CicLAvia - Iconic Wilshire Boulevard


August 14, 2016 9am-4pm

CicLAvia - Iconic Wilshire Boulevard

CicLAvia heads back to Iconic Wilshire Boulevard on August 14 as Koreatown, Westlake, and Downtown Los Angeles 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.

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CicLAvia #18 is heading down Iconic Wilshire Blvd. on August 14! This CicLAvia is going to be all about stories, as we celebrate the Los Angeles of yesterday, today, and tomorrow - the Los Angeles that you are helping to shape with your story. Help celebrate our 18th event by contributing $18 to help keep CicLAvia rolling. 

Donate $18 to CicLAvia

Join Nike and CicLAvia for an epic 5k to celebrate the spirit of sport in LA at 8am the morning of CicLAvia!

Join Nike+ Run Club at CicLAvia

New to CicLAvia? Here are some things you need to know for August 14:

  • 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 info@ciclavia.org

For concerns regarding the street closure permit, please reach out to the City of Los Angeles: 213.847.6000

Live/Work Along the Route

If you live/work along the route and would like more information about how CicLAvia will affect your neighborhood on October 16, please download the CicLAvia route notification flyer. The flyer has information about the streets that will be closed, parking restriction and parking options for residents and employees of local businesses.

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Street Closures

The route will be closed to vehicles from 8:00am to approximately 6:00pm on Sunday October 16.

Parking Restrictions

NO PARKING will be allowed from 1:00am–6:00pm on Sunday, October 16th on the route. Parking restrictions will be enforced and vehicles will be towed beginning at 1:00am. 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 8:00am and approximately 6:00pm. There are crossing points at several intersections where vehicles can cross Wilshire Blvd .

Driveway Access

Please be aware that all driveways on the route will be blocked and inaccessible beginning at 8:00am on Sunday, August 14. If your vehicle is parked in your driveway and you need to use it after 8:00am on August 14, please park elsewhere as the vehicle will be inaccessible until approximately 6:00pm. Vehicles will not be allowed to enter or exit the route during this time.

Bus Detours

All buses that usually run along the CicLAvia route will be detoured. Please check ciclavia.org and bus stops for detour information closer to the event date.

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 8:00pm on Saturday, August 13 through 6:00pm on Sunday, October 16. 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.

 

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Hint: CicLAvia- Iconic Wilshire Blvd.'s theme is STORIES.

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 the city 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 new potential customers!

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What Will You See at CicLAvia?

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

Take Advantage of the Thousands of Potential Customers Passing By Your Door!

  1. PLAN TO BE OPEN ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT. Make your store- front 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. If you activate your sidewalk you must maintain a 4’ clearance for ADA access. (Please note: under the terms of CicLAvia’s permit, no stationary objects are allowed in the street.)
  3. GET FEATURED ON THE CICLAVIA DIGITAL MAP. Businesses that offer a special CicLAvia discount can be listed for free on our interactive digital map, see below for details to join the CicLAvia Savings program.
  4. HELP GET THE WORD OUT IN ADVANCE. Put up a CicLAvia poster or give CicLAvia postcards to your customers! Contact info@ciclavia.org for more information and suggestions.

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, and website link (if available) to pr@ciclavia.org or call 213.355.8500 by August 5. Include name, email, and contact information for your business. 

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

How Will Car Access & Parking Be Handled?

  • PLEASE BE AWARE that all drive- ways on the route will be blocked and inaccessible beginning at 8:00am on Sunday, August 14.
  • If your vehicle is parked in your drive- way and you need to use it after 8:00am on August 14, please park elsewhere as the vehicle will be inaccessible until approximately 6:00pm. Vehicles will not be allowed to enter or exit the route during this time.
  • Street closures begin at 6:00am, with full route closures in place by 8:00am. The event runs from 9:00am–4:00pm, and streets will be fully open to cars by approximately 6:00pm.
  • Cars can cross the route at selected major streets (see 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 allowed on the route after 1:00am on Sunday, August 14, 2016. 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 8:00pm on Saturday, August 13 through 6:00pm on Sunday, August 14. 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.

Getting to the Route

Click below for information on getting to the CicLAvia route on Sunday, August 14!

Metro Bikeshare

Metro Bikeshare is live in DTLA! Grab a bike at any of these stations close to the CicLAvia route:

  • Grand & 7th
  • 7th & Metro Center
  • Figueroa & 8th
  • Figueroa & 9th
  • Hope & 6th
  • 7th & Bixel
  • Wilshire & Witmer

Map of all Bikeshare Stations

Go Metro to One Wilshire HUB

7th Street/Metro Center to One Wilshire Hub

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  • Take the station exit at 7th St. and Flower.
  • Then, take a right at Flower.
  • The next intersection is One Wilshire Hub. 

From Santa Monica, Culver City to 7th Street/Metro Center

Take the Expo Line to 7th Street/Metro Center (final stop).

From Long Beach, South LA to 7th Street/Metro Center

Take the Blue Line to 7th Street/Metro Center (final stop).

From North Hollywood, San Fernando Valley to 7th Street/Metro Center

Take the Red Line to Wilshire/Vermont Station, Westlake/MacArthur Park Station or 7th Street/Metro Center.

From East LA to 7th Street/Metro Center

Take the Gold Line to Union station. Then, take the Red or Purple Line to 7th Street/Metro Center.

From San Gabriel Valley to 7th Street/Metro Center

Take the Gold Line to Union station. Then, take the Red or Purple Line to 7th Street/Metro Center.

From South Bay to 7th Street/Metro Center

Take the Green Line to Willowbrook/Rosa Parks. Then, take the Blue Line to 7th Street/Metro Center (final stop).

From Metrolink Union Station to 7th Street/Metro Center (biking)

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  • Head North and make a left on N. Los Angeles St.
  • Turn right on E. 1st. St.
  • Turn left on S. Spring St.
  • Turn right on W. 5th St.
  • Turn left on S. Grand Ave.

Parking

Koreatown

Name Address Cost # of Spots
City Valet Parking System 671 S. Oxford Ave. LA, CA 90005 $16 200
Supreme Parking 3680 Wilshire Blvd. LA, CA 90010 $12  
Standard Parking 3660 Wilshire Blvd. #100 LA, CA 90010 $14 676
Athena Parking 3611 Wilshire Blvd. LA, CA 90005 $6  
Standard Parking Central Plaza 3440-3470 Wilshire Blvd. LA, CA 90010    
Standard Parking 3550-3580 Wilshire Blvd. LA, CA 90010 $20 2500

MacArthur Park

Name Address Cost # of Spots
Joe's Auto Parks 616 St. Paul Ave. LA, CA 90017    
Unified Parking 726 S Lake St. LA, CA 90057 $6 100
St. Vincent Medical Center 2131 W 3rd St. LA, CA 90057 $7 1500

Downtown LA

Name Address Cost # of Spots
The BLOC

700 S. Flower St.
Entrances on Hope, Flower, & 8th

$1 parking is available for CicLAvia participants. To receive the discounted parking, you must pick up a validation at the security desk in the BLOC office tower lobby
to use upon exiting the lot.
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Feeder Rides & Walks

Ride or walk along with these feeder rides to CicLAvia on August 14:

WalkLAvia - Iconic Wilshire Blvd. 

Save the date for another WalkLAvia (and of course, CicLAvia)! Explore Iconic Wilshire Blvd. on two feet with LA Walks and the crew from Stairs & Trails of Los Angeles. We'll cover 7 miles total - 3.5 miles out and back. FREE!

We will meet at the 7th and Grand hub, head up Wilshire then take a detour to the Gabba arts district, then head back to Wilshire and finish at Western and Wilshire. People can then take The Metro or walk back. More info.

Mid City West Community Council Ride

CicLAvia returns to Wilshire Boulevard and we will be hosting a feeder ride to help you get to the western terminus in Koreatown. Meet at 8:15 at I. Martin Bicycles on Beverly. We will roll out promptly at 8:30. All ages welcome! Bring a helmet. This is only a ride to CicLAvia. You will be responsible for getting back to Mid City West on your own. More info.

Walk Bike Glendale

Walk Bike Glendale will lead a group from the Glendale Transportation Center (Metrolink) to downtown LA for the open street event, CicLAvia - Iconic Wilshire Blvd, on Sunday, August 14, 2016. The route features a short segment of the LA River Trail, a winding downhill along the Silverlake Reservoir, and bike lanes on Sunset and Rampart Blvds. Meet at 8:30am and leave 9:00am. More info.

Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition

Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition is riding to CicLAvia on Sunday, August 14, 2016! Meet at Pasadena City Hall (100 N Garfield Ave)7:30 am meetup, 8:00am rollout. Join us for a group ride to CicLAvia. We'll be riding at a friendly pace to accommodate most levels of cyclists. Thankfully, much (but not all) of the route is downhill. And while the CicLAvia route itself is closed to motorists, the ~14mi route we will be taking to get to the event will be shared by motorists. More info.

NELA to CicLAvia

This Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 8 a.m. join city council candidate Joe Bray-Ali on a bike ride from North East Los Angeles to the One Wilshire Hub for CicLAvia. Meet at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop at 3404 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065 on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 8 a.m. We will roll out at 8:30 a.m. Kids, cargo bikes, road bikes, tandems, eBikes, come one, come all. No need to make a reservation. The shop will be open for about 30 minutes before we depart for One Wishire at 8:30 a.m. for last minute tire inflation. More info.

Santa Monica SPOKE

Ride from Santa Monica to CicLAvia - Iconic Wilshire Blvd. with Santa Monica SPOKE. More info.

 

Bus Detours

Line(s): 18, 20, 60, 66, 201, 206, 460, 487, 603, 720, 910

In effect: Sunday August 14, 2016 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or when ordered by Field Supervisor or BOC or when barricades are present.

Download Bus Detour Map

Download Bus Detour Schedule

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Line: 18 (Short line to Vermont/Wilshire Station)

Eastbound Only: Depart layover zone via R-Shatto Pl., R-6 th St. and regular route.

Line: 18 (Western/Wilshire Station)

Eastbound: Depart temporary layover zone via Private Right of Way, L-5 th St., L-Wilton Pl., L-6 th St. to Western Ave. and regular route.

Westbound: Regular route to 6 th St. and Normandie Ave. then continue via 6 th St., R-Private Right of Way to temporary layover.

Line: 20

Eastbound: Regular route to Wilshire Blvd. and Crenshaw Blvd. then continue via Wilshire Blvd., L-Wilton Pl., R-6 th St., R-Grand Ave., L-7 th St. and regular route.

Westbound: Regular route to 7 th St. and Hill St. then continue via 7 th St., R-Olive St., L-5 th – 6 th St., L-Wilton Pl., R-Wilshire Blvd. and regular route.

Line: 60

Northbound: Regular route to 7 th and Hill St. then continue via 7 th St., R-Olive St., L-5 th St., R-Figueroa St. and regular route.

Line: 66

Eastbound Only: Depart layover zone via L-Oxford St., L-6 th St., L-Western Ave. and regular route.

Line: 201

Northbound Only: Depart layover zone via R-Shatto Pl., L-6 th St., R-Vermont Ave. and regular route.

Line: 206

Northbound: Regular route to Irolo St. and Olympic Blvd. then continue via Irolo St., L-8 th St., R-Western Ave., R-6 th St., L-Normandie Ave. and regular route.

Southbound: Regular route to Normandie Ave. and 5 th St. then continue via Normandie Ave., R-6 th St., L-Western Ave., L-8 th St., R-Irolo St. and regular route.

Line: 460

Eastbound Only: Regular route to Grand Ave. and 6 th St. then continue via Grand Ave., R-7 th St., L-Flower St. and regular route.

Line: 487

Westbound: Regular route to Grand Ave. and 6 th St. then continue via Grand Ave., R-7 th St., L-Alvarado St., R-8 th St., R-Lake St., R-7 th St. to temporary layover near side of Alvarado St.

Eastbound: Depart temporary layover zone via 7 th St., L-Olive St. to 5 th St. and regular route.

Line: 603

Northbound Only: Regular route to 7 th St. and Park View Ave. then continue via 7 th St., L-Alvarado St., L-6 th St. and regular route.

Line 720

Westbound: Regular route to 6 th St. and Witmer St. then continue via 6 th St., L-Wilton Pl., R-Wilshire Blvd. and regular route.

Eastbound: Regular route to Wilshire Blvd. and Crenshaw Blvd. then continue via Wilshire Blvd., L-Wilton Pl., R-6 th St. to Valencia St. and regular route.

Line 910

Southbound Only: Regular route to Grand Ave. and 5 th St. then continue via Grand Ave., R-7 th St., L-Flower St. and regular route

PokéStops on the Route

There are 56 PokeStops on the CicLAvia - Iconic Wilshire Blvd route! Be sure to be mindful of other participants, and never stop in the middle of the route. Have a blast!

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  • Kobe Bryant Painting - Lakers Painting (Wilshire & Grand)
  • The Chicago School - Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Wilshire & Hope)
  • AON Waterfall (Wilshire & Hope)
  • Wilshire Blvd
  • Marble Dedication
  • Engine Co. No. 28 - 101 year old brick firehouse.
  • Prime Matter - 1991 work by the sculptor Eric Orr. A 30 foot tall fountain that also features the ability to set itself alight, though the sculpture rarely burns.
  • St. Pauls Cathedral - Memorial marker built in 1924
  • 1010 Buddha - Buddha statue
  • 1100 Wilshire
  • Guatemalan House of Culture
  • Gym: Friendship and Peace Bell at Good Samaritan Hospital
  • La Parilla Guadalupe Mural
  • Metro Fish Pond - Metro Fish mural
  • PALS (Wilshire & Alvarado)
  • Green Wall Mural - Mural of Jaime Escalante with Edward James Olmos
  • Prometheus (MacArthur Park)
  • MacArthur Park Over Pass Mural
  • MacArthur Overpass Mural (MacArthur Park)
  • General Harrison Gray Otis - 1837-1917 soldier, journalist, friend of freedom. “Stand fast, stand firm, stand sure, stand true”. (MacArthur Park)
  • Park Wilshire Fountain
  • The Hayworth Theater
  • Housing Authority Birds - Birds, yo.
  • Bronze Ship- On housing authority building
  • The Bryson
  • Gym: La Fayette Rec Center
  • Wilshire Center (La Fayette Park)
  • Historical Post - History.
  • US Mail Box
  • Iglesia Cristiana poder de la Palabra - Spanish language church
  • Bright Mission Chapel
  • Gym: Bullocks Wilshire
  • World Vision Full Gospel Church - a Korean church
  • California International University
  • Wilshire Galleria (Wilshire & Vermont)
  • Gym: The Vermont (Wilshire & Vermont)
  • Consulate General of the Republic of Korea - Shrine built by people of Los Angeles, hoping for survivors.
  • Immanuel Presbyterian Church
  • Fountain on Wilshire Blvd.
  • Robert F. Kennedy Inspiration Park
  • Gaylord
  • Gym: Human Sculpture Fountain (Outside RFK School)
  • Consulate of Indonesia
  • Gym: Obey Peace Mural (Wilshire & Normandie - Line Hotel)
  • La Metro Marching Band Mural (Wilshire & Normandie)
  • I See you Mural - Mural by well known artist DFACE, commissioned by the Line Hotel in 2014
  • Old School Cooking
  • St. Basil Church
  • Our Lady of the Angels
  • Wilshire Blvd. Temple
  • Ivory Horse
  • Brass Tube Halo
  • BBCN Bank Fountain - Fountain
  • Gym: The Wiltern
  • City Scene Power Box (Wilshire & Western)

Activites Along the Route

View Activities on Digital Map

Remember to pick up a field guide at any hub on August 14 for a hard copy map & list of activities! Plus, check inside your field guide on CicLAvia day for our interactive route activity!

Kickoff CicLAvia with a free 5K!

Join Nike and CicLAvia for an epic 5k to celebrate the spirit of sport in LA at 8am the morning of CicLAvia!

Join Nike+ Run Club at CicLAvia

Click on a hub location below to see the activities taking place there on Sunday, August 14:

All Hubs will have food trucks, restrooms, free water, free basic bike repair, bike parking, and first aid.

Catch a free pedicab ride—brought to you by AARP—to capture and experience your story at CicLAvia. Pedicab stops are available at each info booth.

One Wilshire Hub

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Add your creativity to a collective painting on the Mobile Mural Lab (11am to 3pm). Strike your best pose in front of the Pick My Solar bicycle arch. Complete in the kids bike safety skills course and get a free kids helmet courtesy of CicLAvia (while supplies last). Let the sun re-power your phone at the LADWP solar trailer. Snap a photo under the giant RUN letters and celebrate olympic women runners in Rio. Remember to visit the CicLAvia Wordplay workshop booth to complete your field guide activity.

At the Hub: 

MacArthur Park Hub

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Sign up for a library card and keep an eye out for the roaming Los Angeles Public Library book bike. Leave your mark on a community art bike by CicLAvia x Pure City and re-charge your devices at a pedal-powered charging station. Get caffeinated with free coffee samples from Don Francisco’s Coffee while relaxing in MacArthur Park.

At the Hub: 

Koreatown Hub

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Rent a bike from Bikes and Hikes. Take a load off and listen to tunes powered by the sun with solar DJs the SYCONS. Take a selfie in front of The Wiltern, a historic art deco theater and the original CicLAvia headquarters. Grab a free reusable water bottle (while supplies last) brought to you by the Metropolitan Water District.

At the Hub: 

Free Drawing

Sign up for the free CicLAvia drawing at any hub info booth on 8/14 for a chance to win one of these amazing prizes:

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Nike+ Run Club

Join Nike and CicLAvia on August 14th to celebrate the spirit of sport in Los Angeles. Find your Unlimited Potential and come run with us! Kick off CicLAvia at 8 am with an epic 5k run through LA’s city streets. We’ll conquer Wilshire blvd and end downtown.

Join Nike+ Run Club at CicLAvia

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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.