CicLAvia is coming to Glendale and Atwater Village for the first time on Sunday, June 11th from 9am – 4pm! CicLAvia is a FREE event that transforms public streets into walk-able, bike-able, skate-able, danceable spaces for people (not cars). If this is your first CicLAvia, expect to see funky bikes and crazy costumes, as well as many regular people experiencing community with kids and pets.
The idea for CicLAvia was first proposed in Bogotá, Columbia (called Ciclovía, translates as bike path) as a solution to the community’s poor air quality, poor health, and lack of open public space. The first CicLAvia was staged in Los Angeles on October 10, 2010 and the CicLAvia event called “Glendale Meets Atwater Village” is the twenty-first event of this type in LA County.
Enjoy 3 miles of car-free streets, including: Brand Blvd between Doran and Broadway, Wilson Ave between Brand and Central, Central Ave between Wilson and San Fernando Rd, San Fernando Rd between Central and Glendale Blvd, and Glendale Blvd between San Fernando and Glenhurst Ave. The streets are filled with vendors and music, providing a festival atmosphere.
There are 3 hubs: Brand at Doran, Central at Riverdale, and Atwater Village Glendale Blvd at Glenhurst. Hubs are where you can find bike repair stations, first aid, general CicLAvia information and merchandise, free water, food trucks, and much more.
Walk Bike Glendale will have a booth at the Central Hub. We’re collecting community input for our future events. What walks and bike rides do you want WBG to organize? Stop by our booth and share your thoughts! If you’re interested in helping at our booth, you can sign up for a shift here.
If you’ve never been to the Atwater Village Farmer’s Market before, this weekend will be the perfect time to check it out! There’s a FREE tote bag if you purchase fruits & veggies at participating vendors. The Farmer’s Market is in operation from 10am – 2pm.
Walk Bike Glendale has been committed to providing feeder rides to other CicLAvia events. This time, the event will be coming to us. If you’re traveling from a nearby city, there is a growing list of feeder rides that may interest you.
A new feature of the upcoming #CicLAvia #GlendaleMeetsAtwater is to use the hashtag #CicLAviaMoment. Take a photo at 1:00pm wherever you are, however you’re enjoying the #openstreets event. Share your photo on social media using the hashtag #CicLAviaMoment in your description. Photos will be featured on the CicLAvia website.
The AARP has provided a Family Play Zone at the Central Hub and FREE PediCab rides. AARP will also be handing out Metro Tap cards to those who show their AARP membership card. So there’s something for everyone at CicLAvia. Hope to see you there!