CicLAvia - Southeast Cities Presented by Metro

May 15, 2016

CicLAvia - Southeast Cities

For the first time, CicLAvia will connect six communities in Southeast Los Angeles with an open streets event on May 15. The communities of Huntington Park, Walnut Park, South Gate, Florence-Firestone, Lynwood, and Watts will host the country’s largest open streets event. Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space.

New to CicLAvia? Here are some things you need to know for May 15:

  • CicLAvia is FREE!
  • CicLAvia lasts from 9 AM until 4 PM
  • CicLAvia closes streets to car traffic and opens them for people to walk, skate, bike, play, and explore parts of Los Angeles.
  • 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 street closure permit, please reach out to the numbers below:

  • City of Los Angeles: 213.847.6000
  • Huntington Park: 323.584.6161
  • Lynwood: 310.603.0220 ext. 829
  • Los Angeles County: 800.675.4357
  • South Gate: 323.563.9535

Business Participation

For sponsorship opportunities please click here.

Many businesses benefit tremendously from CicLAvia, some noting record sales, with thousands of potential customers passing by open storefronts throughout the day. We encourage you to participate, even if it’s just by greeting people who pass by your front door. CicLAvia is a great opportunity to engage potential customers who may return time and time again.

CicLAvia Savings Program

Customer engagement ideas include:

1. Plan on being open the day of the event

Make your storefront visible with signs and banners.

2. Bring your business outside

If you have permission to use the sidewalk in front of your business, feel free to bring products, music or seating outside. (Please note: under the terms of CicLAvia’s permit, no stationary objects are allowed in the street itself.)

3. 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.
    • Place CicLAvia notification flyer in business window.
    • Send the name of your business, discount offer, business address, & website link (if available) to [email protected] or call 213-355-8500 by May 5.
    • Include name, email, and contact information for your business so that we can contact you directly.
    • Please limit text to 300 characters with spaces.

4. Get featured on the CicLAvia digital map

 Businesses that offers a special CicLAvia discount can be listed for free on our interactive digital map, subject to approval.

5. Help get the word out in advance

 Put up a CicLAvia flyer or give CicLAvia postcards to your customers! Contact [email protected] for more information and suggestions. 

*e.g. restaurants, movie theatres, toy stores, clothing shops, hair salons, banks.

Deal$ at CicLAvia

Specials, deals, and discounts along on the route on May 15! Click on a community below to see the deals in that area.

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

Huntington Park


6421 Pacific Blvd
Huntington Park, CA 90255

10% off Accessories


 Blue Vibes

 6810 Pacific Blvd.
Huntington Park, CA 90255

 10% off all purchases



6707 Pacific Blvd.
Huntington Park, CA 90255

 10% off all purchases


AMPM Insurance
7323 Pacific Blvd.
Huntington Park, CA 90255
Free bilingual children's books


Juan M. Andrade, MD
ENT Specialist
2613 Saturn Ave.
Huntington Park, CA 90255
10% off consultation
through June 1


South Gate


3534 Tweedy Blvd
South Gate, CA 90280

10% off accessories


 J&M Furniture 3725 Tweedy Blvd Suite 100
South Gate, CA 90280
10% off, free raffle tickets
from 9-2 for twin mattress
 New Teck Wireless 3618 Tweedy Blvd
South Gate, CA 90280
Purchase any phone, get a free screen
protector and 20% off all accessorites



Getting to the Route and Parking

Getting to CicLAvia - Southeast Cities is easy! Click on a travel method below for directions. Consider leaving the vehicle at home and going car-free all day!

Go Metro

Use Metro Trip Planner

Metro Expo Line

Jefferson/Figueroa to Huntington Park Hub


Make a right on Figueroa, then a left on Jefferson. Then, make a right at Central, then a left at 41st. You’ll then make a right at Long Beach Blvd, and a left on 55th. Make a right on Holmes, a left on Randolph, then a right onto Pacific.

Green Line

Lakewood Station to Lynwood Hub


Go Southwest on Lakewood and make a right on Gardendale, followed by a right on Garfield Avenue. Slight left onto Garfield Place, and continue onto Ruchti. You’ll then make a left at Leeds and a right onto the Imperial Highway

Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station to Watts Hub


Head North on Wilmington, then make a left at 112th street. Stay on 112th as it becomes Willowbrook, and make a left at 108th. Finally, make a right at Compton and stay until you hit Firestone.

Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs Station to Lynwood Hub


Head north, making a left on Hoxie. Make a left at Imperial Hwy, then a right at Ruchti. Make a left at Leeds, then a right on Imperial Hwy. Follow through until you reach State.

Blue Line

103rd Street/Watts Towers to Watts Hub


Head West on 103rd.

Florence Station to LA County Hub


Head east to make a left on Graham, then make a right on Nadeau. Make a left on Compton, and keep riding until you hit Firestone.

Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station to Watts Hub


Head North on Wilmington, then make a left at 112th street. Stay on 112th as it becomes Willowbrook, and make a left at 108th. Finally, make a right at Compton.


MetroLink Orange County Line

Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs Station to Lynwood Hub


Head West, making a left on Hoxie. Make a left at Imperial Hwy, then a right at Ruchti. Make a left at Leeds, then a right on Imperial Hwy. Follow through until you reach State.

Commerce Station to Huntington Park Hub


Make a right on Garfield, then another right on Randolph. After that, make a left on Eastern, followed by a right at Gage, then a right at Clarkson. Make two more lefts - at Federal and Maywood - then make your final right turn at Gage.

MetroLink Riverside Line

Montebello/Commerce to Huntington Park Hub


Head east from the station and make a right towards Flotilla. The street will slight left, so follow through until you can make another right onto Flotilla. Make a left on Yates, then a left on Garfield. Then make a right on Randolph, then a left on Eastern. Make a right at Gage, then a right on Clarkson. Make two more lefts - onto Federal, then Maywood - and make a final right turn at Gage.

Rio Hando 



Once you get past Garfield and the Rio Hondo connects to the LA River, make a slight left toward Imperial Hwy. Turn right onto the Imperial Hwy, then make another right at Wright Rd. Turn left onto Michigan, then make a right onto Pinehurst and a right on Tweedy. Slight right onto Atlantic, and you’ll catch the action once you make a left at Tweedy!

LA River Bike Path

A portion of the LA River Bike Path in South Gate between Firestone and Southern will be closed on May 15. Click here for a map of the detour, and click here for more information from the City of South Gate.

Free rides with Lyft


Parking Lots

Parking in Huntington Park

Lot Name Address City & Zip
Rita Huntington Park Parking 7105 Rita Ave. Huntington Park 90255
Public Parking 6505 Rita Ave. Huntington Park 90255
Public Parking 6621 Rita Ave. Huntington Park 90255
Public Parking 6600 Rugby Ave. Huntington Park 90255

Parking in Florence-Firestone

Lot Name Address City & Zip
Florence Blue Line Station 7225 Graham Ave. Los Angeles 90001
 --- 8101 Maie Ave. Los Angeles 90001
Colonel Leo H. Washington Park 8600 Maie Ave. Los Angeles 90001

Parking in Lynwood

Lot Name Address City & Zip
 --- 300 Beechwood Ave. Lynwood 90262
 Long Beach Blvd Green Line Station 11508 Long Beach Blvd. Lynwood 90262

Parking in South Gate

Lot Name Address City & Zip
Public Parking 10001 Mallison Ave. South Gate 90280
Public Parking 9951 McNerney South Gate 90280
Public Parking 10012 Alexander Ave. South Gate 90280
Public Parking 1007 Hunt Ave. South Gate 90280

Parking in Watts

Lot Name Address City & Zip
 103rd St/Watts Towers Blue Line Station 10100 Grandee Ave. Los Angeles 90002
Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Blue Line Station 11611 Willowbrook Ave. Willowbrook 90059

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Street Closures


Feeder Rides

Ride or walk along with these feeder rides to CicLAvia on May 15:

Downey Bicycle Coalition Feeder Ride 

Join the DBC Feeder Ride to CicLAvia - Southeast Cities! We will meet at 8:00 a.m. and roll out promptly at 8:30 a.m. to the Tweedy Hub. This is a chill, family-friendly ride and event that runs from 9am - 4pm. Bring your helmet (required by law for riders under 18), water, spare tube(s) and a great attitude! More info.

DTLA to the Southeast Cities with The Crafty Pedal

Meet at The Crafty Pedal (755 Valencia St Los Angeles, CA 90017) a 10am and roll out at 11am! FREE ORGANIC COFFEE for everyone! Come early and get a free tune up for the ride!

Cycling With Pride at CicLAvia

Come show your pride and ride with the Latino Equality Alliance's contingent of LGBTQA cyclists! Meet at the Mi Centro booth (corner of Pacific & Zoe, Huntington Park) at 10am.

WalkLAvia at Southeast Cities

CicLAvia is heading to the Southeast Cities on Sunday, May 15, and LA Walks is partnering up once again with our friends at Stairs & Trails of Los Angeles to take it all in on our own two feet. No wheels required! Just some comfy footwear and a can-do attitude.

We'll meet at the Firestone Blue Line Metro Station for a 9-mile route that includes a stop at the LA River and (if people are into it) a lunch stop at Plaza Mexico in Lynwood. We'll visit the Watts Towers and will end at the 103rd St./Watts Tower Blue Line Metro Station.

The walk is FREE! RSVP on Faceboook or at See you there!

Activities Along the Route

View Activities on Digital Map

Remember to pick up a field guide at any hub on May 15 for a hard copy map & list of activities! Click on a hub location below to see the activities taking place there on Sunday:

Huntington Park Hub

6413 Pacific Blvd Huntington Park, CA 90255

hp.pngHuntington Park’s Department of Parks and Recreation present an action packed hub featuring Zumba classes, mariachis, folkloric dancers, games, giveaways, an obstacle course, face painting and live music all day. Join Supervisor Hilda Solis’ team for a resource fair and stop by the Library Store on Wheels, the LA River Rover and the South East Community Development Corporation’s Mobile Technology Center.
El Departamento de Parques y Recreación de la ciudad de Huntington Park presenta un eje lleno de acción con clases de Zumba, mariachis, danza folclórica, juegos, regalos, una pista de obstáculos, pintura de caras y música en vivo todo el días. Acompañe al equipo de la supervisora Hilda Solís en la feria de recursos, y pase por la tienda rodante de la biblioteca, el LA River Rover y el centro móvil de tecnología de la corporación de Desarrollo Comunitario del Sureste.

At the Hub: 

  • SD 1 County Resource Booths
  • LA County Bike Coalition 
  • Kaiser Permanente - Visit the booth to learn about the services the Watts Counseling and Learning Center offers to the Watts community and pick up some fun giveaways!
  • Huntington Park City Booths - Learn more about Huntington Park and all it has to offer! 
  • Bikes and Hikes LA - Learn more about guided biking and hiking tours throughout Los Angeles!
  • SoCal GasLearn more about SoCal Gas' community programs and get your hands on some fun giveaways! 
  • The Energy Network - Learn more about energy efficiency upgrades and rebates, as well as financing options for energy efficiency home upgrade projects and drought tolerant landscaping. Plus, snag a free tote bag, shower timer, and pen!
  • Tern Bicycles - Try the newest style at Tern's booth, and start imagining all the places you could go with a foldable bike. 

LA County Hub

1690 Firestone Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90001

ff.pngStop by Washington Park to enjoy a variety of activities for the whole family presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation and Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas. Activities will include clowns, face painting, balloon art, live entertainment from local performers and food trucks.
Pase por el parque Washington para disfrutar de una variedad de actividades para toda la familia presentada por el Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas y el Departamento de Parques y Recreación del Condado de Los Ángeles. Las actividades incluirán payasos, pintura de caras, arte con globos, espectáculos en vivo de artistas locales, y camiones de comida.

At the Hub:

  • Live Entertainment
    • 8:30 a.m – 9:15 a.m. Black Diamond Drill Team
    • 9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m Koolaid Group
    • 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Spoken Word - Poetry
    • 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Koolaid Group
    • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Washington Park Dance Cheer
    • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Church Choir Concert
    • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Zumba Class Exhibition
    • 3:00 p.m. Karate Class Exhibition
    • 3:30 p.m. Prizes & Giveaways
  • Kids Activities - Face painting, clowns, and balloon art for kids of all ages! 
  • Food Trucks - Crepen Around, Street Kitchen LA, Sliders, India Jones, and Boba Truck.
  • SD 2 County Resource Booths

Watts Hub

1465 E 103rd, Los Angeles, CA 90002


Check out the Watts hub and enjoy a variety of family fun programming presented by Councilman Joe Buscaino and the Watts community. Activities include the Port of LA Marine Truck, free health checks, a skate park, food trucks, live music and give- aways! Don’t forget to check out other Watts jewels near the hub including the Watts Towers, WLCAC (Mother of Humanity), Locol Watts and the HamWhich Shack.
Visite el eje de Watts y disfrute de una variedad de programación divertida para toda la familia, presentada por el Concejal Joe Buscaino y la comunidad de Watts. Las actividades incluyen el camión marino del Puerto de Los Ángeles, chequeos de salud gratis, música en vivo y regalos. No se olvide de visitar otras joyas de Watts cerca del eje como las Torres de Watts, WLCAC (Madre de la Humanidad), Locol Watts y el HamWhich Shack.

At the hub: 

  • Skate Ramp - Bring your boards & come shred at the Watts skate ramp!
  • Free Health Checks
  • Port of LA Marine Truck
  • LADWPRest up, recharge and learn more about water and power rebates while exploring the solar trailer at the Power and Water Zone!
  • Live Music & Giveaways - Live entertainment by local performers. 
  • Southern California Association of Governments - Share how you Go Human to CicLAvia - the first 2,500 visitors will receive a Go Human TAP card and free ride on transit!
  • Metro Los Angeles - Free games, giveaways & exhibits about the future of LA County's transportation by foot, wheels, and tracks!
  • LA City Booths
  • Food Trucks - Kogi, Deli Doctor, King Kone, Zugo, Pie 'n Burger, and Postcards.

Lynwood Hub

Carnation Park Lynwood, CA 90262


You are invited to take a break at Carnation Park at the All America City of Lynwood’s hub featuring various sponsors and food trucks. The City’s Parks and Community Services Department brings you local musical talent, dance groups (folkloric, tropical and hip- hop), exercise exhibitions and a DJ.
Le invitamos a pasar un rato en el parque Carnation en el eje de la Ciudad de Lynwood con una variedad de patrocinadores y camiones de comida. El Departamento de Parques y Servicios Comunitarios de la ciudad le ofrecerá talento musical local, grupos de baile (folclórico, tropical y hip hop), exhibiciones de ejercicios y un DJ.

At the hub: 

  • Live Music & Dancing - The Lynnwood Hub will feature local musical talent, dance groups, and DJ. Sponsored by the City of Lynwood Recreation & Community Services Department
  • Lynwood City Booths - Learn more about what the city of Lynwood has to offer!
  • LA TimesThe LA Times will be offering online subscriptions & free giveaways! 
  • Food Trucks - Coolhaus, Lobos Truck, Mandoline Grill, Grilled Cheese Truck, and Fala Truck 
  • LyftSpin the prize wheel for fun giveaways! All new riders that use code CICLAVIA will receive $20 off their first ride! 

South Gate Hub

4801 Tweedy Blvd South Gate, CA 90280


Enjoy live music in South Gate park from 12pm–4pm presented by the City of South Gate Parks and Recreation Department. Grab a bite from a variety of food trucks, add your mark to a collective painting on the Mobile Mural Lab (11am to 3pm) and complete the kids bike safety skills course and get a free helmet from CicLAvia (while supplies last).
Disfrute de música en vivo en el parque South Gate de 12pm a 4pm, presentada por el Departamento de Parques y Recreación de la Ciudad de South Gate. Coma algo de uno de los varios camiones de comida, agregue su toque personal a una pintura colectiva en el Laboratorio Móvil de Murales (11am a 3pm) y complete el curso de seguridad en las bicis para niños, y reciba un casco de bicicleta para niños de CicLAvia (mientras duren las existencias).

At the Hub: 

  • Mobile Mural Lab - Get your creative juices flowing! Make your mark with the Mobile Mural Lab live at CicLAvia from 11am until 3pm. 
  • Live Music & Entertainment - Enjoy live music at South Gate Park from 12-3pm courtesy of City of South Gate Parks and Recreation Department
  • Pure City CyclesTest ride the elegant cycles of Pure City, plus give your phone a recharge while you pedal!
  • First 5 LA -  Bring the whole family to the kids bike safety rodeo brought to you by First 5 LA. CicLAvia will give out free helmets while supplies last!
  • Food Trucks - Waffles, Peaches BBQ, Yalla, VCHOS, & Dogtown Dogs
  • South Gate City Booths - Learn more about South Gate and all it has to offer!

Free Drawing

Prizes galore in the Southeast Cities! Enter the free drawing at any hub on May 15 for a chance to win:

Winners will be pulled at random and contacted within two weeks.



Bus Detours



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.