There's A CicLAvia On Sunday, And You Should Go
On Sunday, CicLAvia will be returning to Los Angeles' streets for its seventeenth and longest ever event. 10 miles of public roads will be opened exclusively for pedestrians, bikes, boards, and any other type of human-powered transit you can think of. CicLAvias are great for kids, dogs, and even teens.
This iteration of the event will take place in southeast Los Angeles County, sprawling across five cities, and one unincorporated area: Huntington Park, Walnut Park, South Gate, Lynwood, Florence-Firestone (unincorporated L.A. County), and Watts (part of Los Angeles, i.e. the fifth city).
If you're looking for stuff to do along the route, take a look at either CicLAvia's own guide, or the always 'epic' guide put together by the Militant Angeleno. As always, CicLAvia organizers have put together a marvelous array of food, music, and other outside-y events.
Sunday's CicLAvia will take place from 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Weather will be partly cloudy with a light breeze, and a high temperature of 72 degrees.
How to get there:
Unlike the last CicLAvia, in the Valley, you totally can get to this event on the train; Metro's Blue Line passes right by CicLAvia's route. Exit the Blue Line at either the Florence Stop or the 103rd Street/Watts Towers stop. Both of the stops are incorporated into the event's route.
You can connect directly to the Blue Line from Metro's Red (from North Hollywood), Purple (from Koreatown) and Expo (from Culver City). East L.A. and San Gabriel Valley Residents can connect in via the Gold Line with a transfer to a Red or Purple Line train at Union Station.
Of course, if you're coming in from the south (i.e. Long Beach), you can also make use of the Los Angeles River Bike Path. While Angelenos can't quite do this yet, given that the river path is interrupted between Frogtown and Vernon, the L.A. River Bike Path runs straight north from Long Beach. You can get an idea of what that route looks like by clicking here.
You can also always drive and park anywhere along the route. Just remember where you left your car!