If you like bikes, March will be your month for fun Los Angeles events. March 1, in fact, offers a tandem of bike-related events. At the Hammer Museum (10899 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.; www.hammer.ucla.edu) you can participate in freewheeling (and free!) fun from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. during “Close Encounters: Build-A-Bike.” Draw inspiration from the Hammer’s exhibition spotlighting the innovative Heatherwick Studio and design your very own model bicycle.
Just a quick bike ride away at the Fowler Museum (308 Charles E. Young Dr. North, L.A.; www.fowler.ucla.edu) will be a free family bike day from 1-4 p.m., in conjunction with the exhibit “Round Trip: Bicycling Asia Minor 1891.” Besides learning about bike safety, kids can create decorations for their helmets and bikes and then display them in a bike procession. If you work up an appetite from all of these bike activities, you can get something sweet at an ice cream social.
Now that you are on a roll, gear up for the next CicLAvia, which will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 22. The first CicLAvia of 2015 is also their first to take place in the San Fernando Valley. The car-free route will principally include Lankershim and Ventura boulevards, with stops at the NoHo Arts District, Universal City, the Studio City Farmers Market and the historic Campo de Cahuenga. Find out more at www.ciclavia.org.