CicLAvia–Heart of LA

October 09, 2022 at 09:00 AM

CicLAvia–Heart of LA

On Sunday, October 9, we're opening up streets in in downtown Los Angeles so you can jog, ride, bike, skate, run, walk, skateboard, spectate, and enjoy the route however you want. Our routes are welcoming to people of all ages and abilities! This CicLAvia is presented by Metro.

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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.
  • As a general rule of thumb, only people-powered vehicles are allowed, with exceptions for persons with disabilities. That means we do not allow electric scooters, skateboards, hoverboards, unicycles, motorcycles and other non-people-powered vehicles, but we do allow motorized wheelchairs and related vehicles for people with disabilities. We want to make sure that everyone can enjoy our route.

  • Are e-bikes allowed? 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. Learn more here. General rule of thumb: if you're pedaling (and not riding), you're clear.
  • We're closely following LA County Public Health guidelines as we approach the event. Masks are required on public transit in Los Angeles County. If you need a mask we will have complimentary masks available at our Info Booths.
  • 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.
  • Download the route map here

Questions or Concerns

For general event information please email us or call 213.355.8500.

For concerns regarding the Los Angeles street closure permit, contact LA Bureau of Street Services, Investigation, and Enforcement Division, Special Events at 213.847.6000. 


Thank You to Our Partners

City of Los Angeles Metro  LADWP

CicLAvia Individual Sponsors   

And Our Event Sponsors

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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 9th!

Click here to download a PDF of the route map.

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

  • Echo Park Hub to Grand Park Hub: 1.75 miles
  • Echo Park Hub to Chinatown Hub: 2.59 miles
  • Echo Park Hub to Mariachi Plaza Hub: 5.27 miles
  • Echo Park Hub to 6th St: 3.17 miles
  • Grand Park Hub to Chinatown Hub: 1 mile
  • Grand Park Hub to 6th St Hub 1.35 miles
  • Grand Park Hub to Mariachi Plaza: 3.45 miles
  • Chinatown Hub to 6th Hub: 2.34 miles
  • Chinatown Hub to Mariachi Plaza Hub: 4.47 miles
  • 6th St to Mariachi Plaza Hub: 2.18 miles

Elevation 

The route has several gradual inclines over the course of 7 miles. Download a PDF of the CicLAvia elevation map.

Getting Around at CicLAvia

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

Catch a free pedicab ride 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 pay lots, and near the route. Parking rates vary. Use ParkMe to find other lots along our route!

Echo Park Hub

1160 Lemoyne St - Surface Lot with 82 spaces (4 ADA). 0.5 miles from Echo Park Hub.
1146 Logan St - Surface Lot with 38 spaces (2 ADA). 0.5 miles from Echo Park Hub.

Grand Park 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.

6th Street Hub

563 S Santa Fe Ave - Surface Lot with 37 spaces (2 ADA). .06 miles from 6th St Hub. 
660 Mateo St - Surface Lot lot with 58 spaces (4 ADA) .06 miles from 6th St Hub.

Mariachi Plaza Hub

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

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 stations

  • Bike parking

  • Free pedicabs – provided by AARP, the pedicabs stop at each Hub's Info Booth, so just look for the sign and yellow umbrella! First come first served.

  • Free bike repair (more info below)

There are a lot more activities and goings-on at individual Hubs:

 

Echo Park Hub
Reference Address: 1632 Bellevue Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90026

Swing by the Metro Bike Share tents to learn more about the bike share program, snap some pics in their photo booth, grab a bike and pick up limited-edition swag! Metro Bikes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at nearby stations and at the tent. Skip the line and plan ahead by downloading the Metro Bike Share app to purchase a pass. Don’t forget to tag @bikemetro on social, and always remember to return your Metro Bike to a station or to a Metro Bike Share team member at Echo Park hub or Mariachi Plaza hub to end your trips. 

To celebrate the K Line opening, rides will be free on Metro Bus, Rail, and Metro Bike Share. For Metro Bike Share, please select 1-ride and use code 100722 in-app, online, or at the kiosk. Get a 30-day pass during CicLAvia (10/7 - 10/16) for just $5 with code BIKECICLAVIA22 in the app and online to keep riding all month.

Las Fotos Project will be offering a community photo booth! Join them in celebrating a day at CicLAvia.

Stop by the LA City Clerk’s booth and get information on the uploading election and register to vote!

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

Visit the LA Zoo’s booth and think like a scientist!  They will be sharing  different skulls and pelts to make observations about animals and their habitats!

Stop by the 826LA booth to learn more about their free writing programs for youth from ages 6 to 18.  From Tutoring to Field Trips, all their programs are centered on having students explore writing and grow their creative voices. 

Grab lunch from a Food truck and picnic along the Echo Park Lake!

Bike repair brought to you by the Bicycle Kitchen!

 

Grand Park Hub
Reference Address: 220 W. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Join LA28 at the Grand Park hub to learn about the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games! With the Opening Ceremony kicking off July 14, 2028, the Games will be a platform for inclusion, optimism and youthful energy, showcasing the best of our city and our people. Several all-star Olympians and Paralympians will also be onsite as we celebrate our communities with fun activities and giveaways!

Visit the Los Angeles Public Library booth to learn about library resources, services and interact with our StoryWalk® of Monica Brown's Waiting for the Biblioburro. StoryWalk® is an interactive way for children to learn new words, describe things and events, learn how to follow a story in sequence, and enjoy a story together.   “The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.”

Stop by the REI booth and get your likeness captured by a digital caricaturist or get a personalized bicycle license plate.  If you’re an REI member, come say hi and pick up a member reward. Plus, their amazing bike techs will be available for basic services.

LADWP will provide information about electric vehicle rebates, conservation tips, program discounts and rebates. You can also charge your phone, powered by a solar trailer.

Explore the universe with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, located off the 210 freeway in Pasadena. Snap a deep space selfie with stunning imagery from the James Webb Space Telescope, snag a NASA sticker (pro tip: they look great on helmets), and immerse yourself in frightening Halloween space art!

Visit the LA Phil’s booth where they will have information about their current and upcoming concert season, and free swag including stickers, tote bags and water bottles. Take a photo with their "Bowlie" backdrop and tag them on social media to get a promo item. 

Celebrate Grand Park’s 10th Anniversary! They are hosting a family festival during CicLAvia featuring wellness activities, music, dance, food and event happenings. The programs will spotlight their long-time community partners, non-profits and small businesses with workshops and events that raise awareness and exemplify the power of creative expression. For a full list of activities and festivities click here.

Grab a bite at a Food Truck and have a picnic at Grand Park!

Near the hub:

Grab a snack, a gift and/or fresh produce at the Historic Core Farmers Market on 5th St between Main and Broadway (open until 3pm). Make a purchase at the market and stop by one of their two information booths (Spring/5th and Harlem Pl/5th) and get a FREE limited edition CicLAvia button.

The Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation (LAHTF) will be outside the Arcade Theatre 534 S Broadway.  LAHTF will be raising awareness of the importance of the three neighboring theatres which are currently all shuttered and include both the oldest and newest theatres in the Broadway Theatre District.  Stop by to learn about the history of the theatres, the Broadway Theatre District, and how you can help ensure they're preserved for future generations.

Keep an eye out for the Metro Bike Share Cargo Bike in DTLA.  Be sure to say hello, grab some swag, or ask for assistance with bike check outs and returns. Skip the line and plan ahead by downloading the Metro Bike Share app to purchase a pass. Don’t forget to tag @bikemetro on social, and always remember to return your Metro Bike to a station or to a Metro Bike Share team member at Echo Park hub or Mariachi Plaza hub to end your trips. 

To celebrate the K Line opening, rides will be free on Metro Bus, Rail, and Metro Bike Share. For Metro Bike Share, please select 1-ride and use code 100722 in-app, online, or at the kiosk. Get a 30-day pass during CicLAvia (10/7 - 10/16) for just $5 with code BIKECICLAVIA22 in the app and online to keep riding all month.

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.

 

Chinatown Hub 
Reference Address: 942 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Sit down and relax at our seating area and listen to tunes from the Solar DJs, brought to you by LA3C.

Visit the LACBC booth to learn more about how to make LA a more livable community through biking and also stop by to spin our prize wheel and win a biking related prize. 

The City of Los Angeles Community Investment for Families Department will be providing bicycle safety information, and will be giving away FREE Youth bike helmets and wheel Reflectors (while supplies last).

Visit the LADOT Transit booth to get more information on DASH services, spin their wheel for giveaways and sign up for students & senior TAP cards.

Stop by the LA County Registrar/Recorder’s booth and get information on the uploading election and register to vote

Enjoy bites from one of the many local restaurants, challenge your friends to a match of ping pong, and enjoy other games and activities throughout Chinatown, presented by the Chinatown Business Improvement District.

Bike repair brought to you by the Bike Oven.

 

6th Street Hub
Reference Address: 1268 E 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Visit the Skanksa booth to learn about all three of their business units and their respective projects throughout Los Angeles - one of which is the 6th Street Bridge! 

Get your COVID19 Vaccine/Booster or your Mpx Vaccine! Walk ups are welcome, or you can pre-register here. All ages and COVID19 vaccines will be available.

Join LADOT to learn more about projects to create safer streets and improve mobility for all. Share your ideas for making LA a better place to walk, bike and roll! 

Complete the kids bike safety skills course and get a free kids helmet (while supplies last) courtesy of CicLAvia.

Stop by the Los Angeles Clean Cities Coalition (LA Sanitation & Environment) booth to learn more about clean transportation and fuel-saving methods, including alternative fuel vehicles and ways to reduce gas consumption. They will have additional resources about incentive and rebate programs and online tools for alternative fuel and electric vehicles.

Bike repair brought to you by Hollydale Cycling Club.

Near the Hub:

Visit the Los Angeles STEM Collective at Hollenbeck Park where they will have information on local STEM programs, resources, and activities for the whole family. Visit their STEM Stations on event day, and answer a brief survey while you’re there and get a FREE limited edition CicLAvia <3 Parks Button!

 

Mariachi Plaza Hub 
Reference Address: 1801 E. 1st street, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Relax in the AARP play zone while catching up over vintage board games. Fun for all ages! They will also have a variety of giveaways (while supplies last)!

LA City Planning will share information about the Community Plan Updates and Policy initiatives underway, and upcoming opportunities for community engagement. 

Stop by Council District 14’s booth to learn about relevant city resources, and grab some swag including water bottles, bags, and more (while supplies last).

Swing by the Metro Bike Share tents to learn more about the bike share program, grab a bike and pick up limited-edition swag! Metro Bikes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the tent. Skip the line and plan ahead by downloading the Metro Bike Share app to purchase a pass. Don’t forget to tag @bikemetro on social, and always remember to return your Metro Bike to a station or to a Metro Bike Share team member at Echo Park hub or Mariachi Plaza hub to end your trips. 

To celebrate the K Line opening, rides will be free on Metro Bus, Rail, and Metro Bike Share. For Metro Bike Share, please select 1-ride and use code 100722 in-app, online, or at the kiosk. Get a 30-day pass during CicLAvia (10/7 - 10/16) for just $5 with code BIKECICLAVIA22 in the app and online to keep riding all month.

Visit the Boyle Heights Community Farmers Market at Mariachi Plaza! Stop by and grab lunch, snacks, fresh produce and more! Make a purchase at the Market and get a free limited edition CicLAvia button at the Mariachi Plaza Information Booth.

Bike repair brought to you by Rangel’s Bicycle Shop.

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:
    • Grand Park 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 10/09 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!

Metro Bike Share will have additional pop up stations at the Echo Park and Mariachi Plaza Hubs. Bikes will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

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.

Metro Bike Share will have additional pop up stations at the Echo Park and Mariachi Plaza Hubs. Bikes will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Bus Detours

For Foothill Transit Detours, click here. For Metro Bus Detours, click here.

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.

There are several pay lots located near each of our hubs. Lot rates vary.

Echo Park Hub

1160 Lemoyne St - Surface Lot - 0.5 miles from Echo Park Hub.
1146 Logan St - Surface Lot - 0.5 miles from Echo Park Hub.

Grand Park Hub

145 N. Broadway - Lot 10 - Enter on Hill St
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 Grand Park Hub.

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

6th Street Hub

563 S Santa Fe Ave - Surface Lot
660 Mateo St - Surface Lot 
1262 Palmetto Street - At Mateo Parking Structure 

Mariachi Plaza Hub

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

Street Closures

On Sunday, October 9th the following streets will be closed to car traffic. No parking will be allowed on these streets beginning at 1am on Sunday, October 9th. Cars will be able to cross the route at designated intersections as shown on the route map below. 

In addition to the closures above, the following freeway off-ramps will be closed from 6am to approximately 6pm. Please plan your route accordingly.

  • Southbound 101 Freeway, Broadway Ramp, Full Closure
  • Northbound 101 Freeway, Echo Park Ave - No Left Turn

Click here to download the route map.

Community Meeting

On Sunday, October 9, CicLAvia will temporarily remove cars from certain streets in Downtown LA, Echo Park, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Arts District, and Boyle Heights, and will open them up to pedestrians, strollers, bikes and more from 9am–4pm for a car-free day.

Join us for a virtual community meeting, Tuesday September 13 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM to learn about street closures, business opportunities, family-friendly activities, volunteer positions and more.

You can access the community meeting via the Zoom link here.

Want to help spread the word about this meeting? Download the flyer here!

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 9. 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 9. 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 9. If your vehicle is parked in your driveway and you need to use it after 7am* on Sunday, October 9, 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. For Foothill Transit Detours, click here. For Metro Bus Detours, click here. Check your bus stop on Sunday, October 9, 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 8 through 6pm on Sunday, October 9. 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.

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?

  • 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 9. 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 9. 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 9. If your vehicle is parked in your driveway and you need to use it after 7am on October 9, 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. For Foothill Transit Detours, click here. For Metro Bus Detours, click here. Check your bus stop on Sunday, October 9, 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 8 through 6pm on Sunday, October 9. 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.

Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering!

With CicLAvia, you have the opportunity to invest in your community as well as diverse communities throughout Los Angeles. Because of the help of people like you, we see streets and neighborhoods transform with each event and CicLAvia season.

CicLAvia—Heart of LA is taking place on Sunday, October 9 and we hope that you can join us as a volunteer along the route. Check out our Volunteer FAQ or contact us for more information, or sign up below:

As an individual:

CicLAvia Hub Volunteer Sign Up

With a group:

CicLAvia Adopt-An-Intersection Program

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
  • 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

Foothills

  • Incycle | 501 W Arrow Hwy, San Dimas, CA 91773 | 909.592.2181 

Glendale / Atwater Village

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

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

Santa Monica

Venice

West LA

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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.