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CicLAvia releases route map for October ride

ciclavia october 7 2012 map

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Route map (October 7, 2012)

The route map for the fifth CicLAvia was announced on Monday. The next multi-mile, road-closing, traffic thwarting/causing, traveling block party is scheduled for October 7, 2012 with hours the same as the previous event -- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a route that's undergone an L.A.-worthy makeover. Download or print your map here.

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The Easter Bunny at CicLAvia, April 15, 2012

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Cyclists take to the streets for CicLAvia, Sunday, April 15, 2012

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Cyclists take to the streets for CicLAvia, Sunday, April 15, 2012


CicLAvia, where L.A. closed down 10 miles of streets and opened them up to bicyclists and pedestrians, included a little of everything, from street chess to the Power Rangers to a dancing/cycling Easter Bunny. What did you see? Share your photos with us at pix@kpcc.org.

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Nonprofit CicLAvia marches toward April event with Kickstarter campaign

ciclavia map april 15 2012

Screenshot via ciclavia.org

Hundreds of thousands of car-dominated Angelenos have abandoned their vehicles (for a day) to participate in CicLAvia's traveling block parties since 2010 when the local group took its first giant step for urban-kind.

CicLAvia, the free wheeling, street closing, public event throwing organization that periodically shuts down roads to car traffic, kicked off a Kickstarter campaign Tuesday in support of their upcoming April 15 happening.

The donor-funded and City of Los Angeles supported organization -- which aims to get people out of their vehicles and interacting with each other and the city -- became an official non-profit operation in September 2011, board member Heidi Zeller told KPCC.

CicLAvia's events are free, but the $12,000 Kickstarter goal is not as much a financial necessity as it is a fundraising effort to raise community involvement, Zeller explained.

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