CicLAvia returns to downtown Los Angeles this Sunday with its wildly popular Heart of LA event. The event will be easy to reach via Metro Rail — the Red/Purple Line’s Pershing Square and Civic Center/Grand Park stations and the Gold Line’s Mariachi Plaza and Chinatown stations are adjacent to the CicLAvia route and other DTLA stations are nearby.
Don’t have a bike? Try Metro Bike Share with more than 60 stations in DTLA plus a temporary station with 50+ bikes that will be set up at Pershing Square Station on 5th Street between Hill and Broadway. The route also includes the new pilot station at the corner of Echo Park Avenue and Park Avenue in Echo Park.
All bikes are available first-come, first-served. A 30-minute trip costs $3.50 (you will need a credit card) or you can purchase a monthly pass for $20 that offers unlimited 30-minute trips. Visit the Metro Bike Share pricing page for more info. Metro Staff will also be on hand Sunday at the Pershing Square station handing out swag, face painting and answering all of those burning Metro questions you may have.
If you plan on riding your own bicycle at CicLAvia and will be taking Metro Rail to the event, here are a few tips to follow:
- Avoid long lines at TAP vending machines by loading fare or a pass on your TAP card in advance.
- Load $3.50 in Stored Value for a roundtrip ride.
- Bicyclists should use the wider ADA fare gates and NOT the turnstiles or emergency exit swing gates.
- If boarding with bicycle, please use allocated bike area on trains to avoid blocking doors.
- Bikes are prohibited on escalators and should be transported instead via elevators or stairs at all rail stations.
For more information about detours on specific Metro Bus lines during the event, visit Metro’s Service Advisory page. For more information on routes and connections, use the Trip Planner or call 323.GO.METRO.
CicLAvia is funded through the Metro Open Streets Grant Program, which provides funding to events that temporarily close city streets to cars and open them to people walking, biking and rolling. The goal of the program is to offer people opportunities to walk and bike on local streets, try transit (maybe for the first time) and foster civic engagement that supports active transportation projects and programs.