Besides the wonderland of free and open museums along museum mile for cicLAvia: Iconic Wilshire 2013, this was also a turning point in which forward thinking artists realized that wide open, car-free streets with 150,000+ happy people is the perfect venue for performance art.

Bobby Gadda & napLAvia

More popularly known as Tall Bike Bobby, Mr. Gadda is the former president of the cicLAvia board of directors and famous for his TedX talk about bike touring on a tall bike. Though he now lives in the bay area, he took a long sleepless bus ride down to LA and decided to catch a nap at stops along the route, inviting others to rest and relax.


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iconic nap

photo: Sahra Sulaiman/LA Streetsblog

Bruce Chan & danceLAvia

If you’re a member of Bruce’s Buddies (or just lucky enough to know the LA Bike Trains co-founder) you know he LOVES to DANCE. So naturally, this had to happen. Is it going to far to call this man a revolutionary? All I know is that if there isn’t dancing at the revolution, I’m not coming.

 dancelaviabruce chan dance

Carole Frances Lung‘s (aka Frau Fiber) “Bicycle Reinforcement” collaborative bicycle powered sewing machine. In front of the Craft and Folk Art Museum.

With live action silk screen patches by artist Sonia Romero, you could pedal power Frau Fiber’s vintage sewing machine and add one of three lovely designs on sturdy cotton onto whatever you had. I didn’t see anyone drop their pants, but I was thrilled to see people so excited to randomly volunteer bags, shirts or anything they had.

bike patch

bike sewing machine

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