CicLAvia - Culver City Meets Mar Vista + Palms | Presented by Metro

March 03, 2019 at 09:00 AM

CicLAvia - Culver City Meets Mar Vista + Palms

Join us for the first CicLAvia of 2019! On March 3rd Culver City, Mar Vista and Palms will host the country’s largest open streets event! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space. 

 

 

New to CicLAvia? Here are some things you need to know for March 3rd:

  • CicLAvia is FREE!
  • CicLAvia lasts from 9 AM until 4 PM
  • 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 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.
  • To download a copy of the route map, click 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.

For concerns regarding the Culver City street closure permit, contact the Culver City Engineering Division at 310.253.5600.

 

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 March 3rd, 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.

Download/Descargar

Notification Flyer/ Volantes de Notificacion

Street Closures

The route will be closed to vehicles from 7:00am to approximately 6:00pm on Sunday, March 3rd. Some streets near the hubs may close as early as 6 am.

Parking Restrictions

NO PARKING will be allowed from 1:00am–6:00pm on Sunday, March 3rd 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 6:00pm. 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, March 3rd. If your vehicle is parked in your driveway and you need to use it after 7:00am on March 3rd, 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.

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, March 2nd through 6:00pm on Sunday, March 3rd. 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

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

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 storefront 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 Wednesday, February 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 driveways on the route will be blocked and inaccessible beginning at 7:00am on Sunday, March 3rd.
  • If your vehicle is parked in your driveway and you need to use it after 7:00am on March 3rd, 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, March 3rd. 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, March 2nd through 6:00pm on Sunday, March 3rd. 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, March 3rd!

Go Metro + Culver CityBus

Expo Line

Jefferson Station/La Cienega Station

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  • Exit La Cienega/Jefferson Station
  • West on National
  • North on Fay
  • You'll run into the Arts District Hub

Culver City Station

  • Exit Culver City Station 
  • West on Venice Blvd
  • South on Bagley and continue onto Main
  • You'll run into the Downtown Culver City Hub

Palms Station

  • Exit Palms Station
  • West on National Blvd
  • You'll run into the Palms Hub

Culver CityBus

March 3, 2019 marks the 91st anniversary of Culver CityBus. This anniversary also falls on the same day as the first CicLAvia open streets event in 2019, creating the opportunity for a true mobility partnership, showing how open streets and transit can work together. In recognition the integral part Culver CityBus plays in the transit landscape, the Mayor and City Council have declared Sunday, March 3, 2019 as a “Free Fare Day” to thank riders for their patronage and encourage others to try transit as a viable option to get to CicLAvia or wherever their day takes them! Click here to view the CityBus detours during CicLAvia.

Metro Bikeshare

Metro has many bike share stations throughout the city. Walk up to any station with a kiosk to purchase a pass and ride. Station locations available at metro.net/bikeshare or download the Metro Bike Share app. Pro tip: Register your TAP card for Metro Bike Share before you arrive at taptogo.net/metrobikeshare. Be sure to tag @BikeMetro on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! 

Go by Bike

The Ballona Creek Bike Path and Expo Line Bike path both run near the CicLAvia route! They intersect at the Syd Kronenthal Park in Culver City, just .3 miles from the Arts District Hub. 

  • Exit Syd Kronenthal Park
  • North on McManus
  • You'll run into the Art District Hub!

Parking

Use ParkMe to find a lot near you! The downtown Culver City Hub is the only hub with nearby parking structures. If planning to park in neighborhoods along the route, please make sure to read parking signs.

Downtown Culver City Hub

  • Cardiff Parking Structure - 3846 Cardiff Ave - Parking structure with 8 ft. clearance.

  • Culver Medical Plaza Public Parking - 3831 Hughes Avenue - Parking structure with 6 ft. 4 in. clearance.

  • Ince Parking Structure - 9099 Washington Blvd. Culver City CA 90232 - Parking structure with 8 ft. clearance. Enter on Culver Blvd - Washington Blvd driveway will be inaccessible due to the route.

  • Watseka Parking - 3844 Watseka Ave. Culver City, CA 90232 - Parking structure with 8 ft. clearance.

Feeder Rides/Walks

Ride or walk along these feeder rides to CicLAvia on March 3rd!

Bike Attack Playa Vista Feeder Ride

Start: Meet at 8:30 am at Bike Attack Playa Vista (12775 West Millenium, Playa Vista) 

End: Downtown Culver City Hub (ride is approximately 4.5 miles)

 

Planning a feeder ride or walk and want to add it to our site? Email info@ciclavia.org!

 

Accessibility

CicLAvia welcomes all to the event, and works to make each route accessible to all individuals. CicLAvia utilizes the infrastructure of the cities of Los Angeles and Culver 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, CicLAvia merchandise, free drinking water and ADA-compliant restrooms. Some hubs include additional programming and activities. 

Hub Addresses

  • Arts District Hub - Reference Address: 8537 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
  • Downtown Culver City Hub - Reference Address: 3850 Main Street, Culver City, CA 90232
  • Palms Hub - Reference Address: 3311 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034
  • Washington Blvd. Pit Stop - 11100 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
  • Washington West Hub - Reference Address: 12450 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90066
  • Mar Vista Hub - Reference Address: 13000 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066

Mileage Between Hubs

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Elevation 

The Culver City Meets Mar Vista + Palms route has a gradual incline of 85 feet over the course of its 6.5 miles. In general, traveling from Culver City toward Mar Vista will be downhill. The peak is located on Washington Blvd between Duquesne and Overland. There is a slight incline on Motor Ave between Washington Blvd and National. See a detailed elevation map below. Click here to download a PDF of the CicLAvia elevation map.

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 all parking structures, not street level lots, located near the Downtown Culver City Hub. There are more options on parkme.com - head over to that website for more parking near the route!

Downtown Culver City Hub

  • Cardiff Parking Structure - 3846 Cardiff Ave - Parking structure with 8 ft. clearance.

  • Culver Medical Plaza Public Parking - 3831 Hughes Avenue - Parking structure with 6 ft. 4 in. clearance.

  • Ince Parking Structure - 9099 Washington Blvd. Culver City CA 90232 - Parking structure with 8 ft. clearance. Enter on Culver Blvd - Washington Blvd driveway will be inaccessible due to the route.

  • Watseka Parking - 3844 Watseka Ave. Culver City, CA 90232 - Parking structure with 8 ft. clearance.

Activities Along the Route

View Activities on Digital Map

Remember to pick up a field guide at any hub on Sunday, March 3rd for a hard copy map & list of activities!

Download Field Guide

Click on a hub location below to see the activities taking place there on Sunday, March 3rd:

All Hubs will have restrooms, free water, free basic bike repair, bike parking, and first aid.

Catch a free pedicab ride—brought to you by AARP—to experience the adventure of CicLAvia in a whole new way! Pedicab stops are available at each info booth - just look for the sign!

Arts District Hub

Reference Address: 8537 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

  • Grab a bite from some of LA's best food trucks.
  • Stop by the LA County Registrar's booth and make sure you're registered to vote!

NEAR THE HUB:

Downtown Culver City Hub

Reference Address: 3850 Main Street, Culver City, CA 90232

  • Check out the latest in folding bikes from TERN.
  • Culver CityBus is celebrating 91 years of service! Stop by their booth for giveaways, Metro Pop-Up Shop, our famous Bus Photo Booth, and a close-up look at our Anniversary Wrapped Bus. Learn more about working for and riding Culver CityBus. Grab a route schedule and pick up a commemorative TAP card!
  • Relax in the AARP play zone while catching up over vintage board games.
  • Bike Valet!

NEAR THE HUB:

  • Enjoy a leisurely lunch in one of the many eateries in Downtown Culver City or grab a quick bite and dine al fresco along Culver Blvd. Check out a killer line up of live bands programmed by the Downtown Business Association. And stop by the Kirk Douglas Theatre for your chance to win free tickets and to create your very own roller derby trading card, sponsored by the upcoming production of “For the Love Of (or the Roller Derby Play)”.
  • Check out this map of Downtown Culver City Businesses!
  • Stop by the Metro outreach booth at the Culver City Expo Station to chat with Metro Planning Staff, make a customized license plate for your bike, and check out an all-new Smart Metro Bike (with several new stations on the Westside).

Palms Hub

Reference Address: 3311 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034

NEAR THE HUB:

Pit Stop

Reference Address: 11100 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

  • Stop by Washington Blvd. at Harter St. for free water, porta potties, and free basic bike repair!

Washington West Hub

Reference Address: 12450 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90066

  • 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.
  • Complete the kids bike safety skills course and get a free helmet (while supplies last) courtesy of CicLAvia.
  • 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.
  • Stop by reDiscover Center’s booth and create fantastical streamers and fun decorations for your bicycle, scooter, helmet, or stroller.
  • Grab a bite and a drink at one of the many local restaurants in the Washington West Business District. Food and drink specials galore.
  • Enjoy live performances by Taiko drummers, dance by Brazil Brazil, Ooks of Hazzard, and more, programmed by the Washington West Business District.
  • Stop by the "Medusa" Interactive 3D Photography display by 3Deee - fun depth photography viewers for kids and adults! Created by Artist Franklin Londin!

Mar Vista Hub

Reference Address: 13000 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066

  • Does your child need a helmet? Stop by the California Highway Patrol booth and get fitted for a free kids helmet (while supplies last).
  • Join the Skateside to learn basic skateboarding skills.
  • Plug into the phone charging station at the LADWP Solar Trailer and let the sun re-power your phone.
  • Visit the JUMP booth for a free adult helmet (while supplies last).
  • Sign up for a free Los Angeles Public Library card and keep an eye out for the roaming Book Bike. Free books will be given to people with library cards.
  • The Mayor’s Great Streets Initiative invites you to hang out at their pop-up parklet! Learn how to apply for the 2019 Great Streets Challenge Grant. They’re offering ten communities up to $2.5 million in outreach support and infrastructure investments. Snap a photo with your dream Great Street at the parklet to earn points for the Scavenger Hunt!
  • Learn more about the new “Downtown Mar Vista” in the Great Streets segment of Venice Blvd. Metro and LADOT will have bike share and Microtransit shuttle info, and there will be a solar DJ. If you’re looking for a fun challenge and want to learn about the new public art, pedestrian safety and street- scape improvements, stop by Councilmember Mike Bonin’s booth to participate in the Great Streets Scavenger Hunt.
  • LADOT Vision Zero, Active Transportation and Transit will be activating the hub with activities, swag and project updates. Connect with the team and share ideas about improving traffic safety in your neighborhood. 
  • Grab some sweets and treats at some of our favorite dessert trucks!

NEAR THE HUB:

  • Stop by the Mar Vista Farmers Market on Grand View south of Venice for fresh fruits, veggies, and prepared foods!
  • Check out the Great Streets corridor for programming from Council District 11. Stop by Alana’s Coffee for live music, poetry, screen printing, and a photo booth. Visit Venice High School’s bounce house! Stop by the Coffee Connection parking lot to listen to local bands or rock out at the Silent Disco. Check out BuckWild Art Gallery to see Richland Ave. Elementary’s youth art display.
  • Ride Metro Bike Share at CicLAvia! Stop by their booth at Venice and Colonial to chat with staff and check out the all-new Smart Metro Bike (with several new stations on the Westside!).
  • Stop by Venice High School to enjoy food trucks programmed by the Venice High Booster club.

Street Closures

Please note that the CicLAvia event hours are 9 am to 4 pm. Street closures will be in effect from 7 am to approximately 6 pm, with some streets near the hubs closing as early as 6 am.

Bus Detours

All buses along the CicLAvia route will be detoured. Check your bus stop on Saturday, March 2nd for posted signs outlining specific detours for your stop.

Click here to download the Metro Bus Detours 

Click here to download the Big Blue Bus Detours

Click here to download the Culver CityBus Detours

Specials Along the Route

Specials, deals, and discounts along on the route on March 3rd! 

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

 

Centinela Feed and Pet Supplies

3860 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Event Special:  20% off entire purchase.

 

The Guy on Motor at Venice

3771 Motor Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034

Event Special: 25% off books and clothes, 10% off storewide.

 

Co+Opportunity Market & Deli

8770 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Event Special: 10% off entire purchase.

 

Element 29 Deli

8636 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Event Special: Two free 12 oz. cans of soda and a small bag of chips with the purchase of a whole sandwich.

 

The Hive Beauty Collective

11955 W Washington Blvd #105, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Event Special: Free lemonade (lemonade stand available outside) and 15% - 25% off all retail hair products, and free bangs & beard trims $20 off any haircut service.

 

The Wood

12000 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

Event Special:  One choice of tuna wrap or hummus veggie wrap, with a pint of Bud

Light beer for $12.

 

The Bike Shop California

3770 Motor Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034

Event Special: 20% off sale, free minor adjustments and discounts on repair service.

 

Gravlax

12400 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Event Special: Open at 10am for CicLAvia and will be doing happy hour all day.

 

Lonzo's Bread and Peruvian Eatery

10804 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Event Special: 10% off

 

Eye Do Lashes

11607 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Event Special: 10% off service or product, valid through April 27. Just mention CicLAvia or present flyer they will be handing out at the event. By appointment only.

 

Sunny Blue

12608 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Event Special: $3 boba

 

FIN Asian Tapas

12223 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Event Special: 10% off food from regular priced dinner menu from 11am-4pm

 

Alana's Coffee Roasters

12511 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Event Special:Alana's Coffee Roasters will be opening up their parking lot to pedestrians and cyclists alike for a day of coffee, healthy bites, local art vendors and a stage of music and poetry. Free bottle of water to all participants who join the festivities!

 

Stanley's Wet Goods

9620 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Event Special: Happy hour until 5pm ($6 draft beers, $8 tap wines, $6 Kir Royale or Nankai Mule) PLUS a special CicLAvia shandy for $6. 

 

Enter Martial Arts 

12932 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Event Special: Get free water and outdoor seating here. Special offer for one week of kung fu classes for $9.99 (available for children and adults).

 

BäcoShop

9552 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Event Special: Any Bäco for $8! $9 Cauliflower Rice Bowl! Vegan as it comes, option to add a bäco filling for $3!

 

9Round

11140 Washington Blvd Culver City, CA 90232

Event Special: free workout on the day of the event and also 10% off the registration fee if you decide to join that day. 

Community Meetings

On Sunday, March 3rd, CicLAvia - Culver City meets Mar Vista & Palms will remove cars from certain streets in Culver City, Mar Vista, and Palms and open them up for people to walk, skate, bike, play, and explore from 9am–4pm.

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

Rentals

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. Our list is in no way meant to be comprehensive. 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.

Los Angeles Bike Rentals

Click here to view a map of bike rentals throughout Los Angeles County or view the list below for 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
  • I. Martin Bicycles | 8330 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90048 | 323.653.6900
  • 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 | 4001 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010 | 213.739.9911

Foothills

Glendale / Atwater Village

Long Beach / San Pedro

  • Pedal Movement | 223 E 1st St, Long Beach, CA 90802 | 562.436.2453 
  • The Bike Palace | 1600 S Pacific Ave, San Pedro, CA 90731 | 310-832-1966
  • Velo Pacific | 5470 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA, 90803 | 562.433.5801
  • Wheel Fun Rentals | 429 Shoreline Village Dr, Ste G, Long Beach, CA 90802 | 562.951.3857

Marina Del Ray

Mar Vista

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jones Bicycles II | 417 South Mission Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776 | 626.7934227 
  • Pasadena Cyclery | 1670 E Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91106 | 626.795.2866
  • Stan's Bike Shop 732 N Azusa Ave, Azusa, CA 91702 | 626.804.7400
  • Velo Pasadena Inc | 2562 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107 | 626.304.0064

Santa Monica

Venice

West LA

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.

The Basics

  • CicLAvia is FREE!
  • CicLAvia lasts from 9am to 4pm.
  • 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. 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.

Speed

Please monitor your speed going downhill. 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 children. 

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 types of geared or wheeled-transportation. We have a free helmet giveaway at one of our hubs at each event. Check out 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 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.

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.