Last Sunday, Hear The World (run). founder, Ayden Marie Vargas (pictured left) participated in LA’s 5th semi-annual CicLAvia event in Downtown Los Angeles to raise awareness about the effects everyday traffic can have on your hearing. The event ran from 10am-3pm and with the course being 9 miles there was plenty of time to do the entire thing more than once - which is just what these five Hear The World (run) cyclists did! Along the course there were farmers markets, various stages where live music was played, food trucks, flash mobs, uni-cyclists and moving dinner tables.
According to their website, “Ciclovias started in Bogota, Colombia, over thirty years ago as a response to the congestion and pollution of city streets. Now they happen throughout Latin America and the United States.
CicLAvia makes the streets safe for people to walk, skate, play and ride a bike. There are activities along the route. Shop owners and restaurants are encouraged to open their doors to people along the CicLAvia.“
Hear The World + Hear The World (run). were happy to be a part of the 100,000 strong group of cyclists, runners, skateboarders and rollerbladers who were promoting clean streets in Los Angeles. Free of pollution, traffic and most of all…unnecessary NOISE!
There is rumored to be four of these fantastic events in 2013! To keep up to date with the next event please check out their website www.ciclavia.org
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photos courtesy of www.ciclavia.com and www.hear-the-world-run.com