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Will CicLAvia bring buy-cyclists to a wary Eastside?
Will CicLAvia bring buy-cyclists to a wary Eastside?

Soon the cyclists will come by the thousands. This much Magdalena De La Torre knows. What's not so clear is how all these visitors will affect her family's market and other local businesses. "Are they going to ride in, have their fun and never return?" De La Torre asked. "Or will they stop and support the neighborhood?" It's a question many in Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles are asking as CicLAvia, the city's largest cycling-centric event, prepares to take over the streets Oct. 5. More than 50,000 people are expected to pour in on bicycles, skateboards and on foot. While other areas lobby to bring the popular event to their part of town, the...

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