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      We’ve compiled EVERYTHING you need to know about CicLAvia Pasadena. Just keep this list handy.

      By Vahe Simonyan

      CicLAvia Pasadena is a fun event but can be overwhelming! With no cars on the street, and no cares on the mind, now is the time to plan ahead and learn everything to know about it.

      General info

      • 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 31, 2015.
      • 3.5 mile route.
      • Some streets in Pasadena are closed to all cars starting at 6:00 a.m.
      • In addition to cycling, it’s open for walkers, scooter riders, skaters and anything else not motorized.

      Getting to the event

      • You’re encouraged to walk, ride your bike or use public transportation to the event.
      • Metro’s Gold Line stations at Memorial Park, Del Mar, and Lake Avenue are all located adjacent to the route.


      Some Pasadena city streets will close to vehicular traffic and will reopen following the clean-up of the event by about 6 p.m.

        Closed off streets

      Ciclavia Pasadena closure grid

        Open streets

      – North/South travel will remain open at the following intersections along Colorado Boulevard:

      • Fair Oaks Ave. & Colorado Blvd.
      • Los Robles Ave. & & Colorado Blvd.
      • Hill Ave. & Colorado Blvd.

      – East/West travel will remain open at the following intersections along Raymond & Lake Avenue:

      • Union St. & Raymond Ave.
      • Green St. & Raymond Ave.
      • Green St. & Lake Ave.
      • Del Mar Blvd & Lake Ave.

        Car detour

      – Primary detour routes include:

      • North: Walnut St.
      • East: Allen Ave.
      • South: California
      • West: St. John or Fair Oaks

      Bus detours

      – Bus detours are in effect on Sunday, May 31, during the hours of 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. or when barricades are present.
      Check the list for all the bus detours here.

      Parking (for Downtown Pasadena)

      – The following public garages and lots will remain open for local business access on May 31:

      • Old Pasadena—Courtyard Marriott access via Walnut; Delacey Parking Structure access via Green; Schoolhouse Structure access via Green & Raymond; One Colorado access via Union
      • Paseo Colorado—access via Green Street
      • Playhouse District—all structures/lots, access via Green & Union
      • South Lake Avenue—Shopper’s Lane access via San Pasqual, Del Mar, & Cordova; Macy’s & Trader Joe’s Parking Structures via Del Mar & Hudson

      What if my car gets towed?

      The CicLAvia-Pasadena route and adjacent streets will be posted with temporary “No Parking” signs. All motorists are cautioned to observe all regular and temporary parking restrictions.

      • Vehicles parked on the route (during restricted times) will be towed to:
        – Elks Lodge parking lot
        400 W. Colorado Blvd.
      • Vehicles will be available for pick-up for free only until 4 p.m. the day of the event.  Call (626) 744-4400 on Event Day only for towing information.
      • After 4 p.m., any unclaimed towed vehicle will be moved to a local tow yard and storage charges will apply.


      Only on the day of the event:

      • You can call (626) 744-7889, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with questions about street closures, parking, and general event information.


      Remember, if you see something, say something.

      • Contact a uniformed officer on scene immediately or call (626) 744-4241.
      • Remember to speak calmly, know the location where you are calling from and provide concise information.
      • For all life-threatening emergencies remember to always call 9-1-1.

      Did you hear?

      Cilavia Pasadena's 4 hubs (Photo - ciclavia.org).

      Cilavia Pasadena’s 4 hubs (Photo – ciclavia.org).

      There will be four (4) CicLAvia hubs offering information and merchandise, free stuff, bike parking, bike repair, free water, restrooms and first aid stations:

      Memorial Park Hub

      – Food Trucks/Free Bike Valet.

      – 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.: Free pedi-cab (sponsored by Walden School).

      Armory Center for the Arts: Free art exhibits, music, and a hands-on art activity.

      Levitt Pavilion:

      • 10:00-10:45 a.m. Yoga on the Lawn with Christel Joy
      • 11:00-12:00 p.m. Special DJ set by D’Cipher
      • 12:15-1:15 p.m. Soul Scratch
      • 1:30-2:30 p.m. Off to Farofa
      • 2:45-4:00 p.m. Beat Mosaic

      Near the Hub

      Old Pasadena Farmer’s Market from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Holly Street at Fair Oaks Avenue.

      – USC Pacific Asia Museum: Enjoy a 2 for 1 admission special for all CicLAvia participants. Explore bike culture in Asia with art activities and special screening of Man Zou: Beijing to Shanghai.

      Old Pasadena Hub

      – Food Trucks/Free Bike Valet.

      – 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.: Free pedi-cab (sponsored by Walden School).

      Near the Hub

      – Create arts and crafts inspired ornaments at the Side Street Projects and Gamble House wooden wearables workshop.

      Art Center College of Design:

      • Work from Product Design and Transportation Design students.
      • “Design a bike” workshop with faculty member Daisuke Yamaguchi using paper and pre-made wheels.

      – Learn about Old Pasadena landmarks with Pasadena Heritage’s coloring pages or create a building with legos and building blocks.

      Kids bike safety rodeo: Children can improve their riding skills and knowledge.

      Pasadena Department of Transportation: Free bike helmets for adults and children who have bicycles with them (while supplies last).

      Day One:

      • build a 3D bike sculpture out of mixed media, recycled cardboard, tires, create chalkboard art.
      • Take a photo at the CicLAvia Selfie Photobooth
      • 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.: Get moving with Zumba.
      • 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.: Yoga classes.

      – John Muir High School Mighty Mustang Drum Corps: Watch for them strolling along Raymond Ave.

      South Lake Avenue District Hub

      – CicLAvia Old School Merchandise booth offers a variety of CicLAvia apparel and items from past events.

      Float: Live Music, Sack Lunch, Free Coffee…and more (380 S. Lake Avenue, #106).

      • 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Free coffee.
      • 10:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Bike Tune-Up.
      • 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.: $10 special Float Sack Lunch.
        11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: DJ sets.
        12:00 p.m.: Live musical set by Raquel Rodriguez.
      • DIY Bike Tassel Crafting Station (while supplies last).

      Near the Hub

      – Beyond Colorado at the former Cliff’s Books, 630 E Colorado Blvd., will give away maps of Pasadena and host a typewriting station.

      Zona Rosa Caffe: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., live music from

      The Pasadena Playhouse and Playhouse District Association: Complimentary photo booth (39 S El Molino Ave).

      Laemmle Playhouse 7: Green screen photo booth. Images will be placed into scenes from iconic films.

      Colorado Hub

      – Food Trucks

      Arroyo Seco Foundation: “What does the Arroyo Seco look like in your dreams?”  Share a vision for a restored Arroyo Seco at the watershed station.

      Pasadena Educational Foundation: Add your words and images on “why art matters” temporary mural, and pick up a map to explore the city’s public art.

      Near the Hub

      – Parking Lot at 1336 E. Colorado Blvd.:

      • Cirque du Soleil:  A dedicated entertainment area on the eastern portion of the route at a parking lot at 1336 E. Colorado Blvd. to promote their newest touring Big Top show: KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities™, which will debut in Southern California this fall.
      • Create a stop-motion video.


      • Enjoy impromptu hip-hop and breakdancing performances by MUSE/IQUE artists.
      • 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm: Hip-Hop Performances.
      • 10:45am, 12:45pm, and 2:45pm: “Mambo” dance lessons.
      • Everyone that learns MUSE/IQUE Mambo will get a free ticket (the first 100) to MUSE/IQUE’s counter-conventional presentation of West Side Story that we’ve titled IN/SIDE STORY (August 29 at Caltech’s Beckman Mall Lawn).

      – 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Frit and Frat Fuller at Holliston Ave.

      – Elsewhere along the route:

      • Metro’s Destination Discounts program offers CicLAvia participants the chance to #GoMetro and save money at select businesses along the route.
      • Save 15% on CicLAvia T-shirts at the South Lake Hub, by showing your Metro TAP card.


      During this free event, try to support Pasadena’s local shops, restaurants and other businesses. Dress appropriately for the event, use helmets, pads and other safety gear as appropriate, wear hats for shade, and use sunscreen and stay hydrated.


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