Open Thread: CicLAvia

Photo: Gary Kavanagh

So what did you think of CicLAvia VII: Historic Wilshire Corridor? Leave your thoughts about yesterday’s CicLAvia and links to your favorite social media in the comments section below. I’ll add my comments early this afternoon, I want to give you all a chance to sounds off with your praise, suggestions, and criticism.

Also, we only have two winners in our CicLAvia scavenger hunt: a picture of a small child on a bike and another of DJ Chicken Leather. That leaves eight categories left, although I’m told you’d have to be in Belize to get a picture of Eric Garcetti. Tweet @streetsblogla or leave a link in the comments section. A reminder, the categories are (bold means a winner has already been named.)

1) Someone walking their dog while riding a bicycle, skateboard, or other wheeled device
2) The CicloSDia logo
3)  The old “bring CicLAvia to South L.A.” logo
4) Antonio Villaraigosa
5) Eric Garcetti
6) Any part of the L.A. Walks Parade
7) A member of the Ovarian Psycos Bicycle Brigade
8) A cargo bicycle, that doesn’t have the Streetsblog L.A. logo
9) Someone under the age of five on their own bicycle
10) DJ Chicken Leather

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Leave your thoughts about yesterday’s CicLAvia and links to your favorite social media in the comments section below. I’ll throw my thoughts in after I finish a little work and dropping Sammy off at pre-school.

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