The streets in South LA connecting the neighborhoods of South Central, Exposition Park, Leimert Park and Crenshaw will be open for biking. More details CicLAvia click here. This is one of the most interesting routes CicLavia offers. .
The Great Outdoors group plans to depart from the Old San Bernardino Depot Metrolink Station at 1170 N. 3rd St, San Bernardino CA 92418 (not to be confused with the San Bernardino Downtown Station) to LA Union Station. You will need to bring your own bicycles, which are welcome on the train and all subways in LA.
Those wishing to carpool/caravan from Palm Springs should meet at Palm Springs PetSmart at Ramon/Crossley (Map) at 6:45 am, departing at 7:00 am to allow time to reach the San Bernardino Depot. Carpooling is encouraged and may be available if offered by the driver. You are responsible for arranging your own transportation or ride share. The train we plan to take departs San Bernardino Depot at 8:38 am and arrives in LA Union Station at 10:21 am. You can view the train schedule for the San Bernardino Line at metrolinktrains.com. There will be ample parking at the Station. Those planning to drive from Palm Springs to the San Bernardino Depot should bring vehicles capable of carrying bicycles.
The Great Outdoors group plans to return from LA Union Station to the San Bernardino Depot on the 3:38 pm train, arriving at the San Bernardino Depot at 5:23 p.m. Should you desire to stay longer, there is a 4:38 pm train that arrives at 6:23 pm. Because of the limited Sunday schedule, that is the last train before 9:38 pm.
You are encouraged to download the Metrolink app to your smart phone containing all of its schedules. Once registered, you can buy your electronic ticket ($10 all day for Metrolink and all downtown subways). The machines at the depot are notoriously user unfriendly.
Covid-19 requirements: You will be required to wear a mask on the train and all indoor spaces in Los Angeles. Along with masks, bring proof of vaccination that restaurants and other businesses might require on the route. It is not required to board the train.
What to Bring:
Water, small day back, sun protection and helmet.
Art, Food, and LA History
Part of the fun of CicLAvia Sunday is discovering something new on a street you've driven through a hundred times. So what can you expect in South LA?
See countless works of public art as well as artistic establishments like the Lula Washington Dance Theater, CAAM, the Science Center, and the still-under-construction (and spaceship-shaped) Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. You'll see points of history, from MLK Park to Obama Blvd, and the in-progress arts hub Destination Crenshaw. And (as always) a lot of delicious local eats.
Check out our Local Gems blog before you hit the streets. And use our Google Map of the route to plan your day. Don't forget to share the adventures you have on event day – and tag us when you post!
Trip leaders: Dan Haueter (909) 227-2537 firstname.lastname@example.org, Scott Connelly (760) 799-5541 email@example.com