Join Santa Monica Spoke, the City of Santa Monica and Santa Monica Community Gardeners for Santa Monica’s Kidical Mass Ride.
We will take a family friendly ride in Santa Monica to visit Park Drive Community Garden for a special kid friendly event. Prizes and giveaways at Memorial Park when we return!
Schedule. 9::00am – 12:30pm
– Check-in, Morning Snacks, Bike Safety Checks, Helmet Decorating
– Ride to Pit Stop visit at PARK DRIVE COMMUNITY GARDEN
– KIDS GARDEN TOURS AND WORKSHOP
– Pitstop hosts Cynergy Cycles & Santa Monica Community Gardeners
– Ride back to Memorial Park by noon for fun activities, Prizes and post ride snacks by KIND
Don’t have a Kid Carrying Bike? NOT A PROBLEM !
Special 20% discount on Rental at the Santa Monica Bike Center. You can find special Kid carrying cargo bikes, kid seats, trailers, tandems, tag-a-longs!! Anything you could need at a 20% discount rentals) – Please reserve online and write “Kidical Mass” in the special requirements section of the reservation – 20% discount will be applied at check out! Reserve early and plan to pick up bikes Saturday morning in time to arrive at the event.
Children must be accompanied and are the responsibility of their parents. Bikes should be in good working condition. Free Safety Checks on site for minor adjustments/repairs. Please use good judgement – ride is on city streets – younger children should be in a child seat, trailer or on a Tag-a-long.
Team LACBC “fun”draising party this Sunday, April 12th from 5 – 8pm at Angel City Brewery (216 S. Alameda St.) Special perk – Alek Bartrosouf will be there!
There will be handcrafted brews, music, and food trucks — including vegan taco maestro Mark Weldon’s 100 Tacos, whose entire operation is done by bike!
There is a raffle. $5/ticket or 5 for $20. Featuring great prizes including the grand prize of a UNO Folding Bicycle courtesy of Tern! See all the prizes and premiums for donating on our EVENT PAGE!
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT to participate in the raffle. The main purpose of the event is to help each team member raise funds, so pick team member or two to donate to and get beer and/or raffle tickets.
Team Captain Greg has done an excellent job of rallying the team (and meeting his personal goal) and we are at $71K ALREADY with a stated goal of $100K! Help us get over the top and be number one for a third year in a row! LACBC is fully represented with board members like Greg and Carrie and staff, Colin and Hyeran. Support them and come have some fun!
Day: Saturday Date: April 11th
Time: 9:30am – noon Location: 1640 5th Street, in the courtyard
Coffee, bagels, input and updates on biking in Santa Monica.
Santa Monica Spoke Meeting, family friendly.
BAP, Project & Campaign Updates and a Special Farewell Reception for Lucy!
Our agenda will include community Input, discussion and updates by city staff on Bike Share, SRTS projects, Kidical Mass, Bike Action Plan Implementations.
Projects updates on MANGo & The Esplanade/Protected Bike Lane. plus info on lots of upcoming events. May is Bike Month and the Santa Monica Festival Bike Exhibition!!
Morning snacks, beverages & special treats will be served!
Hope you can come!!!!
Ride to the meeting and share to #30daysofbiking
Event listing here
The California Bicycle Coalition is pursuing a bicycle-oriented special interest license plate program for motor vehicles in California. License plate programs can make millions of dollars for programs that can help get thousands more people to ride bikes in many states around the country, but we haven’t tried to win one in California yet. We need your help figuring out what the most appealing program is. Will you take this brief survey and let us know what you think people would like most?
Imagine something like this (but a different logo/picture on the left, and a slogan chosen by you) on tens of thousands of cars across California:
Please help us set the vision for the program, and create a popular design, by filling out our survey at calbike.org/licenseplate. Help us get a sense of how many interested Californians will chip in and pre-order a bicycle-themed specialty license plate to get this program off the ground.
Meet up at Tonga Park for a ride to a beautiful overlook of the Santa Monica Bay. Participants pack a picnic to enjoy together at sunset.
BYO food to eat at the stopping/overlook point.
Please note there are not a lot of places to sit other than on the ground. Unless this doesn’t bother youIt is suggested you bring something that is easy to eat while standing.
THE RIDE: Intermediate to advanced, aprox. 11 miles with about 700 feet of climbing.
Proposed route here
REQUIRED: Helmets and Lights are required for all riders. Please bring your own flat repair equipment and a set of good lights as we will be riding after dark. Bring a lock if you’d like to join us for post ride beverages.
MEET: Tongva Park, center of the park above the restrooms.
TIME: 5:15p roll on at 5:45p SHARP. Ride time will be approximately 2.5hrs.
Santa Monica Spoke Meeting, BAP, Project & Campaign Updates and a Farewell Reception for Lucy!
In the Courtyard at 1640 5th Street
Lots of info on exciting upcoming events, Bike Share, SRTS, Bike Action Plan implementation, Projects: Mango & The Esplanade: Protected Bike Lane & MORE.
Morning snacks, beverages & special treats will be served!
April to July We’ve partnered to support CommuteSM.com, the first-ever Santa Monica Commuter Challenge, a four-month competition for Santa Monica-based businesses and organizations of all sizes to encourage their employees to bike, carpool/vanpool, or ride transit to work, instead of driving alone.
All May: National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try.
May 11th to 17th:Bike Week LA : Santa Monica is an annual week of community events sponsored by Metro and local advocates all over the County of Los Angeles to promote bicycling as a sustainable and practical mode of transportation.
May to September:National Bike Challenge started with an internal campaign trying to get Kimberly Clark employees to ride in 2009. It went national in 2012 under the guidance of the League of American Bicyclists. Last year, 47,518 people logged 23 million miles. People for Bikes, is now running the Challenge and hopes in 2015 we can collectively ride 35 million miles. Ride for team Bike Santa Monica!
Think and act locally with a global perspective, and ride a bike!
Santa Monica Spoke invites you to join us for 30 days of Biking in April.
30 Days of Biking is a pledge to ride your bike every day in April — any distance, any destination — and share your adventures online. Join the fun events we have planned this month, use social media to blast your own rides and the joys of riding a bike! #30DaysofBiking #BikeSM #SMSpoke
It’s all about the fun of riding your bike – join in anytime!
Share your 30 Days of Biking experiences using #30DaysofBiking #BikeSM #SMSpoke on Twitter, Instagram, Vine and Facebook.
Congress is preparing to take action on a new federal transportation bill. Given the shortfall of federal transportation dollars, some members of Congress are already questioning why the federal government provides any funding for bicycling and walking.
We need your help to make sure that Congress doesn’t cut funding to help local communities build sidewalks, crosswalks, bike lanes, trails and more. Please Ask your Senator to Co-Sponsor S. 705, The Transportation Alternatives Program Improvement Act.
The Transportation Alternatives Program provides hundreds of millions of dollars each year to local communities to invest in bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. It’s the only federal program specifically focused on local transportation priorities. S. 705, the Transportation Alternatives Program Improvement Act, written by Sens. Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Ben Cardin (D-MD), makes changes to the program to make it more effective and easier for local governments to use.
For decades, our federal transportation system has focused the bulk of its resources on building roads, leaving many of our communities with few transportation options and rising safety risks for people bicycling and walking. More and more Americans want options for bicycling, walking and transit to live healthier and safer lives. More and more cities and towns are clamoring for more facilities for biking and walking to make their communities more attractive to residents and to improve their economies. S. 705 would help make sure that Congress continues to invest a small share of federal transportation dollars in these types of projects.
Ask your Senators to cosponsor S. 705, the Transportation Alternatives Program Improvement Act, to ensure that our federal transportation system continues to provide funding for bicycling and walking.
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