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Leave Your Bikes at Home: No Riding on the 405 During Carmageddon

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There's no sex in the champagne room, and the LAPD would like you to know that there will also be no bike rides allowed on the 405 during Carmageddon, reports L.A. Now.

The blog notes that the good people of L.A. have so far requested permission to hold a block party on the Santa Monica Blvd. ramp, spray paint promotional graffiti on a bridge abutment, and take a joyride on their bikes over the rolling hills of the interstate during this weekend's closure.

All ideas have been nixed for safety concerns, and those who try to skirt the rules can expect to feel the wrath of the long arm of the law:

...anyone who thinks it would be fun to have a impromtu block party worthy of a beer commercial or zip their bike or skateboard down the freeway should expect "a swift and certain police response," [said LAPD Cmdr. Andy Smith].