Have Fun Out There Sunday!!

October 9, 2010 at 12:14 pm 4 comments

Here’s our last article before tomorrow’s extravaganza. So here are some tips for enjoying the day! Wooot! Woooooot!

> L.A. Streetsblog has a helpful CicLAvia One Stop Activity Planner – which we contributed to, so we don’t feel too bad about reproducing it at the bottom of this post.

> Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilmember Jose Huizar will kick off CicLAvia at Hollenbeck Park at 10am. They’ll be sending off the kids and LACBC rides! Villaraigosa plans to bicycle the entire 7.5-mile route!

> Famosa y hermosa actresses Ellen Page and Kyra Sedgwick are each planning to attend! Hear Ellen Page speak at the rally to Kick Coal and Oil Out of Los Angeles!

> Newly added activities: Eagle Rock Yacht Club and World Dodgeball Society host Dodgeball on 7th Street! Coca-Cola Live Positively health screenings, hydration stations, and a soccer shoot out game at City Hall! Chalk for Peace on 7th Street! Free sample fruit drinks at Un Solo Sol Kitchen on nearby 1st Street in Boyle Heights!

> CicLAvia recommends bringing your own refillable water bottle! You can re-fill at our four Rest Stops (If you forget, no problem, though.)

> Don’t forget the immortal (possibly apocryphal) words of George W. Bush on September 11th 2001: “GO SHOPPING!” Try a restaurant, bakery, museum, bowling alley, or store that you haven’t been in before!

From L.A. Streetsblog’s handy guide:

Where to eat at CicLAvia –
Restaurants
Sweets

What to do at CicLAvia –
Museums
Yoga, Capoeira
Dodgeball
Clean Energy Rally
No on Prop 23 Rally, with Samba March
Midday Ridazz Kids Ride
LACBC Ride

How to get to CicLAvia https://ciclavia.wordpress.com/about/getting-to-ciclavia/
Feeder bike rides: list at https://ciclavia.wordpress.com/about/getting-to-ciclavia/
  • BikeRoWave (Mar Vista): Meet at 8am in front of BikeRoWave, at 12255 Venice Boulevard, before heading east at 8:30am. Details at L.A. Streetsblog.
  • Burbank: Depart at 830am from Chandler Blvd and Keystone Street. Ride bike path to North Hollywood, and take the Metro Red Line to CicLAvia.
  • CrankMob Park (Culver City): Meet at 9:30am, ride at 10am – at CrankMob Park aka Media Park in Culver City, located at Venice Boulevard and Canfield Avenue – across from Trader Joe’s. Event info at Midnight Ridazz.
  • I Martin Bike Shop (near Beverly Center): Meet at 8:30am at I Martin, at 8330 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles 90036. 8:30 – Free bike safety check, 9am – basic road riding workshop, and ride departs at 9:30am. Details at Facebook event page.
  • Northeast L.A. (Bike Oven): Meet at Avenue 37 and Figueroa Street outside the Bike Oven / Flying Pigeon. Gather 9am, depart 9:30am. Event info at Midnight Ridazz.
  • Occidental College (Eagle Rock): 10am at FEAST Garden on Campus Road at Coons Road. See UEPI event page.
  • San Gabriel Valley: Meet at Walgreens at Main Street at Fremont Avenue in Alhambra – meet 8:30am, departs 9am – details at Facebook event page
  • UCLA: Meet at Ackerman Bus Terminal, meet 10am, departs 10:30am – contact ngaber [at] ucla.edu if you’d like to join.
  • A few more volunteers still needed – especially “Route Angels” – folks with basic bike repair skills to ride along specific parts of the route and help out https://ciclavia.wordpress.com/how-to-help/volunteer-dates-and-times/

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    • 1. kathleen  |  October 10, 2010 at 6:18 pm

      This was such a wonderful event! Kudos to you for organizing this..I had so much fun! It was amazing to be able to ride in the street and not worry about traffic. Plus it was amazing to see how many people showed up and everyone was having a wonderful time! My only complaint? I wish this could happen EVERY Sunday!!

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    • 2. Steve  |  October 10, 2010 at 6:51 pm

      Agreed, it was a lot of fun.. and what a fantastic way to see parts of LA I don’t normally visit. I hope we do it again soon!

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    • 3. pinkdog  |  October 10, 2010 at 9:10 pm

      This was SO much fun! It was very well organized with lots of security. Thank you to all who made this great event possible! Can’t we have something like this once month???

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    • 4. Hanz  |  October 11, 2010 at 2:49 pm

      Congrats LA

      Reply

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