CicLAvia—Heart of LA Celebrating UCLA100 | Presented by Metro

October 06, 2019 at 09:00 AM

CicLAvia—Heart of LA | Celebrating UCLA100

Join us on October 6 for a special edition of CicLAvia's beloved Heart of LA route, presented by Metro and celebrating UCLA's centennial.

Come along for the ride as we explore Westlake, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Boyle Heights, and DTLA (where UCLA originally began as a teachers college), by bike, board, or foot.

Click here to download the route map. #HeartofLA #UCLA100


New to CicLAvia?

Here are some things to know before you go:

  • 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 line—begin 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.

Questions or Concerns

For general event information please email us or call 213.355.8500.

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.


Thank You to Our Partners

City of Los Angeles Metro 

LADWPCicLAvia Individual Sponsors

Our Event Sponsors
Capital One  First 5 LA       

  Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)Pure CyclesREI

 Tern BicyclesThousand 

And Our Media Partners

 Street Food Cinema

Specials Along the Route

Check out the specials, deals, and discounts along the CicLAvia—Heart of LA route on October 6, 2019! Want to add a special for your business? Join the CicLAvia Savings Program!

Kokoro Craft Boutique at the Japanese American National Museum 
100 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fifty-two vendors will be on hand with unique jewelry, kimono fabric fashions, cultural t-shirts, handbags, ceramics, origami, bronze, 3-D, and glass art, pet accessories, and more! Admission to the boutique is free.
Hours: 10:00am–4:00pm

Event Special: A $25 purchase at the boutique gets you free admission to museum exhibitions (10/6/19 only) and a 10% discount at local Little Tokyo eateries during the month of October (some restrictions apply).

Eve DTLA at the Mayfair Hotel
1256 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Visit Eve DTLA for a $10 Ultimate Breakfast Burrito, a soft flour tortilla stuffed to bursting with crispy tots, eggs, bacon, sausage, ham and cheddar cheese.

Moon Age Virtual Reality Arcade
2208 E 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90033
$5 off a 1 hour session on Sunday, October 6 from 11am-4pm!



 

 

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.

Download Field Guide

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

UCLA comes to life at Civic Center Hub!

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. 

Accessibility

CicLAvia welcomes everyone to our events and works to make each route accessible to all individuals.

CicLAvia utilizes the infrastructure of the city and county of Los Angeles so participants can enter or exit anywhere along the route, making use of streets, ramps, and sidewalks. When facilities are added to the route at Hubs (restrooms, water areas, etc.), 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 and congested areas are usually mandatory dismount zones, participants unable to dismount are not required to do so. 

Service animals are welcome.

Read more about event Hubselevationgetting around during a CicLAvia event, and parking along the route.

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

Mileage Between Hubs

  • MacArthur Park to Civic Center: 2.6 miles
  • MacArthur Park to Chinatown: 3.6 miles
  • MacArthur Park to Mariachi Plaza: 4.8 miles
  • Civic Center to Chinatown: 1.2 mile
  • Civic Center to Mariachi Plaza: 2.4
  • Chinatown to Mariachi Plaza: 3.4 miles

Elevation 

The route has several gradual inclines over the course of 6 miles. Download a PDF of the CicLAvia elevation map.

  • Leaving MacArthur Park Hub to 7th St and Union, there is a gradual incline of 50 feet.
  • From Broadway and 7th St to 7th St at I-110 (towards the MacArthur Park Hub), there is a gradual incline of 40 feet.
  • From Broadway and 7th St to the Broadway and Temple there is a gradual incline of 80 feet.
  • The 4th St bridge has an incline on both sides.
  • There is a short hill at 4th St just west of Boyle.

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 thanks to our friends at AARP California. 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 info booth. Pedicabs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Riders must be able to step into or transfer into the pedicab.

Parking Along the Route

These are flat, street-level parking areas that do not require the use of stairs, escalators or elevators. All lots are near the route. Use ParkMe to find other lots along our route!

MacArthur Park

730 S Lake St - Surface Lot with 78 spaces (4 ADA). 400 feet from MacArthur Park Hub.

Civic Center Hub

843 S Spring St - Surface lot with 100 spaces (2 ADA). Traffic on Spring St heads south only. 1 mile from Civic Center Hub and 0.2 miles from route.
854 S Main St - Surface Lot with 117 spaces (4 ADA). Traffic on Main St heads north only. 1 mile from Civic Center Hub and 0.3 miles from route.

Chinatown Hub

725 N Spring St - Surface Lot with 240 spaces (7 ADA). 0.4 miles from Chinatown Hub and 0.2 miles from route.
713 N Hill St - Surface Lot with 330 spaces (5 ADA). 0.4 miles from Chinatown Hub and 0.2 miles from route.

Mariachi Plaza Hub

249 N Chicago St- Surface Lot with 70 spaces (2 ADA). 0.7 miles from Mariachi Plaza Hub.

Getting to the Route and Parking

Our route is accessible via many different forms of transportation.

Read more about Hubs, Metro, Metro Bike Sharebike rentalsbus detours, and parking along the route.

Hub Addresses

Go Metro

The following hubs are accessible via Metro Rail

  • Metro Red and Purple Lines:
    • MacArthur Park Hub via the Westlake Ave/MacArthur Park station
    • Civic Center Hub via the Civic Center/Grand Park station 
  • Metro Gold Line
    • Chinatown Hub via the Chinatown station 
    • Mariachi Plaza Hub via the Mariachi Plaza/Boyle Heights station

The event route is also accessible via the following stations:

Metro Closures

The northern portion of the Blue Line from Compton Station to the 7th St/Metro Center will be closed during our October 6 event. Find out more

Metrolink

Service is available on the Antelope Valley, Orange County, 91/Perris Valley, and San Bernardino lines to Union Station. You can view the schedule here. 

Metro Bike Share

There are other bike share stations throughout Los Angeles with bikes available on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit this map to plan ahead 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!

Bike Rentals

Please note that CicLAvia does not provide bike rentals. Plan ahead and visit ciclavia.org/rentals for more information about bike rentals in Los Angeles County.

Bus Detours

All buses along the CicLAvia route will be detoured. Click below to view detours:

Metro Bus Detours

Foothill Transit Detours

Montebello Bus Line Detours

Parking Along the Route

Use ParkMe to find a lot along our route! If planning to park in neighborhoods along the route, please make sure to read parking signs.

Here are several lots located near each of our hubs:

MacArthur Park Hub

730 S Lake St - Surface Lot
611 S Carondelet St - Parking Structure
700 S Flower St - The Bloc - Parking Structure - Enter on Hope St - 1 mile from MacArthur Park and Civic Center Hubs.

Civic Center Hub

235 S Hill St - Wells Fargo Center Parking Structure - Parking Structure
351 S Olive St - California Plaza Parking - Underground Parking Structure - Enter on Olive St
333 S Spring St - Underground Parking Structure
700 S Flower St - The Bloc - Parking Structure - Enter on Hope St - 1 mile from MacArthur Park and Civic Center Hubs.

Chinatown Hub

728 N Hill St - Far East Plaza - Underground Parking Structure - Enter on Hill St
713 N Hill St - Surface Lot
725 N Spring St - Surface Lot

Mariachi Plaza Hub

249 N Chicago St - Surface Lot - 0.7 miles from Mariachi Plaza Hub

 

 

 

 

Live/Work Along the Route

If you live/work along the route and want to know more about how CicLAvia will affect you, please download the CicLAvia route notification flyer which includes information on streets closures, parking restrictions, and parking options for residents and employees of local businesses.

Download Street Closure Notification Flyer

Street Closures

The route will be closed to vehicles from 7am to approximately 6pm on Sunday, October 6. Some streets near event Hubs may close as early as 6am. The event runs from 9am–4pm, and streets will be fully open to cars by approximately 6pm.

Parking Restrictions

No parking will be allowed on the route after 1:00am on Sunday, October 6. 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.

Vehicle Access

No vehicles are allowed on the route between 7am and approximately 6pm. There are crossing points at several intersections where vehicles can cross along the route. Crossings are indicated on the CicLAvia—Heart of LA route map.

Driveway Access

Please be aware that all driveways on the route will be blocked and inaccessible beginning at 7am on Sunday, October 6. If your vehicle is parked in your driveway and you need to use it after 7am on October 6, please park elsewhere as the vehicle will be inaccessible until approximately 6pm. Vehicles will not be allowed to enter or exit the route during this time. 

Bus Detours

All buses along the CicLAvia route will be detoured:

Metro Bus Detours

Montebello Bus Line Detours

Foothill Transit Detours

Check your bus stop on Sunday, October 6, for posted signs outlining specific detours for your stop.

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, October 5 through 6:00pm on Sunday, October 6. For reimbursement, mail a copy of your parking receipt and proof of residence or employment to CicLAvia at 525 S Hewitt St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 or email info@ciclavia.org subject line: Parking Reimbursement.

 

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 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 potential new customers.

Download Business Opportunity Flyer

Business Opportunities at CicLAvia

Oportunidades comerciales en CicLAvia

CicLAvia活動中的商機


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
  • Department of Transportation officers responsible for traffic and crowd control along the route
  • CicLAvia staff and volunteers assisting participants with questions and concerns along the route
  • Restrooms, free water, first aid, bike parking, and information booths at Hubs along the route

How to Take Advantage of the Thousands of Potential Customers Passing by your Door

  • Plan to be open the day of the event. Make your storefront visible with signs and banners.
  • 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 that under the terms of CicLAvia’s permit, no stationary objects are allowed in the street.)
  • Join the CicLAvia Savings Program. Businesses that offer a special discount on CicLAvia event days may be listed for free on our interactive digital map and the specials along the route page on our website. 
  • Help get the word out in advance. Put up a CicLAvia poster or give CicLAvia postcards to your customers! Contact us with suggestions or for more information.

Participate in the CicLAvia Savings Program

Is Your Business on or near the CicLAvia 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 (such as restaurants, movie theaters, toy stores, clothing shops, hair salons, banks, etc.) for free on the CicLAvia website (pending internal approval).

To join, follow these guidelines:

  • Offer a discount to customers during all business hours during CicLAvia.
  • Email us or call 213.355.8500 to share your discount offer by Wednesday, October 2. Make sure to provide your name, business name, business address, business contact info, email, website link (if applicable), and more info on your discount offer.

Street Closure Information

The route will be closed to vehicles from 7am to approximately 6pm on Sunday, October 6. Some streets near event Hubs may close as early as 6am. The event runs from 9am–4pm, and streets will be fully open to cars by approximately 6pm.

Cars can cross the route at selected major streets. Crossings are indicated on the CicLAvia—Heart of LA route map.

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.

Parking Restrictions

No parking will be allowed on the route after 1:00am on Sunday, October 6. 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.

Vehicle Access

No vehicles are allowed on the route between 7am and approximately 6pm. There are crossing points at several intersections where vehicles can cross along the route. Crossings are indicated on the CicLAvia—Heart of LA route map.

Driveway Access

Please be aware that all driveways on the route will be blocked and inaccessible beginning at 7am on Sunday, October 6. If your vehicle is parked in your driveway and you need to use it after 7am on October 6, please park elsewhere as the vehicle will be inaccessible until approximately 6pm. Vehicles will not be allowed to enter or exit the route during this time. 

Bus Detours

All buses along the CicLAvia route will be detoured. Check back closer to the event to view detours for all buses along the route. Check your bus stop on Sunday, October 6, for posted signs outlining specific detours for your stop.

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, October 5 through 6:00pm on Sunday, October 6. For reimbursement, mail a copy of your parking receipt and proof of residence or employment to CicLAvia at 525 S Hewitt St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 or email info@ciclavia.org subject line: Parking Reimbursement.

 

Community Meeting

On Sunday, October 6CicLAvia will temporarily remove cars from certain streets in Downtown LA, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Arts District, Boyle Heights, and Westlake and will open them up to pedestrians, strollers, bikes and more from 9am–4pm for a car-free day.

Join us for a community meeting to learn about street closures, business opportunities, family activities, volunteer positions, and more. RSVP to attend by calling 213.355.8500 or emailing info@ciclavia.org

LaKretz Innovation Campus
Thursday, September 5, 6:30–7:30pm
525 S Hewitt St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

 

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Reuniónes de la Comunidad

El domingo, 6 de octubre, CicLAvia removerá los automóviles temporalmente de ciertas calles en Downtown LA, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Arts District, Boyle Heights y Westlake y abrirlas para los peatones, carriolas, bicicletas y más de 9am a 4pm para disfrutar un día sin automóviles.

Acompáñenos a nuestra reunión de la comunidad para que tenga información de las actividades familiares, oportunidades para los negocios y restaurantes, cuales calles serán afectadas por los cierres, oportunidades de ser voluntario, y más. Aparte su lugar por: llamando al 213.355.8500 o por correo electrónico, info@ciclavia.org

LaKretz Innovation Campus
Thursday, 5 de septiembre, 6:30–7:30pm
525 S Hewitt St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

 

 

 

Street Closures

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

 

Interactive Digital Map

Use the CicLAvia digital map to plan which businesses, local gems, activities along the route and Hubs to check out during the event on October 6!

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.