It’s time to tune-up your bike and start building up your stamina – CicLAvia is coming to our neighborhood! The increasingly popular car-free, street closure that is designed as a way to allow bikers and walkers to enjoy and celebrate Los Angeles will have two of this year’s three events close enough that you don’t even need a bike rack or car to get to the route.
Sunday, April 21st from 10am-3pm – From Downtown LA to Venice
- limited details released, but rumored to be using Figueroa to Venice Boulevard
- allows those from downtown a straight shot to the beach and Westsiders a chance to explore downtown
Sunday, June 23rd (time TBD) – From Downtown to Fairfax
- limited details, but route is rumored to run mostly along Wilshire Boulevard to Fairfax
Reserve these dates in your calendar – especially the June 23rd event! What an opportunity to enjoy the Wilshire corridor in this way – on bike or by foot, with no cars to keep you from taking in the architecture and sights from a variety of new angles.
CicLAvia is growing in popularity and that has allowed organizers to grow the annual number of events and to try out different routes. According to LA StreetBlogs, CicLAvia Executive Director Aaron Paley explains:
“The intent is to move to a system where every month has its route. In a couple of years we want it to be predictable. We want people to say, ‘It’s April, that means the Venice Boulevard route.’”
Website – CicLAvia.org
Video: A Look at LA Bike History – Huell Howser ‘California Gold’ 2004 via Chapman University Archives
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 family...at 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.