This Sunday in downtown LA, cars will be in the minority, while vehicles with much smaller wheels — usually two, sometimes three — will have their run of the streets during CicLAvia, the city’s version of the “car-free” phenomenon that began in Bogota, Columbia, and is now occurring all over the planet.
For the City of Angels, that mean’s an estimated 100,000 bikes, perhaps a few dozen Trikkes, and various other bike-alternatives exploring a concrete jungle usually reserved for larger, louder, gas-guzzling beasts that hog the road and honk a lot.
Perhaps that’s why their official website claims, “CicLAvia temporarily removes cars from L.A. streets – and the streets fill up with smiles!”
Embolden by the success of the first four stagings of the popular event, Sunday’s fifth CicLAvia will feature expanded routes and the addition of new spurs to Boyle Heights, Chinatown and Expo Park.
And those few dozen Trikke riders? Many of them will coalesce on a street corner next to LA’s City Hall, as organized by So Cal Carvers, the club for Trikke lovers in Southern California. As usual, Trikke riders who aren’t members of the group, as well as cyclists, are welcomed to ride with the Carvers.
Sunday, October, 7, 2012
Downtown Los Angeles, Calif.
So Cal Carvers meeting spot: 10 a.m., at City Hall, specifically, the southeast corner of the intersection at 1st and Main.
Parking lot used by many So Cal Carvers:
120 Judge John Aiso Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
NOTE: Free parking may be available early on Temple, between Judge Aiso and Alameda, which is right next to the above lot.
Disclosure: So Cal Carvers is sponsored by TrikkeWorld Magazine and SouthBay Trikke, official local dealer of the magazine.
UPDATE: Video from CicLAvia, Oct. 2012
Don’t see the video? Click here to view on KABC website.