This is a panorama of Venice Beach at Windward Avenue (where the "VENICE" sign is), which was packed with bicyclists that participated in CicLAvia, including myself - that's my bike on the left. CicLAvia is Los Angeles' version of events that apparently have become common throughout South/Central America where major city streets are closed off for the exclusive use of pedestrians and bicyclists. It's happened a few times, but before today it was only around downtown, which is a bit far without driving, and that would sort of defeat the purpose. Today's route included Venice Boulevard all the way to the ocean, so I jumped on for a few miles.
It was a lot of fun! I plan on doing it next time for sure.