After veering west for the last two CicLAvias, the bike and pedestrian festival is going back to its roots. In honor of the third anniversary of CicLAvia, which closes off streets to vehicular traffic and opens them up to pedestrians, bikes, and other non-motorized transport, the party is heading back to Downtown on October 6, with a 7.4-mile route through the Civic Center, Historic Core, Little Tokyo, Chinatown, the Piñata District, and DTLA-adjacent Boyle Heights and MacArthur Park. Organizers expect 150,000 attendees at the seven-hour event. Downtown businesses should be happy as the last two CicLAvias--one to the ocean and the other down part of Wilshire Boulevard--didn't bring nearly the amount of money to DTLA restaurants and bars as the five earlier events did. A rep for CicLAvia tells us it'll be a few weeks before there's a map of the October route.
· CicLAvia [Official Site]
· CicLAvia Archives [Curbed LA]