CicLAvia Rolls in on Sunday

CicLAvia Comes to Heart of LA Sunday, October 6, 2013

 Post below gives general overview and map is on CicLAvia site. Enjoy!

During CicLAvia, the streets are filled with people enjoying Los Angeles. Skateboarders join bike riders near USC (Expo LIne).

During CicLAvia, the streets are filled with people enjoying Los Angeles.

Discover LA by Metro:

Take a Sunday Stroll Through LA from Union Station to the Sea with CicLAvia on Sunday April 21, 2013.

This Sunday’s CicLAvia, LA’s sixth, is taking a new route — Downtown to the sea, beating the Metro there by many years.  The weather prediction is for a beautiful LA day, making this Earth Day Weekend a great time to be a  part of LA’s biggest citywide block party.

Many bike clubs enjoy the unique riding opportunity of CicLAvia.

Many bike clubs enjoy the unique riding opportunity of CicLAvia.

From 10 a.m. – 3 pm. on Sunday, April 21, more than 15 miles of Los Angeles streets will be closed to cars —making this the longest CicLAvia route yet. This is a chance to enjoy LA and see it from a different perspective — from a bike, skateboard, or just leisurely strolling down the middle of the boulevard. There are many great views to be appreciated, because of both the pedestrian/bike perspective and the slowed-down pace.

One of the joys of CicLAvia is that you can start and stop whenever and wherever you want, and do it on your own schedule. This is not a race — it’s streets turned into open space.

Seeing the city streets filled with cyclists, skaters, and strollers — wheeled and on foot— makes one really appreciate that LA belongs to everyone from all neighborhoods.

The CicLAvia route April 21, 2013 goes between Union Station, Downtown LA, to the sea at Venice.

The CicLAvia route April 21, 2013 goes between Union Station, Downtown LA, to the sea at Venice.

With the opening of the Metro Expo line, Westside residents will be able to connect with CicLAvia by rail at the Expo Line Culver City Station.

Activities, such as family arts-and-crafts, and performers can be found at hubs and various points along the CicLAvia route -- all adding to the fun of the event.

Activities, such as family arts-and-crafts, and performers can be found at hubs and various points along the CicLAvia route — all adding to the fun of the event.

The upcoming CicLAvia route includes hubs at past favorite spots: MacArthur Park, Pershing Square and 7th/Metro Center Station, and Union Station.

CicLAvia also hosts a wide variety of activities for people of all interests and ages, including music, performances, food trucks galore, and just about everything else L.A. has to offer!

To get more of the feel of CicLAvia, see our adventures from last April and October, 2011.

Whether this is your first or sixth CicLAvia, plan on joining the fun on Sunday, April, 21.

Women on bicycles, roller blades, and in a wheelchair.

Everyone enjoys wheeling along during CicLAvia.

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9 Responses to CicLAvia Rolls in on Sunday

  1. Perias Pillay says:

    We may never get a subway to the sea (Metro is planning to extend the Purple Line only to the VA Medical Center in Westwood), but the Expo Line should be running to Santa Monica in late 2015 or early 2016.

    • Metro Duo says:

      It may be many more years before the subway goes all the way to the sea, but we’re optimists.

      We’re crossing our fingers, toes, arms, legs, and eyes hoping that the Expo Line Phase II schedule is met.

  2. Jonathan Zimmerman says:

    I’m riding CicLAvia tomorrow. I’ve been wanting to do it since it started, but was never available to do so and I’m looking forward to it. Turns out I can take the Red Line from near my house to Union Station, do he ride and if I get tired and don’t want to ride all the way back downtown I can hop on the Expo Line in Culver City and go home that way.

    Will you be there?

  3. Steve Henigson says:

    The Metro already goes to the sea, at Long Beach.
    So CycLAvia doesn’t “beat the Metro to the sea by many years” at all.
    It just beats it to Venice.

    • Metro Duo says:

      Shame on us! Of course the Blue Line to Long Beach goes to the sea! We’re too wrapped up in the “subway to the sea” progress of the Purple Line!

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