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CicLAvia – Culver City Meets Venice Presented by Metro

 

Fresh off a tremendous first event in Pasadena, CicLAvia announces that Culver City and Venice will be the coolest spots of the summer when CicLAvia returns to the Westside for the first time since 2013.

CicLAvia – Culver City Meets Venice Presented by Metro will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 9.

The route will be a six-mile variation of the previous CicLAvia Westside route, allowing participants to explore more of Culver City's neighborhoods, eclectic businesses and delicious restaurants, as well as connect with such Westside treasures as the Mar Vista Farmers Market, Abbot Kinney and Venice Beach.

"Participants will actually be able to walk or bike to the beach for the next CicLAvia, which is really cool – in more ways than one – during the summer," said cicLAvia Executive Director Aaron Paley.

"We've got both sides of Venice this time as opposed to 2013, and we've gone from five to seven hours as well. It's a comfortable route connecting the great neighborhoods of Venice, Mar Vista, Palms with dynamic Culver City seamlessly and without cars. I'm excited that participants will be able to explore widely diverse neighborhoods, discover new businesses and even enjoy a dip in the Pacific."

"Culver City looks forward to welcoming cyclists from all over the region to our community. We're excited to once again partner with CicLAvia and the City of Los Angeles to host this August's Open Streets event," said Culver City Mayor Micheál O'Leary.

"Ever since the very first CicLAvia on 10/10/10, I've dreamed of bringing this outstanding event to Culver City. Thankfully, the small but successful Culver City CicLAvia hub in 2013 paved the way for this year's 'Culver City Meets Venice,' tying our Westside communities together in a beautiful car-free celebration. I want to personally thank Metro, CicLAvia, and our staff for making my dream come true!" added Culver City Councilmember Meghan-Sahli Wells.

"CicLAvia gets riders out of their cars and into urban open spaces while opening up the local Culver City businesses to Angelenos," said Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chair Eric Garcetti. "And I'm proud to see the car-free event wheel down another of L.A.'s Great Streets."

Metro awarded Culver City an Open Streets Grant to make this partnership with CicLAvia possible. The funding is part of a $4 million Open Streets grant that was awarded to municipalities throughout Southern California to sponsor car-free events from 2014-2016.

The program allocates $2 million annually for these types of events within L.A. County.

 

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