Ciclavia Iconic Wilshire Boulevard

December 10, 2017 at 09:00 AM

Ciclavia Iconic Wilshire Boulevard

CicLAvia heads back to Iconic Wilshire Boulevard on December 10 as Koreatown, Westlake, and Downtown Los Angeles 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.

Planning a feeder ride or walk and want to add it to our site? Email [email protected]!

Download the Route Map

Download the Notification Flyer

New to CicLAvia? Here are some things you need to know for December 10th:

  • CicLAvia is FREE!
  • CicLAvia lasts from 9 AM until 3 PM
  • CicLAvia closes streets to car traffic and opens them for people to walk, skate, bike, play, and explore parts of Los Angeles.
  • 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.

Questions or Concerns

General event information: please contact CicLAvia at 213.355.8500 or [email protected]

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.

Activities Along The Route Iconic Wilshire

View Activities on Digital Map

Remember to pick up a field guide at any hub on Sunday, December 10 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, December 10th:

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!

Koreatown Hub

  • Check out a Metro Bike and take it for a spin along the route! For more info go to Supplies limited.

  • REI Burbank will be hosting a full service pop-up bike repair shop and shaded outdoor lounge with a fun slack-lining activity.

  • Does your child need a helmet? Stop by the California Highway Patrol booth and get fitted for a free kids helmet (while supplies last).

  • Sign up with Koreatown Youth and Community Center (KYCC) to have up to 7 free shade trees delivered to your home for FREE! Stop by the booth to learn more, and even take a tree home!

MacArthur Park Hub

  • 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 Great Streets Initiative invites you to hang out and chill at their pop-up parklet! Learn about DIY Great Streets improvements with the City of Los Angeles and design your own Great Street for your neighborhood.

  • 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 them- selves on the page and on the mic.
  • Leave your mark on a community art bike by CicLAvia x Pure Cycles
  • Visit the LA 2028 booth to to learn more about the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games or snap a selfie with an Olympic backdrop!
  • Make sure to stop by the Niantic Lounge. Meet other Pokémon GO Players and pick up an exclusive 1 year Anniversary Poster!! Click here to learn more!

  • Relax in MacArthur Park and grab a snack from some of LA’s best food trucks.


**CicLAvia Produce Program**: Historic Core Farmers Market (5th & Broadway, 9 am to 3 pm, adjacent to the hub) 

Stop by the Historic Core Farmers Market and stock up on fresh produce and prepared foods. Get a free limited edition CicLAvia tote bag when you purchase fruits or veggies from participating vendors (those with a light blue sign on their tent pole). Get a your field guide stamped upon purchase and bring it to the CicLAvia info booth at the DTLA hub to receive your free tote (while supplies last

  • Join the mad scientists, artists, inventors, and storytellers from Two Bit Circus as they showcase some of their most popular games! Learn about their upcoming micro-amusement park opening in DTLA this Spring!
  • Check out folding bikes from TERN.
  • 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 foot rock wall!
  • Downtown Los Angeles is in the midst of an extraordinary urban revitalization. Stop by Councilmember Huizar's booth to learn more about his efforts to improve livability, promote economic development and tourism, and connect our communities through multi-modal transportation options that prioritize pedestrian, bicyclist and public transportation use as much as cars. And learn more about Night on Broadway returning to DTLA on 1/27/18. It's an evening of arts, culture, entertainment & food celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Bringing Back Broadway Initiative.
  • Complete the kids bike safety skills course and get a free helmet, courtesy of CicLAvia.
Near the Hub:  Stop by the LA Metro Activation on Hope and 7th St to check out a Metro Bike Share Bike, Buy a Metro bike share monthly or day pass, play games to win cool Metro prizes, and chat with Metro planning staff.


CicLAvia welcomes all to the event, and works to make each route accessible to all individuals. CicLAvia utilizes the infrastructure of the city of Los Angeles, 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

  • Koreatown Hub - 3731 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010
  • MacArthur Park Hub - 2401 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057
  • DTLA Hub - 428 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Mileage Between Hubs


This route is mostly flat with a couple of gradual inclines. Participants traveling east will be asked to dismount at Wilshire over the 110 freeway as a safety precaution as the incline is fairly steep at this location.

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.

There will be a dismount zone on Wilshire between Beaudry and Figueroa due to the steep incline there. Participants will be asked to get off of their bikes/skates etc. and walk down the hill.

Getting to the Route and Parking

These are flat, street-level parking areas that do not require the use of stairs, escalators or elevators. All lots are near the route. There are many more options on - head over to that website for more parking near the route!





# of Spots

Distance from Route

Joe's Auto Parks

433 S Main St, LA, CA 90013


Open-Air lot with 45 total spaces (ADA: 3).

0.6mi from DTLA hub.

Athena Parking

848 S Grand Ave, LA, CA 90017


Open-Air lot with 135 total spaces (ADA: 6).

Less than a mile from DTLA hub (and less than a block from the route itself).

MacArthur Park




# of Spots

Distance from Route

Unified Valet Parking - LA

726 S Lake St, LA, CA 90057


Open-Air lot with 53 total spaces (ADA unknown).

0.1mi from the MacArthur Park hub.

Modern Parking, Inc.

605 S Commonwealth Ave, LA, CA 90005


Open-Air lot with 119 total spaces (ADA: 4)

Less than a mile from the MacArthur Park hub, and less than a block from the route itself.





# of Spots

Distance from Route

Athena Parking

3611 Wilshire Blvd. LA, CA 90005 (enter from Harvard or Kingsley Dr.)


Open-Air lot with 132 total spaces (ADA: 4).

This lot is on the route, and 0.3mi from the Koreatown hub.

Standard Parking

3545 Wilshire Blvd. LA, CA 90010 (enter from S Ardmore Ave)


Open-Air lot with 123 total spaces (ADA: 6).

This lot is on the route, and 0.4mi from the Koreatown Hub.

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

Specials Along The Route

Specials, deals, and discounts along on the route on December 10th! 

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


728 S. Olive St, LA 90014
Enjoy 10% off! 
203 W. 7th St, LA 90014
Enjoy 10% off! 
740 S. Western Ave #112, LA 90005
Opens at noon, Happy Hour until 5:00pm,  plus $1 off your first draft
600 W. 7th St, LA 90017
Cruise by Toastea for a FREE BOBA add-on!






Bus Detours

All buses along the CicLAvia route will be detoured. Check your bus stop on Saturday, December 9th for posted signs outlining specific detours for your stop.

Download Metro Bus Detour Map

Download Metro Bus Detour Schedule

Download Big Blue Bus Detour Schedule

Download Big Blue Bus Detour Map


Getting to the Route and Parking

Click below for information on getting to the CicLAvia route on December 10th!

Metro Bikeshare

Metro Bikeshare is live in DTLA! Metro will be setting up extra bike share stations along 5th street between Hill and Broadway!

Grab a bike at any of these stations close to the CicLAvia route:

  • Wilshire & Witmer - 1234 Wilshire Blvd.
  • Olive & 8th - 729 S. Olive St.
  • Figueroa & 8th - 735 S. Figueroa St.
  • Hope & 6th - 557 S Hope St.
  • 7th & Bixel - 1107 W. 7th St.
  • Grand & 7th - 700 S. Grand Ave.
  • Flower & 7th - 723 Flower St.
  • 7th & Broadway - 307 W. 7th St.
  • 7th & Spring - 201 W. 7th St.
  • 7th & Main - 111 W. 7th St. 
  • Main & 4th - 334 S. Main St.
  • Main & 5th - 458 S. Main St. 
  • Main & 6th - 640 S. Main St. 
  • Spring & 3rd - 300 S. Spring St.
  • Map of all Bikeshare Stations

Go Metro

Koreatown Hub

from Wilshire/Western Station

  • Leave station and head south towards Wilshire Blvd
  • Turn left onto Wilshire, and you'll be at the hub in a matter of seconds!

MacArthur Park Hub

from Westlake / MacArthur Park Station


  • Head northeast on Westlake towards Wilshire.
  • Turn left on Wilshire; after you go through the park, you'll be at the MacArthur Park hub.


from Pershing Square Station

  • Head southwest on Hill street towards 4th St.
  • Turn left onto 4th Street, then turn right onto Spring. You'll run right into the route.  

from 7th Street/ Metro Center Station


  • Head southeast on 7th St towards Hope. You will run right into the CicLAvia route.
  • Follow bike traffic towards Hope to reach the DTLA hub. 


Service available on Antelope Valley, Inland Empire-Orange County, Orange County, 91, and San Bernardino lines to Union Station.

  • Head southwest out of Union Station and turn right towards Los Angeles St.
  • Turn left onto Los Angeles
  • Turn right onto E 1st St.
  • Turn left onto Spring. You will be on the route when you hit 5th street!


Use ParkMe to find a lot near you!


Name Address Cost # of Spots
City Valet Parking System 681 S. Oxford Ave. LA, CA 90005 (enter on Oxford Ave or Western) $16 139 (ADA: 3+)
Supreme Parking 3680 Wilshire Blvd. LA, CA 90010 (enter on Serrano Ave) $12 149 (ADA Unknown)
Standard Parking 3660 Wilshire Blvd. #100 LA, CA 90010 (enter from Harvard Blvd or Hobart Blvd) $16 120 (ADA: 2)
Athena Parking 3611 Wilshire Blvd. LA, CA 90005 (enter from Harvard or Kingsley Dr.) $7 132 (ADA: 4)
Standard Parking Central Plaza 3440-3470 Wilshire Blvd. LA, CA 90010 (enter from Mariposa Ave) $16 342 (ADA Unknown)
Standard Parking 3600 Wilshire Blvd. LA, CA 90010 (enter from Harvard Blvd) $16 330 (ADA: 16)

MacArthur Park

Name Address Cost # of Spots
Joe's Auto Parks 616 St. Paul Ave. LA, CA 90017 $12 85 (ADA: 1)
Unified Parking 726 S Lake St. LA, CA 90057 $6 53 (ADA Unknown)
Ace Parking 2100 W 3rd St. LA, CA 90057 $5 218 (ADA Unknown)

Downtown LA

Name Address Cost # of Spots

700 S Flower St, LA, CA 90017
Entrances on Hope, Flower, and 8th

$12 Early Bird; otherwise, $35 211 (ADA: 4+)
Joe's Auto Parks 433 S Main St, LA, CA 90013 $10 45 (ADA: 3)
Joe's Auto Parks 817 S Spring St, LA, CA 90014 $5 150 (ADA Unknown)
Athena Parking 848 S Grand Ave, LA, CA 90017 $10 135 (ADA: 6)
Joe's Auto Parks 854 S Main St, LA, CA 90014 $10 117 (ADA: 3)
LAZ Parking 725 S Grand Ave, LA, CA 90017 $8 102 (ADA Unknown)

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 December 10th, 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.


Notification Flyer / Volantes de Notificacion / 전단지 

11x17 Poster / Cartel

8x11 Poster / Cartel

Street Closures

The route will be closed to vehicles from 7:00am to approximately 5:00pm on Sunday, December 10th.

Parking Restrictions

NO PARKING will be allowed from 1:00am–5:00pm on Sunday, December 10th 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 5:00pm. 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, December 10th. If your vehicle is parked in your driveway and you need to use it after 7:00am on December 10th, please park elsewhere as the vehicle will be inaccessible until approximately 5:00pm. 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, December 9th through 5:00pm on Sunday, December 10th. 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!


Business Opportunity Flyer/ Folletos de Oportunidades Comerciales

Flyer in English

Folletos in Español



11x17 Poster / Cartel

8x11 Poster / Cartel



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 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 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] or call 213.355.8500 by Monday, December 4. 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 drive- ways on the route will be blocked and inaccessible beginning at 7:00am on Sunday, October 8.
  • If your vehicle is parked in your drive- way and you need to use it after 7:00am on December 10, 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–3:00pm, and streets will be fully open to cars by approximately 5:00pm.
  • 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, December 10, 2017. 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, December 9 through 5:00pm on Sunday, December 10. 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.

Street Closures


Please note that the CicLAvia event hours are 9 am to 3 pm. Street closures will be in effect from 7 am to approximately 5 pm. Click here to download the route map.

Community Meetings

On Sunday, December 10th, CicLAvia Iconic Wilshire Blvd will remove cars from certain streets in Koreatown, Westlake and DTLA, and open them up for people to walk, skate, bike, play, and explore from 9am–3pm.

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


Feeder Walks & Rides

Planning a feeder ride or walk and want to add it to our site? Email [email protected]!

Ride or walk along with these feeder rides to CicLAvia on December 10:

I. Martin Bicycles Feeder Ride to CicLAvia 

CicLAvia Feeder Ride!
Join I. Martin Bicycles and Shifting Gears Cycling as we ride to CicLAvia Iconic Wilshire Boulevard

We roll out at 830 AM from the front of our store located at 8330 Beverly Blvd., L.A., CA 90048.
Please share this event and invite your friends! More info.

Mid City West Community Council Ride

CicLAvia returns to Wilshire Boulevard, and Mid City West will get you there by bike on our feeder ride! We'll meet at i. Martin at 8:30 and roll out promptly at 9. Please wear helmets. This is a one-way ride. You will be on your own for the return to Mid City West after enjoying the festival at your speed. More info.

USC to CicLAvia Feeder Ride

CicLAvia Wilshire is back! The USC Bike Coalition will be leading a feeder ride from USC to CicLAvia. We will meet at 9AM at Tommy Trojan and head out at 9:20. Hope to see you there. More info.

Everyone's Hike now Bike!

Sunday, December 10th at 9:00AM
Color theme for this ride is PURPLE. 💜.

Our "Meet Up" location is Pershing Square. Meet Time 9:00AM and Ride Time 9:30AM
This is a great location because we will only be a few blocks from the start of the ride and you can also take either
The Red Line or Purple Line into Pershing Square.
 More info.

LA Aggies Bike Meetup

Aggies will be meeting at the corner of Wilshire Blvd and Western street at 9 a.m. at the Metro Subway sign on the corner of the intersection. Our group will begin riding at 9:15 a.m. and make our way through the route.

This is a family friendly event. Please be sure to bring mandatory helmets for any riders under the age of 18, helmets strongly encouraged for all riders.

Don't forget to wear your best Aggie gear!
 More info.

Skate CicLAvia + Korean BBQ

We will meet at Wilshire and Western metro station at 10 AM and skate to the other end in DTLA. We will probably skate the route at least 2 or 3 times. I will be sharing our live location here druing the event so those of you who come late can catch up with us.

Since it's taking a place in K-town, we will end the skate at the Korean BBQ place in K-town called Bulgogi Hut for late lunch or early dinner ;) All you can eat Korean BBQ for $18 per person.  More info.

MBC CicLAvia Feeder Ride

Join the Montebello Bicycle Coalitin for a feeder ride from Montebello Civic Center to CicLAvia. Meet at 7AM, rolling at 7:30AM. More info.



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.