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CicLAvia: Some participants enjoy pedal-powered ice cream

CicLAvia: Some participants enjoy pedal-powered ice cream
Edward Belden, who runs a downtown ice cream shop called Peddler’s Creamery, gives out samples at CicLAvia.
(Emily Foxhall / Los Angeles Times.)

Bicycle-churned organic ice cream?

That’s CicLAvia for you.

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Edward Belden, who runs his own ice cream shop in downtown Los Angeles called Peddler’s Creamery, was among the thousands of bicyclists that joined in L.A.'s seventh car-free event. Belden uses pedal-power to churn his organic and nondairy ice cream.

He says it takes 15 or 20 minutes to prepare his sweet treats, or basically three to four miles.

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On Saturday, Belden was offering free samples to those cyclists, skateboarders and pedestrians participating in CicLAvia. A 6.3-mile section of Wilshire Boulevard from downtown L.A. to Fairfax Avenue was shut down for the event.   

Ciclovías started in Bogotá, Colombia, over 30 years ago as a response to the congestion and pollution of city streets. Now they happen throughout Latin America and the United States. 

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emily.foxhall@latimes.com

 


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