CicLAvia—Wilmington Featuring LA2050

April 28, 2019 at 09:00 AM

CicLAvia—Wilmington

On April 28, CicLAvia will partner with LA2050 to open the streets in Wilmington for people to use as recreational space to run, bike, skate, scoot, or stroll. For CicLAvia's 30th route, this free community event offers an opportunity for attendees of all ages and abilities to explore one of Los Angeles' most historic communities on safe, car-free streets. We encourage you to walk, run, take your time, and enjoy all this vibrant neighborhood has to offer!

Check out our interactive digital map, learn more about the local gems in the neighborhood, and explore the all-ages activities along the route.

Thank You to Our Partners

City of Los AngelesLA2050LADWPCicLAvia Individual Sponsors

Our Event Sponsors
Capital OneFirst 5 LAMetroPort of Los AngelesPure CyclesREISouth Coast AQMDTern BicyclesThousand

And Our Media Partners

 


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 contact CicLAvia at 213.355.8500 or info@ciclavia.org.

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.

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 / Descarga

Business Opportunity Flyer
Folletos de Oportunidades Comerciales

Flyer in English

Folletos in Español

Poster / Cartel 

8x11 Flyer / Volantes


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, April 24. 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, April 28.
    • 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 April 28, please park elsewhere.
    • Your vehicle will be inaccessible until approximately 6pm on April 28.
    • 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—Wilmington 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, April 28.
    • 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, April 27, through 6pm on Sunday, April 28.
    • For reimbursement, mail a copy of your parking receipt and proof of residence or employment to CicLAvia, 525 S Hewitt St, Los Angeles, CA 90013.

Contact us with additional questions.

Getting to the Route and Parking

Go Metro

  • Take the Metro Silver Line for express service between El Monte, Downtown LA, and San Pedro. Get off at the Harbor Freeway / Pacific Coast Highway station and catch Metro Bus 232 to the Anaheim / Avalon stop. Head north or south on Avalon and enjoy the route!

Parking Along the Route

There are two city-owned public lots near the route, listed here: 

  • LADOT Lot 696 | 835 N Avalon Blvd, Wilmington, CA 90744 | Open air lot, 50 feet from the route | Entrance on I St
  • LADOT Lot 650 | 922 Marine Ave, Wilmington, CA 90744 | Open air lot, 1 block from the route

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

Freeway and Metro Closures

There will be a partial road closure on I-710 through Commerce and Vernon | Find out more

The southern portion of the Blue Line from 103rd St/Watts Towers to the Downtown Long Beach Station will be closed on April 28 during CicLAvia | Find out more

Bus Detours

All buses along the CicLAvia route will be detoured. Click here to view a list of detours for all buses along the route. Check your bus stop on Sunday, April 28, for posted signs outlining specific detours for your stop.

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, April 28. Some streets near event Hubs may close as early as 6am.

Parking Restrictions

No parking will be allowed from 1am–6pm on Sunday, April 28, 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—Wilmington route map.

Driveway Access

Please be aware that all driveways on the route will be blocked and inaccessible beginning at 8am on Sunday, April 28. If your vehicle is parked in your driveway and you need to use it after 7am on April 28, 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 the detours for all buses along the route. Check your bus stop on Sunday, April 28th 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, April 27, through 6pm on Sunday, April 28. For reimbursement, mail a copy of your parking receipt and proof of residence or employment to CicLAvia, 525 S Hewitt St, Los Angeles, CA 90013.

 

Street Closures

Wilmington Route Map

street closure gridPlease 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.

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

  • Banning Park Hub | Reference Address: 522 E M Street, Wilmington, CA 90744
  • Wilmington Waterfront Park Hub | Reference Address: 606 W C Street, Wilmington, CA 90744

Mileage Between Hubs

Each Hub is located at a terminus point along the route, with approximately 2.25 miles in between each hub. A rest stop with porta potties and water will be set up along Avalon near I street.

Elevation 

The Wilmington route is mostly flat, with a small incline along Avalon near Anaheim Street. Download a PDF of the CicLAvia elevation map.

Getting Around at CicLAvia

Participants with mobility limitations are welcome to use motorized wheelchairs, scooters, pedal-assist bikes, and adaptive bicycles.

Catch a free pedicab ride thanks to our friends at AARP California. Pedicab stops are located at each Hub's info booth and will travel between Hubs. Look for the pedicab stop sign at each Hub’s information booth. Pedicabs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Riders must be able to step into or transfer into the pedicab.

Parking Along the Route

There are two city-owned public lots near the route, both offering ADA accessible spots. 

  • LADOT Lot 696 | 835 N Avalon Blvd, Wilmington, CA 90744 | Open air lot, 50 feet from the route | Entrance on I St
  • LADOT Lot 650 | 922 Marine Ave, Wilmington, CA 90744 | Open air lot, 1 block from the route

Parking is also available in the neighborhoods near the route. Please read all posted parking restrictions.

Activities Along the Route

Wilmington Hub Activities

Activities abound on this route connecting Banning Park with the scenic Wilmington Waterfront. 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, free water, free basic bike repair, bike parking, and first aid. Catch a free pedicab ridebrought 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!

Banning Park

Banning Park Hub
522 E M St, Wilmington, CA 90744

  • Visit some of LA’s best food trucks, including several funded by LA2050 grantee Opportunity Fund.
  • Visit LA2050's booth to cast your vote in the My LA2050 Grants Challenge, get a bike-themed tote and start collecting your own set of LA2050 buttons.
  • Listen to music by solar powered DJs, the SYCONS.
  • Sign up for a free Los Angeles Public Library card and look for the roaming Book Bike distributing free books to library card holders.  
  • Enjoy story time at the top of each hour, hosted by First 5 LA and the Los Angeles Public Library. Receive a free book for your child (5 and under), while supplies last.
  • Relax while playing vintage board games in the AARP Play Zone.
  • Visit the LA Ranger Troca, a mobile visitor center for the Santa Monica Mountains, to learn about the National Parks Services programs and scale their 25’ rock wall.
  • Complete the kids bike safety skills course and get a free helmet (while supplies last) courtesy of CicLAvia.
  • Check out the latest in folding bikes from TERN.
  • Stop by the LA County Registrar’s booth and make sure you’re registered to vote!  
  • Stop by LA2050 grantee Everyone In's booth to learn how you can help end homelessness while contributing to a community mural wall.
  • Stop by the EmpowerLA booth to learn about Neighborhood Council elections, an LA2050 metric, and meet LA2050 grantee Miry’s List, which welcomes refugee families to LA.

Wilmington Waterfront

Wilmington Waterfront Park Hub
606 W C St, Wilmington, CA 90744

  • Grab a bite from some of LA’s best food trucks.
  • Play cornhole, lounge with the LA2050 team, vote in their Grants Challenge, and get a complete limited-edition LA2050 button set.
  • Visit Street Poets mobile Poetry in Motion Van, drop in on a writing workshop, and share your poem during their all-day open mic.
  • Stop by the Metro Bike Share booth and chat with Metro staff to learn more about their bike share program.
  • Visit the Port of Los Angeles TransPORTer to learn about the history, equipment, environmental programs, and future of the nation’s number one container port.
  • Stop by the California Highway Patrol booth and get fitted for a free kids helmet (while supplies last).
  • Learn skateboarding skills for all ages with The Skateside.
  • Charge your phone with the sun at the LADWP Solar Trailer.
  • Contribute to a community art bike by CicLAvia and Pure Cycles.
  • Visit the Wilmington Historical Roadshow featuring never-before-seen photos of Wilmington’s finest.
  • Visit Great Streets' Adventure Streets Obstacle Course to jump, crawl, and hop through a playful path to win prizes.
  • Capture a snapshot of your day at the Las Fotos Project booth.
  • Design a custom button with your vision for LA in 2050.
  • Visit Self Help Graphics & Art’s Barrio Mobile Art Studio for a hands-on, silkscreen stencil workshop.
  • Visit Capital One for a selection of giveaways, games, and prizes.
  • Say hi to the team from Harlem Lacrosse – Los Angeles to try your hand at lacrosse and learn more about their school-based youth development programs.

More Activities Along the Route

More Activities Along the Route

  • The Banning Museum will host guided tours of the historic museum at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30pm during CicLAvia.
  • Join the Avalon Arts and Cultural Alliance as they transform Wilmington Town Square into Plaza de Arte; a center of activity where you can enjoy live music, shop at local vendor booths and participate in complimentary children’s activities.  
  • Stop by the SBCC Thrive LA storefront at 525 Avalon Blvd to learn more about their programs.
  • Enjoy art activities and snacks from Creative Insight.
  • Check out local vendors selling their artisan wares in the Wilmington Municipal Building parking lot at 544 N Avalon Blvd, supported by Councilmember Joe Buscaino’s office.

Specials Along the Route

Don Hotel | Wilmington Specials

Check out the specials, deals, and discounts along the April 28 CicLAvia route! Want to add a special for your business? Join the CicLAvia Savings Program!

Cricket Wireless
126 W Anaheim St, Wilmington, CA 90744 
Event Special: Switch to Cricket Wireless on April 28 and receive a free Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime 3 plus a chance to win an iPhone 6S during their 4pm raffle. 

Home + Treasures
311 N Avalon Blvd, Wilmington, CA 90744
Event Special: Receive 10% off all merchandise and enjoy free water, fruit, wine, and music.

Self-Help Federal Credit Union
1000 N Avalon Blvd, Wilmington, CA 90744
Event Special: Free gifts to everyone who signs up for an account during CicLAvia.

 

Community Meeting

On Sunday, April 28, CicLAvia—Wilmington will remove cars from M St., Avalon Blvd., and C St. in Wilmington from 9am–4pm and open them up for people to use as recreational space to run, bike, skate, scoot, or stroll.

Join us for a community meeting to learn more about street closures, business opportunities, family activities, volunteer positions, and more.

community meeting flyer

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 April 28 event!