Help Us Set the April 2011 CicLAvia Date

November 9, 2010 at 9:12 am 22 comments

Smiling CicLAvia-istas on 10-10-10 - photo by Gary Leonard

There are a lot of factors that go into setting the date for CicLAvia. In a place as big as Los Angeles, it’s nearly impossible to find a date with no conflicts. The CicLAvia board is looking to host the next CicLAvia event in more-or-less the same 7-mile route as we did on 10-10-10 (more on some possible tweaks – soon!) extending from East Hollywood to Boyle Heights.

We’re planning to do CicLAvia on a Sunday in April 2011 and we’d like your input on the date. We’re also polling area organizations, businesses, city agencies, Metro, etc. to get their concerns and ideas.

Are you aware of any big events that are happening in April 2011 that we should avoid competing with? Are you aware of any big events in April 2011 that we should try to dovetail with? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • 1. Evan  |  November 9, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Dodgers are at home on April 3rd and 17th, and the Lakers have home games on the 3rd and 10th. Might be best to try to avoid the second CicLAvia on the same day as a Dodgers and Lakers home game.

  • 2. Elson  |  November 9, 2010 at 9:31 am

    The Songkran Thai New Year Festival closes down Hollywood Blvd between Western and Normandie; That will be on Sunday, April 3, always the first Sunday of April.

    Easter Sunday will be on April 24 in 2011, lots of churches will be especially busy that day. Also April 24 is Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, so there’s usually a big demonstration in East Hollywood.

    That leaves you with April 10 and 17. Being that the first CicLAvia was on 10/10/10, Having the next one also on a 10th be a good idea.

  • 3. Elson  |  November 9, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Evan: The Lakers game on 4/10/11 is at 6:30 p.m., so there will be no conflict with CicLAvia.

  • 4. eric  |  November 9, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Lot of people will be out of town for coachella april 17

  • 5. Alex de Cordoba  |  November 9, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Cyclocross this past weekend in Griffith Park was an amazing experience. It would be awesome to see the Elite Pros from this sport riding with us across this great city, perhaps the course could pass the event venue?

  • 6. JR  |  November 9, 2010 at 11:10 am

    The 10th or 17th would be perfectly fine for me! I’ll mark my calendars now. I’m just excited to participate next year since the flu kept me from doing it this past year.

  • 7. Henry  |  November 10, 2010 at 12:03 am

    How about after tax due date? People will be happy with a load off their back, which means April 17 would be my vote.

  • 8. Lunchtime Headlines, Nov. 10, 2010 | Be A Green Commuter Home  |  November 10, 2010 at 10:15 am

    […] CicLAvia planning team is looking for input on the date of the next ciclovia! They are targeting a Sunday in April. So far, commenters have suggested April 10th or 17th. The […]

  • 9. Ross  |  November 10, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Another thought: our kids’ school’s spring break is the week of April 17th. That means families could be away either/both of the flanking weekends. Not saying those would be bad weekends to choose for that reason, but it’s just a consideration.

    See if LAUSD’s break schedule is the same.

    Love your outreach and encouragement for public participation. Thanks.

  • 10. David  |  November 10, 2010 at 11:34 am

    I’d like to put in another vote against April 17. That is Coachella weekend so many people will be out of town. I think CicLAvia and Coachella cater to similar crowds, so it might not be a good idea to have it this weekend.

  • 11. vv  |  November 10, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    please keep ciclavia on a separate date from coachella!

  • 12. Evonne  |  November 10, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Agreed, we usually create art at Coachella and would love to see it on the weekend before, 4/10/11 would be six months after the last event.

  • 13. Will Campbell  |  November 10, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Not to be selfish but I’ll be out of town the first two Sundays of April, so not on 4/3 or 4/10. I’ll flail from afar if my travel schedule has me missing the Cy-quel-via!

    • 14. Joe Linton  |  November 11, 2010 at 11:18 am

      Damn selfish, Will Campbell!!! (kidding) CicLAvia will be quarterly or better – so missing one isn’t soooo bad. Someday weekly like Bogota.

  • 15. Noho Cycle Chic  |  November 10, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    November 2010. And the last route was fine for now.

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  • 17. Alex Kenefick  |  November 11, 2010 at 10:27 am

    I’d like to see Ciclavia on the exact same date as coachella festival. It would be a good demonstration of how LA can do stuff without the KCRW crowd.

  • 18. Noho Cycle Chic  |  November 11, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    It should be before taxes are due, that way people will use their rebates to buy a bike for the next Ciclavia.

  • 19. GHOSTCAT77  |  November 16, 2010 at 8:00 am


  • 20. Earth Day  |  November 17, 2010 at 3:28 am

    Coordinate the date and route with major Earth Day events in LA – enough said!

  • 21. smh  |  November 17, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Here’s a vote for the 10th, just like the previous one on 101010. Avoids school holidays.

  • 22. Alejandro  |  December 9, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    On the 30th of April (saturday) and Sunday May 1st……The LA Times Book Festival is happening in USC……..Maybe CICLAvia can have stop there.


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