CicLAvia—The Valley

December 08, 2019 at 09:00 AM

CicLAvia—The Valley

On Sunday, December 8, we're opening up Sherman Way from Canoga Park through Winnetka and into Reseda for an entirely new, 5-mile stretch of open streets. Bike, skate, run, walk, skateboard, and enjoy the route however you want. We welcome people of all ages and abilities!


New to CicLAvia?

Here are some things to know before you go:

  • CicLAvia is FREE!
  • CicLAvia lasts from 9am to 3pm.
  • 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.
  • No motorized vehicles (e-bikes, motorized scooters, etc.) are allowed on the route. Wheelchairs and pedal assist are permitted.
  • 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.

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 December 8!

 

 

 

 

 

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 5pm on Sunday, December 8. Some streets near event Hubs may close as early as 6am. The event runs from 9am–3pm, and streets will be fully open to cars by approximately 5pm.

Parking Restrictions

No parking will be allowed on the route after 1:00am on Sunday, December 8. Parking restrictions will be posted and towing will be enforced. Additional street parking near the route may be restricted. Please check posted parking restrictions in your neighborhood.

Vehicle Access

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

Driveway Access

Please be aware that all driveways on the route will be blocked and inaccessible beginning at 7am on Sunday, December 8. If your vehicle is parked in your driveway and you need to use it after 7am on December 8, please park elsewhere as the vehicle will be inaccessible until approximately 5pm. 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. Please check back closer to the event for a list of detours and check your bus stop on Sunday, December 8 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, December 7, through 5pm on Sunday, December 8. For reimbursement, mail a copy of your parking receipt and proof of residence or employment to CicLAvia at 525 S Hewitt St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 or email info@ciclavia.org subject line: Parking Reimbursement.

 

Business Participation

CicLAvia is one of the largest open streets events in the country—a free event, open to all. At CicLAvia, streets are car-free for individuals and families to explore by foot, bike, and other forms of non-motorized transport.

Is your business on or near the route? Here are some tips for engaging thousands of potential new customers.

Download Business Opportunity Flyer

Business Opportunities at CicLAvia

Oportunidades comerciales en CicLAvia


What will you See at CicLAvia?

  • Tens of thousands of participants on car-free streets from all over the region eager to explore the neighborhood
  • Happy people looking for their new favorite spot
  • Safe, fun, and family-oriented activities
  • Department of Transportation officers responsible for traffic and crowd control along the route
  • CicLAvia staff and volunteers assisting participants with questions and concerns along the route
  • Restrooms, free water, first aid, bike parking, and information booths at Hubs along the route

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

  • Plan to be open the day of the event. Make your storefront visible with signs and banners.
  • Bring your business outside. If you have permission to use the sidewalk in front of your business, feel free to bring products, music, or seating outside. If you activate your sidewalk you must maintain a 4’ clearance for ADA access. (Please note that under the terms of CicLAvia’s permit, no stationary objects are allowed in the street.)
  • Join the CicLAvia Savings Program. Businesses that offer a special discount on CicLAvia event days may be listed for free on our interactive digital map and the specials along the route page on our website. See details below.
  • Join the CicLAvia Small Business Directory.  List your business on our CicLAvia Small Business Directory by emailing pr@ciclavia.org with your Business Name, Business type, Business address, Business website link (if available), and Business phone by Friday, November 22.
  • 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, December 4. 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 5pm on Sunday, December 8. Some streets near event Hubs may close as early as 6am. The event runs from 9am–3pm, and streets will be fully open to cars by approximately 5pm.

Cars can cross the route at selected major streets. Crossings are indicated on the CicLAvia—The Valley route map.

All other cross streets will be closed at the route. Streets adjacent to the route will remain open to local access for residents and businesses.

Parking Restrictions

No parking will be allowed on the route after 1:00am on Sunday, December 8. Parking restrictions will be posted and towing will be enforced. Additional street parking near the route may be restricted. Please check posted parking restrictions in your neighborhood.

Vehicle Access

No vehicles are allowed on the route between 7am and approximately 5pm. There are crossing points at several intersections where vehicles can cross along the route. Crossings are indicated on the CicLAvia—The Valley route map.

Driveway Access

Please be aware that all driveways on the route will be blocked and inaccessible beginning at 7am on Sunday, December 8. If your vehicle is parked in your driveway and you need to use it after 7am on December 8, please park elsewhere as the vehicle will be inaccessible until approximately 5pm. 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, December 8, 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, December 7 through 5pm on Sunday, December 8. 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.

 

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—The Valley is taking place on Sunday, December 8, and we hope that you can join us as a volunteer along the route. Check out our Volunteer FAQ or contact us for more information, or sign up below:

As an individual:

The Valley - Volunteer Signup

With a group:

Adopt-An-Intersection Program

 

 

Street Closures

On Sunday December 8, Sherman Way will be fully closed to car traffic between Shoup Ave and Lindley Way. There will be no parking or vehicle access on Sherman Way between 7am and 5pm. To learn more about our street closures, view our Notification Flyer by clicking here.  

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

 

Map of The Valley Route

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.