Check out the New CicLAvia Website

As of September 2011, CicLAvia has a cool new website, and you can read our blog there now!

For information on the next CicLAvia event, go here!

CicLAvia has moved on! Find us at

September 14, 2011 at 3:58 pm 2 comments

Calling All Volunteers

Henny Alamillo, CicLAvia Volunteer Coordinator

Hi, I’m Henny – the new Volunteer Coordinator for CicLAvia.

We’re looking for lots of volunteers – starting tomorrow – Wednesday September 6th 2011.

For pre-10.9.2011 canvassing go here to sign-up.

For 10.9.2011 event volunteering, go here!

September 6, 2011 at 2:26 pm Leave a comment

CicLAvia Mini-Grant Application Deadline Extended to Thursday September 8

East Side Bike Club made this calavera float, pulled by bike, at L.A.'s 2010 CicLAvia

The application deadline for CicLAvia mini-grants has been extended! Mini-grants foster a more celebratory, more festive atmosphere at the October 9th 2011 CicLAvia event. One-page mini-grant applications are now due Thursday September 8th 2011 at 12noon. Full details in these revised Mini-Grant Guidelines and more background at this earlier blog post(more…)

September 1, 2011 at 3:29 pm Leave a comment

CicLAvia seeking Volunteer Coordinator

Help make CicLAvia 10.9.11 happen - apply to be our Volunteer Coordinator

update September 1, 4pm: Thanks to the nearly three dozen applicants who’ve submitted resumes! You should hear from us shortly. We’re not accepting any more resumes at this time.
Do you want to work hard to make CicLAvia a success? You might be interested in applying for the short-term contract position of CicLAvia Volunteer Coordinator! It’s a six-week contract opportunity – starting this week or next! Apply now!!
Here are the full details on the postion:
CicLAvia Volunteer CoordinatorThe CicLAvia Volunteer Coordinator is a temporary consultant position in support of the Sunday October 9th, 2011, CicLAvia event. CicLAvia is a huge street festival where 10 miles of L.A. streets are closed to cars, and enjoyed by bicyclists, pedestrians, skaters, and the like. The primary responsibility will be to recruit, train and manage more than 200 volunteers to support the October 9th CicLAvia event and to support notification and outreach leading up to the event. Additional responsibilities will include: some door-to-door canvassing (with volunteers), and additional activities as needed in support of the event. (more…)

August 30, 2011 at 11:30 am Leave a comment

Donate to CicLAvia via Kickstarter – TODAY!

CicLAvia April 2011

Do your part! Help CicLAvia expand on October 9th 2011 by donating to our nuevo Kickstarter campaign. We’re raising $10,500 – a thousand per mile for our 10.5-mile route – and we need to raise it by September 14th 2011! Fun prizes include stickers, buttons, y cool new canvas bags! Donate today.

August 26, 2011 at 9:35 am 2 comments

Announcing Mini-Grants for October 9 2011 CicLAvia

Capoeira circle at San Francisco's Sunday Streets CicLAvia-type event

updated: new deadline September 8th! Do you dance, perform, sing, play, paint, step, rap, drum, mime, or _____ ? You may be interested in applying for a CicLAvia mini-grant. The CicLAvia mini-grant program is intended to foster a more fun and festive atmosphere, and to help CicLAvia participants slow down and enjoy the open streets. CicLAvia will be awarding approximately ten $500 grants to individuals or organizations to produce activities in and along the Sunday October 9th 2011 CicLAvia route (map).


August 24, 2011 at 3:58 pm 6 comments

CicLAvia Stickazz!

Two wonderful too wonderful CicLAvia stickers!

Support CicLAvia via our Kickstarter campaign and receive cool stickers… very appropriate for any bike you might have between your legz.  (more…)

August 18, 2011 at 11:19 am 5 comments

Announcing the October 9 2011 Route!

October 9th 2011 10.5-mile CicLAvia route with two new spurs - click for pdf



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.  (more…)

August 16, 2011 at 10:42 am 30 comments

Seventh Street Bike Lanes Installed

Cyclists riding west on the new 7th Street bike lanes

Good news! As of this past weekend, new bike lanes are being installed on Seventh Street. So far the city has striped 0.7-miles of 7th, from Catalina to Rampart, with 1.5 additional miles from Rampart to Figureoa under construction and expected to be completed within weeks.  (more…)

August 15, 2011 at 3:51 pm 5 comments

CicLAvia named Best of Downtown

Matching pink bikes on the 4th Street Bridge downtown during CicLAvia April 2011 - photo by Gary Leonard

Last week, L.A.’s Downtown News Best of Downtown staff picks cited CicLAvia as the Best Reason to Leave the Car at Home. Here’s an excerpt:

[During CicLAvia] Downtown is a giant urban park teeming with thousands of people enthralled by the simple pleasure of navigating our city any way except in a car. This is CicLAvia, which despite occurring only twice so far — in October 2010, and then again in April — appears on its way to becoming an L.A. institution.  (more…)

July 26, 2011 at 11:05 am 1 comment

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