[PHOTOS] CicLAvia Rides Through The Westside
The first time CicLAvia mapped Venice was in 2013's "To The Sea" event where more than 150,000 participants cycled, skated and actually walked (at least for a while) in L.A., from the Boardwalk to City Hall in DTLA. See the slideshow above, photographed by L.A.-based TriggerChrome, for a look back on that day as you prepare for the weekend.
On Sunday, CicLAvia returns to the Westside, transforming a six-mile stretch from Culver City to Venice Beach into one mega, car-free bike path from 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The route this time will be shorter—organizers said they wanted to encourage participants to explore more of Culver City's eclectic businesses and restaurants, and to "connect with such Westside treasures as the Mar Vista Farmers' Market, Abbot Kinney and Venice Beach."
If you do happen to stop at the Mar Vista Farmers' Market, it's hosting a country fair/ birthdaypalooza with corn shucking, seed spittin' and pie baking contests. For other suggestions on where to stop along the ride, Time Out Los Angeles made a guide, and so did Militant Angeleno. Apparently Tito's Tacos, a Culver City landmark and L.A. stronghold on the crunchy taco, was not happy about the whole CicLAvia situation at first, as LA Weekly reported. It has since cooled down and is now excited about the event too.
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