The CicLAvia: Heart of LA returns this Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with plenty of access via Metro Rail — the route is anchored in downtown L.A. and is easy to access from the Red/Purple Line subway, Expo Line and Gold Line. As usual, CicLAvia is a great chance for cyclists, pedestrians and other non-motorized users to enjoy local streets without dealing with car traffic and serves as a nice reminder you don’t need a car to get around L.A.!
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.
The Metro Bike Hub at Union Station will be offering free bike safety inspections from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The following promotional codes will also be valid on Sunday for those wanting to join the Bike Hub, which offers onsite staff assistance, same-day repairs, accessory sales, bike classes and more. The codes:
HEARTLA for a $1 30-Day membership
HEARTLA1 for a $48 Annual membership
And if you need a bike, there are plenty of Metro Bike stations in and around DTLA:
.@BikeMetro will have increased availability along Sunday's route. Stop by the @metrolosangeles booth at 7th St and Flower for games and a photo booth, as well as information about current & upcoming Metro projects and programs. There'll be a lot going on: https://t.co/gyPAI0xsg3
— CicLAvia (@CicLAvia) October 3, 2019
CicLAvia is funded through the Metro Open Streets Grant Program, which provides funding to one-day 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 city streets, or try transit (maybe for the first time) and foster civic engagement that supports walking, biking and skating projects and programs.