CicLAvia—The Valley

December 08, 2019 at 09:00 AM

CicLAvia—The Valley

On Sunday, December 8 (rain or shine!), 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.
  • Only people-powered vehicles allowed. No electric scooters, skateboards, hoverboards, unicycles, motorcycles and other non-people-powered vehicles allowed at CicLAvia. Class 1 e-bike pedal-assist allowed. Class 2 e-bikes allowed when throttle is powered off. Class 3 e-bikes allowed when pedal-assist is powered off. Motorized wheelchairs are allowed. Learn more here.
  • Click here to download the route map! 
  • Join us for a special bike safety class and ride on Sunday, November 24 presented by Metro, the LA County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC)LA City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, and CicLAvia. Get a preview of the route, focusing on safety, and pick up some safe riding tips! Sign up here.

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. 


Thank You to Our Partners

City of Los Angeles Metro 

LADWPCicLAvia Individual Sponsors

Our Event Sponsors
Capital One  First 5 LA

  Pure Cycles

REITern Bicycles

And Our Media Partners

 Street Food Cinema

Interactive Digital Map and Business Directory

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!

CicLAvia Business Directory

Inspired by the variety of local businesses along the route, CicLAvia together with Wells Fargo, created a Directory to help Angelenos enjoy and support this dynamic community every day of the year. Click here to view Directory.

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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. Click here to see the bus detour list 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

CicLAvia—The Valley Business Directory

Inspired by the variety of local businesses along this route, CicLAvia together with Wells Fargo, created a Directory to help Angelenos enjoy and support this dynamic community every day of the year.

CicLAvia—The Valley Business Directory

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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
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

Getting to the Route and Parking

Our route is accessible via many different forms of transportation.

Read more about Hubs, Metro, bike rentals, bikingbus detours, and parking along the route.

Hub Addresses

Go Metro

Access the route via the Metro Orange Line - Exit at Sherman Way Station directly on the CicLAvia route. Please note that there are only three bike racks on every Metro Orange Line Bus. 

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.

Biking to the Route

The Metro Orange Line Busway Bike Path begins in Sherman Oaks, 2.5 miles West of North Hollywood Station, and intersects with the CicLAvia route at Sherman Way. 

Bus Detours

All buses along the route will be detoured. Click here to see the detour list. 

Parking Along the Route

Use ParkMe or LADOT Parking to find a lot along our route! If planning to park in neighborhoods along the route, please make sure to read parking signs.

Here are several lots located near our route:

Canoga Park

Lot #725 - 7117 Remmet Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91303
Lot #704 - 7134 N Jordan Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91303
Lot #618 - 7134 Remmet Ave, Canoga Park CA 91303
Lot #687 - 7141 Remmet Ave, Canoga Park CA 91303
Lot #644 - 7233 Remmet Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91303
Lot #674 - 7220 Jordan Ave, Canoga Park CA 91303
Metro Orange Line Station Lot A* - 7170 Canoga Ave Canoga Park, CA 91303
Metro Orange Line Station Lot B* - 7119 Deering Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91303

Reseda

Lot #640 - 7170 Darby Ave, Reseda, CA 91335
Lot #622 - 7153 Canby Ave, Reseda, CA 91335
Lot #624 - 7236 Baird Ave, Reseda, CA 91335
Lot #621 - 7156 Baird Ave, Reseda, CA 91335
Lot #712 - 7246 Baird Ave, Reseda, CA 91335

*These Metro park and ride lots will be available for CicLAvia participants to use during the event on Sunday, December 8.

 

 

Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering!

Online volunteer sign-ups for CicLAvia—The Valley 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!

Join our Mailing List to stay up-to-date on future events and volunteer opportunities! 

 

Specials Along the Route

Check out the specials, deals, and discounts along the CicLAvia—The Valley route on December 8, 2019! Want to add a special for your business? Join the CicLAvia Savings Program!

Cavaretta's Italian Deli
22045 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, CA 91304
Cavaretta’s Italian Deli opened in 1959 offering East Coast Style Sub Sandwiches, Homemade Lasagna, Sicilian Cannoli, Fresh Sliced Cold Cuts from New York, Catering and Italian Groceries and Pastries.
Event Special: Offering Famous Sicilian Cannoli for only $1.00 each (limit 5).

Conroy's Flowers
22065 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, CA 91303
A local family-owned floral shop, offering custom flower arrangements, gifts, and holiday products.
Event Specials: Free photo shot with Christmas and New Year background.
Free Cavaretta's Italian Deli sandwich with any order of $49.99 and above.
40% off on floral Christmas Tree.

Ferris Optical
22323 Sherman Way Unit 14, Canoga Park, CA 91303
Ferris Optical provides high quality Prescription eyeglasses to the public at a lower price point. They offer Mobile Optical Services available to Senior Centers, Non-profit Organizations, Churches, Synagogues and Private businesses. They specialize in Safety Prescription Eyeglasses for work-site employees (from 1 employee to 3000 employees or more). They have a second location: Clearvision Optical at 14506 Haynes St, Van Nuys, CA 91411Visit their Canoga Park location during the event to take advantage of their specials!
Event Special: 
Offering Sport Safety Goggles at a discounted price to CicLAvia Participants. Stop by their booth in the lot outside their store to receive a Certificate for a FREE frame (up to $59.00) when you fill your prescription eyeglasses at either of their 2 locations.

The Thyme Pizzeria
20453 Sherman Way, Winnetka, CA 91306
Non-vegan Pizza Restaurant with lots of Vegan Options!
Event Special:
10” Personal Pizza for only $11.99 with any toppings or 10” Personal 1 topping pizza for $6.99.

Top Rocker Harley-Davidson
22107 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, CA 91303
Stop by Top Rocker Harley-Davidson's Parking Lot Party featuring lawn games, vendors, a DJ, food, drinks, and more!
Event Special: 10% off all Genuine Motorclothes Apparel

The Bridge Bible Fellowship
18644 Sherman Way, Reseda, CA 91335 
Family-friendly church.
Event Special: 
$10 off for Bible Explorers

McDonald's
22200 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, CA 91303
Fast-food restaurant.
Event Specials: Buy any item and get a free parfait.
Get a free smoothie with any mobile app order.

8one8 Brewing
8951 De Soto Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91304 *2.3 miles from CicLAvia route*
Craft brewery and tasting room.
Event Specials: Two-for-one on first round (must show discount on the CicLAvia website).

Activities Along the Route

Activities abound on this route connecting Canoga Park, Winnetka, and Reseda. 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.

Download Field Guide

Hubs

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

Canoga Park Hub
22222 Sherman Way Canoga Park, CA 91303

  • Enjoy live music on the Bob Blumenfield stage, produced by 11:11 A Creative Collective. See Dr. Madd VIBE and the Missin’ Links, Astral Jubilee, Chola Orange, and MoonFuzz!
  • Stop by the REI Co-op activation and climb the rock pinnacle, take a selfie at their fun photo wall, and enter a prize wheel sweepstakes for a spin at some cool swag and a raffle prize. They’ll have a little surprise and delight for you too, but you’ll have to visit their booth to find out what it is!
  • Relax in the AARP play zone while catching up over vintage board games.
  • Plug into the phone charging station at the LADWP Solar Trailer and let the sun repower your phone.
  • Complete the kids bike safety skills course and get a free helmet (while supplies last) courtesy of CicLAvia.

  • Learn basic skateboarding skills with the Skateside.
  • Check out the latest bikes from Pure Cycles.
  • Sign up for a free Los Angeles Public Library card and look for the roaming Book Bike distributing free books to people with library cards.
  • “A Better Bike Equals a Better World” Printmaking with Canoga Park Youth Arts Center. Participants will use the traditional medium of block printing to create their own print. Attendees are encouraged to design a fantasy bike, scooter or other mode of transportation by drawing and creating a plate to be printed.
Near the Hub:
  • Refuel on creativity and good vibes at the UNITE Cultural Center at 21710 Sherman Way with your local neighborhood hip hop heads and community heroes The GR818ERS (pronounced ’great-one- eighters’). Drop by their newly opened home base to get down to some music, create your next masterpiece, and enjoy GR8 company.

Winnetka Hub
19717 Sherman Way Winnetka, CA 91306

  • Grab a bite at some of LA’s best food trucks.
  • Stop by the Walk ‘n Rollers Creation Station. Unleash your inner artist with family friendly activities including custom button making, spoke card and race plate design, and helmet decorating!
  • Breastfeeding and Diaper Changing Station brought to you by First 5 LA. Also, stop by the First 5 LA booth and receive a free bike bell for your child (5 and under), while supplies last.

Reseda Hub
18201 Sherman Way Reseda, CA 91335

  • Stop by the Great Streets Tarzana Crossing booth to see potential streetscape improvements coming near the Orange Line. Learn about ways to get involved with Tarzana Crossing and participate in some fun games!
  • Check out the latest in folding bikes from TERN.
  • VOLTA by Cirque de Soleil is coming to Los Angeles! Stop by their ticket kiosk and take a selfie.
  • Stop by the LA County Registrar booth to make sure you’re registered to vote!
  • LADOT’s Vision Zero and Active Transportation Divisions will be sharing information about their projects in the Valley, including new on-street bikeways, safety upgrades, streetscape improvements, and an expanded LA River path! Take a minute to learn about what’s planned and under construction, provide feedback, and share your visions for some of the Valley’s major corridors as we work to make LA’s streets more livable.
  • Stop by the Kaiser Permanente Booth to receive FREE health screenings (blood pressure, glucose, body mass index calculation) and/or a FREE flu shot from their Mobile Health Van along with bike bells and other goodies!
Near the Hub:
  • The LA Kings Hockey Development Team takes hockey to Reseda. Their interactive event will include street hockey clinics, games, and hockey tutorials. This is a great experience for hockey fans of all ages and guarantees to entertain! Located south of the Reseda Hub at 18219 Sherman Way.

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. 

Hub Addresses

Mileage Between Hubs

  • Canoga Park Hub to Winnetka Hub: 2.9 miles
  • Canoga Park Hub to Reseda Hub: 5 miles
  • Winnetka Hub to Reseda Hub: 2.1 miles

Elevation 

The route has a gradual descent of 70 feet over the 5-mile route when traveling from West to East. Download a PDF of the CicLAvia elevation map or view the route on Strava.

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 info 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 or LADOT Parking to find a lot along our route! If planning to park in neighborhoods along the route, please make sure to read parking signs.

Canoga Park

Lot #725 - 7117 Remmet Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91303
Lot #704 - 7134 N Jordan Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91303
Lot #618 - 7134 Remmet Ave, Canoga Park CA 91303
Lot #687 - 7141 Remmet Ave, Canoga Park CA 91303
Lot #644 - 7233 Remmet Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91303
Lot #674 - 7220 Jordan Ave, Canoga Park CA 91303
Metro Orange Line Station Lot A* - 7170 Canoga Ave Canoga Park, CA 91303
Metro Orange Line Station Lot B* - 7119 Deering Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91303

*These Metro park and ride lots will be available for CicLAvia participants to use during the event on Sunday, December 8.

Reseda

Lot #640 - 7170 Darby Ave, Reseda, CA 91335
Lot #622 - 7153 Canby Ave, Reseda, CA 91335
Lot #624 - 7236 Baird Ave, Reseda, CA 91335
Lot #621 - 7156 Baird Ave, Reseda, CA 91335
Lot #712 - 7246 Baird Ave, Reseda, CA 91335

 

Community Meeting

On Sunday, December 8CicLAvia will temporarily remove cars from certain streets in Canoga Park, Winnetka and Reseda, and will open them up to pedestrians, strollers, bikes and more from 9am–3pm 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. 

Canoga Park Branch Library
Monday, October 28, 6:30–7:30pm
20939 Sherman Way
Canoga Park, CA 91303

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Reuniónes de la Comunidad

El domingo, 8 de diciembre, CicLAvia removerá los automóviles temporalmente de ciertas calles en Canoga Park, Winnetka y Reseda y las abrirlá para los peatones, carriolas, bicicletas y más de 9am a 3pm 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

Canoga Park Branch Library
lunes, 28 de octubre, 6:30–7:30pm
20939 Sherman Way
Canoga Park, CA 91303

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.

 

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

Click here to view a map of bike rentals throughout Los Angeles County or view the list below for 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
  • 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
  • Trek Bicycle Westlake Village | 3835 E Thousand Oaks Blvd, Unit K
    Westlake Village, CA 91362 | 805.251.0946
  • 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 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 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–3pm. 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.