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First Of 3 CicLAvia Events To Shut Down 15 Miles Of L.A. Streets

LOS ANGELES ( — Ever wanted to walk, bike, skateboard or rollerblade your way to the sea? You'll get your chance at the first CicLAvia of the year, which will shut down 15 miles of Los Angeles streets all the way to the ocean.

The city of Los Angeles will close 15 miles of street to cars so that Angelenos will be able to stroll, bike, play and interact with their neighbors beyond their car windows.

CicLAvia To The Sea will be the event's longest route to date (PDF), stretching from the city's historic center at El Pueblo de Los Angeles all the way to Venice Beach's boardwalk.

The route runs down a good portion of Venice Boulevard and will be punctuated with eight hubs -- at El Pueblo, City Hall, MacArthur Park, Normandie, Mid-City, Cadillac (at La Cienega), in Culver City, at the Mar Vista Farmers Market and, finally, in Venice.

More than 100,000 people are expected to participate in the free event, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21.

If you can't make CicLAvia in April, there's still two more chances this year to experience the car-less streets of LA: CicLAvia -- Iconic Wilshire Boulevard on June 23 and cicLAvia -- Heart of LA on Oct. 6.

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