For the first time, CicLAvia came to the Harbor Area on Sunday, August 13, for the open streets event that played home to hundreds of bicyclists from all over Los Angeles. Businesses that are typically closed on Sundays opened their doors to invite participants to shop local. The typically overly trafficked Avalon Boulevard was transformed into a corridor for cyclist, skaters and people who just wanted to take a stroll on the hot summer day. Organizations like Communities for a Better Environment, SBCC Thrive L.A.’s “I Heart Wilmington,” the local YMCA, the Avalon Arts & Cultural Alliance and many more were present providing information on their initiatives and passing out free snacks and water for cyclist.
This event was monumental for Wilmington, a neighborhood that too often gets overlooked by the City of Los Angeles and is overly trafficked by rig trucks traveling in and out of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Take a look at some of these photos from the weekend event.