It’s time to tune up your bike, get out your walking shoes and explore the city of Los Angeles! CicLAvia is returning once again to downtown Los Angeles to clear the city of car traffic one week after Carmageddon II. If you’re staying in downtown Los Angeles hotels this October, this is a unique way to get familiar with downtown and south Los Angeles!
For the first time, CicLAvia is expanding to Exposition Park, Chinatown, Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights, and the new Grand Park. The route also includes longtime favorites MacArthur Park, 78th and Spring Streets in downtown, Little Tokyo and the 4th Street Bridge. The streets will be full of activities for the whole family, including music, performances, food trucks and much more!
Los Angeles’ biggest block party will happen on October 7. Shop owners and restaurants will open their doors for people on foot, skates, and bikes. A no parking rule will go in effect starting at 1am on October 7 until 3pm. Hydration stations will be available at Soto Station and Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights, Grand Park, MacArthur Park, Exposition Park and Chinatown. Water stations will be on tap, so you are encouraged to bring your own water bottle. Water will also be on sale at all rest stops, courtesy of REI.
In the future, CicLAvia plans to extend from Long Beach to the San Fernando Valley and to Santa Monica via Culver City. CicLAvia was designed to make the streets safe for people to walk, skate, play and ride a bike. The event is based off of ciclovias, which were started in Bogota, Columbia over 30 years ago in response to the congestion and pollution of city streets. They are held regularly in Latin America and the United States. Hope to see you connect with the city streets at CicLAvia!
Dates: October 7, 2012
Times: 10am to 3pm
Location: MacArthur Park to Mariachi Plaza &
Chinatown to Expo Park
Los Angeles, CA
For more information, please visit www.ciclavia.org.