Enjoy Car-free Los Angeles During CicLAvia

The hugely successful open-streets event brings music, food and festivities to the usually car-centric streets of LA.

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CicLAvia, Los Angeles’ wildly successful open streets event, has demonstrated the demand for public space events in historically carcentric cities. Each event features unique routes and lots of local culture including food trucks, live music, and interesting collaborations with organizations from all over LA. CicLAvia coordinates hubs along the route that feature different entertainment, information, and even bike repairs. The events are open to everyone; in previous years 180,000 visitors have combed the car-free route.

WHEN Multiple times a year, the season commences in the spring
WHERE Various locations in Los Angeles, CA
WEBSITE ciclavia.org

A boutique hotel such as the Hotel Oceana Santa Monica brings a Los Angeles vacation close to the beach with various adventures on foot. The larger DoubleTree Hotel & Gardens is located in the heart of Los Angeles surrounded by different attractions.

CicLAvia’s website has a list of shops that offer rentals. Be sure to reserve in advance; CicLAvia is a huge event. Just Ride LA and Bikecology offer bike rentals.

Silver Lake Reservoir is an idyllic park with various outdoor amenities and a 2.2-mile (3.5-kilometer) trail loop of the park. Riding the Santa Monica Pier on a cruiser bike cannot be topped on a sunny day. The Flying Pigeon, an urban bike shop in Los Angeles, offers free, monthly rides to local breweries and art galleries.

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