We took a trip down to Los Angeles this weekend to shoot a new Companion Bike Seat video (more on this coming soon) and turns out it was the perfect weekend to be in LA ... CicLAvia - The Valley was hitting the streets of North Hollywood on Sunday! CicLAvia is LA's version of Ciclovia (started in Bogota 20+ years ago), where city streets are shut down all day, and bicycles and pedestrians take over the streets. I was pleasantly surprised to see all the crowds the turned out for it, with several thousand people taking their streets back.
This was the first CicLAvia event to be held in the San Fernando Valley and was a huge hit. CicLAvia hosts several events throughout the year, spreading them out all over LA county. CicLAvia aims to change people’s attitudes, behaviors and the public conversation regarding alternative transportation, health and wellness, public spaces and community engagement, and they were certainly successful at it today! What a great experience ... we'll definitely be back again for future CicLAvias.
Remember, ALWAYS wear a HELMET!