Announcing: Sunday April 10th! and more…

December 1, 2010 at 11:26 pm 31 comments

CicLAvia 10-10-10 Participants - photo by Gary Leonard

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The next CicLAvia will be Sunday April 10th 2011! The 4-10-2011 route will be pretty much the same as the 10-10-10 route – 7.5 miles from East Hollywood to Koreatown to MacArthur Park to Downtown to Little Tokyo to Boyle Heights.

We’re also looking to set the date for two more CicLAvias later in 2011.

These will both be on the main 7.5-mile route, possibly with additional new spurs into South L.A., Boyle Heights, and/or Chinatown, depending on how quickly we can work with these communities to get the new route spurs ready.

The second 2011 CicLAvia event will be July/August 2011. Sundays then are:
July 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th or 31st or
August 7th, 14th, 21st, or 28th.

The third 2011 CicLAvia event will be September/October 2011. Sundays then are:
September 4th, 11th, 18th or 25th or
October 2nd, 9th, 16th or 23rd.

In our very preliminary discussions, we’re thinking maybe just maybe July 10th and October 9th – which could establish a second sunday regular rhythm… but before finalizing these late-2011 dates, we’re going to be working with our partners at the city of L.A., neighborhood councils, and you, our broader community – to understand if there are significant conflicts with other events and/or events that we might dovetail with. Please comment to let us know what July August, September or October dates would be best or would present problems or would work best for you! We hope to finalize all three dates by the end of this year – so let us know right away.

(Depending on funding and readiness… there’s some possibility of a fourth CicLAvia event in September/October – possibly in an area different than the central route – such as the Valley or the Westside or ??… but for now we’re just setting the dates for the three wonderful central ones. More on this early next year.)

Let us know what you think. When should the mid- and late-2011 CicLAvias be? Are there any conflicts or concerns or compliments or connotations or comments?

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  • 1. Evan  |  December 2, 2010 at 8:36 am

    July 10th would be awesome because that’s near my birthday!

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  • 2. GilbyDM101  |  December 2, 2010 at 9:12 am

    July 10th would be awesome because that’s no where near my birthday!

    j/k Evan

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  • 3. LKitsch  |  December 2, 2010 at 9:20 am

    If you are going to move the location around, I’d recommend doing the July/August event on the west side or near the beach to beat the heat. At minimum, NOT in the Valley. If you do the fall event in September, I’d consider heat, too.

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    • 4. Joe Linton  |  December 2, 2010 at 9:36 am

      I agree! It would be great to do westside or harbor area in hotter weather… Even October 10th was a little bit too warm!

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      • 5. jojo ramos  |  December 2, 2010 at 4:10 pm

        i agree too! even though the downtown buildings did help cool things down

  • 6. Brian  |  December 2, 2010 at 9:35 am

    A CicLAvia at night.

    That’s about it.

    http://losangelespublicspace.blogspot.com/2010/10/ciclavia-needs-to-happen-at-night.html

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  • 7. Will Campbell  |  December 2, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Fantastic! I’m traveling the beginning part of April and thought I’d miss CicLAvia2 but I’m back in LA 4.9. Just in time!

    My votes for mid- late-year events are July 17 and October 9

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    • 8. Joe Linton  |  December 2, 2010 at 9:09 pm

      Who are we going to get to do time-lapse?!? You’re going to have to teach a workshop before you go.

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  • 9. Michael  |  December 2, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Sooo excited! I will definitely be there!

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  • [...] double good news is that the route might be longer than the 7.5 mile route from 10/10/10.  The CicLAvia blog explains: These will both be on the main 7.5-mile route, possibly with additional new spurs into South [...]

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  • 11. Lunchtime Headlines, Dec. 2, 2010 | Be A Green Commuter Home  |  December 2, 2010 at 11:50 am

    [...] working with the communities of South LA, Boyle Heights and Chinatown to create additional spurs. (CicLAvia, LA [...]

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  • 12. LAofAnaheim  |  December 2, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    No cicLAvia for West LA until the Expo Line opens. It’s harder to transport bicycles via buses than by trains. Pick a route that connects to a Metro rail station. This is doable for Chinatown, Boyle Heights, Hollywood, Pasadena, South LA, Long Beach, etc…

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  • 13. CicLAvia Returns in 2011 — The Bicycle District  |  December 2, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    [...] A date has been set for the next CicLAvia, April 10, 2011, with two additional dates for the year under consideration. [...]

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  • 14. Joseph E  |  December 3, 2010 at 1:00 am

    Please consider doing an Expo Line route, perhaps in the early Fall after the Expo line has been open a month or two. The route could be a spur off of the original route, south on Figueroa, then west on Jefferson all the way to Exposition and Crenshaw (or Expo and La Cienega, if the line opens to there).

    I agree that it would be hard to do a westside route without rail service, unless CicLAvia partners with Metro and the Big Blue Bus to provide extra Sunday service. But a route down Wilshire all the way to Santa Monica was a top request, and needs to be done as soon as it can be worked out with Metro.

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  • 15. Sin Be  |  December 3, 2010 at 7:18 am

    If the route’s going to be the same on 4.10.11 I think there should be more stuff (e.g. new and interesting kinds of foods we’ve never heard of, cool artwork and artists we’ve never been exposed to, perhaps a band playing a set at a certain hour; that sorta thing know what i mean?) to do along the route. Not that it isn’t fun riding that 7.5 mi route but I think the addition of stuff like that would make CicLAvia even better and show LA people that don’t ride bikes how easy it is to do stuff on a bike!! :)

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  • 16. Alek F  |  December 3, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Awesome!!
    I’m in.

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  • [...] the day after L.A. discovered it is in fact possible to survive without a car for a single Sunday, CicLAvia will be back on April 10th, 2011, following the same route as the first, with possible additions. So mark your [...]

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  • 18. Ezra Horne  |  December 3, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Cannot wait for this… I’ve never felt prouder to be in LA than during CicLAvia!

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  • [...] it’s never too early to mark your calendar for the second CicLAvia on April 10th, [...]

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  • 20. Elson  |  December 6, 2010 at 12:37 am

    I like CicLAvia on 7/10 and 10/9. The latter would be the one-year anniversary!

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  • 21. Steve  |  December 7, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Bring it on! Can’t wait!
    Try and add more music along the way.

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  • 22. waltarrrrr  |  December 8, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    For my family, traditionally 4.10 always means a trip to the poppy fields of Antelope Valley. (Betrothal anniversary.) I guess no so for 2011, because WE WILL BE AT CICLAVIA!!!

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  • 23. SmallCarsOnly- Ankur  |  December 16, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Im so excited, i had a fantastic time last time.

    thanks so much!

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  • 24. Gene Badstubnerr  |  December 25, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Please add me to your mailing list; I have friends that would like to participate in future events.

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  • [...] of downtown Los Angeles will once again be closed down to cars and opened to people. CicLAvia has announced the date for their second event is set. MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The next CicLAvia will be Sunday April [...]

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  • [...] never too early to mark your calendar for the second CicLAvia on April 10th, 2011, which promises to be even bigger than the [...]

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  • 27. Monique Taylor  |  February 10, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Could we have it on Saturdays during the NFL season.

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    • 28. Joe Linton  |  February 10, 2011 at 8:03 am

      Maybe! A little-known fact though: Saturday is actually the most heavy car-traffic day of the week, and Sunday the least traffic – so, in order to minimize adverse impacts (to not really snarl L.A. streets), we generally think it’s best to go with Sunday.

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  • 29. Monique Taylor  |  February 10, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Interesting. I didn’t know that.

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  • 30. Michael  |  February 17, 2011 at 3:12 am

    The idea to add a second location on a potential 4th date in 2011 is an expansive idea of great foresight.
    .
    To include a route on the West Side is important as a first step to draw an overall larger route and gain more participants. Routes can be merged later for a city-wide event with all the trappings of media support. I will be happy to volunteer my time to help organize such expansion.

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    • 31. Joe Linton  |  February 17, 2011 at 1:11 pm

      We’re excited to do a route that connects the West Side… but would need significant resources to do the community planning, outreach, and event production costs – so we’re looking at 2012. We’ll contact about helping organize.

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