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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.


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.


Save the Date 2024

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You asked and we delivered.

🎉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 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. 


Cal State LA - Sticker Booklet

In the Fall of 2022, students from Cal State Los Angeles’ Art and Design in the Community class visited CicLAvia at their offices at the LA Cleantech Incubator (LACI) to learn about the work that goes into planning CicLAvia – and for a tour of the design and fabrication facilities at LACI. The students attended CicLAvia—Heart of LA on 10/9/22, with the prompt to think about their favorite places, spaces, and interactions that they observed at CicLAvia that day. 


Local Gems: Heart of LA

Join us at CicLAvia—Heart of LA on Sunday, October 15th, from 9am - 4pm as we transform the streets of Chinatown, Little Tokyo, South Park, Mariachi Plaza, and Evergreen into a public park for the day.

The Downtown Los Angeles area and its surrounding neighborhoods are bursting with places to eat, art to see, and architecture to admire. Here are some of the MANY local gems that will be along the route. Use the CicLAvia Interactive Digital Map to plan out your day!


CicLAmini—North Hollywood Recap Blog

Our second CicLAmini had an amazing turnout! The day kicked off  with remarks by Romel Pascual (CicLAvia Executive Director), LA Councilmember Paul Krekorian (Council District 2), Randall Winston (Deputy Mayor of Public Works), Clare Eberle (LADOT Rep.), and Laura Friedman (Asm. 44th District), alongside her daughter, Rachel. The speakers encouraged us all to celebrate the small, family owned businesses and the talented artists that make up the NoHo Arts District.