Announcing the October 9 2011 Route!
PLEASE SEE REVISED MAP ON NEW WEBSITE – MOSTLY SAME BUT CHINATOWN SPUR TRIMMED!
CicLAvia is expanding! On Sunday October 9th 2011, the city of Los Angeles and the non-profit CicLAvia invite you to experience 10.5 miles of open streets for walking, bicycling, skating and more! The October route includes a new spur south, mostly through the Fashion District, and a new spur north through Chinatown.
The October 9th 2011 route includes the full 7.5-mile route from the last two events. In addition, there are two new spurs:
NEW! South Spur: The south spur branches off the route downtown, south on Spring Street, east on 9th Street (which becomes Olympic) and south on Central Avenue to the African American Firefighter Museum on Central at 14th Street. This new mileage includes Downtown Los Angeles’ Fashion District with hundreds of establishments selling colorful rolls of cloth, and a small area informally known as the “piñata district” where huge numbers of colorful piñatas are sold. The hope is to extend this route further south via Central Avenue in the future.
NEW! North Spur: The north spur branches off the route at L.A. City Hall, heading north on Main Street, crossing the 101 Freeway into the historic El Pueblo plaza area, including Olvera Street. It continues on Paseo Olivares, Spring Street, New High Street, Ord Street and into the heart of L.A.’s Chinatown on North Broadway, ending at Chinatown’s Central Plaza. Both El Pueblo and Chinatown offer CicLAvia participants lots of great places to eat! The new spur also makes a much easier connection with Union Station and with the Metro Gold Line Chinatown Station.
Riders/walkers/skaters can start wherever they want, and do as much or as little as you like. RSVP and share the October 9th 2011 CicLAvia with the Facebook event page!
If you’re excited as we are about the new 10.5-mile route, help us make it happen! Over the next month, CicLAvia is raising $10,500 (that’s a thousand dollars per mile, of course) via our new Kickstarter campaign. There are fun premiums: new stickers, buttons, and brand new CicLAvia canvas bags! Check out our Kickstarter page and pledge your donation today!