dia de la CicLAVia…
…“ciclovía, is a term which translates from Spanish into English as “bike path” and is now used worldwide to describe either a permanently designated bicycle route or a temporary event, the closing of the street to automobiles for use by others.” – wikipedia
CicLAVia was an amazing opportunity to jump on our bikes and pretend it was post-apocalyptic l.a.! a nice chunk of streets traversing the l.a. corrider connecting east l.a. to melrose, was closed to cars today from 10 to 3pm. the weather was cali kissed perfection as thousands of angelenos mounted bikes, rollerblades, skateboards and on foot taking back streets normally congested with the roaring madness of single occupant cars. the only make up most people wore was smiles and plenty were getting their freak on with customized bikes, boombox contraptions, wigs, tees, whatever. i got my ride a safety check yesterday, planned the appropriately photogenic “biking attire” and hit the l.a. streets with andrew.
shatto lanes bowling – been around for as long as i can remember
street musicians along the route
fellow rider and his folding bike
4th street bridge to east l.a.
cylists against the l.a. skyline
hollenbeck park – end of the line
coming your way again in july and october!