We interrupt this website for a view from Sunday’s successful CicLAvia

Just a few random images from Sunday’s Culver City to Venice CicLAvia, which once again appeared to be an overwhelming success.

Even if the LAPD seemed to undercount the attendance just a tad.

Bikes into the Expo Line headed to Culver City

Bikes crammed into the Expo Line headed to Culver City

Abbot Kinney made everyone feel welcome

Bikes were stacked everywhere

Including here

And here

Venice marked the end of the road. Or the beginning. Or maybe the middle.

Bored cops are the best sign of a successful event

Bored cops are the best sign of a successful event

Carnival

Church

Culver Studios, just off the route; my dad worked there when it was owned by Hal Roach

My dad met Judy Garland when he worked here years ago

Summer's here and the time is right, for dancing in the street

Summer’s here and the time is right, for dancing in the street…

Some insisted on wearing fur, despite the abundant sunshine

Some insisted on wearing fur, despite the abundant sunshine

Doglavia

Now those are fat tires

Get-Off

Businesses that reached out to the people passing by were amply rewarded

Businesses that reached out to the people passing by were amply rewarded

Krishna-lavia

The LACBC's volunteers seemed excited to have their picture taken

The LACBC’s volunteers seemed excited to have their picture taken

The LA Fire Department took to bikes to keep everyone safe

The LA Fire Department boarded bikes to keep the public safe…

... while Metro demonstrated what our bikeshare future will look like

… while Metro demonstrated what our bikeshare future will look like

Mosque-lavia

Looks more like the road was opened to people for a change

Looks more like the road was opened for a change

Rydaz-Bikes-1

Rydaz-with-Bikes

To everything...   there is a season...

To everything…  there is a season…

Tiny-Bikes

And yes, Tito's Tacos seemed to have all the business they could handle

Even Tito’s Tacos seemed to have all the business they could handle

3 comments

  1. You’re right about the understatement.

    I set up about a quarter mile from the end of the ride in Venice and between 2pm and 3pm and did three two-minute counts of cyclists heading westward. Each time, I counted at least 150 riders, so that adds up to 4,500 per hour. And, of course, thats only heading in one direction — there were many heading back east. Granted, it was probably the busiest time for the event — but it was easily over 30K and probably close to 40K for the day.

  2. David says:

    Yea, Great Day at CICLAVIA!

    I noticed that even Tit’s Tacos I passes by 3x had a ton of business despite her grave concerns.

  3. Margaret says:

    You provided a perfect snapshot of the day.

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