Our first event back was an incredible success – and it gave us a taste of what's to come.
We found so much joy and community throughout Wilmington on August 15. From Banning Park to the Wilmington Waterfront, it was a wonderful experience to see smiling faces (masks and all!) enjoying open streets together again. It was our 36th event, but in many ways it felt like a "first": our first journey back to the streets in over a year, and for a lot of Angelenos discovering new activities this year it was their first CicLAvia ever.
All day long, people came up to CicLAvia staff and volunteers to thank us and tell us how much they missed us. CicLAvia Sundays aren't typical events; they create public parks that allow residents and visitors to experience neighborhoods in completely new ways.
At our Hubs along the route, participants enjoyed some free photos at the Las Fotos Project photobooth, learned about some of the initiatives bringing safer streets to Los Angeles (thanks to LADOT), found free helmets for kids (thanks to CHP), received free COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines (incredible work by Providence), and enjoyed over half a dozen food trucks.
It all cemented that sense of community: sharing the joy together and take care of one another.
Ready for the next event? Join us at CicLAvia–Heart of LA on Sunday, October 10!
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