Our look back at CicLAvia’s history continues as we count down to our 15th event on October 18th. Today, we remember our third event October 9, 2011, once again in Downtown L.A. The first anniversary event saw a shift in public awareness about CicLAvia and an increase in enthusiasm on social media.
To get Angelenos pumped, ready and aware of CicLAvia, here is a snippet of how we advertised the event:
“On Sunday, October 9, CicLAvia will transform 10 miles of L.A.’s normally congested streets into a car-free, safe, family-friendly place and citywide block party. CicLAvia is free and welcomes Angelenos of all ages and interests to get out of their cars and experience the city in a whole new way, from sneakers to stilts and bikes to trikes. CicLAvia has expanded its route from East Hollywood to Boyle Heights to include a north- south extension, stretching south to the African American Firefighter Museum on Central Avenue and north to El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Olvera Street, ending at Cesar Chavez Boulevard.”
If you missed CicLAvia’s third event, check out some cool footage cicLAvia participants captured and posted of the day: