CicLAvia: Your guide to LA's bike-friendly, car-free event

The best places to eat and drink along CicLAvia's bicycle route, plus everything you need to know about the bike-friendly fest

Photograph: Riley Carithers
CicLAvia

The term CicLAvia—Spanish for "bike way”—can also be used to describe a temporary closing of LA's streets. Inspired by the first Ciclovías in Bogotá, Colombia, the event welcomes bikes, tricycles, skateboards, strollers and smiles (sounds cheesy, but it's true) to ride a rotating cast of car-free routes. While most rides center around Downtown, past events have taken the event to Wilshire Boulevard, Venice and South LA. Wherever it is, expect music, street performances and food trucks, as well as general whimsy and shenanigans. Shop owners and restaurants along the CicLAvia route will also open their doors. It goes without saying that you should bike or take the Metro to your desired spot along the route.

The next CicLAvia is:

Sunday, May 31 — Pasadena

Sunday, August 9 — Culver City Meets Venice

October 2015 — Heart of LA

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