed on Grand Ave during these times. The LA Phil will have additional street closures on Grand Ave for other events prior to Celebrate LA. Contact the LA Phil at 213.972.3051 or [email protected]. Please visit the street closure page for additional details.

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. Check back closer to the event date to see a full list of detours here.

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, September 29th through 6:00pm on Sunday, September 30th.  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.

Business Participation

The LA Phil is celebrating its 100th birthday by throwing an epic free 8-mile street party, showcasing the creative and community spirit of Los Angeles. The LA Phil is partnering with CicLAvia and Community Arts Resources (CARS) to produce a temporary car-free day that transforms streets into safe spaces for thousands of people to explore the city by foot, bike, and other forms of transport. Plus music from LA’s best musicians, art, dance, food trucks, and kid-friendly fun. 


Business Opportunity Flyer/ Folletos de Oportunidades Comerciales

Flyer in English

Folletos in Español



11x17 Poster / Cartel


What Will You See at Celebrate LA! LA Phil 100 x 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
  • Music, dance, and art from hundreds of LA artists, brought to you by the LA Phil
  • Police and Department of Transportation Officers responsible for traffic and crowd control along the route
  • Event 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 CELEBRATE LA DIGITAL MAP. Businesses that offer a special discount can be listed for free on our interactive digital map ( and, see below for details to join the Celebrate LA Savings program.
  4. HELP GET THE WORD OUT IN ADVANCE. Put up a poster or give postcards to your customers! Contact [email protected] for more information and suggestions.

Participate in the Celebrate LA 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 Celebrate LA participants. We’ll highlight your family-friendly business (e.g. restaurants, movie theaters, toy stores, clothing shops, hair salons, banks.) for free on the Celebrate LA website, subject to approval. Follow these guidelines to join:

  • Offer discount on day of the event during business hours.
  • Send the name of your business, discount offer, business address, photo, and website link (if available) to [email protected] or call 213.355.8500 by Monday, September 24th. Include name, email, and contact information for your business. 

How Will Car Access & Parking Be Handled?

PLEASE BE AWARE that all driveways on the route will be blocked and inaccessible beginning at 7:00am on Sunday, September 30th.

If your vehicle is parked in your driveway and you need to use it after 7:00am on September 30th, please park elsewhere as the vehicle will be inaccessible until approximately 6:00pm*. 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–4:00pm, and streets will be fully open to cars by approximately 6:00pm*.

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, September 30th. 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, September 29th through 6:00pm* on Sunday, September 30th. 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.

*Grand Ave between 1st St and 2nd St Closed until Monday 10/1, 12pm; Grand Ave between 2nd St and 3rd St: Closed until Sunday 9/30, 10:30pm.  No parking or vehicle access will be allowed on Grand Ave during these times. The LA Phil will have additional street closures on Grand Ave for other events prior to Celebrate LA. Contact the LA Phil at 213.972.3051 or [email protected].

Street Closures

Click here to download the street closure notification flyer.

Community Meetings

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


Celebrate LA welcomes all to the event, and works to make each route accessible to all individuals. We utilize the existing infrastructure of the City, 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, merchandise, free drinking water and ADA-compliant restrooms. All hubs will have bike valet with the exception of Melrose and Hollywood Bowl.

Hub Addresses

  • Grand Ave Hub* - 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (This hub runs from 9 am to 8:30 pm)
  • MacArthur Park Hub - 2401 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057 (This hub runs from 9 am to 4 pm)
  • Koreatown Hub - 5555 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038 (This hub runs from 9 am to 4 pm)
  • Hollywood Hub - 1750 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (This hub runs from 9 am to 4 pm)
  • Hollywood Bowl Hub* - Kagan Patio Stage - 2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068 (*this hub is not connected via the open street route - shuttles will be available every ten minutes at the Hollywood Hub to get to and from the Bowl Hub. This hub runs from 9 am to 2 pm).

Mileage Between Hubs

Hub Stages

'American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters will be present on all stages where a majority of the performance includes English singing or speaking'


This route has a couple of gradual inclines. All hubs are dismount zones. In addition to the hubs, there are two dismount zones due to extreme inclines - Beaudry and Wilshire, and 5th and Grand Ave. 

Getting Around at Celebrate LA

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 Celebrate LA. 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

To find a list of parking lots that are open air and flat, please visit

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

To get more information on how to get to the route, please click here.


Bus Detours

All buses along the Celebrate LA! LA Phil 100 x CicLAvia route will be detoured during the event street closure hours. Check your bus stop on Saturday, September 29th for posted signs outlining specific detours for your stop.

Click here to see the Metro Bus Detours

Click here to see the Foothill Transit Bus Detours

Click here to see the Big Blue Bus Detours

Specials Along the Route

Specials, deals, and discounts along on the route on September 30!


Beer Belly

532 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020

Enjoy $5 beers and ciders all day!


Bunker Hill Bar and Grill

601 West 5th Street Suite R201 Los Angeles, CA 9007

Enjoy 15% off our regular menu or free fries with a purchase of $25.00. Happy hour all day!


The Dolly Llama

273 S Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90020

CicLAvia participants get a 15% discount!


Hollywood Vintage Memorabilia

Located in the Hollywood Farmers’ Market.

Get a 10% discount from 8am - 2pm!



5009 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA 90038

$2 tacos!



626 N Larchmont Boulevard. Los Angeles, CA 90004

Free lemonade with purchase


Coffee + Food

5630 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004

Special: 10% off.


The Melt

735 S Figueroa St #116, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Special: Show your Celebrate LA app at the register & receive: FREE Naked Fries w/ the purchase of any entrée.
One per person at The Melt Figueroa at 7th (Inside Taste Food Hall). Limited to Naked Fries. Not valid w/ online or kiosk orders, other offers or discounts. Offer valid only 9/30/18


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


Want to ride a bike, rollerblade, or skateboard at CicLAvia, but don't own your own equipment? Not a problem! Below is a list of some bike and skate shops throughout the county that offer rentals. We are constantly updating our this list. So, if you notice that we're missing anything, know of a shop that rents bikes, or one you'd like to see listed, let us know

Please remember, bikes are not required to participate in CicLAvia! You can walk, run, skate, scoot, take a pedicab or rollerblade. Anything that is people-powered is allowed. If you decide to rent, be sure to call ahead and pay for your reservation in advance, as rentals have been known to sell out on CicLAvia Sundays.

CicLAvia–South LA Bike rentals on December 3rd:

CicLAvia has partnered with Unlimited Biking to provide on site bike rentals on 12/3 with pick up and drop off at the Expo Park Hub! You can reserve a bike in advance here for 2-hour, 4-hour, or entire day time slots. A limited number of bikes will be available to rent at the Expo Park Hub on a first come, first served basis. Helmet rental is complementary. 
Metro Bike Share will also have a pop up bike station at the Leimert Park Hub with rentals available on a first come basis.

Los Angeles Rentals by Neighborhood

List of shops that offer rentals, sorted alphabetically by neighborhood.

Beverly Hills / West Hollywood

Culver City

Downtown / Central LA

  • Coco’s Variety Store | 2427 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90039 | 323.664.7400
  • DTLA Bikes | 425 S Broadway (at 4th), Los Angeles, CA 90013 | 213.533.8000
    • Offers a fleet of more than 200 bikes that are ready to ride
    • Also offers helmets
  • Just Ride Los Angeles | 1626 S Hill St (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
  • LA Golden Bicycles | 40001 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90010 | 213.739.9911
  • Ride on Bike Shop/Co-op | 4319 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008 | 323.903.5043


  • Incycle | 501 W Arrow Hwy, San Dimas, CA 91773 | 909.592.2181 

Glendale / Atwater Village

Long Beach / San Pedro

  • Pedal Movement | 223 E 1st St, Long Beach, CA 90802 | 562.436.2453 
  • Wheel Fun Rentals | 429 Shoreline Village Dr, Ste G, Long Beach, CA 90802 | 562.951.3857

Marina Del Ray

San Fernando Valley

  • Retro Xpress Bicycles | 14508 Victory Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91401 | 818.200.9463
  • Trek Bicycle Westlake Village | 3835 E Thousand Oaks Blvd, Unit K
    Westlake Village, CA 91362 | 805.251.0946
  • 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

  • Incycle | 175 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105 | 626.577.0440
  • Velo Pasadena Inc | 2562 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107 | 626.304.0064

Santa Monica


West LA

  • UCLA Bike Shop | 2131 John Wooden Ctr, Los Angeles, CA 90095 | 310.206.7219

Bike Delivery

  • Synaptic Cycles | Los Angeles road bike rentals, delivered to your door for free | 949.484.6409

How to Participate

CicLAvia provides an opportunity to connect with Angelenos and communities throughout Los Angeles County in an entirely new way.

Participants are invited to walk, bike, skate, run, and enjoy the open streets on select Sundays! CicLAvia works hard to provide a safe and secure environment for all participants. By familiarizing yourself with the following information, you can help make CicLAvia a great event for everyone.

As consideration for being allowed to participate in a CicLAvia, all participants are deemed to have released from liability and waived any right to sue its organizers, their employees, officers, volunteers and agents from any and all claims, including claims of negligence, resulting in any physical injury, illness (including death) or economic loss suffered as a result of participating in this CicLAvia.

By participating in a CicLAvia event, each participant understands that there are risks, such as physical and/or psychological injury, pain, suffering, illness, disfigurement, temporary or permanent disability, death or economic loss. These injuries or outcomes may arise from a participant’s or other’s actions, inactions, or negligence, or the condition of the location (s) or facility (ies). Nonetheless, participants assume all known and unknown risks of participation in CicLAvia.

The Basics

  • CicLAvia is FREE!
  • CicLAvia lasts from 9am to 4pm* (*February and December routes end at 3pm due to Daylight Savings Time)
  • CicLAvia closes streets to car traffic and opens them for people to walk, skate, bike, play, and explore parts of Los Angeles County.
  • CicLAvia is not a race! There's no starting point or finish linebegin where you like and enjoy the day your way.
  • CicLAvia traffic flows in two directions, just like regular traffic. Check out more rules of the route.

Timing Your Trip

CicLAvia lasts from 9am–4pm* (*February and December routes end at 3pm due to Daylight Savings Time)

Please budget your time accordingly. Make sure you return to your point of origin or final destination by 4pm 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 travelingbiking, 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.


Please monitor your speed going downhill. Also, stay within the speed of the flow of traffic when it is too congested to pass.


There are often mandatory dismount locations. There will be signs at the dismount locations and volunteers instructing riders to dismount. 

What To Bring

  • Helmet: We highly recommend that everyone planning to come on a bike, scooter, skateboard, rollerblades, skates, and other wheeled forms of people-powered mobility wear a helmet at CicLAvia. Don’t worry- we are big fans of helmet hair. Helmets are required by California law for all kids under 18 if they are on a bike, scooter, skateboard, skates, or other types of geared or wheeled transportation.
  • Water bottle: Bring a reusable water bottle. We offer water refill stations at each Hub.
  • Sun protection: Bring your favorite hat and apply sunscreen.

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 children. 

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 in the event route.

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.

Law Enforcement and 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 is 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, 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.

Contact Staff and 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. 

Staff members and volunteers can assist you in finding the answers to questions and help 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.

*February and December routes end at 3pm due to Daylight Savings Time

Rain or Shine

CicLAvia will go on, rain or shine! Here are some things to keep in mind when riding or rolling 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. Such surfaces may include 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 provided by our friends at The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition.