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CicLAvia Returns to the Heart of L.A. – Open Thread

11:30 AM PDT on October 13, 2021

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It was the second post-COVID CicLAvia, after a relatively small Wilmington route in August. On Sunday October 10, CicLAvia returned to its "Heart of L.A." route that traverses Boyle Heights, Chinatown, Downtown, Little Tokyo, MacArthur Park, and Pico Union. The date commemorated the very first CicLAvia, which took place on October 10, 2010, along a very similar route.

Several factors came together for a great event that brought together tens of thousands of participants - of all sizes, shapes, ages, and ethnicities - on foot, bike, skates, scooters, and more. The weather was sunny and cool. The pandemic risks feel like they are on the wane. The central L.A. route was very easy to access via Metro.

There were lots of familiar aspects for CicLAvia veterans: Mariachi Plaza, the Fourth Street Bridge over the L.A. River, noble historic buildings, bustling hubs, crowded eateries, street vendors, smiling families, and more. Also there were a few new twists: free vaccinations, a tandem-bike-powered karaoke platform - called the BiciCrófono L.Á., and more.

CicLAvia occupies the 4th Street Bridge
CicLAvia occupies the 4th Street Bridge
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CicLAvia through Little Tokyo
CicLAvia through Little Tokyo
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CicLAvia through downtown's skyscraper canyons
CicLAvia through downtown's skyscraper canyons
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Heart of L.A. CicLAvia 2021 on 7th Street through Pico Union
Heart of L.A. CicLAvia 2021 on 7th Street through Pico Union
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Lots of cyclists - plus skateboarders, runners, people walking, and more - at CicLAvia
Lots of cyclists - plus skateboarders, runners, people walking, and more - at CicLAvia
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The top of the 4th Street Bridge gets crowded during CicLAvia
The top of the 4th Street Bridge gets crowded during CicLAvia
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People out enjoying CicLAvia
People out enjoying CicLAvia
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Readers - how was your CicLAvia experience last Sunday?

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