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CicLAvia – Venice Blvd presented by Metro

5.75-Miles of Open Streets Connecting Palms, Mar Vista, and Venice Beach Sunday, April 21, 2024; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

CicLAvia – Venice Blvd

Come experience car-free open streets at CicLAvia's 51st event on Sunday, April 21; between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy this unique pop-up park for the day, whether walking, jogging, biking, roller skating, or simply spectating - any people-powered way. CicLAvia – Venice Blvd connects Palms, Mar Vista, and Venice Beach, for all ages and abilities to enjoy the 5.75-mile temporary park. Always free, CicLAvia participants just show up anywhere along the route at any time to enjoy the open streets and to take the time to explore the westside of the Venice Blvd corridor.

CicLAvia – Venice Blvd includes four (4) Hubs filled with plenty of activities and programs along the route. Hubs are walking zones (mandatory bike dismounts) and meeting points along the route with the Venice Beach Hub located at Windward Circle; Mar Vista Hub located on Venice Blvd near Beethoven St; Palms Hub located on Venice Blvd near Huron Ave; and the National Hub located on Venice Blvd west of National Blvd. Hubs offer family-friendly activities, restrooms, free water refilling stations, free basic bike repair, bike parking, and first aid. Free pedicab rides are available at each information booth. Use the CicLAvia digital map to plan which businesses, local gems, activities along the route, and Hubs to check out during the event.

"It's always a thrill to return to Venice Blvd, where the diversity of neighborhoods is celebrated on this 5.75-mile route, between National and the beach," says CicLAvia Executive Director Romel Pascual. "While Venice Boulevard will be closed to cars, like with all CicLAvias, we encourage participants to learn about and experience local gems along the way. Of note are the protected bike lanes that are available all year round, and we hope people will use and revisit the area after participating on Venice Boulevard car-free."

Inspired by Bogotá's weekly ciclovía, which celebrates its 50th year anniversary in 2024, CicLAvia has been temporarily closing streets to car traffic and opening them as public parks in Los Angeles since 2010. CicLAvia car-free streets connect all of us to the neighborhoods where we live, work, shop, learn, and play. Active participants at CicLAvia use people-powered mobility to navigate public streets in a safe and joyful way. Along the way there is shopping at local businesses, access to cultural and architectural gems, using open streets as spaces to connect with each other, and making a positive impact on the environment by creating a more sustainable and climate resilient city and region. Over the past 13-plus years CicLAvia has helped communities re-imagine a greener and cleaner Los Angeles, while also promoting equitable transportation options, healthier lifestyles, and closer connections to community.

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

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

The 2024 CicLAvia schedule continues with May 19: CicLAmini–Wilmington; June 23: CicLAvia–South LA (Western Ave); August 18: CicLAvia–Meet the Hollywoods; September 15: CicLAmini–Lincoln Heights; October 13: CicLAvia–Heart of LA; and December 8: CicLAvia–The Valley (Ventura Blvd).


CicLAvia is a nonprofit organization committed to introducing Angelenos to the vibrant civic and cultural treasures throughout Los Angeles. CicLAvia highlights important issues to all Angelenos - from environmental health and air quality improvement to access to safe and open parks, physical and mental well-being. CicLAvia has captured the imagination of more than 1.9 million people who have traveled together along more than 298 miles of streets. Free for all, CicLAvia builds a unifying social fabric, joyously connecting culturally diverse neighborhoods and neighbors to each other through open streets. CicLAvia is not just about cycling, it's also about multiple modes of people-powered transportation. Whether one walks, strolls, skates, jogs, scooters, or bikes, CicLAvia creates so many incredible moments and experiences enjoying our city streets together.


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