CicLAvia, like most L.A. events, is a fab chance for people-watching, and though the expected bike jerseys, shorts, and plain T-shirts were in abundance, a few people are beginning to write the style guide for what will hopefully become not only a regular event, but a smashing spectacle. Here are eight different trends spotted on the streets at CicLAvia Sunday.
8. Low Rider Looks
Proof that this classic L.A. vehicle style will never go out of fashion — it will just spread further, from cars to bicycles. With their noisy horns and flashing mirrors, when the low rider clubs were around, you knew it. Mad props for bringing it.
7. The So-What-If-I'm-On-A-Bike Look
Helmet, schmelmet. Lots of people were sporting looks that said, “I know how to balance on a bike without falling over. Now bow down and worship my awesome hair and/or hat!”
6. Helmet Yes, Spandex No
Even those people who haven't shaken off that pesky fear of head injuries and kow-towed to the helmet lobby stopped their obedience to the cyclist uniform from the neck down, preferring to leave the bike jerseys to Lance.
5. Bike Bling
Shiny spokes, multiple mirrors, and even the classic dangling tassels were gleaming in the sun.
4. T-Shirts Proclaiming Your Love Of Bikes
Just to make sure nobody thinks you've stumbled onto this event by accident, wear a T-shirt that shows you are here to fly the bike-lover colors. CicLAvia's organizers seem to be trying to avoid total bike-domination of the event, emphasizing in their promotional materials that it's for pedestrians, skaters, and hula-hoopers too, but there's no denying that bikes are big here.
3. The Sk8R Grrrl Look
Like we said, CicLAvia isn't just for bikes, as these Derby Dolls want to remind you.
2. Fun Fur!
Fun fur may be played on the playa, but it still looks radical — and rad — at CicLAvia.
1. Iconoclastic Rebellion
In a happy accident, CicLAvia's route went right by city hall, where Occupy L.A. protesters were out in full force, bringing a bit more meaning to bear on the event's Sunday-stroll feeling.
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