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CicLAvia takes a new route — through Glendale

Angel Cruz from San Fernando Valley rides his bike along the streets of downtown Los Angeles on Oct. 18, 2015 as part of CicLAvia.
Angel Cruz from San Fernando Valley rides his bike along the streets of downtown Los Angeles on Oct. 18, 2015 as part of CicLAvia.
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The 21st edition of the CicLAvia rolls through Los Angeles on Sunday — and it's taking a brand new route, from Atwater Village into downtown Glendale.

The three-mile route begins at Glendale and Glenfeliz boulevards and makes its way to Brand Blvd.

The new path, which links businesses with the L.A. River, required two years of planning, Romel Pascual, executive director of Ciclavia, tells KPCC. 

"What makes this unique is that there is a density of local business activity on Brand Boulevard and Central. And certainly when you get down to Atwater Village, it's equally as vibrant, and its very close to the L.A. River, so there's that connection," he says.

In addition to cycling, there will be activities for kid including rock climbing and bike safety courses. Ciclavia runs from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.