CicLAvia's Wilshire Takeover Will Be The Last For a Few Years
CicLAvia map route for Wilshire Blvd. (Map courtesy of CicLAvia)
Time to get your ride on, Angelenos! The first CicLAvia this year will take place on Wilshire Boulevard from downtown to Miracle Mile on April 6.
What makes this one special is that this will be the last ride on Wilshire Boulevard until the above-ground street construction for the Metro Purple Line subway extension through the Miracle Mile is completed. Robert Gard, spokesperson for CicLAvia tells LAist, that could take a few years.
Cyclists will get to ride through the blocked-off streets at the event that will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Similar to last year (which you can see photos of that event here), the route will have hubs at the Miracle Mile, Mid-Wilshire, Koreatown, Macarthur Park and One Wilshire downtown. (Hubs are spots where you can get info about CicLAvia, water, restrooms, and first aid.)
While you're at it, you can also get some architectural history in you during the ride. Participants will get to listen to a podcast about the street's architecture from researcher Edward Lifson and follow an architectural walking guide written by Catherine Gudis, according to a statement from CicLAvia.
But if you'd like to get a head start before your ride, check out this awesome Wilshire Boulevard guide written last year by LA Observed's Kevin Roderick, who actually wrote a book on the history of this iconic street.