CicLAvia - Heart of LA
Get ready for our annual Heart of LA Route on Sunday, December 2nd as CicLAvia returns to Chinatown, DTLA, and Boyle Heights! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space.
New to CicLAvia? Here are some things you need to know for December 2nd:
- CicLAvia is FREE!
- CicLAvia lasts from 9 AM until 3 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 here.
Questions or Concerns
General event information: please contact CicLAvia at 213.355.8500 or [email protected]
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.
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 December 2nd, 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.
The route will be closed to vehicles from 7:00am to approximately 5:00pm on Sunday, December 2nd. Some streets near the hubs may close as early as 6 am.
NO PARKING will be allowed from 1:00am–5:00pm on Sunday, December 2nd on the CicLAvia 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.
NO VEHICLES are allowed on the route between 7:00am and approximately 5:00pm. There are crossing points at several intersections where vehicles can cross along route.
Please be aware that all driveways on the route will be blocked and inaccessible beginning at 8:00am on Sunday, December 2nd. If your vehicle is parked in your driveway and you need to use it after 7:00am on December 2nd, please park elsewhere as the vehicle will be inaccessible until approximately 5:00pm. Vehicles will not be allowed to enter or exit the route during this time.
All buses that usually run along the CicLAvia route will be detoured. Please check our bus detour info page and your local bus stop for detour information.
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, December 1st through 5:00pm on Sunday, December 2nd. 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 and Parking
Click below for information on getting to the CicLAvia route on Sunday, December 2nd!
Metro has many bike share stations along and near the CicLAvia route. Visit this Map of all Bikeshare Stations and grab a bike!
- Exit Chinatown Station
- West on College
- North on Broadway
- You'll run into the Chinatown Hub
Mariachi Plaza Station
- Exit Mariachi Plaza station and you'll be right in the Mariachi Plaza Hub
Expo, Purple, Red & Blue Line
7th Street/Metro Center
- Exit the 7th street Metro station and you'll be on the route!
Purple and Red Line
Pershing Square Station
- Exit at 5th and Hill, head east towards Broadway and you will be on the route!
Service available on Antelope Valley, Inland Empire-Orange County, Orange County, 91, and San Bernardino lines to Union Station.
- Head west out of Union Station and ride towards El Pueblo/Olvera Street.
- Head south on Sanchez
- Turn right on Arcadia
- When you get to Broadway you'll be on the route!
DTLA - Spring Street, Main Street
Joe's Auto Parks, 843 S. Spring St. - Parking Lot. Traffic on Spring heads south only.
Joe's Auto Parks, 817 S. Spring St. - Parking Lot. Traffic on Spring St. heads south only
- Joe's Auto Parks - 640 S. Spring St - Parking Lot. Traffic on Spring St. heads south only
805 S Spring St. - Parking Lot. Traffic on Spring St. heads south only
Joe's Auto Parks, 820 S. Main St. - Parking Lot
Joe’s Auto Parks, 854 S. Main St. - Parking Lot. Traffic on Main St. heads north only
810 S. Main St. - Parking Lot. Traffic on Main St. heads north only
617 S. Spring St. - Parking Lot. Traffic on Spring St heads south only
536 S. Spring St. - Parking Lot. Traffic on Spring heads south only
530 S. Spring St. - Parking Structure. Traffic on Spring St heads south only
Joe's Auto Parks - 449 S. Spring St.
Joe's Auto Parks - 433 S. Main St. - Parking Lot. Traffic on Main St heads north only
Paragon Parking - 401 S. Spring St. - Parking Lot
Paragon Parking, 340 S. Spring St. - Parking Lot
Joe's Auto Parks - 330 S. Main St. - Parking Lot
Joe's Auto Parks - 253 S. Main St. - Parking Lot. Traffic on Main St. heads north only.
Joe's Auto Parks, 233 S. Main St. - Parking Lot. Traffic on Main St. heads north only.
Broadway Spring Center - 333 S. Spring St. - Parking Structure
Bamboo Plaza Parking - 420 Bernard St. - Parking Structure. (19 Spots)
The Shop Parking, 843 - 861 N. Spring St. - Parking Structure.
419 W. College St. - LA Chinatown Public Parking Lot
Alpine Tower Parking - 767 N. Hill St - Underground Parking.
Far East Plaza Parking - 727 N. Broadway - Underground Parking. Enter on Hill street.
725 N. Spring St. - Parking Lot
410 N. Ord St. - Parking Lot
665 N. Spring St. - Parking Lot
983 N. Hill St. - Parking Lot
101 N. Judge John Aiso St. - Underground Parking Structure
Weller Court - 123 Astronaut E Onizuka St. - Underground Parking Structure
333 S. Alameda St. - Parking Structure
428 E. Temple St - Parking Lot
830 Traction Ave - Parking Lot
318 N. Breed St. - Parking Lot
249 N. Chicago St - Parking Lot
DTLA - Grand Ave, Figueroa Street, 7th St
106 S. Beaudry Ave - Parking Lot
The Promenade - 700-720 W 1st St. - Underground Parking
World Trade Center - 350 S. Figueroa St. - Underground Parking
Disney Concert Hall Parking - 111 S. Grand Ave - Underground Parking
The Broad Parking, 221 S Grand Ave - Parking Structure
California Plaza - 300 S Grand Ave - Underground Parking, Enter on Olive St.
- 7th/Fig Parking - 945 W. 8th St - Parking Structure
The Bloc Parking - 700 S. Flower St - Parking Structure, Enter on Hope St.
- LAZ Parking - 725 S. Grand - Parking Structure
Athena Parking - 626 W. 8th St - Parking Lot
- Paragon Parking - 557 S. Hope St - Parking Lot
DTLA - Hill Street, Olive Street
Grand Central Square Parking - 308 S Hill St - Parking Structure.
222 S. Hill St. - Parking Structure
408 S. Hill St. - Parking Structure
140 S. Olive St. - Parking Lot
137 S. Hill St. - Parking Lot
Wells Fargo Center - 235 S. Hill St. - Parking Structure (ADA spaces available)
725 S. Hill St. - Parking Lot
731 S. Hill St. - Parking Lot
737 S. Hill St. - Parking Lot
Pershing Square Garage - 532 S Olive St. - Underground Parking. Traffic on Olive goes north only.
PacMutual - 523 W 6th St. - Underground Parking. Enter on Olive street. Traffic on 6th street goes east only; traffic on Olive goes north only.
338 S Hill St. - Parking Lot
- Paragon Parking - 747 S. Hill St. - Parking Lot
Ride or walk along these feeder rides to CicLAvia on December 2nd!
Ride On! to CicLAvia Heart of LA
Start: Ride On! Bike Co-Op (4319 Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008)
End: 7th Street Hub @ CicLAvia (811 W 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017)
- 8:00am - Meet at Ride On! Bike Co-Op
- 8:30am - Ride departs
- 8:50am – Arrive at Expo/Crenshaw Metro Station and hop on train
- 9:30am – Arrive at 7th Street Metro Station via train and feed into CicLAvia at 7th Street Hub
- 11:00am - Return to 7th Street Metro Station and hop on train
- 11:30am - Arrive at Expo/Crenshaw Station and return to Ride On!
ROUTE: Mostly flat, approximately 3 miles. To view the route map click here.
RSVP by clicking here.
Planning a feeder ride or walk and want to add it to our site? Email [email protected]!
CicLAvia welcomes all to the event, and works to make each route accessible to all individuals. CicLAvia utilizes the infrastructure of the city of Los Angeles, so participants can enter or exit anywhere along the route, making use of city streets, ramps and sidewalks. When facilities are added to the route at hubs (restrooms, water areas), 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 areas and congested areas are usually mandatory dismount zones, participants unable to dismount are not required to do so. Service animals are welcome.
Click below for detailed 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.
- 7th Street Hub - Reference Address: 818 W. 7th street, LA, CA 90017
- Little Tokyo Hub - Reference Address: 130 S. Central Ave, LA CA 90012
- Chinatown Hub - 942 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012
- Mariachi Plaza Hub - 1801 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
- Evergreen Hub - 2924 East Cesar E Chavez Ave, LA, CA 90033
Mileage Between Hubs
This route is mostly flat with a couple of gradual inclines described here:
- The 4th street bridge has an incline on both sides - from Merrick or Anderson there is a gradual incline of 28 feet
- From Broadway and 7th to the Chinatown Hub there is an extremely gradual incline of 60.7 feet
- There is a short hill at 4th street just west of Boyle Ave
Participants with mobility limitations are welcome to use motorized wheelchairs, scooters, pedal-assist bikes, and adaptive bicycles.
Catch a free pedicab ride—brought to you by AARP—to enjoy the adventure of CicLAvia. 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.
These are flat, street-level parking areas that do not require the use of stairs, escalators or elevators. All lots are near the route. There are many more options on parkme.com - head over to that website for more parking near the route!
DTLA - Spring Street, Main Street
Joe's Auto Parks, 843 S. Spring St. - Open-Air Parking Lot with 100 spaces (2 ADA). Traffic on Spring St. heads south only.
Joe’s Auto Parks, 854 S. Main St. - Open-Air Parking Lot with 117 spaces (4 ADA). Traffic on Main St. heads north only. Less than 1mi from 7th Street Hub.
Joe's Auto Parks - 433 S. Main St. - Open-Air Parking Lot with 69 spaces. Traffic on Main St heads north only
Paragon Parking, 340 S. Spring St. - Open-Air Parking Lot with 123 spaces. Less than 1mi from 7th Street Hub.
Joe's Auto Parks, 330 S. Main St. - Open-Air Parking Lot with 206 spaces (5 ADA). 1mi from 7th Street Hub.
419 W College St. - the LA Chinatown Public Parking Lot has 40 spaces (2 ADA). Less than 500 feet from Chinatown Hub!
713 N Hill St. - Open-Air Parking Lot with 330 spaces (at least 5 ADA). Less than 0.5mi from Chinatown Hub.
725 N Spring St. - Open-Air Parking Lot with 240 spaces (7 ADA). Less than 0.5mi from Chinatown Hub.
- 830 Traction Ave -- Open-Air Parking Lot, 51 spaces
318 N Breed St. - Open-Air Parking Lot (1 ADA space). Less than 1mi from Mariachi Plaza Hub.
249 N Chicago St - Open-Air Parking Lot (2 ADA spaces). 1mi from Mariachi Plaza Hub.
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!
Business Opportunity Flyer/ Folletos de Oportunidades Comerciales
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!
- PLAN TO BE OPEN ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT. Make your store- front 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: under the terms of CicLAvia’s permit, no stationary objects are allowed in the street.)
- 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.
- HELP GET THE WORD OUT IN ADVANCE. Put up a CicLAvia poster or give CicLAvia postcards to your customers! Contact [email protected] 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.
- Send the name of your business, discount offer, business address, and website link (if available) to [email protected] or call 213.355.8500 by Monday, November 27th. 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 7:00am on Sunday, December 2nd.
- If your vehicle is parked in your driveway and you need to use it after 7:00am on December 2nd, please park elsewhere as the vehicle will be inaccessible until approximately 5:00pm. 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 7:00am. The event runs from 9:00am–3:00pm, and streets will be fully open to cars by approximately 5:00pm.
- 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, December 2nd. 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, December 2nd through 5:00pm on Sunday, December 2nd. 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.
Please note that the CicLAvia event hours are 9 am to 3 pm. Street closures will be in effect from 7 am to approximately 5 pm, with some streets near the hubs closing as early as 6 am.
All buses along the CicLAvia route will be detoured. Check your bus stop on Saturday, December 1st for posted signs outlining specific detours for your stop.
Click here to download Foothill Transit Silver Streak Detour
Click here to download the Metro Bus Detours
Click here to download a map of the Metro Bus Detours
Click here to download a list of the Montebello Line 40 detour
Specials Along the Route
Specials, deals, and discounts along on the route on December 2nd!
Want to add a special for your business? Join the CicLAvia Savings Program!
2633 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033
Disillusioned by the standardization of Mexican cuisine, we, the founding members of Milpa Grille, came together with a desire to create delicious food that stayed true to the spirit of our ancestors.
Heart of LA Special: $1 Potato Taquitos and/or 20% off any of our meals.
Heart of LA Food Specials will be shareable items from Sallie The Smoker:
Pork Loin Ribs $12
Pulled Chicken Sliders $10
Tri Tip Tacos $10
Smoked Mushroom Quesadilla $9
Smoked BBQ Meatballs $9
2006 E Cesar E Chavez Avenue.
Heart of LA Special: 15% discount on all books for CicLAvia participants.
Activities Along the Route
Remember to pick up a field guide at any hub on Sunday, December 2nd for a hard copy map & list of activities!
Click on a hub location below to see the activities taking place there on Sunday, December 2nd:
All Hubs will have restrooms, free water, free basic bike repair, bike parking, and first aid.
Catch a free pedicab ride—brought to you by AARP—to experience the adventure of CicLAvia in a whole new way! Pedicab stops are available at each info booth - just look for the sign!
- Check out the latest in folding bikes from TERN.
- Sign up for a free Los Angeles Public Library card and keep an eye out for the roaming Book Bike. Free books will be given to people with library cards.
- Stop by the Metro activation and check out a Metro Bike, buy a Metro Bike Share Monthly Pass, play games to win cool Metro prizes, learn to put your bike on a Metro Bus bike rack, and chat with Metro planning staff.
- Make sure to visit the Capital One booth for amazing giveaways, games, and prizes.
- The Mayor’s Great Streets Initiative invites you to hang out at their pop-up parklet! Come and learn how to apply for the Round 3 Great Streets Community Challenge Grant. The grant offers successful applicants an opportunity to transform their streets into safer, more accessible and more vibrant corridors.
- Plug into the phone charging station at the LADWP Solar Trailer and let the sun re-power your phone.
- Visit the LA Ranger Troca, a food truck turned mobile visitor center for the Santa Monica Mountains. Learn more about the National Parks Services programs, then scale their 25' rock wall.
- Capture a snapshot of your day at the Las Fotos Project photo booth.
- Does your child need a helmet? Stop by the California Highway Patrol booth and get fitted for a free kids helmet (while supplies last).
- Enjoy bites from one of the many local restaurants, challenge your friends to a match of ping pong, and enjoy other programming presented by the Chinatown Business Improvement District.
- Leave your mark on a community art bike by CicLAvia x Pure Cycles.
- Stop by the REI Co-op station for a camping themed rest and relaxation area, a prize wheel for a chance at cool swag, and take pictures with a “special guest” who you can share your outdoor gear wish- list with (and a chance to win an item off your list)!
- Explore one of LA’s most vibrant historic neighborhoods— unique cultural programs, community events, and the best dining and shopping experiences— in Little Tokyo! Learn more at golittletokyo.com.
- Stop by the Thousand Safety Checkpoint to get your helmet fitted, check your brakes, tire pressure and saddle height and learn other bike safety tips.
- Stop by the Metro virtual bike share kiosk to check out a Metro bike (9am to 2pm).
- Diaper changing and breastfeeding stations by First 5 LA.
- Grab lunch, snacks and fresh produce at the Boyle Heights Community Market.
- Don’t miss DJ Fuego, Folklorico Dancers, and workout classes at the Mariachi Plaza Bandshell presented by the Boyle Heights Community Market.
- Don’t have a helmet? Stop by the El Centro de Ayuda booth for a free bike helmet (while supplies last) and learn more about their work in the community.
- Complete the kids bike safety skills course and get a free helmet (while supplies last) courtesy of CicLAvia.
- Street Poets will be on-site with their Poetry in Motion Van, a mobile performance venue and recording studio, inspiring creative community, empowering people of all ages and backgrounds to express themselves on the page and on the mic.
- Grab a bite from some of LA’s best food trucks.
- Relax in the AARP play zone while catching up over vintage board games.
- Stop by the AARP booth for a chance to win an autographed LA Galaxy jersey and other prizes (while supplies last) and learn more about AARP’s involvement in the community. Follow @AARPCalifornia (FB) or @AARPCA (Twitter) for additional details.
On Sunday, December 2nd, CicLAvia - Heart of LA will remove cars from certain streets in DTLA, Little Tokyo, Chinatown, Arts District, Boyle Heights, and open them up for people to walk, skate, bike, play, and explore from 9am–3pm.
Join us for a community meeting to learn about street closures, business opportunities, family activities, volunteer positions and more:
Want to ride a bike, rollerblade, or skateboard at CicLAvia, but don't own your own equipment? Not a problem! Below is a list of some bike and skate shops throughout the county that offer rentals. We are constantly updating our this list. So, if you notice that we're missing anything, know of a shop that rents bikes, or one you'd like to see listed, let us know.
Please remember, bikes are not required to participate in CicLAvia! You can walk, run, skate, scoot, take a pedicab or rollerblade. Anything that is people-powered is allowed. If you decide to rent, be sure to call ahead and pay for your reservation in advance, as rentals have been known to sell out on CicLAvia Sundays.
CicLAvia–South LA Bike rentals on December 3rd:
Los Angeles Rentals by Neighborhood
List of shops that offer rentals, sorted alphabetically by neighborhood.
Beverly Hills / West Hollywood
- Beverly Hills Bike Shop | 10546 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064 | 310.275.2453
- Bikes and Hikes LA | 8250 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046 | 323.796.8555
- LA Bike Shop | 8250 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046 | 323.515.0070
- Abba Padre Bikes and Books | 4219 Sepulveda Blvd #A, Culver City, CA 90230 | 310.390.5203
- The Bike Center | 3702 S Robertson Blvd Culver City, CA 90232 | 213.922.2148
The Bike Shop California | 3770 Motor Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034 | 310.838.9644
- Call in advance to reserve a bike
Downtown / Central LA
- Coco’s Variety Store | 2427 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90039 | 323.664.7400
DTLA Bikes | 425 S Broadway (at 4th), Los Angeles, CA 90013 | 213.533.8000
- Offers a fleet of more than 200 bikes that are ready to ride
- Also offers helmets
Just Ride Los Angeles | 1626 S Hill St (at Venice Blvd), Los Angeles, CA 90015 | 213.745.6783
- In order to ensure availability, please reserve up to 3 days in advance
- Also offers locks and helmets
- LA Golden Bicycles | 40001 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90010 | 213.739.9911
- Ride on Bike Shop/Co-op | 4319 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008 | 323.903.5043
- Incycle | 501 W Arrow Hwy, San Dimas, CA 91773 | 909.592.2181
Glendale / Atwater Village
- Coco’s Variety Store | 2427 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90039 | 323.664.7400
- Ryd L.A. River Bike Rentals | 2274 Ripple St, Los Angeles, CA 90039 | 323.522.3239
- Spoke Bicycle Cafe | 3050 N Coolidge Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039 | 323.684.1130
- Spokes N Stuff | Griffith Park Ranger Station, 4730 Crystal Springs Ave, Griffith Park, CA 90027 | 323.662.6573
Long Beach / San Pedro
- Pedal Movement | 223 E 1st St, Long Beach, CA 90802 | 562.436.2453
- Wheel Fun Rentals | 429 Shoreline Village Dr, Ste G, Long Beach, CA 90802 | 562.951.3857
Marina Del Ray
- Bike Attack Playa Vista | 12775 W Millennium, Playa Vista CA 90094 | 310.862.5001
- Daniel's Bike Rentals | Fisherman's Village, 13737 Fiji Way, Marina Del Ray, CA 90292 | 310.980.4045
San Fernando Valley
- Retro Xpress Bicycles | 14508 Victory Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91401 | 818.200.9463
Trek Bicycle Westlake Village | 3835 E Thousand Oaks Blvd, Unit K
Westlake Village, CA 91362 | 805.251.0946
Wheel Fun Rentals | 6300 Balboa Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91316 | 818.212.4263
- A wide range of bikes are available including cruisers, choppers, tandems, and surreys
San Gabriel Valley
- Incycle | 175 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105 | 626.577.0440
- Velo Pasadena Inc | 2562 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107 | 626.304.0064
- Bike Attack & Electric | 2904 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405 | 424.744.8148
- Blazing Saddles | 320 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401 | 310.393.9778
- Perry's Cafe | 320 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401 | 310.823.6730
- Santa Monica Beach Bicycle Rentals | 1428 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401 | 310.428.5337
- Santa Monica Bike Center | 1555 2nd St, Unit A, Santa Monica, CA 90401 | 310.656.8500
- Spokes N Stuff | 1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401 | 310.395.4748
- Boardwalk Skate & Surf | 201 1/2 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291 | 310.450.6634
- Jays Rentals Venice Beach | 1501 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291 | 310.392.7306
- Perry's Cafe | 3100 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90292 | 310.823.6730
Spokes N Stuff | 327 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 | 310.439.7276
- The Bicycle Whisperer | 1150 Venice Ave, Venice, CA 90291 | 310.612.1409
- UCLA Bike Shop | 2131 John Wooden Ctr, Los Angeles, CA 90095 | 310.206.7219
- Synaptic Cycles | Los Angeles road bike rentals, delivered to your door for free | 949.484.6409
How to Participate
CicLAvia provides an opportunity to connect with Angelenos and communities throughout Los Angeles County in an entirely new way.
Participants are invited to walk, bike, skate, run, and enjoy the open streets on select Sundays! CicLAvia works hard to provide a safe and secure environment for all participants. By familiarizing yourself with the following information, you can help make CicLAvia a great event for everyone.
As consideration for being allowed to participate in a CicLAvia, all participants are deemed to have released from liability and waived any right to sue its organizers, their employees, officers, volunteers and agents from any and all claims, including claims of negligence, resulting in any physical injury, illness (including death) or economic loss suffered as a result of participating in this CicLAvia.
By participating in a CicLAvia event, each participant understands that there are risks, such as physical and/or psychological injury, pain, suffering, illness, disfigurement, temporary or permanent disability, death or economic loss. These injuries or outcomes may arise from a participant’s or other’s actions, inactions, or negligence, or the condition of the location (s) or facility (ies). Nonetheless, participants assume all known and unknown risks of participation in CicLAvia.
- CicLAvia is FREE!
- CicLAvia lasts from 9am to 4pm* (*February and December routes end at 3pm due to Daylight Savings Time)
- CicLAvia closes streets to car traffic and opens them for people to walk, skate, bike, play, and explore parts of Los Angeles County.
- CicLAvia is not a race! There's no starting point or finish 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.
Timing Your Trip
CicLAvia lasts from 9am–4pm* (*February and December routes end at 3pm due to Daylight Savings Time)
Please budget your time accordingly. Make sure you return to your point of origin or final destination by 4pm to avoid car traffic when the route reopens.
Share the Road
Cars are not allowed at CicLAvia, but any other form of non-motorized transportation is. Be aware of how people around you are traveling—biking, walking, skating, etc.—and respect their right to the road.
Police, transit officers, and volunteers will be at crossing intersections to monitor the flow of participant and car traffic. Riders and pedestrians must stop at car and pedestrian intersections when told to do so.
Please monitor your speed going downhill. Also, stay within the speed of the flow of traffic when it is too congested to pass.
There are often mandatory dismount locations. There will be signs at the dismount locations and volunteers instructing riders to dismount.
What To Bring
- Helmet: We highly recommend that everyone planning to come on a bike, scooter, skateboard, rollerblades, skates, and other wheeled forms of people-powered mobility wear a helmet at CicLAvia. Don’t worry- we are big fans of helmet hair. Helmets are required by California law for all kids under 18 if they are on a bike, scooter, skateboard, skates, or other types of geared or wheeled transportation.
- Water bottle: Bring a reusable water bottle. We offer water refill stations at each Hub.
- Sun protection: Bring your favorite hat and apply sunscreen.
Biking with Children
Our friends at REI have a comprehensive information and video page about biking with children. Please take the time to review this information if you plan to enjoy CicLAvia with children.
Experienced Riders Recommended
CicLAvia is not an ideal place to teach a child, or an adult, how to ride due to the heavy flow of bike, board, and pedestrian traffic. While we encourage participants of all ages and skill levels, we strongly suggest that children and all participants learn the basics of bike riding before participating in the event route.
At CicLAvia, the Safety and Well-Being of our Participants is our Primary Concern
We work closely with local authorities to provide as safe and secure an environment as possible. We also partner with other local agencies that provide additional security elements along the route and at public transit locations.
Law Enforcement and Emergency Personnel
The Los Angeles Police Department provides a strong security presence at CicLAvia. In addition, there are emergency medical technicians stationed at each Hub, and other response personnel is available along the route.
In case of an accident, go to the nearest Hub to report it to a staff member. If you are between Hubs, look for the nearest uniformed officer, responder, or event staff member.
If you notice any suspicious activity or a suspicious package, immediately report it to the nearest staff member or uniformed officer.
Contact Staff and Volunteers
Staff can be identified by the t-shirt that says STAFF on the back. Volunteers can be identified by the t-shirt that says VOLUNTEER on the back.
Staff members and volunteers can assist you in finding the answers to questions and help find the right person to respond to emergencies. If you are missing a member of your party, have been in a minor accident, or have been part of an incident, please contact staff at the nearest Hub. This is often the fastest way to ensure police officers or emergency personnel respond to the situation rapidly and effectively.
*February and December routes end at 3pm due to Daylight Savings Time
Rain or Shine
CicLAvia will go on, rain or shine! Here are some things to keep in mind when riding or rolling in wet conditions.
Slow down. It’s easier to lose traction, especially in turns, when the road is wet. Avoid sharp turns and high speed turns so your bike won’t slide out from under you.
Skidding is more likely when the road is wet. Modulate your braking to avoid a skid.
Give yourself extra time and distance to stop.
Rim brake users, remember your rims are wet so it takes a little longer for your brake pads to catch. Pumping your brakes will help.
Be more cautious on (or avoid) surfaces that are extra slippery when wet. Such surfaces may include metal plates, manhole covers, train tracks, storm grates, and street “paint”.
Avoid riding through standing water or piles of wet leaves, which might conceal road defects.
Visibility is reduced when it’s raining. Wear bright, reflective clothing and use front and rear lights to help you see and be seen (even during the day).