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Some CicLAvia enthusiasts bring their dogs along for the ride

Some brought their children. Some brought their friends. Alden Delos Santos brought his Chihuahuas.

Delos Santos was among thousands Sunday participating in the sixth CicLAvia, the car-free event that opened 15 miles of city streets, from downtown to Venice, to cyclists and pedestrians.

Delos Santos, 41, embarked on the ride accompanied by two 4-month-old Chihuahua/Maltese rescue dogs named Sriracha and Bianco in a front pack. He planned to do the whole route with the puppies in tow.

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Delos Santos said he rides regularly and had participated in CicLAvia a number of times before, enjoying the atmosphere.

“You can see the city in a different way,” he said.

The event was inspired by Ciclovia, which has been staged in traffic-choked Bogota, Colombia, for 30 years.
The idea is to give people on foot and bikes a chance to experience the city from a different perspective.

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abby.sewell@latimes.com


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