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CicLAvia draws thousands down six-mile stretch of Wilshire Boulevard
CicLAvia draws thousands down six-mile stretch of Wilshire Boulevard

Eric Dietrich has finished the Boston Marathon and rowed the Charles River. But the Echo Park resident's favorite event is the popular CicLAvia festival. He's never missed one, pumping his wheelchair with arms through each route. On Sunday, Dietrich joined thousands of Angelenos in participating in the ninth edition of the event, which promotes health and a clean environment by encouraging people to abandon their cars for the day in favor of bicycles and other modes of non-polluting transportation. "I love this," said Dietrich, 54. "I never want to have a motorized chair, and this is one good way to make sure it doesn't happen." Each time Dietrich...

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