Stories


The March 3 CicLAvia is Full of Historic, Local Gems

To kick off our 2019 season, we're returning to one of Los Angeles’ favorite car-free event locations, CicLAvia–Culver City Meets Mar Vista + Palm. By way of vibrant corridors normally packed with cars, this popular route connects downtown Culver City to Mar Vista. For this, our 29th CicLAvia, we’ve added stretches of the route into Palms and Culver City’s Arts District.

There are countless reasons to love this route. Each street has a story to tell. Many are lined with local shops and eateries, some renowned, and others not-yet-known to many visitors. As you travel through the open streets on March 3, we encourage you to look around, make a friend, and keep an eye out for these historic gems that help tell the story of this area.

Have fun exploring the history and so much more!


Explore LA: Show off LA to out-of-town guests

End the year on a jolly note with Candy Cane Lanes, tar pits, and stand-up comedy classes. They're all free and great opportunities to show off the best LA has to offer to out of town guests. 


What We Love About LA

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, all of us at CicLAvia have been reflecting on what we love about the LA region. We all recently penned love notes to this city that holds a special place in each of our hearts. And we wanted to share them with you, the community of people who care as much about LA as we do.


Meet Our ‘Spirit of CicLAvia’ Honorees

We’re very excited to honor journalist Alissa Walker and AARP in Los Angeles with the Spirit of CicLAvia Award at our 3rd annual pLAy day in LA fundraiser on Sunday, February 10.


Thousand's Gloria Hwang Chats Safety and Teamwork with CicLAvia

Gloria Hwang, founder and CEO of Thousand, shares safety tips and talks about the teamwork between her company and CicLAvia. 


A look back at #HeartofLA 2018 through your photos

By the look of the photos that flowed onto social media, Heart of LA 2018 was another memorable CicLAvia Sunday for tens of thousands of Angelenos. These snapshots of individual experiences paint a picture of both the joy of our events and what made Heart of LA 2018 uniquely special. 


Explore LA: Temps are down but free holiday events are heating up

LA weather is cooling down but the free holiday events are heating up. From play readings to sledding, dog adoptions to star parties, there’s plenty to keep you busy as the holiday season continues.


Explore LA: free, entertaining and educational things to do

Still buzzing from Heart of LA? So are we. It’s hard to match the fun we all had together in the car-free streets last Sunday, but, fortunately, you can keep some level of fun going this week. LA is full of free entertainment, and this first full week of December isn’t any different. There’s holiday crafting, winter art installations, some great stuff at libraries, and more through which you can explore your city without spending a penny.  


How to CicLAvia: Safety Reminders & Helpful Tips

First time attending a CicLAvia? Here are some helpful notes to remember about our events.


Locally-Owned Shops to Explore Around the Heart of LA Route

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday, a day to recognize (and give business to) those locally-owned brick and mortar businesses that help make our communities feel, well, more like a community. It’s yet another reason to get out and explore some of the great mom-and-pop storefronts LA has to offer.