How to Participate

Walking, biking, skating or just hanging out with the family, there are plenty of ways for you to enjoy CicLAvia.

How To Participate

CicLAvia closes the streets to cars and opens them up to people to walk, bike, skate, play, and connect across Los Angeles. The route changes every CicLAvia, giving participants a chance to explore LA in a car-free way. New to CicLAvia? Here's some basic info:

  • 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.

CicLAvia FAQs

Safety at CicLAvia

Prior to heading to the route, please review our safety page with your group. 

Route Angels ride every CicLAvia route, helping any riders who need simple bike assistance. They're there to assist and get you up and moving as fast as possible. Flag them down (in the yellow tees) if you need help! If you're interested in becoming a Route Angel, click here

Children at CicLAvia

Per California law, everyone 18 and under must wear a helmet if they are on anything with wheels. Bikers, skaters, rollerbladers, and even bike trailer passengers must wear helmets if they are under 18. 

We strongly recommend that children who are beginner cyclists review our safety page with an adult before heading to CicLAvia. New to cycling? The kids bike rodeo is a great place for kids to learn safety tips, rules of the road, and get a handle on riding their bike. 

Performers at CicLAvia

CicLAvia loves artists and performers! If you are making art along the route or want to play some music or recite some poetry, we ask that you stay on the sidewalk and keep at least a four foot clearance for other sidewalk users. Also, talk to property owners along the route so that you can enhance their sidewalk space. Remember: to set up on the sidewalk you need permission from the property owner first.

Civic Groups at CicLAvia

Civic groups are welcome at CicLAvia. 

If you want to set up a table on the route and distribute information to participants, you must secure permission from a property owner along the route and follow the city’s guidelines, leaving a four-foot clearance on the sidewalk). You many not stand stationary in the street and hand out materials, though you may move along the route to hand things out.