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The Los Angeles Bicycle Festival is a one-day festival with art, food, music, beer, and all things bikes transforms the car city into bicycle paradise.

Organized by local nonprofit, Bicycle Culture Institute to provide the inspiration for getting people who don’t bike to discover what kind of bikes, rides and groups they’ll enjoy while providing a theme park environment with every kind of bike for hardcore enthusiasts to admire and demo. Held at a huge outdoor/indoor venue in DTLA, the vision is to rapidly develop the enthusiast, recreation and transportation biking populations in Southern California.

There’s a history of big, inspiring events creating a new generation of passionate bicyclists: from LA’s Bike Summer and NYC’s CMWC in 2005, events like these bring everyone together and ignite the imagination. Executive director for BCI, Nona Varnado, “We want there to be such great food, beer and art that your friends and family who don’t ride will have an awesome day. And while there hopefully discover a bike or local group that speaks to them.” Local groups are encouraged to exhibit to share their work.

The event is organized like a theme park, with a massive food truck and beer garden in the center. Free workshops, test tracks, art installations and musical acts will be happening throughout the day. Not sure what kind of bike is right for you? Test out “Road Land” “MTB Land” “E-Bike Ville” “Urban Bike Town” or ”Kid’s Bike Town.”

Rides across LA County will be held the next day, Sunday, May 8, to get people riding with new friends.

Attendee tickets are priced to be affordable to all, with early bird discounts here.

VIP Tickets include access to the VIP only indoor bar, VIP Gift bag and an exclusive VIP only after party with craft cocktails at a nearby DTLA art gallery celebrating an exciting art installation from an internationally loved street artist.

Learn more about local cycling culture – Bicycle Culture InstituteL.A. Bike TrainsTheBirdWheel