Donate by December 31 and win a NEW BIKE!

Donate TODAY and support Santa Monica Spoke!

Please help support our local and regional mission for a better, more walkable, bikeable Santa Monica and LA County with a donation today. Donations made from this link benefit Santa Monica Spoke through LACBC: AND you could win a new bike!

https://lacbc.nationbuilder.com/santamonica_donate

All new membership, renewals and donations until December 31, 2016* are entered to win this bike from Pure CyclesDonate today and be entered to win!
Any amount helps Santa Monica Spoke, LACBC and its chapters work together to make communities in L.A. County into healthy, safe, and fun places to walk and ride a bike.

*Including our #GivingTuesday Event  

More Bikey Events this Saturday!

Paws & Pedals

Paws and Pedals Adoption Event, in partnership with Public Bikes, LA Love and Leashes is coming up this Saturday. They will have dogs up for adoption in the store, as well as gifts and giveaways, and samples from Healthy Spot, Earthbath and a few others. They will also have a pet photographer on-site to take pet portraits and will be collecting donations which will all go to LA Love and Leashes.

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Bikerowave: Potluck / Open House this Saturday 12/10

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LACBC Open House 2016 is this WEDNESDAY 12/7!

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Celebrate the history of LACBC, our campaigns, rides in our city, and the people working to make our communities healthy, safe, and fun places to bike! Join your fellow cyclists for a great evening with food, drinks, music, and conversation about biking in L.A.

Ticket rates are suggested donations for members and nonmembers. No one will be turned away at the door on Wednesday!51wpcwlD-4L.jpg

All ticket levels include- food, drinks, a Where to Bike in LA book and special LACBC merchandise!

Thank you to our Open House Sponsors!

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Screening at the Aero: Racing Extinction

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The Event

When:    Wednesday, December 7th – 7pm*
Where:   Aero Theatre * 1328 Montana Ave. *  Santa Monica 90403
* Please arrive by 6:40 to guarantee you get a seat

Panel Discussion
Bill Selby, retired Geography and Earth Science Professor at Santa Monica College, will moderate a panel discussion after the screening.

The panel will include:
Heather Rally, Wildlife Veterinarian and undercover operative featured in Racing Extinction, Cris Gutierrez, Co-Chair Climate Action Santa Monica and Cindy Hardin, Director of Outreach and Education at Los Angeles Audubon.

Prize Drawing
Four (4) adult tickets to the Natural History Museum Los Angeles and/or La Brea Tar Pits Museum. The mission of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is to inspire wonder, discovery and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds

FREE BIKE VALET
Bike Valet courtesy of Santa Monica Dept. of Planning & Community Development
Zero Waste Event
Enjoy the concessions, but when finished, please discard in a sustainable manner to minimize waste…ideally ZERO!
You can do this by discarding items at the Zero Waste stations we’ll have at the theatre. Sustainable Works staff and volunteers will be on hand to help you sort and place materials into the correct Compostable, Recyclable and Landfill bins at these stations
Bring a reusable water bottle! 
Water will be provided by the City of Santa Monica.
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E-Bike EXPO starts today!

Electric Bike EXPO December 2-4, Santa Monica Pier Parking Lot!

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Come test ride more than 100 different models of the latest electric assist bikes from brands.

There will be a wide range of bicycles ranging from beach cruisers to street commuters, to mountain bikes and cargo bikes to try. Many of the models are brand new to the US and here to be tested by you for the very first time!

Register for the Expo now! Click here.

Register and you will be entered to win prizes like a LED light or Electric Bike Expo polo shirt, and you will have VIP (quick) access to the test track.

Meet all the manufacturers and learn everything you need to know about this fun transportation alternative. Best of all, it’s FREE!

Tempo Bicycles will be raffling off one of their Carmel or Santa Barbara hybrid electric bicycles worth $4,000 to a lucky winner — the raffle proceeds will go to Santa Monica Spoke. Raffle tickets will be $5 each for a chance  to win a Tempo hybrid electric bicycle!

More on the event is here

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LACBC Open House 2016

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Celebrate the history of LACBC, our campaigns, rides in our city, and the people working to make our communities healthy, safe, and fun places to bike! Join your fellow bicyclists for a great evening with food, drinks, music, and conversation about biking in L.A.

Get your tickets at: http://www.la-bike.org/openhouse16

Tickets are $5 for LACBC members and $20 for non-members (which includes an LACBC membership)6

Both ticket levels include- food, drinks, a Where to bike in LA book and special LACBC merchandise!

Donate Today: #GivingTuesday

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Support our mission for a more walkable, bikeable Santa Monica with a donation today on #Giving Tuesday.

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SANTA MONICA SPOKE:
As a local affiliate of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, (LACBC) we are dedicated to improving walking & biking in the City of Santa Monica. We are a community based nonprofit working to make Santa Monica more sustainable, and a better place to live, walk, bike, work and play.

Advocating the implementation of Complete Streets Policies that support and protect all users, (pedestrians & people on bikes) and the use of public transit to promote fewer single car trips for a healthier, safer, more sustainable environment for the community at large.

GOALS: 
 Encourage more people to ride bicycles, more often and more safely
  • Educate equitable road use, cyclists rights and responsibilities – both by example & through education and workshops like Bike Smart Cycling Classes
  • Increase the voice and visibility of Santa Monica Spoke, LACBC and the cycling community to improve facilities and the environment for people walking and biking
  • Actively participate with local government to create and implement the Bicycle Action Plan, Pedestrian Acton Plan, Vision Zero and Complete Streets Planning Policies while fulfilling the City’s commitment to the USDOT Mayors’ Challenge for Safer People & Safer Streets
  • Promote the health benefits of cycling
  • Highlight cycling as a sustainable transportation alternative that is good for the environment
  • Promote and support Safe Routes to School
  • Strengthen Santa Monica Spoke and LACBC through membership recruitment and fundraising

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Happy Thanksgiving

Here’s wishing you all a wonderful day of thanks.
Many many thanks for friends, family and bikes!

Enjoy your day – enjoy a ride – see you all soon!

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TODAY and EVERYDAY
Commit to GIVE 3FT (or more) for Safety as you pass people on bikes! WE’LL THANK YOU!