CicLAvia extends route to South LA

The city’s 6th CicLAvia, an open-streets biking event, will extend its route to incorporate more of South Los Angeles on Sunday April 21.

Bikers at the last CicLAvia event.

Bikers at the last CicLAvia event.

This marks a significant expansion for the event, which began with a smaller route in 2010.

“What we wanted to show was that CicLAvia wasn’t just about being in downtown Los Angeles,” said Aaron Paley, executive director of CicLAvia.

Sunday’s route will stretch 15 miles, from the city’s historic center El Pueblo de Los Angeles all the way to Venice Beach.

Bikers are encouraged to stop along the way to explore the city at local restaurants and shops.

The event is not a race, but rather an immersive Los Angeles experience.

“LA needs connecting events more than other cities because there is not a lot of public space here,” Paley said.

CicLAvia addresses other important issues for Los Angeles, including pollution, childhood obesity, and transportation.

Group bike rides will encourage South LA involvement in the event.

Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition hosts a ride at 9:30 a.m. from Leimert Park at Vernon Ave. between Crenshaw Blvd. and Leimert Ave.

The LA Real Rydaz and W.A.R.P. (We Are Responsible People) hosts presents: CicLAvia To The Sea feeder ride from South LA. This ride departs from Manchester/Vermont in front of Payless shoes store at 8:30 a.m.

East Side Riders Bike Club hosts a feeder ride from Ted Watkins Memorial Park at 8 a.m.

Check out South LA for more details.

The event attracts over 100,000 people.

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