The latest edition of Ciclavia is moving to Wilshire Boulevard and celebrating the iconic boulevard with some special features. It's this Sunday and the day will be longer than for past Ciclavia events — the street will be closed to cars and buses from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The six-mile route extends between the One Wilshire building at Grand Avenue in Downtown and the corner of Wilshire and Fairfax Avenue at the west end of the Miracle Mile district. As the organizers always say, "Registration is not required and there is no starting or ending point along the route. From 9 a.m. - 4 p.m....six miles of car-free, open streets and participants can join the fun at any point along the route."
The organizers are promoting a downloadable podcast and a guide to sights along the boulevard. In case you want to do, ahem, a little more studying up on the boulevard and the backstory on what you will see, there's always the book by me and Eric Lynxwiler, Wilshire Boulevard: Grand Concourse of Los Angeles.
As part of the Getty project Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A, I will be taking part in a salon discussion on June 20 at 7:30 p.m. put on by Ciclavia and Hidden LA at the Craft and Folk Art Museum. Lynn Garrett of Hidden LA will moderate the discussion with myself, architectural researcher Edward Lifson and historian Catherine Gudis.