Sunday, Dec 5: CicLAvia – South LA, Another Exciting Day of Car-Free Streets

CicLAvia-South LA presented by Metro

On Sunday, December 5, CicLAvia will open up 5.3-miles of streets in South LA connecting the neighborhoods of South Central, Exposition Park, Leimert Park and Crenshaw. For all ages and abilities, the public is invited to bike, skate, scooter, run, walk, skateboard, hitch a free ride on a pedi-cab, spectate and enjoy the route. CicLAvia is a free, open event – show up anywhere along the route at any time, and have fun!

CicLAvia turns public streets into public parks for a day. Instead of building permanent infrastructure, CicLAvia builds unifying social fabric, joyously connecting culturally diverse neighborhoods and neighbors to each other through open streets. Whether one bikes, walks, strolls, skates, or jogs, CicLAvia creates more incredible moments and experiences enjoying our city streets together. Inspired by Bogotá’s weekly ciclovía, CicLAvia temporarily closes streets to car traffic and opens them to Angelenos to use as a public park.

Only people-powered vehicles allowed. No electric scooters, skateboards, hoverboards, unicycles, motorcycles and other non-people-powered vehicles allowed at CicLAvia. Class 1 e-bike pedal-assist allowed. Class 2 e-bikes allowed when throttle is powered off. Class 3 e-bikes allowed when pedal-assist is powered off. Motorized wheelchairs are allowed. Learn more here.

We’re closely following LA County Public Health guidelines as we approach the event. Masks are now required on public transit and in all indoor public places in Los Angeles County, as well as at events with over 10,000 attendees. If you forget your mask, we will have complimentary masks available at our Info Booths and CicLAvia branded masks for sale if you want to add one to your collection.

Participants assume all known and unknown risks of participation in CicLAvia. More information regarding participants rights can be found here:

Local Gems: Miles of Food & Culture in South LA Near and Along the Route:

·         Parks on and around – Rancho Cienega Recreation Center, Exposition Park, MLK Jr. Park, Gilbert Lindsay Recreation Center, Central Ave Jazz Park

·         Lula Washington Dance Theater

·         Vision Theater in Leimert Park Plaza

·         Museum of African American Art on Crenshaw

·         Golden State Mutual Life Insurance building for Architecture buffs

·         Ralph J. Bunche House, first person of color to win the Nobel Peace Prize

·         Thomas Jefferson H.S. which has produced more prominent jazz musicians and composers than any other public or private H.S. in California   

·         Dr. Maya Angelou Community H.S., the campus has become an outdoor art gallery of incredible ‘street artists’

·         California African American Museum, California Science Center, Natural History Museum and Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (under construction) in Exposition Park

·         University of Southern California

CicLAvia – South LA Hub Highlights:

·         Vaccination Clinic with Shared Harvest Fund, including boosters and shots for children 5-11

·         LACMA and Lucas Museum of Narrative Art to give out Art Kits

·         California Science Center hosting “Shell Stories” activity

·         A Place Called Home hosting art activity and photo opportunity

·         SoCal Gas hosting photobooth

·         CHP and City of LA’s Office of Traffic Safety to provide free bike helmets to children, while supplies last

·         Las Fotos Project hosting photobooth

·         Santa Monica Mountain Foundation

·         Community Services Unlimited to offer self-guided tours and mini-workshops at their Urban mini farm

·         Los Angeles Public Library giving away free books when you sign up for library card


Free for all, CicLAvia connects communities to each other across an expansive city, creating a safe place to bike, walk, skate, roll, and dance through Los Angeles County. CicLAvia is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation, and good health through car-free streets. CicLAvia engages with people to transform our relationship with our communities and with each other.


• CicLAvia-South LA; Sunday, December 5, 2021; 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. – The 5.3-mile open streets route connects the neighborhoods of South Central, Exposition Park, Leimert Park and Crenshaw, encompassing Crenshaw Blvd. between West Exposition Blvd. and Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., and along MLK, Jr. Blvd. to South Central Avenue.


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