The Ciclavia to the sea has been CANCELED
On Sunday, September 23
Calling all bicycle riders, exercise enthusiasts, outdoor fanatics, beach goers, Los Angeles lovers, party people young and old…who wants to go to the beach for a picnic ?
Meet Keith Martin, CicLAvia to the Sea Co Chair.
On July 2010, Kajon reported on her blog about this new street festival.
*CicLAvia was imported from Venezuela by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. The
Mayor wanted to create a day when the city could have recreation without
cars on the streets. The city has now hosted four CicLAvia events. In past
events the streets have been closed from West Hollywood to Downtown, South
and East LA. The very first event was on 10.10.10 and well over 100,000
Angelenos came to play, bike, skateboard, walk, roller-blade. CicLAvia has
quickly become the biggest block party in the city’s history. The last
event in April had over 140,00 attendees. The next event is on October 7.
You can check it out at cicLAvia.org
I love CicLAvia because it brings people from all over the city to see
neighborhoods they may never have seen before. CicLAvia breaks down the
segregation in the city and builds community. Now CicLAvia is making its
plans to move West. This is where you can help. The new CicLAvia To The
Sea Committee is working to create a new route from Culver City, Mar Vista,
Palms, Venice and Santa Monica. We are planning a big event in 2013. But
first we need to figure out what the route is going to be. We need to
decide how to get from the Expo Line at Washington and Robertson to the
Sea. Would you like to join in the fun? If you are on Facebook you can
like our CicLAvia To The Sea Facebook page to get updates on everything
Would you please also Join the CicLAvia To The Sea Host Committee for our
very first Exploratory bike ride on Sunday, September 23? You can RSVP here:
We hope to see you there. Feel free to email us at
And thanks again Kajon for the shout out.
CicLAvia to the Sea Co Chair
* I have added a correction to Keith’s post and thank @elsonforcd13
for the information. I too recall it was Bogota and it is a weekly event there. Thanks @elsonforcd13!
“Whoa, correction — CicLAvia actually has its origins from Bogota, Colombia, not Venezuela. And it was organized by a group of local bicycling activists who had been to Bogota and other cities with similar “Ciclovia” events. Later on they met with Villaraigosa’s office, who liked the idea and helped them coordinate with the appropriate City departments to make it happen.”