Ciclovia Los Angeles, CA – How one bike event does the impossible
In this article I will share with you how one bike event is doing the impossible. There are many events that do not have a proper plan or strategy. They just happen spontaneously without any planning.
But there is something special about CicLAvia, because it has been planned from day 1 and it’s going to last until April 21st!
The first thing that needs to be mentioned is that this event was not planned by the organizers. It started out as a simple idea of creating a fun event for cyclists. And then they decided to make it bigger than what anyone had ever done before!
But why did they decide to go beyond what anyone else had ever done?
Well, there are several reasons:
1) The weather forecast was good enough so that it could start on time.
2) The route was chosen to avoid traffic jams and other problems.
3) The location was ideal for the event since it would allow them to keep the event small and manageable.
4) The number of participants exceeded their expectations!
(I mean really exceeded!)
5) People were attracted by the fact that CicLAvia was free, which made it even better!
Now that you know why the event took place, let’s take a closer look at what it is all about.
So what exactly is CicLAvia?
It is an event that promotes bicycling in the city of Los Angeles and other neighboring cities. In fact, there will be a total of 9 events until April 21st this year! The first event took place on October 10th last year and it was a great success. Since then, the popularity of the ride has only increased. The number of participants might have surpassed all expectations, but the route is still pretty much the same: It starts at 9 am near Wilshire and Western and goes all the way to Venice Beach (usually takes around 5 hours to cover the whole distance).
CicLAvia has a very obvious purpose. It promotes exercise and it helps people to appreciate the city on a whole new level. It is also very popular as a way to spend time with family and friends.
Many tourists have already heard about the event and there are already online forums where people are discussing the events (apparently, there are some Brazilians who plan to take part in the April 21st event).
As you can see, this is an unique event. I have never heard about anything similar. I think it is a very good idea to spend time outdoors and enjoy the city in a whole new way.
This is also a great idea if you want to buy some unique souvenirs. There are many artists who display their artwork on that day.
Some people feel that this is not a one day event and they are right: They have a vision for the future and that is to make this into an annual tradition. I am not sure if they will be successful in the future, but I can definitely say that this is a great start and it is definitely worth checking out at least once.
CicLAvia gets ready to roll
The dates for the next and final event of this years’ CicLAvia season have been announced. The event will take place on Sunday, April 21st from 9 am to 4 pm. The event will extend a little further North than before and will include a part of Wilshire Blvd for the first time.
The event is also expected to draw in more visitors than ever before since the area covered is much more densely populated than before.
The organizers of the event are expecting anywhere from 50,000 to 100,000 people to join in on the fun. This is twice as much as the number of people that took part in the previous events. Even if the lower estimate proves to be true, this will make this year’s event the most successful one yet.
The route was chosen to include some of the city’s most popular attractions and other areas that are less frequently visited by tourists.
The event will also feature the Angel’s Flight railway, which connects Hill Street and Grand Avenue. This is the first time in over thirty years that the public has had access to this landmark. The route will also feature some of the Olvera Street market, where people can buy handmade Native American crafts and Mexican wares.
Last, but not least, the route will also pass by the Museum of Contemporary Art, which is currently home to a graffiti exhibit.
If you want to experience everything that this event has to offer, you may want to consider renting a bike. This way, you can easily traverse the entire route and still have time to explore whichever part of the city you like. If you want to do that, the first thing you have to do is choose which bike rental company you want to go with.
There are several of them in the area and each one is competing for your business, so you can get a good deal if you just shop around a little bit.
The next thing you have to do is make sure you’re properly outfitted. This isn’t like riding in the streets where there are laws against it. This is a special event and you have every right to be there.
That being the case, it still pays to wear clothing that enhances your safety. Wearing bright colors is always a good idea, as are gloves and other protective gear. There are also groups that plan to participate in the event on themed rides. This is something else that may be worth looking into, as there may be one that interests you.
Getting to the starting location on time is also something that needs to be planned out. Many people choose to walk to the event since it starts in a fairly central location in the city and most of the routes there are easily accessible by foot. If you don’t want to do that, there are still plenty of buses and trains that can get you there.
If you want to ride in style, you might want to look into a limousine or party bus rental instead. Either way, the main thing is to have fun and enjoy being a part of this historic event.
Sources & references used in this article:
Bicycle/Race: Transportation, Culture, & Resistance by AE Lugo – 2018 – books.google.com
Interim Design Strategies by NACTO production@ springer. com, NACTO – Urban Street Design Guide, 2013 – Springer
Do street fairs boost local businesses? a quasi-experimental analysis using social network data by K Zhang, K Pelechrinis – Joint European Conference on Machine Learning …, 2016 – Springer