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CicLAvia Charts Course from Downtown to Venice

New route will start in downtown L.A. and wind its way to Venice Beach.

Cyclists on the Westside will be able to join the car-free bike event CicLAvia as it rolls to Venice Beach on April 21, event planners announced on Thursday. 

Although the route has yet to be finalized, CicLAvia organizers tentatively planned a itinerary from downtown L.A. to Venice Beach mostly via Venice Boulevard. 

CicLAvia, inspired by the Colombian bike movement ciclovia, started in October 2010 in Los Angeles with about 100,000 participants. So far, most of the CicLAvia rides have centered around downtown L.A., Boyle Heights and Little Tokyo. 

[Click here to see photos from last April's Flying Pigeon Shop Ride to CicLAVia]

But on Thursday, CicLAvia Executive Director Aaron Paley announced that two of the three scheduled rides will feature completely new routes.

In addition to the Venice ride in April, a second event will take place on June 23, winding its way along Wilshire Boulevard from downtown to the SoFax area. Paley said his goal is to eventually host a CicLAvia event every month.

The Oct. 6 ride is centered around downtown L.A. and will essentially be the same route as last year with some minor changes.

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