CicLAvia has come and gone, and once again, I marvel at what a wonderful event it is. The official number of participants was an approximate 100,000 people, and from what I can tell, nearly all those people had an amazing time. There were smiles everywhere I looked, and everyone was enjoying the sights, the people, the music, the food, and most of all, our city. Our posse started at MacArthur Park, rode downtown, and then south to USC. The new addition was great fun, and the party at Exposition Park was packed. We continued back north to the newly opened Grand Park, and there we sat. We ate lunch, listened to the bands, and watched the kids get soaked in the fountain. The riding was of course great, but sitting in the new park, and enjoying the day, was something I think doesn’t happen all that often in Los Angeles, especially in the midst of Downtown. Our city is changing for the better, and is becoming user friendly.