CicLAvia—Meet the Hollywoods Presented by Metro

August 18, 2019 at 09:00 AM

CicLAvia—Meet the Hollywoods

Join CicLAvia for Meet the Hollywoods on August 18 as we transform streets in West HollywoodHollywood, and East Hollywood into public recreational space for the day. From the Hollywood Walk of Fame to West Hollywood's rainbow crosswalk, we invite you to come along for the ride as we walk, bike, roll, and stroll through some of LA's most iconic streets! This CicLAvia is presented by Metro.

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Thank You to Our Partners

City of Los Angeles MetroLADWPCicLAvia Individual Sponsors

Our Event Sponsors
Capital OneFirst 5 LA 

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)  Pure Cycles

REI  South Coast AQMDTern BicyclesThousand

And Our Media Partners

 Street Food Cinema


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.
  • Click here to download the route map! 

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.

contact LA Bureau of Street Services, Investigation, and Enforcement Division, Special Events at 213.847.6000.

Getting to the Route and Parking

Our route is accessible via many different forms of transportation.

Read more about Metro, Metro Bike Share, Weho Pedals Bike Share, bike rentalsbus detours, and parking along the route.

Go Metro

The following hubs are accessible via Metro Rail

  • The Barnsdall Art Park Hub via the Vermont/Sunset station on the Metro Red Line
  • The Hollywood Blvd Hub via the Hollywood/Western station the Metro Red Line
  • The Walk of Fame Hub via the Hollywood/Highland station on the Metro Red Line

The event route is also accessible via the Hollywood/Vine station on the Metro Red Line

Metrolink

Service is available on the Antelope Valley, Orange County, 91/Perris Valley, and San Bernardino lines to Union Station. Upon arriving at Union Station, transfer to the Metro Red Line to any of the stops above. You can view the schedule here. 

Metro Closures

The northern portion of the Blue Line from Compton Station to the 7th St/Metro Center will be closed during our August 18 event. Along the Expo line, Pico Station and 7th St/Metro Center will be closed as well. Find out more

Metro Bike Share

There will be Metro Bikes at the Barnsdall Art Park Hub available at a first-come, first-served basis. There are other bike share stations throughout Los Angeles. 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!

WeHo Pedals Bike Share

WeHo Pedals Bike Share has stations at the Plummer Park and West Hollywood Hubs available on a first-come, first-served basis. There are several other stations throughout West Hollywood. Station locations available at: wehopedals.com/map.  Learn more online at wehopedals.com

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. Check back closer to the event for more details.

Parking Along the Route

Use ParkMe to find a lot along our route! There are several public parking lots located near our hubs. If planning to park in neighborhoods along the route, please make sure to read parking signs.

Parking in Los Angeles

6104 Hollywood Blvd - Open air - Pay lot - Opens at 10am
Enter on Gower (Hollywood Blvd entrance blocked) - .4mi from Hollywood Blvd Hub

6815 Hawthorn Ave - Open air - Pay lot - Opens at 6am 
Enter on Hawthorn (Highland Blvd entrance blocked) - .1mi from Walk of Fame Hub

McCadden Garage - 1729 N McCadden Pl - Underground - Pay lot - Opens 8am
.2mi from Walk of Fame Hub

Eastown Garage - 6201 Hollywood Blvd- Underground - Pay lot - Open 24/7
Enter on Argyle (Hollywood Blvd entrance blocked) - 175ft from route

Vine St Garage - 1627 Vine St - Underground - Pay lot - Open 24/7
Entrance on Vine - .1mi from route

1724 N Cahuenga Blvd - Open air - Pay lot - Opens at 9am
.1mi from route

1715 N Cahuenga Blvd - Open air - Pay lot - Opens at 9am
.1mi from route

1634 N Las Palmas Ave - Open air - Pay lot - Opens at 7am
.1mi from route

1721 N Las Palmas Ave - Underground - Pay lot - Opens at 7am
.1mi from route

1710 N Cherokee Ave - Parking Structure - Pay lot - Open 24/7
200ft from route

1639 Schrader Blvd - Open air - Pay lot - Opens 8am
200ft from route

1716 Whitley Ave - Open air - Pay lot - Open 24/7
.1mi from route

Parking in West Hollywood

West Hollywood Park 5-Story Lot - 625 N San Vicente Blvd - Parking structure - Open from 5am-2am
.3mi from West Hollywood Hub

Robertson Lot - 617 N Robertson Blvd - Open air - Pay lot - Open 24/7
.3mi from West Hollywood Hub

Kings Road Parking Garage - 8383 Santa Monica Blvd - Parking Structure - Pay lot - Opens at 8am
50ft from route

La Jolla Lot - 1044 N La Jolla Ave - Open air - Pay lot - Opens at 8am
200ft from route

City Hall Automated Garage - 1085 N Sweetzer Ave - Automated parking structure - Pay lot - Opens at 8am (this Sunday only!) - 200ft from 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. 

Elevation 

The route has several gradual inclines over the course of 6.5 miles. There is a gradual incline from Santa Monica and San Vicente to Hollywood and Vine and then flattening out for the remainder of the route. 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 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 information 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!

Parking in Los Angeles

6104 Hollywood Blvd - Open air - Pay lot - Opens at 10am
Enter on Gower (Hollywood Blvd entrance blocked) - .4 miles from Hollywood Blvd Hub

6815 Hawthorn Ave - Open air - Pay lot - Opens at 6am 
Enter on Hawthorn (Highland Blvd entrance blocked- .1 mile from Walk of Fame Hub

1724 N Cahuenga Blvd - Open air - Pay lot - Opens at 9am
.1mi from route

1715 N Cahuenga Blvd - Open air - Pay lot - Opens at 9am
.1mi from route

1634 N Las Palmas Ave - Open air - Pay lot - Opens at 7am
.1mi from route

1639 Schrader Blvd - Open air - Pay lot - Opens 8am
200ft from route

1716 Whitley Ave - Open air - Pay lot - Open 24/7
.1mi  from route

Parking in West Hollywood

Robertson Lot - 617 N Robertson Blvd - Open air - Pay lot - Open 24/7
.3mi from West Hollywood Hub

La Jolla Lot - 1044 N La Jolla Ave - Open air - Pay lot - Opens at 8am
200ft from route

 

Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering!

With CicLAvia, you have the opportunity to invest in your community as well as diverse communities throughout Los Angeles. Because of the help of people like you, we see streets and neighborhoods transform with each event and CicLAvia season.

CicLAvia—Meet the Hollywoods is taking place on Sunday, August 18 and we hope that you can join us as a volunteer along the route. Learn more or sign-up to volunteer at an event Hub or as a group. Check out our Volunteer FAQ, or contact us with questions or for more information.

 

 

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

Flyer in English

Folleto en Español

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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, Sheriff and Traffic 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.)
    • West Hollywood businesses located along the route are eligible to receive a fee-waiver to activate their storefront during the event. Contact Event and Film Services at 323.848.6447 or specialeventpermit@weho.org by August 5.
  • 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, August 14. 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, August 18. 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—Meet the Hollywoods 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 Santa Monica Blvd from San Vicente to La Brea from 4:00am-6:00pm on Sunday, August 18. No parking will be allowed on the remainder of the CicLAvia route (see map) from 1:00am–6:00pm on Sunday, August 18. Parking restrictions will be enforced and vehicles will be towed. 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—Meet the Hollywoods route map.

Driveway Access

Please be aware that all driveways on the route will be blocked and inaccessible beginning at 7am on Sunday, August 18. If your vehicle is parked in your driveway and you need to use it after 7am on August 18, 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, August 18, 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 8pm on Saturday, August 17, through 6pm on Sunday, August 18. 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.

 

Street Closures

route map

street closure grid

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 August 18!

route map

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, August 18. 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 Santa Monica Blvd from San Vicente to La Brea from 4:00am-6:00pm on Sunday, August 18. No parking will be allowed on the remainder of the CicLAvia route (see map) from 1:00am–6:00pm on Sunday, August 18. Parking restrictions will be enforced and vehicles will be towed. 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—Meet the Hollywoods route map.

Driveway Access

Please be aware that all driveways on the route will be blocked and inaccessible beginning at 7am on Sunday, August 18. If your vehicle is parked in your driveway and you need to use it after 7am on August 18, 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, August 18, 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 8pm on Saturday, August 17, through 6pm on Sunday, August 18. 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.

 

Community Meeting

On Sunday, August 18, CicLAvia will temporarily remove cars from certain streets in East Hollywood, Hollywood, and West Hollywood 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

West Hollywood Community Meeting
Tuesday, July 9, 6:30–7:30pm
Plummer Park - Art Room 2
7377 Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood, CA, 90046

Hollywood Community Meeting
Tuesday, July 16, 6:30-7:30pm
Hollywood Neighborhood City Hall
6501 Fountain Ave Los Angeles, CA, 90028

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Reuniónes de la Comunidad

El domingo, 18 de agosto, CicLAvia removerá los automóviles temporalmente de ciertas calles en East Hollywood, Hollywood y West Hollywood y las abrirá 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

West Hollywood Community Meeting
martes, 9 de julio, 6:30–7:30pm
Plummer Park - Art Room 2
7377 Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood, CA, 90046

Hollywood Community Meeting
martes, 16 de julio, 6:30-7:30pm
Hollywood Neighborhood City Hall
6501 Fountain Ave Los Angeles, CA, 90028

 

 

Specials Along the Route

Check out the specials, deals, and discounts along the August 18 CicLAvia route! Want to add a special for your business? Join the CicLAvia Savings Program!

Pop Obscure Records

5215 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Event Special: 10% off entire purchase.

Tabula Rasa Bar

125 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Event Special: $5 lager/IPA, $6 sparkling wine/rosé for participants and free bites of pretzels all day! Open early at 10am. Pop-up by Lowkey Burrito

Martlet Tattoo Parlor

5225 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Event Special: Special tattoos and discounts for CicLAvia participants.

The Second City Hollywood

6560 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Event Special: 

Free show: The Really Awesome Improv Show, a fast-paced, high-energy improv comedy show for all ages. 

Free taste of Second City workshopsA two-hour workshop for a taste of the improv fundamentals through fun exercises to develop confidence, better communication skills, and respect for other performers and their creativity.

  • Kid & Teen Improv Workshop (8-18yrs) from 1-3pm | Adult Improv Workshop (19+) from 1-3pm

LA Fly Rides

5562 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Event Special: Raffle of Tern bikes and kids bikes.

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)

6522 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Stop by this contemporary art gallery and enjoy their exhibit offered during CicLAvia (and through September 1, 2019), To Oblivion: The Speculator's Eden by Sandra de la Loza. 

Division 3 Hollywood

5907 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Event Special: Free drip coffee with a purchase of any sandwich.

Le Bon Garçon

5158 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Event Special: Serving Lazy Sundae shaved ice during CicLAvia. The first 100 people who come in will get a free 2 oz bag of salted caramel with their Lazy Sundae.

 

 

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

Throughout Los Angeles County, sorted alphabetically by neighborhood

Beverly Hills / West Hollywood

Culver City

Downtown / Central LA

  • Bike Rentals LA | 1630 N Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028 | 323.606.6344 
  • 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
  • El Maestro Bicycle Shop | 806 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90014 | 213.627.0580
  • 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
  • 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.

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