Stories


Highlights from the Heart of Los Angeles

“The Heart of LA’s 6-mile route goes through eight neighborhoods: MacArthur Park, Westlake, Civic Center, Pico Union, Little Tokyo, the Arts District, Boyle Heights and Chinatown. That’s the beauty of Los Angeles. Our neighborhoods are so diverse and so close.” – Romel Pascual, CicLAvia Executive Director

This was the 33rd CicLAvia event since its inception in October 2010, and once again, the cyclists, skaters & skateboards, runners and pedestrians who participated felt that Los Angeles is both larger and yet more close-knit than they may have thought before.


CicLAvia Celebrates UCLA 100

As the University of California Los Angeles turns 100, the school will return to its historic downtown roots for CicLAvia—Heart of LA Celebrating UCLA100 on October 6. Riders, walkers, skaters and more will join the UCLA community in activities, games, Instagram ops, and techie surprises.


Local Gems: Discover the Heart of Los Angeles

Food, art, architecture, and numerous LA landmarks dot the 6 mile CicLAvia—Heart of LA Celebrating UCLA100 route. You’ll find points of interest everywhere, but we’re highlighting a select few that you won’t want to miss.


Highlights from CicLAvia—Meet the Hollywoods

CicLAvia—Meet the Hollywoods was our first foray into many parts of West Hollywood, Hollywood, East Hollywood, Thai Town, and Little Armenia. We invited first-time communities and participants into the car-free streets, and countless Angelenos explored neighborhoods they may have never truly experienced before.


Explore LA: Two weeks of fun, free events across LA County | 8.26 – 9.8

Fun, free things to do

Close out August and welcome September with fun things to do that won’t break the bank. Here is a list of free events happening across LA County over the next two weeks. 


Explore LA: Keep Riding High After CicLAvia with These Fun, Free Events | Aug 19–25

Keep the good times rolling this week after Sunday’s epic CicLAvia. From a public concert in Santa Monica to an end-of-summer block party in Beverly Hills, here are some fun, free events to help you continue riding high.

 


Explore LA: Cruise into CicLAvia Sunday with These Fun, Free Events | August 12–18

CicLAvia—Meet the Hollywoods

CicLAvia—Meet the Hollywoods is on Sunday, August 18, and the days leading up to it are full of other free things to do. From a yoga class in Pasadena to an art tour around Beverly Hills and an art workshop in DTLA, there’s loads of fun this week as we cruise into CicLAvia Sunday. 


Explore LA: Preview the Aug 18 CicLAvia Route and More this Week | August 5–11

Get out and explore with these fun, free events happening across LA County, from an LA River nature tour to helping with the orange harvest and previewing the August 18 CicLAvia route, and more.


Four Leaders Tell Us Why They're Excited about CicLAvia—Meet the Hollywoods

There’s plenty to be excited about exploring along our 6.5-mile route on August 18. The communities along the way are home to a diverse collection of historic and cultural sites, great bars and restaurants, and unique street art. To help us all get ready, we asked four elected leaders what they’re most excited for us to explore in their communities. 


Explore LA: Kickoff August with These Free Events | July 29–August 4

Skating and dancing at CicLAvia

July was busy, but if this week is any indication, August is going to be just as full of fun (including CicLAvia—Meet the Hollywoods on August 18). From walking tours to art tours to music festivals and outdoor movie nights, there is something for everyone.