BIKES TAKE OVER THE STREETS: CICLAVIA

Los Angeles is a city that is built on a car culture- whether it is the architecture, the sprawling developments, or the world-famous traffic.

Since 2010, however, there have been 12 CicLAvia events.  Modeled after the Ciclovia custom in Columbia where streets are closed to cars on Sunday, different parts of LA are shut down and taken over by riders from all over the greater LA & SoCal area.

This ride featured "The Valley," and the route highlighted some of the gems of the East Valley including the North Hollywood Arts District, Universal City, the historic Campo de Cahuenga, Studio City Farmers Market and the famed Sportsmen’s Lodge.

Other rides have covered the Miracle Mile Section of LA near great restaurants and museums or the full route from the beach in Santa Monica out to Downtown.  Tens of thousands of riders hit the street in a rare view of carless streets and wide open urban landscape.

March 23, 2015 by Dave Weiner