Mid City Meets Venice Cancelled

April 26, 2020 at 09:00 AM

Mid City Meets Venice Cancelled

CicLAvia, in coordination with the City of Los Angeles, has made the decision to cancel CicLAvia—Mid City Meets Venice on April 26. The health and safety of our participants, volunteers, city staff, and partners are our primary focus.

In addition to gathering on event day, a tremendous amount of advance work goes into planning and executing a safe and successful CicLAvia, including our door-to-door outreach along routes to help residents and businesses prepare to get the most out of the event. This advance activity does not allow us to plan properly while practicing safe social distancing for our community, volunteers, and staff.

We know that our strong, tightly-knit community is not simply about physical proximity; what brings us together is a shared purpose to create safer, healthier neighborhoods and make streets serve everyone. It's in that spirit that we encourage all Angelenos to follow the most current CDC guidelines on social distancing to protect the health and safety of all of us.

In the meantime, while we are hard at work (from home) planning routes, both new and old favorites, for the rest of 2020 and beyond, you can peruse our list of restaurants, stores, florists, and other shops along the Mid City meets Venice route that are open for business and could use your support! Find new deals, local eats (for takeout or delivery), and gift ideas - while supporting fantastic neighborhood businesses.

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. 

Field Guide to Local Businesses

Every CicLAvia is an opportunity for Angelenos to experience local gems and new businesses in their own neighborhoods. While our city is practicing Safer at Home, you can still find new deals, local eats (for take-out or delivery), and gift ideas - while supporting fantastic local shops.

We've compiled a list of restaurants, stores, florists, and others along the Mid City meets Venice route that are open for business and could use your support! Some may experience fluctuations, so be sure to check as deals and hours may change.

Stay on the lookout for updates from us and other outlets with more ideas of how you can support local businesses in neighborhoods throughout the region. 

Find a business on our digital map:



  • Aldea | Shop their online store!
  • American Flowers | Open for limited delivery.
  • Animal House | Their storefront is closed, but you can find their products on Ebay, seller ID: dutch-indo
  • Bikerowave | Temporarily closed. Donate to Bikerowave and support this volunteer run, non-profit bike shop!
  • Dunkees Art and Apparel | Visit this art gallery's online store. Free shipping on all orders with code "corona19".
  • Gameplay | Shop their games on Mercari by searching "GameplayLA".
  • Garden of Blooms | Open for delivery. Cheer up a loved one with a surprise bouquet.
  • Helms Flowers | Open for delivery. Cheer up a loved one with a surprise bouquet.
  • Inland | Shop their online store and take 15% off with Code: 15
  • Katherine Kidd | Shop their online store.
  • LA Brakeless | Temporarily closed. Shop their online store or purchase a gift card to redeem when they re-open.
  • Mahalo Flowers | Open for delivery. Cheer up a loved one with a surprise bouquet.
  • Mar Vista Time Travel Mart | Shop their online store or make a donation to support their non-profit 826LA.
  • Stanley's Wet Goods | Retail shop remains open from 11am-7pm daily, but only for online and phone orders, and only for delivery (FREE on orders over $150!) or curbside pickup.
  • The Bicycle Whisperer | Bike repair shop.
  • The Bike Center | Temporarily closed. Support the Bike Center by purchasing a gift card here
  • The Bike Shop California | Offering "Stay at Home Pickup/Delivery Service" for sales and repairs.
  • The Center for Land Use Interpretation | Support the Center for Land Use Interpretation by making a donation on their website.
  • The Dog Bakery | Open for curbside pickup or delivery. Giftcards available on their website.
  • The Mod Barn | Custom furniture studio. Showroom is closed but they are open for online orders and consultation.
  • The Museum of Jurassic Technology | Shop their online store!
  • Time Warp Records | Shop online through Discogs or buy a gift certificate to redeem when they re-open. Message through Facebook if you wish to purchase a Timewarp Records gift certificate.
  • Tortoise General Store | Shop their online store. Free shipping through April.
  • Vintage on Venice | Open by appointment only.
  • Whimsy + Row | Shop their online store! Shop with code TOGETHERAPART for 20% off SITEWIDE. Plus 5% of sales go to Feeding America.


  • Bryan Hawkins Kenpo Karate | Now offering Kenpo Online! Visit their website for more information.
  • Ceremony meditation | Offering online meditation classes and courses. Sign up on their website.
  • Level Up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu | Offering online "live" classes and workouts, Monday-Saturday.
  • Make LA Tango | Virtual tango classes and Spanish language classes now available! All levels welcome. Sign up on their website.
  • School of Rock Venice | Offering remote lessons.
  • Veda Yoga Center | Visit their website to see a schedule of online classes. They are offering one free week of online classes as well as free community classes daily at 7:30am.