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CicLAvia cycles through South LA

The fifth CicLAvia event features a new route that extends to Figueroa Street and Exposition Park. (Photo/Gary Leonard)

Billed as the biggest block party in Los Angeles, the next CicLAvia will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7, along a stretch that includes Figueroa Street down to Exposition Park.

The fifth event of its kind, CicLAvia will temporarily close down the streets to cars for most of the morning and afternoon for people to walk, skate or ride a bicycle. The public event features activities along the route, with shop owners and restaurants encouraged to open their doors to participants.

Organizers have expanded the route to feature some of South LA’s top sights. For the first time, participants will be visiting Exposition Park, Chinatown, Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights and the newly completed Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles.

The event will also include previous locales, such as MacArthur Park, Little Tokyo and the Fourth Street Bridge, which features a view of the downtown LA skyline. In addition, CicLAvia will offer music, performances and food trucks.

With the recent opening of the Metro Expo Line, Westside residents will be able to connect with the event’s Exposition Park hub by rail. For an entirely car-free adventure, participants can take the Ballona Creek bicycle path to the La Cienega/Jefferson Expo station.

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CicLAvia cycles through South LA

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