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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.


Explore LA: Free Fun to Celebrate MLK Day, the Year of the Pig, Lunar New Year, and More

Explore LA:Week of January 21. Celebrate MLK Day with free events all over LA as well as the Year of the Pig and the Lunar New Year this weekend!


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. 


Explore LA: Show Off LA to Guests from Out of Town

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. 


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.  


Explore LA: The giving-back edition!

There’s so much to love about LA, and virtually endless ways to explore and enjoy without opening your wallet. Every week we put together a menu of free and fun activities happening around town. In the spirit of thankfulness, we decided to assemble a platter of opportunities to give back to our vibrant city and region while you make new friends and perhaps see a part of town you’ve never visited.