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CicLAvia's 'Heart Of L.A.' Route Will Extend To Echo Park And East L.A.
CicLAvia will be having almost entirely new routes for you bike enthusiasts to ride through L.A. this fall and winter.
The head honchos of the festival, which blocks off streets so cyclists and pedestrians can ride and walk freely without any cars in their way, announced on Tuesday their latest plans, Curbed LA reports. For the annual "Heart of L.A." event, which will take place on October 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, it will go along some familiar past routes in downtown, but extend to Echo Park and the Historic Broadway Theater District, according to CicLAvia. It will also go through Boyle Heights and go to East L.A. In addition, there will be a pedestrian zone and kids zone along the way, and the bike fest will run into the Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture at Grand Park that day. (You can view a larger version of the map of the route here.)
This year's "Heart of L.A." route covers a span of 10 miles, a big up from last year's 7.5 miles.
CicLAvia's South L.A. event on December 7 will also have a new route down Martin Luther King Boulevard over a 13.5-mile stretch. Here's the map for that route (eds. note: this map was updated 7/18):
The folks behind CicLAvia are also planning a route in the Valley for spring 2015.
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