CicLAvia Heart of the Foothills
CicLAvia kicks off 2018 with a brand new route - Heart of the Foothills - on Sunday, April 22nd to celebrate Earth Day! The country’s largest open streets event will connect the City of San Dimas, the City of La Verne, the City of Pomona and the City of Claremont! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space!
Planning a feeder ride or walk and want to add it to our site? Email [email protected]ciclavia.org!
Download the Notification Flyer
New to CicLAvia? Here are some things you need to know for April 22nd:
- CicLAvia is FREE!
- CicLAvia lasts from 9 AM until 4 PM
- CicLAvia closes streets to car traffic and opens them for people to walk, skate, bike, play, and explore parts of Los Angeles.
- CicLAvia is not a race! There's no starting point or finish line - begin where you like and enjoy the day your way.
- CicLAvia traffic flows in two directions, just like regular traffic. Check out some more safety tips.
Questions or Concerns
General event information: please contact CicLAvia at 213.355.8500 or [email protected]ciclavia.org
Please note that the CicLAvia event hours are 9 am to 4 pm. Street closures will be in effect from 7 am to approximately 6 pm. Click here to download the route map.
To view our street closure notification flyer, click here.
Feeder Walks & Rides
Planning a feeder ride or walk and want to add it to our site? Email [email protected]!
Ride or walk along with these feeder rides to CicLAvia on April 22:
Stan's Bike Shop Feeder Ride
We will be meeting at 7:30am at Stan's Bike Shop in Azusa (200' From Downtown Azusa METRO GOLDLINE Station) and will depart at 8am. A 6 Mile Trek from Azusa to San Dimas will be at a very casual pace of around 8 MPH. This is a FAMILY FRIENDLY COMMUNITY RIDE. Click here to RSVP.
Activities Along the Route
View a list of local gems and activities on our Digital Map!
Remember to pick up a field guide at any hub on Sunday, April 22 for a hard copy map & list of activities!
Click on a hub location below to see the activities taking place there on Sunday, April 22nd:
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!
The San Dimas, Pomona and Claremont Hubs will each have a food truck zone brought to you by SoCalGas.
San Dimas Hub
- Stop by the San Dimas Hub for an “Excellent” outdoor adventure with free Earth Day giveaways, chalk art, and a variety of
- Relax in the AARP Play Zone while catching up over vintage board games.
- Listen to live music on two stages, and grab lunch, snacks, and fresh produce from the farmers market.
- Stop by the Southern California Edison and LADWP education area and enter to win a free bike.
- Charge up at the one and only Rock the Bike Charging Station, where you can charge your electronics by pedaling a bike.
- Complete the kids bike safety skills course and get a free helmet, courtesy of CicLAvia (while supplies last).
- SoCalGas is back with their family friendly focus on playful activities. #cleanairnow
- Stop by the Metro Outreach Booth to play fun games, win Metro swag, check out a Metro bus, and chat with Metro Planning Staff about Metro’s various projects and programs.
- Leave your mark on a community art bike by CicLAvia x Pure Cycles.
- Make sure to check out our partner booths for information and giveaways: Metro Gold Line Foothill Authority, Metropolitan Water District, and Capital One.
La Verne Hub
- Learn about many of La Verne’s local organizations at booths hosted by the city, library, chamber of commerce, La Verne Fire CERT, The La Verne historical society, Inland Valley Humane Society, and University of La Verne.
- Enjoy fun rides and listen to music from a local DJ.
- Explore the shops and try tasty bites at the many restaurants in Old Towne La Verne.
- Make sure to visit Southern California Edison’s dynamic and fun activities focused on electric vehicles, and have a firsthand experience behind the wheel.
- Check out the latest in folding bikes from Tern.
- Relax in the shade while listening to live music or bring your skateboard and helmet and check out the skate park inside Palomares Park.
- Stop by the Thousand Safety Checkpoint to check your brakes, tire pressure, saddle height, and get a proper helmet fitting.
- Challenge family and friends to climbing a rock wall, an obstacle course, interactive games, and lawn bowling.
- Take a tour of the historic Palomares Adobe.
- Does your child need a helmet? Stop by the California Highway Patrol booth and get fittefor a free kid’s helmet (while supplies last).
- Check out Street Poets’ Poetry in Motion Van, a mobile performance venue and recording studio, inspiring creative community and empowering people of all ages and backgrounds to express themselves on the page and on the mic.
- Experience a mini version of the LA County Fair presented by the Fairplex! Enjoy road tripcuisine, stop by the mini farm to see rabbits and chickens, try your hand at grinding corn, and snap a picture with the Fair’s mascots, Thummer, Lily, and Daisy.
- Visit the LA Ranger Troca, a food truck turned mobile visitor center where you can learn more about the National Parks Services programs.
- Color your CicLAvia experience by joining the SGVCOG for a mini Color Run obstacle course, great for families with children or anyone looking for a colorful time!
- Visit the Earth Day and sustainability information booths and participate in hands-on activities at the 10th Annual Earth Day Celebration, hosted by Sustainable Claremont.
- Enjoy arts and crafts, demonstrations, entertainment and more at the weekly Farmers and Artisans Market hosted by the Claremont Forum.
- Grab lunch from local restaurants or at a food truck!
- Have fun and learn bike safety skills at the Children’s Wheel Rodeo and Bicycle Safety course.
- Stop by the Claremont Museum of Art for a hands-on art workshop.
**CicLAvia x Farmers Market Produce Program**:
Stop by the Claremont Farmers and Artisans Market (on 2nd St between Indian Hill and Yale and Yale between 1st St and 2nd St). Stock up on fresh produce and prepared foods!
Participate in the CicLAvia Produce Program: Get a free limited edition CicLAvia tote bag when you purchase produce from participating vendors (those with a blue sign on their tent pole). Get a stamp upon purchase and show this guide to the CicLAvia info booth at the Claremont Hub to receive your free tote (while supplies last).
Getting to the Route & Parking
Click below for information on getting to the CicLAvia route on April 22nd.
Take Metrolink to CicLAvia
Metrolink will run an additional round trip on the San Bernardino Line to accommodate passengers attending the event. Space is limited and will be available on a first come first served basis. Conductors, CERs and Metrolink staff support are given full authority to prohibit bicycles if Bike Cars or passenger cars are at capacity or access ways are blocked.
Click here to full the view schedule for April 22nd. Click here to view the Metrolink site and to plan your trip!
Pomona North Station
To get to the Pomona Hub and the route from the Pomona North Station:
- Head west out of the station towards Fulton Road - you're now on the CicLAvia car-free route!
- Turn left onto Fulton Road
- Turn left onto Arrow Highway
- Continue east on Arrow Highway and the hub will be on your left at Palomares Park!
To get to the Claremont Hub and the route from the Claremont Station:
- Exit the station and head east towards N. College Ave
- Head north on N. College Ave towards W. 1st Street - you will arrive at the Claremont Hub!
Take the Metro Foothill Gold Line to CicLAvia!
Rides on the Metro Foothill Gold Line are free on Sunday, April 22nd for Earth Day! Go Metro!
Take the Metro Foothill Gold Line to the APU/Citrus College station in Azusa. CicLAvia has arranged Bike Shuttles between the station located at 6898 N. Citrus Ave, Azusa, CA and the San Dimas Park and Ride Lot located at 205 S. San Dimas Ave, San Dimas, CA (located one block south of the route). Look for shuttle pick up/drop off signs at each location.
Bike shuttles will run every hour on the hour from the Gold Line station to the San Dimas Park and Ride Lot between 9 am and 3 pm. Click here to view shuttle schedule.
Bike shuttles will run every hour on the half hour from the San Dimas Park and Ride Lot and to the Gold Line station between 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Click here to view the shuttle schedule.
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Click here to view a map of electric vehicle charging stations near the CicLAvia route.
|Name||Address||Cost||# of Spots|
|City Parking Lot||344 W. Bonita Ave, San Dimas - Enter lot on Acacia just south of Bonita.||FREE||Large capacity open air lot.|
|City Park & Ride Lot||205 S San Dimas Ave, San Dimas||FREE||159 (7 ADA, 2 Electric)|
|Merchant Park - Eastern Lot||425 E Juanita, San Dimas||FREE||10 (1 ADA)|
|City Maintenance Lot||251 S Walnut Ave, San Dimas||FREE||34 (1 ADA, 1 Electric)|
|Name||Address||Cost||# of Spots|
|University of La Verne Parking Structure||2021 Dst St, La Verne||FREE||940 (19 ADA, 15 Electric)|
Download a map of other FREE, University of La Verne Parking Lots HERE!
|Name||Address||Cost||# of Spots|
|Metrolink Lot - Pomona North Station||205 Santa Fe St, Pomona (Please note: due to the event street closures you must enter this lot via Garey Ave)||FREE||385 (6 ADA)|
|Name||Address||Cost||# of Spots|
Metrolink Lot -Claremont Station
|201 W First St, Claremont (Please note: due to the event street closures you must enter this lot on 1st street at Columbia Ave.)||FREE||396 (16 ADA)|
|Village West Parking Structure||470 W First St (just west of Indian Hill Blvd), Claremont||FREE||465 (8 ADA)|
Click here to use ParkMe to find a lot near you!
CicLAvia welcomes all to the event, and works to make each route accessible to all individuals. CicLAvia utilizes the existing infrastructure of each City, 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.
- San Dimas Hub - 245 E. Bonita Avenue and 125 W Bonita Ave, San Dimas, CA 91773
- La Verne Hub - 2082 Bonita Ave, La Verne, CA 91750
- Pomona Hub - 499 E Arrow Hwy, Pomona, CA 91767
- Claremont Hub - 139 W 1st St, Claremont, CA 91711
Mileage Between Hubs
This route is mostly flat with a couple of gradual inclines. Participants traveling east will be asked to dismount at all of the hubs and rail crossings along the route.
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—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.
Getting to the Route and Parking
Here is a list of flat, street-level, open air parking lots near the route that do not require the use of stairs, escalators or elevators.
City Park and Ride Lot: 205 S. San Dimas Ave:
This is a free lot with 159 spots, 7 ADA, 2 Electric. Lot is .1 mile from the CicLAvia route.
The University of La Verne has several parking lots that are open air and located adjacent to the CicLAvia route. Click here for a list and map of these lots.
Claremont Metrolink parking lot on 1st street, east of College:
This lot has 396 spots, 16 of which are ADA. Lot is adjacent to the Claremont Hub and the CicLAvia route. Please note: due to the event street closured you must enter this lot on 1st street at Columbia Ave.
There are many more options on parkme.com - head over to that website for more parking near the route!
You can view a more comprehensive list of parking lots and structures along the route by clicking here.
Specials Along the Route
Specials, deals, and discounts along and near the route on April 22nd!
Want to add a special for your business? Click here to join the CicLAvia Savings Program!
All buses along the CicLAvia route will be detoured. Check your bus stop on Saturday, April 21st for posted signs outlining specific detours for your stop.
Download the Foothill Transit Bus Detour Map
Download the Foothill Transit 188/480 Bus Detour
Download the Foothill Transit 197 Bus Detour
Download the Foothill Transit 492 Bus Detour
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, photo, and website link (if available) to [email protected] or call 213.355.8500 by Monday, April 16th. 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, April 22nd.
- If your vehicle is parked in your drive- way and you need to use it after 7:00am on April 22nd, please park elsewhere as the vehicle will be inaccessible until approximately 6:00pm. Vehicles will not be allowed to enter or exit the route during this time.
- Street closures begin at 6:00am, with full route closures in place by 7:00am. The event runs from 9:00am–4:00pm, and streets will be fully open to cars by approximately 6:00pm.
- Cars can cross the route at selected major streets (see map). Pedestrian crossings will also be available along the route to give people access to businesses and buildings on both sides of the street. All other cross streets will be closed at the route. Streets adjacent to the route will remain open to local access for residents and businesses.
- NO PARKING allowed on the route after 1:00am on Sunday, April 22nd. 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, April 21 through 6:00pm on Sunday, April 22. 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: the city will allow parking on side streets directly off the route overnight from 8:00pm on April 21 to 6:00pm on April 22.
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 April 22nd, 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.
Notification Flyer / Volantes de Notificacion
The route will be closed to vehicles from 7:00am to approximately 6:00pm on Sunday, April 22nd.
NO PARKING will be allowed from 1:00am–6:00pm on Sunday, April 22nd 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.
Driveway access: PLEASE BE AWARE that all driveways on the route will be blocked and inaccessible beginning at 7:00am on Sunday, April 22 and vehicles will not be allowed to enter or exit the route from 7:00am to approximately 6:00pm. If your vehicle is parked in your driveway and you need to use it after 7:00am on Sunday, April 22, please park off the route or the vehicle will be inaccessible until approximately 6:00pm. Please note: the city will allow parking on side streets directly off the route overnight from 8:00pm on April 21 to 6:00pm on April 22.
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, April 21st through 6:00pm on Sunday, April 22nd. 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.
On Sunday, April 22nd, Heart of the Foothills will remove cars from certain streets in San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona and Claremont, and open them up for people to walk, skate, bike, play, and explore from 9am–4pm.
Join us for a community meeting to learn about street closures, business opportunities, family activities, volunteer positions and more:
Here are some Local Gems on the CicLAvia route that are not to be missed, and suggestions for “Side-Seeing” attractions that are just off the route and worth the detour. Make a day of it on April 22nd at CicLAvia’s Heart of the Foothills event! (Local Gems and attractions all have varying hours). Please visit the digital map for additional places to visit along and near the route (new points of interest added daily).
Local Gems on the CicLAvia Route
Heart of the Village Antiques Mall, 155 W Bonita Ave, San Dimas, CA 91773
The Heart of the Village is a wonderful and unique Antique Store Mall with 15 dealers, a great atmosphere and a constantly changing inventory.
Pacific Railroad Society, 210 W Bonita Ave, San Dimas, CA 91773
You can find the Pacific Railroad Society Museum and Library inside the restored San Dimas train depot. The depot features displays and exhibits on railroad history artifacts. It is home to an extensive railroad research library containing books, documents, maps and photographs collected since the 1930s.
Historic Walker House; San Dimas Historical Society and the San Dimas Festival of Arts, 121 N San Dimas Ave, San Dimas, CA 91773 (one block north of the route)
Originally completed in 1887 to be a railroad hotel, the Walker House never had a paying customer thanks to the land bust of the late 1880s. James and Sue Walker of Kentucky purchased the building in 1889 and it became home to several generations of their family. In 1972 the Walker House was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
H.E.R.O.E.S. Veterans Monument, 213 S San Dimas Ave, San Dimas, CA 91773 (one block south of the route)
The beautiful Walk of Heroes Veterans War Memorial is a visual and interactive memorial created to cultivate a public understanding of the sacrifices made by veterans on the battlefields during and since the 20th century and by their families whose sacrifices helped to protect and maintain the freedom enjoyed by Americans today.
Kuns Park, 1600 Bonita Ave, La Verne, CA 91750
Kuns Park is the oldest park in La Verne. This 2.5-acre neighborhood park features playgrounds, picnic tables, BBQ grills and the town’s oldest tree.
Lordsburg Tap House & Grill, 2335 D St, La Verne, CA 91750
Palomares Park – CicLAvia HUB!! 499 E Arrow Hwy, Pomona, CA 91767
Palomares Park, site of one of CicLAvia’s hubs, is an 18-acre public park offering a community center, playgrounds, baseball / softball fields, soccer field, basketball courts, tennis courts, concession stand, picnic tables, barbecue grills and public restrooms.
The Brick Deli, 105 E Arrow Hwy, Pomona, CA 91767
Valentino’s Pizza on Arrow, 644 E Arrow Hwy, Pomona, CA 91767 (one block south of the route)
Claremont Craft Ales, 1420 N Claremont Blvd #204c, Claremont, CA 91711
Historic Claremont Depot, 200 W 1st St, Claremont, CA 91711 (Claremont Museum of Art)
One of the most historic buildings in Claremont, the Santa Fe Train Station Depot, was rebuilt to a spectacular Spanish Colonial Revival architecture in 1927. A distinctive architectural feature of the station is the majestic doors and transom that predominate the height of the building.
Packing House, 532 W 1st St, Claremont, CA 91711
Sights for “Side-Seeing”
Frank G Bonelli Regional Park, including Puddingstone Lake, 120 Vía Verde, San Dimas, CA 91773, (1 mile from the route)
The 1,975 acres of park facilities surrounding Puddingstone Lake offer a variety of recreational activities: family and group picnicking, sight-seeing, hiking, horseback riding, jogging, nature walks, recreational vehicle (RV) and group camping, a water-theme park, calf-roping, bird watching, spa facilities, golfing and bicycling.
La Verne United Methodist Church, 3205 D St, La Verne, CA 91750
The iconic La Verne United Methodist Church is the site of the finale wedding scene in the 1967 movie classic “The Graduate” (0.7 miles from the route)
The Doors at La Verne Public Library, 3640 D St, La Verne, CA 91750, (0.7 miles from the route)
Check out those doors! The La Verne Public Library’s carved entry doors and windows are the work of woodworker Ruben Guajardo, a true craftsman. The tree cut into the doors is carved from a beloved old dying oak that once stood in a local schoolyard. The door handles are as unique as the door itself.
Mi Cafecito Coffee, 101 S Main St, Pomona, CA 91766, (2.5 miles from the route)
Lily’s Tacos, 901 N Garey Ave, Pomona, CA 91767, (2 miles from the route)
The Antique Row, E 2nd Street, in downtown Pomona, the site of many films and commercials, including Dr. Seuss’s “The Cat in the Hat” (3 miles from the route)
Glass House Record Store, 248 2nd Street, downtown Pomona (3 miles from the route)
Located in the heart of the Arts Colony in Pomona, the Glass House Record Store has 10,000 records in stock with new arrivals put out every week. Specializing in metal, hardcore, punk, ska, hip-hop, soul/funk, classic rock, new wave, jazz, country, pop, and indie, the store currently offers one of the largest selections of both new and used vinyl records in Southern California.
American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA), 399 N Garey Ave, Pomona, CA 91767 (0.2 miles from the route)
AMOCA's Permanent Collection consists of more than 7,000 pieces and includes Southern California dinnerware, Mettach ceramics, industrial ceramics, factory made ceramics, ancient vessels from the Americas, fine porcelains of Asia and Europe, and functional and sculptural contemporary ceramics.
NHRA Motorsports Museum,1101 W McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768 (2.2 miles from the route)
Housed in a 28,500-square-foot building on the edge of the historic Los Angeles County Fairplex, the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum's mission is to celebrate the impact of motorsports on our culture. View and learn about hot rods, customs, racecars and speed records, and the West Coast's role as the historic center for their past and present development.
The Back Abbey Burgers, 128 N Oberlin Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, (0.4 miles from the route)
Eureka! Burgers, 580 W 1st St, Claremont, CA 91711 (0.4 miles from the route)
Bert & Rocky's Cream Co, 242 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA 91711 (0.5 miles from the route)
Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens,1500 N College Ave, Claremont, CA 91711 (1.8 miles from the route)
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is the largest botanic garden dedicated to California native plants, a living museum and vibrant center of learning. See seasonal plant displays, explore diverse gardens and plant collections, enjoy exciting hands-on activities for the entire family at one of our many event, take a tour, and learn from experts at a class.
James Turrell’s Skyspace on the Pomona College Campus, Draper Courtyard, Lincoln and Edmunds Buildings, Pomona College (corner of 6th & College Way), Claremont (1.5 miles from the route)
James Turrell, known for his work in light, has built several Skyspaces around the world. This is the only one available for public viewing in Southern California. Called “one of the best works of public art in recent memory” by the Los Angeles Times, "Dividing the Light" gathers visitors on benches beneath a canopy that frames a window to the sky. At dusk and dawn a lighting program bathes the canopy in changing colors, from goldenrod to turquoise, altering the viewer’s perception of the sky. One moment it’s a dreamy lavender, another it’s an ominous tablet of black. A shallow pool centered beneath the opening to the sky mirrors the daytime sky and reflects a dark echo of the night sky.
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
- 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).