CicLAvia—Mid City Meets Pico Union

June 30, 2019 at 09:00 AM

CicLAvia—Mid City Meets Pico Union

Join CicLAvia on June 30 as we transform Venice Blvd, 7th Ave, and Washington Blvd into public parks for the day.

We'll be closing the streets in Angelus Vista, Arlington Heights, Harvard Heights, Mid City, and Pico Union to cars and opening them up for people of all ages and abilities to ride, walk, stroll, roll, run, and smile!

route map

Invite friends on Facebook, plan ahead by checking out our interactive digital map, or view our list of local gems along and around the route.

Thank You to Our Partners

City of Los AngelesLADWPCicLAvia Individual Sponsors

Our Event Sponsors
Capital OneFirst 5 LALos Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)  MetroPure CyclesREISouth 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.
  • Download a copy of 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.

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.

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Notification Flyer / Volantes de Notificacion

Street Closures

The route will be closed to vehicles from 7am to approximately 6pm on Sunday, June 30. Some streets near event Hubs may close as early as 6am.

Parking Restrictions

No parking will be allowed from 1am–6pm on Sunday, June 30, on the CicLAvia route. Parking restrictions will be enforced and vehicles will be towed beginning at 1am. 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—Mid City Meets Pico Union route map.

Driveway Access

Please be aware that all driveways on the route will be blocked and inaccessible beginning at 8am on Sunday, June 30. If your vehicle is parked in your driveway and you need to use it after 7am on June 30, 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. Click here to view detours for all buses along the route. Check your bus stop on Sunday, June 30, 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, June 29, through 6pm on Sunday, June 30. 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.

 

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.

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Business Opportunity Flyer
Folletos de Oportunidades Comerciales

Flyer in English

Folletos in 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 and 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, trash/recycling, 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. 
  • 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 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, June 26. 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.

How will Car Access and Parking be Handled?

  • Please be aware that all driveways on the route will be blocked and inaccessible beginning at 7am on Sunday, June 30.
    • Some streets will be closed as early as 6am.
  • If your vehicle is parked in your driveway and you need to use it after 7am on June 30, please park elsewhere.
    • Your vehicle will be inaccessible until approximately 6pm on June 30.
    • Vehicles will not be allowed to enter or exit the route during this time.
  • Street closures begin at 6am, with full route closures in place by 7am.
    • 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—Mid City Meets Pico Union route 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 is allowed on the route after 1am on Sunday, June 30.
    • 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 8pm on Saturday, June 29, through 6pm on Sunday, June 30.
    • 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.

Contact us with additional questions.

Street Closures

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 June 30 event!

Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering!

Online volunteer sign-ups for Mid City Meets Pico Union are now closed. If you're interested in volunteering at the event, visit the Information Booth located at one of our hubs and check-in with a CicLAvia staff member. They can let you know if there are any available volunteer positions!

For future volunteer opportunities, click here. 

Getting to the Route and Parking

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

Go Metro

These Metro Rail Stations are located within 1.5 miles of the route:

  • Red Line | Wilshire/Vermont and Westlake/MacArthur Park stations
  • Purple Line | Wilshire/Normandie and Wilshire/Western stations
  • Expo Line | Expo/La Brea, Farmdale, and Expo/Crenshaw stations

Metro Bikeshare

Metro has bike share stations throughout the city. You can purchase a pass at any station with a kiosk. Station locations can be found here or by downloading the Metro Bike Share app. To save time, you can register your TAP card for Metro Bike Share online before you arrive. Please note: there are no Metro Bike Share Stations directly on the route, the closest stations are at Union / Olympic and Hoover / 29th street.

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 or Purple Line and get off at any of the stops listed above. You can view the Metrolink schedule here

Metro Closures

The northern portion of the Blue Line from Compton Station to the 7th St/Metro Center will be closed during the June 30 CicLAvia. Along the Expo line, Pico Station and 7th St/Metro Center will be closed as well. Find out more.

Bus Detours

All buses along the CicLAvia route will be detoured. Click here to view detours for all buses along the route.

Parking Along the Route

Parking is available in the neighborhoods near the route. Make sure to read all posted parking restrictions.

Feeder Rides and Walks

Planning a feeder ride or walk and want to add it to our site? Email us or share it on our Facebook event page!

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.

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

  • Mid City to Arlington Heights: 2 miles
  • Mid City to Pico Union: 4 miles
  • Pico Union to Arlington Heights: 2 miles

Elevation 

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. 

This route has a gradual incline of 35 feet over 4 miles. In general, traveling from the Pico Union Hub to the Mid City Hub will be downhill. The peak is located at the intersection of Venice and Vermont. 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.

You can also catch a free pedicab ride thanks to our friends at AARP California. Pedicab stops are located at each Hub's information 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

Parking is available in the neighborhoods near the route. Make sure to read all posted parking restrictions.

Community Meeting

Wednesday, June 5, 6:307:30pm
Washington Irving Branch Library
4117 W Washington Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90018 

On Sunday, June 30, CicLAvia will temporarily remove cars from certain streets in Mid City and Pico Union 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

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Reunión de la Comunidad

miércoles, 5 de junio, 6:30-7:30pm
Washington Irving Branch Library
4117 W Washington Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90018
 

El domingo, 30 de junio, CicLAvia removerá los automóviles temporalmente de ciertas calles en Mid City y Pico Union 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

Specials Along the Route

Check out the specials, deals, and discounts along the June 30 CicLAvia route! Want to add a special for your business? Join the CicLAvia Savings Program!

Stuzo Clothing

4751 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

Event Special: 20% off in-store and online purchases. To apply discount on online purchases during CicLAvia, use code ciclavia2019

Alibi Coffee Company

2268 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006

Event Special: $4 Cold Brew, $5 Horchata Cold Brew (vegan), $3 Hibiscus Lemonade, $2 CBD Add-On

 

Activities Along the Route

Activities on Route

Activities abound on this route connecting Pico Union and Mid City. 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 in English and Spanish.

Download Field Guide

Hubs

All Hubs will have restrooms, bike repair, free water, food trucks, 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!

Activities on Route

Mid City Hub
4915 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

  • Relax in the AARP play zone while catching up over vintage board games.
  • Join The Skateside to learn basic skateboarding skills.
  • Stop by the California Highway Patrol booth and get fitted for a free kids helmet (while supplies last).
  • Sign up for a free Los Angeles Public Library card! Free books will be given to people with library cards.
  • Leave your mark on a community art bike by CicLAvia and Pure Cycles.
  • Visit the LACMA booth to learn what's happening this summer at the museum—and join teaching artists for a family-friendly, drop-in art workshop focused on printmaking.
  • Stop by the LADOT Vision Zero booth to share your thoughts on the safety improvements coming to Adams Blvd. 

 Near the Hub

Activities on Route

Arlington Heights
3306 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019

  • Stop by the LA County Registrar’s booth to make sure you’re registered to vote!
  • Check out the latest in 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’ rock wall.
  • Complete the kids bike safety skills course and get a free helmet (while supplies last) courtesy of CicLAvia.
  • Plug into the phone charging station at the LADWP Solar Trailer and let the sun repower your phone.
  • Listen to tunes powered by the sun with Solar DJs, the SYCONS.

Near the Hub

  • Stop by Street Poets Village; a spoken-word poetry, dance/movement, and music live mic experience celebrating creative community and the roots that connect us to one another. Join Street Poets Inc. for an all-day community ritual of recreation and rebirth. The Street Poets Village is located at OpenAir 2150 Venice Blvd between Harvard and Hobart.
  • Ride through the BikeOn Wave Pop-up on Venice Blvd between 7th and Broson, just west of the route! Experience a temporary bikeway design created by GenslerSaris and LADOT. Meet up with LADOT staff and share your vision for active streets in your neighborhood.    

Activities along the route

Pico Union
1450 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006

  • Make sure to visit the Capital One booth for amazing giveaways, games, and prizes.
  • Join Great Streets for an Adventure Streets obstacle course. Jump, crawl and hop your way through a playful path to win prizes.
  • 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.
  • Capture a snapshot of your day at the Las Fotos Project photo booth.
  • Stop by the City Plants booth to adopt a free tree for your yard and learn more about their Free Trees program for your home and street.

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

Find a map of bike rentals here

Throughout Los Angeles County, 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
  • 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.