CicLAvia Will Cruise Down Wilshire From Downtown To K-Town On Sunday
The 18th iteration of CicLAvia, the all-day event that rids the streets of cars for a cyclist/ pedestrian/ skater utopia, will be taking place on Sunday, closing off Wilshire Boulevard from downtown to Koreatown.
The route travels down 3.5 miles of Wilshire, from the One Wilshire Hub at the 7th Street Metro Center, west to Koreatown at Wilshire and Western. There is another designated "Hub" about halfway between the two points at MacArthur Park, by the Westlake/ MacArthur Park Metro stop.
Here's a handy interactive map that shows landmarks, and Metro stops, landmarks, and restaurants, should you work up an appetite pedaling down Wilshire. Every route has it's perks, but this one, cutting through Westlake and K-town and its diverse array of culinary offerings, looks especially tasty.
CicLAvia began in October 2010 when empty downtown L.A. streets encouraged Angelenos to safely explore the normally busy, chaotic area by bike and by foot. It's proved to be an incredibly popular event in a town where hectic traffic makes riding a bike an intimidating prospect, and it's continued to grow, branching out over the years to explore places like southeast L.A. and the Valley. It's even inspired a spin-off of sorts in the San Gabriel Valley.
More information on how to get to Sunday's CicLAvia by joining in on "feeder rides" or by taking public transit can be found here.