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CicLAvia in photos: About 100,000 cyclists and pedestrians pour into LA streets

By Hayley Fox
Published: Monday, April 16, 2012, at 01:38PM
Tony Pierce

Some participants were dressed up in costumes as they rode down Spring Street.



L.A.'s fourth CicLAvia event shut down ten miles of city streets on Sunday and welcomed about 100,000 cyclists, pedestrians, skaters and dog-walkers.

Organizers say the event is intended to bring together diverse communities, provide a break in congested city traffic and create an opportunity for exercise.

Although the event is focused on cycling, there were plenty of kid-friendly games and activities along the way. The day included bike polo, life-size chess and even an announcement from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa about a new bike-share program coming to Los Angeles that will bring 4,000 rentable bikes to kiosks set up from Downtown to the Westside.

The next CicLAvia is set for Sunday Oct. 14.

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