Valley Notes: CicLAvia Meeting Tonight & Tour de Van Nuys

Does it get any better than when CiclaValley gets to speak valley news? Probably not.CiclaviaMap2016

Tonight, CicLAvia will hold their second of two community meetings at the Van Nuys State Building Auditorium on 6150 Van Nuys Blvd. from 7pm to 8pm.

If this is your first CicLAvia, it’s a great place to learn about the ins and outs of the event and there’s always an opportunity to ask questions.

March 6th should already be on your radar as this open streets festival is only 11 days away! That means I better get a hustle on all my CicLAvia preview material.

Next, I just want to give a quick recap of Tour de Van Nuys, a 5 mile family ride that I was part of this weekend. First, it TourDeVanNuys02was a great turnout, as about fifty cyclists joined the tour, including at least four children in trailers!

Andy Hurvitz, of Here in Van Nuys, did an excellent job narrating the ride and shared a great deal of knowledge. A lot of the riders came away learning there was a lot more history to this area than meets the eye.

We stopped by a number of buildings that have been in place for more than eighty years, including the old Post Office, Library, Van Nuys Women’s Club, Valley Municipal Building and a host of others.

Lastly, thanks to Jason, Brent and Brian, who came out to help guide the tour as ride marshals. Although our ride was mainly on the side streets, there was a lot of cut through traffic from the Connect the Dots street festival on Van Nuys Blvd. This crew worked excellently together, kept the group together and not one hitch for the entire ride.


Tour de Van Nuys was a big success and I can’t wait until the next valley ride comes back.