CicLAVia as Seen Through My Eyes: South LA, 12/7/2014

Sunday afternoon was CicLAvia, the event where streets are closed to vehicle traffic as a celebration for bikes, skateboards, and non-motorized vehicles. Sunday was the first time the event was thrown in South LA. I did the ride with my friends, Skippy and Samantha, and we had a blast!

We met up at my place for breakfast and last-minute tune ups before we rolled out around noon. It was such a beautiful day for a ride! The recent rain had washed away the smog. It was warm, yet not uncomfortable.

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The route included participants who dressed up and treated it as a parade. I love it!

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We saw many parts of the neighborhood that were new to us, including the swimming stadium from the 1984 Olympic Games. Pretty cool stuff!

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And what experience through a new neighborhood is complete without sampling the local cuisine? Samantha and I split the soul food sliders from the Taste of Soul food truck. I’d like to say we also split the cobbler, but I don’t do so well at sharing dessert!

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I think yesterday’s event was the smoothest, well-operated CicLAvia that I’ve been to. Great work, planners. We had fun, and those awful bottleneck areas weren’t too problematic. All and all, I’d say it was one successful CicLAvia!

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All photos by Adriane Hoff.

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One comment

  1. […] Unfortunately, I was out of town for the October ride.  Check out my blogs about the events here, here, and […]

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