CicLAvia began as an idea with an uncertain outcome when it first removed cars from the streets of Downtown Los Angeles on Oct. 10, 2010. Five years, 14 events and hundreds of thousands of participants later, CicLAvia has become the largest open streets event in North America. On Sunday, Oct. 18, CicLAvia – Heart of L.A. will celebrate this Los Angeles institution with a special five-year anniversary route.
Taking place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., CicLAvia – Heart of L.A. will have six miles for participants to explore by bike, foot, skateboard, wheelchair and other non-motorized traffic. The route will take people through Boyle Heights, the Arts District, Little Tokyo, Civic Center, Chinatown, the Historic Core and as far west as Macarthur Park.
New to CicLAvia? Here are four things you need to know for Oct. 18:
It’s not a race and you don’t need a bike to participate. You can walk or skate to your heart’s content.
There’s no beginning or end. You can start anywhere and go as far or as short as you want.
The flow of participants goes both ways, just like regular traffic.