On April 21, during the last CicLAvia (to the Sea!), we organized a Westside WalkLAvia from the Culver City Expo Line station all the way to Venice Beach, about five miles.
About 30 walkers started the WalkLavia, but due to the looooooong distance and because there was so much to do along the way (so many great hubs!), we started to spread out quite a bit.
Luckily we ended up recruiting lots of walkers along the way, encouraging folks to walk with us (or walk their bikes) for a few blocks.
We had plenty of great LA Walks signage thanks to our captain of flair Jessica Meaney!
And we were even trailed by a documentary film crew! More on that later!
We weren’t the only ones walking CicLAvia, we saw lots of joggers and several marching bands.
Plus walking put us at just the right speed to take in all the entertaining elements of the day. Like the costumes!
And our Los Angeles Walks mascot Fiona was a star of the street, of course.
After five miles of walking, our trek to the sea wouldn’t be complete without a quick dip in the Pacific Ocean! Thanks to warm temperatures and sunny skies it was a perfect day at the beach.
While most of the walkers peeled off in Venice, Bob’s walk included a return trip through the beautiful walkstreets and canals of Venice, as well as a few public staircases in Mar Vista. Eight walkers logged an incredible 15 miles during the day!
Check out more photos on our Flickr or over at Facebook (thanks to Bob for some of these great photos)! And yes, we’re definitely planning another outing for the next CicLAvia on June 23—save the date!