CicLAcia- The heart of LA is your bike path this Sunday!
We here at Yellow 108 love cycling and all forms of human powered transportation. Unfortunately, far too often the world is not yet ready to accept alternative forms of transportation on the roads our car centric society. If only we had free reign of the streets for one carless day. In Los Angeles, CicLAvia is making this dream possible. On Sunday 10/9/2011 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, over 10 miles through out the city will be closed to car traffic allowing for citizens to rediscover the streets of LA. The route stretches from Boyle Heights all the way to East Hollywood, as well as South LA and Chinatown.
CicLAvia is derived from the original ciclovía event that first started in Bogota, Columbia almost 30 years ago. Ciclovía translates into English as "bike path", but now carries with it the meaning of this type of event. Every Sunday, over a million people take over 80 miles of carless streets in Bogota for the day. This event has spread to countries all over the world, including many events taking place around the United States. The upcoming CicLAvia in Los Angeles will be the 3rd time the event has taken place. CicLAvia occurs twice a year, once in Fall and again in Spring.
This event is not only for bicycles, all forms of non-motorized transportation are welcome; including but not limited to skateboards, roller blades, scooters, as well as your feet of coarse. Get out there and be a part of this unique experience, the more people participate, the larger the next CicLAvia can be, so be sure to bring out all your friends and family for a fun filled on the streets of LA.
For those that aren't in the SoCal area, make sure to check if there is a ciclovia type event in a city near you.
For more info check out: http://www.ciclavia.org/