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Local Gems: South LA (Western Ave)

Join us for the fourth CicLAvia Sunday of the 2024 season—and our 53rd program since 2010! CicLAvia—South LA (Western Ave) is on Sunday, June 23rd, from 9am - 4pm. 

South LA is a 16-square-mile area in the southern end of Los Angeles which consists of 25 neighborhoods. Take a look at some of the MANY local gems in the area. Be sure to also use the CicLAvia Interactive Digital Map to plan out your day!


Local Gems: Wilmington

Join us for the third CicLAvia Sunday of the 2024 season—and our 52nd CicLAvia Sunday since 2010! CicLAmini—Wilmington is on Sunday, May 19th, from 10am - 3pm. Expect a compact route and a more pedestrian-oriented experience at CicLAmini—Wilmington, featuring activities, street games, local business engagements, and art and cultural activities for all-ages. We encourage you to jog, walk, ride, skate, and bike along the open space.

Wilmington is a 9 square mile neighborhood in the South Bay / Harbor Region of Los Angeles. Alongside the bustling Port of LA and active industrial plants, the Wilmington community continues to embellish their neighborhood with open areas, green spaces, and public art throughout. Take a peek at some of the MANY local gems in the area. Use the CicLAmini Interactive Digital Map to plan out your day!


Local Gems: Venice Blvd

Join us for the second event of the 2024 season—and our 51st event since 2010! CicLAvia—Venice Blvd is on Sunday, April 21st, from 9am - 4pm. We will transform Venice Blvd along the neighborhoods of Culver City, Palms, Mar Vista, and Venice Beach into a public park for the day.

Venice Blvd is a vital east-west corridor that connects the bustling streets of Downtown Los Angeles and the picturesque sands of Venice Beach. This stretch is known for its shopping, dining, and entertainment. Here are some of the MANY local gems that will be along the route.


Local Gems: Melrose

Join us for the first event of the 2024 season—and our 50th event since 2010! CicLAvia—Melrose is on Sunday, February 25th, from 9am - 3pm. We will transform Melrose Avenue along the neighborhoods of Fairfax, Larchmont, Melrose Hill, and East Hollywood into a public park for the day.

Melrose Ave is known for its shopping, dining, and entertainment. Here are some of the MANY local gems that will be along the route.


Save the Date 2024

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🎉The entire 2024 CicLAvia Sunday schedule is here! We have been steadily increasing the number of annual events since 2010 and we're proud to bring you EIGHT events this year!


CicLAvia 2024 Season Launch Party and LA Aleworks Collaboration

Who/What: CicLAvia has partnered with Los Angeles Ale Works to kick off the 2024 season and launch a beer collaboration with a West Coast IPA affectionately named seek-la-VEE-ah. This venture is all about the “miles of smiles” that we, at CicLAvia, strive to create.


CicLAvia 2023 Year in Review

Over the last year, tens of thousands of Angelenos had the chance to stroll, jog, skate, and cycle through neighborhoods like Boyle Heights, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Mid City, North Hollywood, Pico Union, Canoga Park, Winnetka, Reseda, South LA, and Watts—over the course of 7 CicLAvia open street events. With our 2024 season just around the corner, let's reflect on the collective achievements and experiences we shared this year!

Thanks to our amazing supporters, dedicated volunteers, and hard working team, CicLAvia had a fantastic year.


CicLAvia—South LA Recap Blog

Only in South LA can you enjoy sunny weather at the beginning of December. CicLAvia—South LA (Leimert Park <—> Historic South Central) was a success thanks to all of our partners, participants, and more importantly, the community of South LA. Our 49th and final event of 2023 began with speeches from Romel Pascual (CicLAvia Executive Director), Laura Rubio-Cornejo (LADOT General Manager), and Frank Ching (Deputy Executive Officer, LA Metro). Romel gave thanks for all the support saying the 2023 CicLAvia season was, “Very ambitious, very magical, and very successful.”


Local Gems: South LA

Join us for the last event of the 2023 season, CicLAvia—South LA (Leimert Park <—> Historic South Central) on Sunday, December 3rd, from 9am - 3pm as we transform the streets of Leimert Park, King Estates, Exposition Park, and Historic South Central into a public park for the day.

The South LA area is rich with African American culture, especially in its food, art, and architecture. Here are some of the MANY local gems that will be along the route.

And our friends at Los Angeles Conservancy have designed an interactive scavenger hunt for CicLAvia participants to explore the history surrounding your ride, walk, run, or stroll through historic South L.A. neighborhoods. Stop by any CicLAvia info booth for more information on how to participate. Local Gems marked with an asterisk (*) are part of the challenge and are also open to all visitors throughout the day.


CicLAvia—Heart of LA Recap Blog

Our 48th event brought us back to where it all started, in the heart of Los Angeles. Our press conference featured many great speakers including Jaime Ortiz, the founder of the Ciclovia movement in Bogotá, Colombia. Jaime stated that he was impressed with, “ … what Angelenos have done throughout the years. It’s an honor to be here today. The spirit of CicLAvia is that anyone who comes is the main actor on this day … nobody is a secondary actor … it is done by the people, for the people.”

In addition to Jaime’s words of praise for CicLAvia in Los Angeles, we also heard from Romel Pascual (CicLAvia Executive Director), Laura Rubio-Cornejo (LADOT GM), Seleta Reynolds (LA Metro Chief Innovation Officer), and Israel Rojas, (CicLAvia Vice-Chair Board of Directors). The speakers thanked and shined light on the many diverse members of the communities this CicLAvia route ventured through.