7 miles of car-free streets connecting Echo Park, Chinatown, DTLA, Little Tokyo, Arts District, and Boyle Heights - including the new 6th Street Viaduct!
The Great Outdoors group plans to depart from the 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.
There is a possibility that the Redlands light rail to the San Bernardino Downtown Station with a connection to the Metrolink to this event will be operational before October 9. If this happens, we will send an announcement prior to the event so you will have the option of leaving from the Redlands Depot.
Those wishing to carpool/caravan from Palm Springs should meet at Palm Springs PetSmart at Ramon/Crossley (Map) at 6:45 am for 7:00 am departure. If you want to rideshare and have extra space available on your bike rack or truck, you may so indicate when you register. Carpooling is encouraged and may be available if offered by driver. You are responsible for arranging you own transportation or ride share. Metro departs San Bernardino at 8:41am, arrives LA Union Station 10:22.
You can also meet us along the route. We will start at Civic Center/Grand Park station. We should be there by 11am When you register you will receive the cell # of Scott and Dan.
There will be ample parking at the Station Depot. hose 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 5:15 p.m.
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 - you must purchase the ticket on Sunday). The machines at the depot are notoriously user unfriendly.
Other transportation options:
You are, of course, free to drive all the way to Los Angeles, to take both an earlier departing train (dep. 6:41 am arr. 8:22 am) or later returning train (dep. 5:38 pm arr. 6:16 pm). A meeting place in Los Angeles will be arranged for those departing earlier or later.
What to Bring: Water, small day back, sun protection and helmet.
Trip leaders :
Dan Haueter: Email
Scott Connelly: Email
Here are some things to know before you go:
Attractions along the route: click here
- CicLAvia is FREE!
- CicLAvia lasts from 9am to 4pm.
- CicLAvia closes streets to car traffic and opens them for people to walk, skate, bike, play, and explore parts of Los Angeles County.
- CicLAvia is not a race! There's no starting point or finish line—begin where you like and enjoy the day your way.
- CicLAvia website
Hubs are resting and meeting points along the route. Each hub has free basic bike repair, bike parking, an information booth, CicLAvia merchandise, free drinking water, and ADA-compliant restrooms. Some hubs include additional programming and activities.
Health Problems/allergies: Advise trip leader of any medical or other issues that may affect your ability to complete this event.