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CicLAvia Rolls West Sunday April 21st – 15 Miles of Car-Free Streets

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Inflate those tires and lube up that chain – it’s time to ride your bike to the beach next weekend in the 6th CicLAvia on Sunday, April 21st, and the first route to the beach!

For the first time, CicLAvia’s route will connect the city’s historic center at El Pueblo de Los Angeles in downtown with the bustling boardwalk of Venice Beach by way of Venice Boulevard, creating an unprecedented 15 miles of car-free space for strolling, biking, and playing. The new route will be easy to access for those of us riding from Hancock Park, just bike down Rimpau (or a parallel street to Crenshaw or La Brea) to Venice Blvd and head west. You’ll join thousands of other cyclists, casual and serious, for a fine touring day by bike. The Larchmont Buzz may organize a neighborhood ride from the Hancock Park area – stay tuned!

“We’re excited to bring CicLAvia to new neighborhoods, because we want people to understand that CicLAvia is for all of Los Angeles, not just downtown,” says CicLAvia Executive Director Aaron Paley. “CicLAvia gives Angelenos a sense of possibility about the future, a sense of what Los Angeles could be with fewer cars – a city where we can connect with others and our surroundings without the barrier of the car.”

April’s CicLAvia route unites the distinctive neighborhoods of Downtown, Westlake, Pico Union, West Adams, Mid-City, Culver City, Mar Vista, Palms, and Venice, and connects them as one continuous community. CicLAvia will also feature a wide range of locally produced activities and programs along the route, inviting participants to enjoy the unique personality of each neighborhood, their local eateries, shops, architecture, and the people themselves.

Official CicLAvia activities include Kids Zones at the City Hall and Venice Beach hubs where children can learn the fundamentals of bicycle safety and practice their skills in a car-free environment. Food trucks will be located at five hubs including City Hall, MacArthur Park, San Vicente Boulevard, Cadillac Avenue, and Venice Beach. Bike rentals will be available through Bike Nation at the City Hall and Mid-City hubs, as well a number of bike shops that line the new route. Complete information is on the CicLAvia website.

Sunday, April 21, 2013
10 am – 3 pm 
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Mary has lived in the Hancock Park area for over 20 years - including homes in Larchmont Village and Windsor Square. Mary has lived in some great places in her life - but none compare to the convenience and majesty of our neighborhood. For Mary, the neighborhood has been a wonderful home to her large, extended one time she had family members living on seven different Hancock Park area blocks! Larchmont Buzz is a labor of love - built to celebrate the neighborhood and to elevate the conversation in the area.

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