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Sunday: CicLAvia Related Activities Downtown

By David Markland
Published: Friday, October 08, 2010, at 05:51PM
cicLAvia Valerie [Flickr]

Hit the asphalt this Sunday during [CicLAvia], a five hour event that will close of a seven and half ribbon of streets to automobiles and open them up to walkers, bicyclists, and skaters.

Downtown, the event will take place along stretches of 7th, Spring, Central, and 4th streets. The public is invited to play in the streets, meander, and take advantage of the open space. Assorted art, music, and other performances will take place throughout.

Some of the announced activities include:

A 10am kickoff event at Hollenbeck Park is being organized by the cyclist group Midnight Ridazz, and will be attended by Mayor Villaraigosa, Councilman Jose Huizar, and others. The public is invited to join them on a ride along the CicLAvia path. They can start at the event, or meet up with them at any point. Downtowners can catch up with them at 11am at 7th and Figueroa before they start riding back to McArthur Park. Info

The Downtown L.A. Parents group is having an open playdate at 10am in front of Macy's as part of CicLAvia. Bring your kids and their bikes to meet other kids from the neighborhood.

Half price admission to the The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and 2 for 1 admission to the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) all day. This is for MOCA's Geffen Contemporary location at 152 North Central. JANM is at 369 E 1st. Info

At 11am, meetup at JANM for free tea and a tour of Little Tokyo from LA Commons and The Public Studio.

At 11:30am environmental activists will meetup at a Valero station at 5th & Alameda to protest the Texas based oil company's efforts to change California's green house gas laws. They will then march to "A Rally To Kick Coal & Oil Out of LA" beginning on the south lawn of City Hall at 12:30. Info

Also on City Hall's south lawn, throughout the day, a CicLAvia "rest stop" offering bike repair, free water, and a first station. This is also where you can pick up a commemorative CicLAvia t-shirt.

Finally, get your zen on with a free yoga class being held on First Street between Main and Los Angeles beginning at 1:30pm. Info

Are we missing anything? Please share it in the comments!

Route

CicLAvia runs along seven and a half miles of Los Angeles streets from Melrose and the 101 to the west and 4th Street near Hollenbeck Park to the East. Downtown, streets will be closed to vehicular traffic east on 7th to Spring, north to 1st, over to Central, down to 4th, and then east past the Los Angeles River.

Drivers will be able to cross the route on normal light cycles at major intersections. Downtown, crossings will be on 7th at Figueroa, Grand and Broadway; on Spring at 3rd and 6th; on 1st at Los Angeles and on Alameda at 3rd.

Visit CicLAvia.org for more information.

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