The Fruit Loops were in full force this weekend at cicLAvia – the second incarnation of this great community event where 7+ miles of LA city streets are closed to anything but bikes, skateboards and foot traffic. We were thrilled to be asked to be community partners for the day and with insanely beautiful 70 degree LA weather, had more fun than we expected.
Meg scouted a great property on New Hampshire at the edge of Koreatown with two mammoth grapefruit trees which became our headquarters. For the next 3 hours FF volunteers and even the tenants of this older Spanish apartment building picked, cleaned, sliced the grapefruit then handed them out to passing cyclists who stopped every few seconds at the intersection right in front of where we were set up.
It was great fun, great outreach and seeing people’s faces as they saw our whole cycle of picking-harvesting-consuming, all from our own yards couldn’t have been better public awareness. Afterwards several of us set off on our own bikes to see how this 100,000+ person event came together. Needless to say we had a blast and will be back when cicLAvia next graces LA streets. Check out the pix below to get an idea of the juiciness….