✌️enice Boulevard! Presented by LADOT

July 23, 2023 at 02:00 PM

✌️enice Boulevard!

Join us on Sunday, July 23rd to ride, bike, skate, and experience the new protected bike lanes and safety features on Venice Boulevard. This event will feature a series of guided group bike rides and walks along Venice Boulevard, between National and Sepulveda, as well as routes through the surrounding neighborhoods, highlighting the recent transportation safety improvements. 

The street will remain open to cars and we encourage participants to explore the area safely. You can also jog, run, walk, skateboard, spectate, and enjoy the afternoon along the sidewalks in your own way. This event is welcoming to people of all ages and abilities! 

There will be a Hub at Venice and Bagley with music, street games and other activities. Be sure to join our email list and check back here soon so you don't miss any event news and updates. Use this CicLAvia digital map to plan which businesses and activities to check out along the corridor during the event on July 23!


Here are some things to know before you go:

The Basics

  • This event is FREE!
  • This event lasts from 2pm to 6pm
  • This event will feature a series of guided group bike rides and walks along Venice Boulevard, between National and Sepulveda, as well as routes through the surrounding neighborhoods, highlighting the recent transportation safety improvements.
  • Venice Blvd will remain open to cars and we encourage participants to explore the area safely. 
  • There will also be a Hub at Venice and Bagley with music, street games and other activities for all ages and abilities. For a full list of activities, visit ciclavia.org.
  • As consideration for being allowed to participate in this event, all participants are deemed to have released from liability and waived any right to sue its organizers, their employees, officers, volunteers and agents from any and all claims, including claims of negligence, resulting in any physical injury, illness (including death) or economic loss suffered as a result of participating in this event powered by CicLAvia.
  • By participating in this event, each participant understands that there are risks, such as physical and/or psychological injury, pain, suffering, illness, disfigurement, temporary or permanent disability, death or economic loss. These injuries or outcomes may arise from a participant’s or other’s actions, inactions, or negligence, or the condition of the location(s) or facility(ies). Nonetheless, participants assume all known and unknown risks of participation in this event powered by CicLAvia.

Questions or Concerns

For general event information please email us or call 213.355.8500.


Thank You to Our Event Sponsors

City of Los Angeles  

Interactive Digital Map

Use this CicLAvia digital map to plan which businesses and activities to check out along the corridor during the event on July 23!

powered by Proxi

Rentals

Want to ride a bike, rollerblade, or skateboard at a CicLAvia event, but don't own your own equipment? Not a problem! Below is a list of some bike and skate shops throughout the county that offer rentals. We are constantly updating our this list. So, if you notice that we're missing anything, know of a shop that rents bikes, or one you'd like to see listed, let us know

Please remember, bikes are not required to participate in a CicLAvia powered event! You can walk, run, skate, scoot, take a pedicab or rollerblade. Anything that is people-powered is allowed. If you decide to rent, be sure to call ahead and pay for your reservation in advance, as rentals have been known to sell out for CicLAvia events.

Los Angeles Rentals by Neighborhood

List of shops that offer rentals, sorted alphabetically by neighborhood.

Beverly Hills / West Hollywood

Culver City

Downtown / Central LA

  • Coco’s Variety Store | 2427 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90039 | 323.664.7400
  • DTLA Bikes | 425 S Broadway (at 4th), Los Angeles, CA 90013 | 213.533.8000
    • Offers a fleet of more than 200 bikes that are ready to ride
    • Also offers helmets
  • Just Ride Los Angeles | 1626 S Hill St (at Venice Blvd), Los Angeles, CA 90015 | 213.745.6783
    • In order to ensure availability, please reserve up to 3 days in advance
    • Also offers locks and helmets
  • LA Golden Bicycles | 40001 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90010 | 213.739.9911
  • Ride on Bike Shop/Co-op | 4319 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008 | 323.903.5043

Foothills

  • Incycle | 501 W Arrow Hwy, San Dimas, CA 91773 | 909.592.2181 

Glendale / Atwater Village

Long Beach / San Pedro

  • Pedal Movement | 223 E 1st St, Long Beach, CA 90802 | 562.436.2453 
  • Wheel Fun Rentals | 429 Shoreline Village Dr, Ste G, Long Beach, CA 90802 | 562.951.3857

Marina Del Ray

San Fernando Valley

  • Retro Xpress Bicycles | 14508 Victory Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91401 | 818.200.9463
  • Trek Bicycle Westlake Village | 3835 E Thousand Oaks Blvd, Unit K
    Westlake Village, CA 91362 | 805.251.0946
  • Wheel Fun Rentals | 6300 Balboa Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91316 | 818.212.4263
    • A wide range of bikes are available including cruisers, choppers, tandems, and surreys

San Gabriel Valley

  • Incycle | 175 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105 | 626.577.0440
  • Velo Pasadena Inc | 2562 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107 | 626.304.0064

Santa Monica

Venice

West LA

  • UCLA Bike Shop | 2131 John Wooden Ctr, Los Angeles, CA 90095 | 310.206.7219

Bike Delivery

  • Synaptic Cycles | Los Angeles road bike rentals, delivered to your door for free | 949.484.6409

Accessibility

CicLAvia welcomes everyone to our events and works to make each route accessible to all individuals.

This event utilizes the infrastructure of the city and county of Los Angeles so participants can enter or exit anywhere along the corridor, making use of streets, ramps, protected bike lanes, and sidewalks. When facilities are added to the route at a Hub (restrooms, water areas, etc.), they are all ADA compliant.

Service animals are welcome.

Read more about event Hubelevationgetting around during a CicLAvia event, and parking along the route.

Hub Information

Hubs are resting and meeting points along the route. Some hubs include additional programming and activities. 

Hub Address

Elevation 

It is mostly flat throughout the entirety of the corridor.

Getting Around at CicLAvia

Participants with mobility limitations are welcome to use motorized wheelchairs, scooters, pedal-assist bikes, and adaptive bicycles along the corridor.

Parking

Use ParkMe to find a lot along our route ! Additionally, use Parkopedia to find nearby parking lots.

Ivy Station Parking - 8840 National Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232 - Enter on National Blvd

Culver Steps Parking Garage - 9300 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232 - Enter on Culver Blvd

Watseka Parking Garage - 3844 Watseka Ave, Culver City, CA 90232

INCE Parking Structure - 9099 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Parking is also available in the neighborhoods near the event. Make sure to read all posted parking restrictions.

Guided Group Bike Rides and Walks

✌️enice Boulevard! will feature a series of guided group bike rides and walks along Venice Boulevard, between National Blvd and Sepulveda Blvd, as well as routes through the surrounding neighborhoods, highlighting the recent transportation safety improvements.

 

GROUP BIKE RIDES led by People for Mobility Justice 

Meet at the Venice/Bagley Hub

  • 2:00 pm — Venice Blvd route
  • 3:00 pm — Ballona Creek route
  • 4:00 pm — Venice Blvd route
  • 5:00 pm — Ballona Creek route

WALKING TOURS led by Natasía Gascón of the Palms Neighborhood Council

Meet at the Palms Neighborhood Council Booth at the Venice/Bagley Hub. 

  • 3:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm

BIKE SKILLS COURSES led by Walk n’ Rollers:

Meet at Ivy Station next to the Metro Bike Hub (Venice/Robertson). All ages and skills welcome! RSVP HERE for Bike Skills Classes

Business Participation

CicLAvia is one of the largest open streets events in the country—a free event, open to all. At CicLAvia, individuals and families are encouraged to explore by foot, bike, and other forms of non-motorized transport.

Is your business on or near the event? Here are some tips for engaging thousands of potential new customers.

Download Business Opportunity Flyer

Business Opportunities at CicLAvia


What Will You See At A CicLAvia event? 

  • This event will feature a series of guided group bike rides and walks along Venice Boulevard between National and the surrounding neighborhoods highlighting the recent transportation safety improvements. The street will remain open to cars, and parking and access to businesses will not be impacted.*
  • We encourage participants to explore the area safely. There will also be a Hub at Venice and Bagley with music, street games and other activities for all ages and abilities.
  • People enjoying Venice Blvd and the surrounding community on foot, bike, scooter, skateboard, or wheels
  • People looking to support restaurants, shops, and businesses in the community
  • Hub at Venice and Bagley with music, street games, community booths and other activities for all ages and abilities

Introduce Yourself To Potential Customers Passing By Your Door

  • PLAN TO BE OPEN ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT. (Sunday, July 23, 2pm-6pm). Make your storefront visible with signage and banners.
  • BRING YOUR BUSINESS OUTSIDE. Do you have permission to use the sidewalk in front of your business? If so, bring products, music, or seating outside. Remember to maintain the required 4’ clearance for ADA access.
  • HELP GET THE WORD OUT IN ADVANCE. Display a Venice Boulevard! poster or give Venice Boulevard! postcards to your customers. Request supplies at [email protected].  
  • JOIN THE VENICE BOULEVARD! SAVINGS PROGRAM. Offer a special or discount and be listed for free on our Venice Boulevard! webpage and interactive digital map (map.ciclavia.org), subject to approval. To participate, email [email protected] or call 213.355.8500 by Wednesday, July 19. Include the Business Name, Special/Discount Offer, Business address, Business website link (if available), and Business phone.

Street Closure Information

*Bagley Ave (south of Venice Blvd, between Venice Blvd and the alleyway, in the City of L.A.) will be closed to car traffic from 12pm-8pm that day. There will be no parking or vehicle access allowed during these hours. Main St (between the alleyway and Culver Blvd) will remain fully open.

Getting to the Event and Parking

This CicLAvia event is accessible via many different forms of transportation.

Read more about the Hub, Metro, Metro Bike Sharebike rentalsparking for the event, and feeder runs, rides and walks.

Hub Address

Go Metro

These Metro E Line (Expo) Stations are located within 1 mile of the event:

Metro Bike Share

There are Metro bike share stations throughout the area with bikes available on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit this map to plan ahead metro.net/bikeshare or download the Metro Bike Share app. Pro tip: Register your TAP card for Metro Bike Share before you arrive at taptogo.net/metrobikeshare. Be sure to tag @BikeMetro on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Below is a list of bike share stations within a mile of the corridor. Bikes will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

Bike Rentals

Please note that CicLAvia does not provide bike rentals. Plan ahead and visit ciclavia.org/rentals for more information about bike rentals in Los Angeles County.

Parking For the Event

Use ParkMe to find a lot around the event! Additionally, use Parkopedia to find nearby parking lots.

Ivy Station Parking - 8840 National Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232 - Enter on National Blvd

Culver Steps Parking Garage - 9300 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232 - Enter on Culver Blvd

Watseka Parking Garage - 3844 Watseka Ave, Culver City, CA 90232

INCE Parking Structure - 9099 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Parking is also available in the neighborhoods near the event. Make sure to read all posted parking restrictions.

Group and Feeder Rides

Planning a feeder ride or walk and want to add it to our site? Email us or share it on our Facebook event page!

Rain or Shine

A CicLAvia event will go on, rain or shine! Here are some things to keep in mind when riding or rolling in wet conditions.

  • Slow down. It’s easier to lose traction, especially in turns, when the road is wet. Avoid sharp turns and high speed turns so your bike won’t slide out from under you.

  • Skidding is more likely when the road is wet. Modulate your braking to avoid a skid.

  • Give yourself extra time and distance to stop.

  • Rim brake users, remember your rims are wet so it takes a little longer for your brake pads to catch. Pumping your brakes will help.

  • Be more cautious on (or avoid) surfaces that are extra slippery when wet. Such surfaces may include metal plates, manhole covers, train tracks, storm grates, and street “paint”.

  • Avoid riding through standing water or piles of wet leaves, which might conceal road defects.

  • Visibility is reduced when it’s raining. Wear bright, reflective clothing and use front and rear lights to help you see and be seen (even during the day).

Tips provided by our friends at BikeLA.

How To Participate

CicLAvia provides an opportunity to connect with Angelenos and communities throughout Los Angeles County in an entirely new way.

Join us to ride, bike, skate, and experience the new protected bike lanes and safety features on Venice Boulevard. This event will feature a series of guided group bike rides and walks along Venice Boulevard, between National and Sepulveda, as well as routes through the surrounding neighborhoods, highlighting the recent transportation safety improvements. 

The street will remain open to cars and we encourage participants to explore the area safely. You can also jog, run, walk, skateboard, spectate, and enjoy the afternoon along the sidewalks in your own way. This event is welcoming to people of all ages and abilities! 

CicLAvia works hard to provide a safe and secure environment for all participants. By familiarizing yourself with the following information, you can help make this a great event for everyone.

As consideration for being allowed to participate in this event, all participants are deemed to have released from liability and waived any right to sue its organizers, their employees, officers, volunteers and agents from any and all claims, including claims of negligence, resulting in any physical injury, illness (including death) or economic loss suffered as a result of participating in this event powered by CicLAvia.

By participating in this event, each participant understands that there are risks, such as physical and/or psychological injury, pain, suffering, illness, disfigurement, temporary or permanent disability, death or economic loss. These injuries or outcomes may arise from a participant’s or other’s actions, inactions, or negligence, or the condition of the location(s) or facility(ies). Nonetheless, participants assume all known and unknown risks of participation in this event powered by CicLAvia.

The Basics

  • This event is FREE!
  • This event lasts from 2pm to 6pm
  • This event will feature a series of guided group bike rides and walks along Venice Boulevard, between National and Sepulveda, as well as routes through the surrounding neighborhoods, highlighting the recent transportation safety improvements.
  • The street will remain open to cars and we encourage participants to explore the area safely. 
  • There will also be a Hub at Venice and Bagley with music, street games and other activities for all ages and abilities. For a full list of activities, visit ciclavia.org.

Share the Road

Venice Blvd will remain open to cars and we encourage participants to explore the area safely. 

What To Bring

  • Helmet: We highly recommend that everyone planning to come on a bike, scooter, skateboard, rollerblades, skates, and other wheeled forms of people-powered mobility wear a helmet. Don’t worry- we are big fans of helmet hair. Helmets are required by California law for all kids under 18 if they are on a bike, scooter, skateboard, skates, or other types of geared or wheeled transportation.
  • Water bottle: Bring a reusable water bottle. We offer water refill stations at the Venice / Bagley Hub.
  • Sun protection: Bring your favorite hat and apply sunscreen.

Biking with Children

Our friends at REI have a comprehensive information and video page about biking with children. Please take the time to review this information if you plan to enjoy this event with children. 

At a CicLAvia event, the Safety and Well-Being of our Participants is our Primary Concern

We work closely with local authorities to provide as safe and secure an environment as possible. We also partner with other local agencies that provide additional security elements along the route and at public transit locations.

Contact Staff and Volunteers

Staff can be identified by the t-shirt that says STAFF on the back. Volunteers can be identified by the t-shirt that says VOLUNTEER on the back. 

Staff members and volunteers can assist you in finding the answers to questions and help find the right person to respond to emergencies. If you are missing a member of your party, have been in a minor accident, or have been part of an incident, please contact staff at the Venice / Bagley Hub. This is often the fastest way to ensure police officers or emergency personnel respond to the situation rapidly and effectively.

Rentals

Want to ride a bike, rollerblade, or skateboard at CicLAvia, but don't own your own equipment? Not a problem! Below is a list of some bike and skate shops throughout the county that offer rentals. We are constantly updating our this list. So, if you notice that we're missing anything, know of a shop that rents bikes, or one you'd like to see listed, let us know

Please remember, bikes are not required to participate in CicLAvia! You can walk, run, skate, scoot, take a pedicab or rollerblade. Anything that is people-powered is allowed. If you decide to rent, be sure to call ahead and pay for your reservation in advance, as rentals have been known to sell out on CicLAvia Sundays.

Los Angeles Rentals by Neighborhood

List of shops that offer rentals, sorted alphabetically by neighborhood.

Beverly Hills / West Hollywood

Culver City

Downtown / Central LA

  • Coco’s Variety Store | 2427 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90039 | 323.664.7400
  • DTLA Bikes | 425 S Broadway (at 4th), Los Angeles, CA 90013 | 213.533.8000
    • Offers a fleet of more than 200 bikes that are ready to ride
    • Also offers helmets
  • Just Ride Los Angeles | 1626 S Hill St (at Venice Blvd), Los Angeles, CA 90015 | 213.745.6783
    • In order to ensure availability, please reserve up to 3 days in advance
    • Also offers locks and helmets
  • LA Golden Bicycles | 40001 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90010 | 213.739.9911
  • Ride on Bike Shop/Co-op | 4319 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008 | 323.903.5043

Foothills

  • Incycle | 501 W Arrow Hwy, San Dimas, CA 91773 | 909.592.2181 

Glendale / Atwater Village

Long Beach / San Pedro

  • Pedal Movement | 223 E 1st St, Long Beach, CA 90802 | 562.436.2453 
  • Wheel Fun Rentals | 429 Shoreline Village Dr, Ste G, Long Beach, CA 90802 | 562.951.3857

Marina Del Ray

San Fernando Valley

  • Retro Xpress Bicycles | 14508 Victory Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91401 | 818.200.9463
  • Trek Bicycle Westlake Village | 3835 E Thousand Oaks Blvd, Unit K
    Westlake Village, CA 91362 | 805.251.0946
  • Wheel Fun Rentals | 6300 Balboa Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91316 | 818.212.4263
    • A wide range of bikes are available including cruisers, choppers, tandems, and surreys

San Gabriel Valley

  • Incycle | 175 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105 | 626.577.0440
  • Velo Pasadena Inc | 2562 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107 | 626.304.0064

Santa Monica

Venice

West LA

  • UCLA Bike Shop | 2131 John Wooden Ctr, Los Angeles, CA 90095 | 310.206.7219

Bike Delivery

  • Synaptic Cycles | Los Angeles road bike rentals, delivered to your door for free | 949.484.6409

How to Participate

CicLAvia provides an opportunity to connect with Angelenos and communities throughout Los Angeles County in an entirely new way.

Participants are invited to walk, bike, skate, run, and enjoy the open streets on select Sundays! CicLAvia works hard to provide a safe and secure environment for all participants. By familiarizing yourself with the following information, you can help make CicLAvia a great event for everyone.

As consideration for being allowed to participate in a CicLAvia, all participants are deemed to have released from liability and waived any right to sue its organizers, their employees, officers, volunteers and agents from any and all claims, including claims of negligence, resulting in any physical injury, illness (including death) or economic loss suffered as a result of participating in this CicLAvia.

By participating in a CicLAvia event, each participant understands that there are risks, such as physical and/or psychological injury, pain, suffering, illness, disfigurement, temporary or permanent disability, death or economic loss. These injuries or outcomes may arise from a participant’s or other’s actions, inactions, or negligence, or the condition of the location (s) or facility (ies). Nonetheless, participants assume all known and unknown risks of participation in CicLAvia.

The Basics

  • CicLAvia is FREE!
  • CicLAvia lasts from 9am to 4pm* (*February and December routes end at 3pm due to Daylight Savings Time)
  • CicLAvia closes streets to car traffic and opens them for people to walk, skate, bike, play, and explore parts of Los Angeles County.
  • CicLAvia is not a race! There's no starting point or finish linebegin where you like and enjoy the day your way.
  • CicLAvia traffic flows in two directions, just like regular traffic. Check out more rules of the route.

Timing Your Trip

CicLAvia lasts from 9am–4pm* (*February and December routes end at 3pm due to Daylight Savings Time)

Please budget your time accordingly. Make sure you return to your point of origin or final destination by 4pm to avoid car traffic when the route reopens. 

Share the Road

Cars are not allowed at CicLAvia, but any other form of non-motorized transportation is. Be aware of how people around you are travelingbiking, walking, skating, etc.and respect their right to the road.

Monitored Intersections

Police, transit officers, and volunteers will be at crossing intersections to monitor the flow of participant and car traffic. Riders and pedestrians must stop at car and pedestrian intersections when told to do so.

Speed

Please monitor your speed going downhill. Also, stay within the speed of the flow of traffic when it is too congested to pass.

Dismounts

There are often mandatory dismount locations. There will be signs at the dismount locations and volunteers instructing riders to dismount. 

What To Bring

  • Helmet: We highly recommend that everyone planning to come on a bike, scooter, skateboard, rollerblades, skates, and other wheeled forms of people-powered mobility wear a helmet at CicLAvia. Don’t worry- we are big fans of helmet hair. Helmets are required by California law for all kids under 18 if they are on a bike, scooter, skateboard, skates, or other types of geared or wheeled transportation.
  • Water bottle: Bring a reusable water bottle. We offer water refill stations at each Hub.
  • Sun protection: Bring your favorite hat and apply sunscreen.

Biking with Children

Our friends at REI have a comprehensive information and video page about biking with children. Please take the time to review this information if you plan to enjoy CicLAvia with children. 

Experienced Riders Recommended

CicLAvia is not an ideal place to teach a child, or an adult, how to ride due to the heavy flow of bike, board, and pedestrian traffic. While we encourage participants of all ages and skill levels, we strongly suggest that children and all participants learn the basics of bike riding before participating in the event route.

At CicLAvia, the Safety and Well-Being of our Participants is our Primary Concern

We work closely with local authorities to provide as safe and secure an environment as possible. We also partner with other local agencies that provide additional security elements along the route and at public transit locations.

Law Enforcement and Emergency Personnel

The Los Angeles Police Department provides a strong security presence at CicLAvia. In addition, there are emergency medical technicians stationed at each Hub, and other response personnel is available along the route.

In case of an accident, go to the nearest Hub to report it to a staff member. If you are between Hubs, look for the nearest uniformed officer, responder, or event staff member.

If you notice any suspicious activity or a suspicious package, immediately report it to the nearest staff member or uniformed officer.

Contact Staff and Volunteers

Staff can be identified by the t-shirt that says STAFF on the back. Volunteers can be identified by the t-shirt that says VOLUNTEER on the back. 

Staff members and volunteers can assist you in finding the answers to questions and help find the right person to respond to emergencies. If you are missing a member of your party, have been in a minor accident, or have been part of an incident, please contact staff at the nearest Hub. This is often the fastest way to ensure police officers or emergency personnel respond to the situation rapidly and effectively.

*February and December routes end at 3pm due to Daylight Savings Time

Rain or Shine

CicLAvia will go on, rain or shine! Here are some things to keep in mind when riding or rolling in wet conditions.

  • Slow down. It’s easier to lose traction, especially in turns, when the road is wet. Avoid sharp turns and high speed turns so your bike won’t slide out from under you.

  • Skidding is more likely when the road is wet. Modulate your braking to avoid a skid.

  • Give yourself extra time and distance to stop.

  • Rim brake users, remember your rims are wet so it takes a little longer for your brake pads to catch. Pumping your brakes will help.

  • Be more cautious on (or avoid) surfaces that are extra slippery when wet. Such surfaces may include metal plates, manhole covers, train tracks, storm grates, and street “paint”.

  • Avoid riding through standing water or piles of wet leaves, which might conceal road defects.

  • Visibility is reduced when it’s raining. Wear bright, reflective clothing and use front and rear lights to help you see and be seen (even during the day).

Tips provided by our friends at The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition.