CicLAvia–Heart of LA presented by Metro

October 10, 2021 at 09:00 AM

CicLAvia–Heart of LA

On Sunday, October 10, CicLAvia returns to DTLA and surrounding neighborhoods for our birthday event celebrating over a decade of open streets! Join us as we enjoy 6 miles of open streets at CicLAvia–Heart of LA, presented by Metro. Bike, skate, run, walk, skateboard, and spectate; people of all ages and abilities are welcome.

Plan your day with a guide to Activities Along the Route and a guide to the local gems found in Heart of LA neighborhoods.

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 here.
  • 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.
  • We're closely following LA County Public Health guidelines as we approach the event. Masks are now required on public transit and in all indoor public places in Los Angeles County, as well as at events with over 10,000 attendees. If you forgot your mask we will have complimentary masks available at our Info Booths and of course we have a Branded mask for sale if you want to add one to your collection.
  • 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.

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  LADWP

CicLAvia Individual Sponsors   

And Our Event Sponsors

  Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)  

 REI

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Activities Along the Route

Activities abound along the CicLAvia–Heart of LA route! You can also check out shops, eateries, local gems, and activities along the route using our interactive digital map.

Hubs

All Hubs will have:

  • Free Water stations and restrooms

  • First Aid

  • Bike Parking (brought to you by Amazon)

  • Free pedicabs – they stop at each Info Booth, just look for the sign! First come first served.

You'll find a lot more activities and goings-on at individual Hubs:

MacArthur Park Hub
Reference Address: 2208 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90057

  • The L.A. Zoo will participate with an information booth along with educational activities that will  inspire curiosity and wonder about the animals that call the great city of Los Angeles home.  The L.A. Zoo booth will consist of zoological artifacts, interactive games, and activities that you will be able to take with you on your ride home.

  • Stop by the Spin booth – they will be giving out free helmets, swag, and ride credits to attendees interested in learning more about shared e-scooter riding & safety in Los Angeles!

  • Join Shared Harvest | myCovidMD™ and get vaccinated against COVID-19! No appointment required. Vaccines are free for all! Our team of qualified health professionals will be offering all three COVID-19 vaccines: Pfizer (12 years and up), Moderna (18 and up), and Johnson & Johnson (18 and up - one dose). They're giving away gift bags, ice cream, and more! Take the next step in protecting your health and come party with them!

  • Visit REI at the MacArthur Park Hub and hang out in the REI Co-op Cinema Lounge with some cool drinks and treats while you relax in front of a movie screen featuring Co-op Studios short films and a LIVE DEMO with an REI Technician for a 15 Minute Fix-a-Flat Class - every hour.

  • Bring your bikes in need of a quick adjustment to our REI Tech Tents as well and they'll get you safely on your way. You will also have a chance to enter their sweepstakes for a PAIR of Co-op Cycle CTY 1.1 Bikes to share anyway you want.

  • Grab lunch at a food truck and enjoy your meal at the seating area brought to you by Cox Castle Nicholson.

Civic Center Hub
Reference Address: 220 W 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

  • Check out Designing in Color's interactive birthday tribute to CicLAvia, highlighting the neighborhoods and communities across Los Angeles that we've enjoyed together. Make sure you tag us and Designing in Color in any selfies!

  • Visit the City of LA Department of Aging booth to send a postcard that will be provided with meals that older adults receive through the Senior Meals Program.  Learn more about the Department's services and work to connect participants with older adults who are self isolating during the pandemic.  
  • Sign up for a free LA Public Library card and look for the roaming Book Bike distributing free books to people with library cards.

  • Stop by the LINK by Superpedestrian booth to learn more about its recently launched dockless scooter program to the LA community. Meet their local team for free wallet credits, helmets, and a limited quantity of designed shirts by a NY based artist of LINK's vision for scooters. In partnership with LACBC, LINK will also be providing safe riding tips & how to ride guides for cyclists and scooter riders in multiple languages.
  • Grab lunch at a food truck and enjoy your meal in the seating area brought to you by Steinberg Hart.

  • Keep an eye out for the Bob Baker Marionette Strolling Puppeteer (10:30 am to 2:30 pm)

Chinatown Hub
Reference Address: 942 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

  • Visit the LACMA booth to learn about the Obama Portraits Tour and Black American Portraits exhibitions opening November 7. Receive an art kit with a portrait-making activity and art supplies (while supplies last). And take your picture in front of the portrait wall!

  • Enjoy bites from one of the many local restaurants, challenge your friends to a match of ping pong, and enjoy other programming in Central Plaza and Far East Plaza, presented by the Chinatown Business Improvement District.

  • Stop by the LA Phil's booth and learn about their upcoming season!

  • Does your child need a helmet? Stop by the California Highway Patrol booth and get fitted for a free kids helmet (while supplies last).

Mariachi Plaza Hub
Reference Address: 1831 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90033

  • Enjoy musical performances at the Mariachi Plaza Bandshell presented by the Boyle Heights Community Market.

  • Capture a snapshot of your day at the Las Fotos Project photo booth.

  • Get Vaccinated against Covid-19! No appointment required. Vaccines are free for anyone 12 and up. Pfizer (12 and up) and Johnson and Johnson (18 and up) will be available.

  • The Boyle Heights Community Market will be hosting their holiday market in addition to their farmers market! Stop by and grab lunch, snacks, fresh produce and gifts for the holidays! Make a purchase at the Market and get a free limited edition CicLAvia Birthday Dessert button at the CicLAvia Info Booth at this hub.

  • Don’t have a helmet? Stop by the El Centro de Ayuda booth for a free bike helmet (while supplies last) and learn about their work in the community.

Along the route:

  • Capture your day with a photo at the roaming Snap Yourself photo booth! Keep an eye out for them along 1st street in Little Tokyo.

  • Grab a snack and fresh produce at the Historic Core Farmers Market on 5th St between Spring and Broadway (open until 3pm).

  • The Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation will be at the Arcade Theatre at 534 S Broadway to tell you more about the historic theatres up and down Broadway, with photos, history, and information about the theatres now open and those seeking renovation. 

  • CicLAvia’s Birthday Dessert Pop up: Help CicLAvia Celebrate our birthday! Stop by any of the businesses listed below and purchase a special CicLAvia birthday treat – each purchase comes with a different limited edition CicLAvia Button (only available on 10/10 at each store, while supplies last). Collect them all!

    • Phoenix Bakery - 969 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012 - opens at 10am
    • Uli’s Gelato - 541 S Spring St #104 · In the Broadway Arcade - opens at 11:30am
    • Café Dulce - 134 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Los Angeles, CA 90012 
    • La Soledad Bakery - 2400 W 7th St #107, Los Angeles, CA 90057
    • Make a purchase at the Boyle Heights Community Market at Mariachi Plaza and stop by the CicLAvia Information Booth at that Hub to get your button (proof of purchase required!
  • Looking for a fun way to explore the route? Use your Pokemon Go or Harry Potter: Wizards Unite app to discover special in-game locations and explore the local community!

  • Swing by the Metro Bike Share tents at 7th & Flower to learn more about the bike share program, grab a bike and pick up a limited-edition Metro Bike Share pin!

  • Metro Bikes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at nearby stations and at the tent. Plan ahead and download the Metro Bike Share app before the event to see real time dock and bike availability and to purchase a pass.

Getting to the Route and Parking

Our route is accessible via many different forms of transportation.

Read more about Hubs, Metro, Metro Bike Sharebike rentalsbus detours, and parking along the route.

Hub Addresses

Go Metro

The following hubs are are located within 1.5 miles of the route: via Metro Rail

  • Metro B Line (Red) and D Line (Purple) Lines:
    • MacArthur Park Hub via the Westlake Ave/MacArthur Park station
    • Civic Center Hub via the Civic Center/Grand Park station 
  • Metro L Line (Gold)
    • Chinatown Hub via the Chinatown station 
    • Mariachi Plaza Hub via the Mariachi Plaza/Boyle Heights station

The event route is also accessible via the following stations:

Metro Closures

The Little Tokyo L Line (Gold) station will be closed during our event on 10/10 due to Regional Connector construction. Find out more

Metrolink

Service is available on the Antelope Valley, Orange County, 91/Perris Valley, and San Bernardino lines to Union Station. You can view the schedule here. 

Metro Bike Share

There are Metro bike share stations throughout Los Angeles with bikes available on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit this map to plan ahead metro.net/bikeshare or download the Metro Bike Share app. Pro tip: Register your TAP card for Metro Bike Share before you arrive at taptogo.net/metrobikeshare. Be sure to tag @BikeMetro on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

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.

Bus Detours

All buses along the CicLAvia route will be detoured:

Metro Bus Detours

Foothill Transit Bus Detours

Montebello Transit Bus Detours

Parking Along the Route

Use ParkMe 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 each of our hubs:

MacArthur Park Hub

730 S Lake St - Surface Lot
611 S Carondelet St - Parking Structure
700 S Flower St - The Bloc - Parking Structure - Enter on Hope St - 1 mile from MacArthur Park and Civic Center Hubs.

Civic Center Hub

351 S Olive St - California Plaza Parking - Underground Parking Structure - Enter on Olive St
333 S Spring St - Underground Parking Structure
700 S Flower St - The Bloc - Parking Structure - Enter on Hope St - 1 mile from MacArthur Park and Civic Center Hubs.

Chinatown Hub

728 N Hill St - Far East Plaza - Underground Parking Structure - Enter on Hill St
713 N Hill St - Surface Lot
725 N Spring St - Surface Lot

Mariachi Plaza Hub

249 N Chicago St - Surface Lot - 0.7 miles from Mariachi Plaza Hub

 

 

 

 

Interactive Digital Map

Use the CicLAvia digital map to plan which businesses, local gems, activities along the route and Hubs to check out during the event on October 10!

Street Closures

Street Closures

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活動中的商機


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, October 6. 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 6pm on Sunday, October 10. Some streets near event Hubs may close as early as 6am. 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—Heart of LA 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, October 10. 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—Heart of LA route map.

Driveway Access

Please be aware that all driveways on the route will be blocked and inaccessible beginning at 7am* on Sunday, October 10. If your vehicle is parked in your driveway and you need to use it after 7am on October 10, 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. Check back closer to the event to view detours for all buses along the route. Check your bus stop on Sunday, October 10, 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, October 9 through 6pm on Sunday, October 10. 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 [email protected] subject line: Parking Reimbursement.

*Some streets make close as early as 6am.

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 6pm on Sunday, October 10. Some streets may close as early as 6am. The event runs from 9am–4pm, and streets will be fully open to cars by approximately 6pm. 

Parking Restrictions

No parking will be allowed on the route after 1:00am on Sunday, October 10. 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—Heart of LA route map.

Driveway Access

Please be aware that all driveways on the route will be blocked and inaccessible beginning at 7am* on Sunday, October 10. If your vehicle is parked in your driveway and you need to use it after 7am* on Sunday, October 10, 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.

Metro Bus Detours

Foothill Transit Detours

Montebello Transit Detours

You can also check your bus stop on Sunday, October 10 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, October 9 through 6pm on Sunday, October 10. 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 [email protected] subject line: Parking Reimbursement.

*Some streets may close 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

Mileage Between Hubs

  • MacArthur Park to Civic Center: 2.6 miles
  • MacArthur Park to Chinatown: 3.6 miles
  • MacArthur Park to Mariachi Plaza: 4.8 miles
  • Civic Center to Chinatown: 1.2 mile
  • Civic Center to Mariachi Plaza: 2.4
  • Chinatown to Mariachi Plaza: 3.4 miles

Elevation 

The route has several gradual inclines over the course of 6 miles. Download a PDF of the CicLAvia elevation map.

  • Leaving MacArthur Park Hub to 7th St and Union, there is a gradual incline of 50 feet.
  • From Broadway and 7th St to 7th St at I-110 (towards the MacArthur Park Hub), there is a gradual incline of 40 feet.
  • From Broadway and 7th St to the Broadway and Temple there is a gradual incline of 80 feet.
  • The 4th St bridge has an incline on both sides.
  • There is a short hill at 4th St just west of Boyle.

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 during 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 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 to find other lots along our route!

MacArthur Park

730 S Lake St - Surface Lot with 78 spaces (4 ADA). 400 feet from MacArthur Park Hub.

Civic Center Hub

843 S Spring St - Surface lot with 100 spaces (2 ADA). Traffic on Spring St heads south only. 1 mile from Civic Center Hub and 0.2 miles from route.
854 S Main St - Surface Lot with 117 spaces (4 ADA). Traffic on Main St heads north only. 1 mile from Civic Center Hub and 0.3 miles from route.

Chinatown Hub

725 N Spring St - Surface Lot with 240 spaces (7 ADA). 0.4 miles from Chinatown Hub and 0.2 miles from route.
713 N Hill St - Surface Lot with 330 spaces (5 ADA). 0.4 miles from Chinatown Hub and 0.2 miles from route.

Mariachi Plaza Hub

249 N Chicago St- Surface Lot with 70 spaces (2 ADA). 0.7 miles from Mariachi Plaza Hub.

Community Meetings

Please click here to join the meeting on Wednesday, September 8th from 5:30 - 6:30pm. Spanish language interpretation will be available.

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. 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.

Los Angeles Rentals by Neighborhood

List of shops that offer 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
  • Ride on Bike Shop/Co-op | 4319 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008 | 323.903.5043

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

  • LA Brakeless | 12220 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066 | 310.313.6300
    • Call in advance to reserve a bike
  • The Recyclist Bike Shop | 12446 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066 | 310.993.5727

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.

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.

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.

*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).

Tips provided by our friends at The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition.