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10/07/2011

Free this Sun: CicLAvia!

Posted by Carren Jao Pineda |

Bikes have been whirling around my thoughts lately and, in Los Angeles, when it comes to bikes CicLAvia is the first thing that comes to mind. This Sunday, CicLAvia once again closes about 10 miles of roads and open them to Angelenos. All for free. Here's the route.


But that's not CicLAvia isn't necessarily just about bicycles. It's really more about connecting with your community and enjoying the outdoors right outside your door. This time around, the ever-growing event has introduced some additional activities for walkers to enjoy. Welcome news to my ears!



For the inveterate bipeds, there are walking tours of Spring Street, Boyle Heights and Little Tokyo starting 10:30 am. History buffs can check out the Back (in time) Drops on MacArthur Park where they can photograph themselves with archival images of Los Angeles in the background. Chess nerds might enjoy a life-size game of chess on 4th street. (I must admit, I'm intrigued!) The even more environmentally-minded should check out Scyons on 7th street. These solar-powered DJs, audio and visual artists will have something cooking. I don't know yet what.

Here's a great guide to what else is going on besides the cycling. If you do go to any one, I'd love to know how it all went.

Photos by: Gary Leonard.


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