Three different classes are being offered:
- Basic Bicycling Skills
- Street Cycling Skills – Session A
- Street Cycling Skills – Session B
Three different classes are being offered:
Discount code: FIREWORKS
from July 2ND to the 12TH
Regardless of whether you are riding with us in the National Bike Challenge (it’s fun you should!) we invite you to join us for another fun and exciting challenge!
We’re again organizing a community team to participate in the Santa Monica – Bike MS: Coastal Challenge 2015, October 10/11th 2015. Ride one day or both days – Ride 35 miles to 100+ – you can choose from many options to participate!
We figured “What a great opportunity”? We want to experience a great ride and support the National MS Society fund research, advocate for change and help people with MS. With Bike MS starting in Santa Monica agin this year it is a great opportunity to once again unite the biking community and support a worthy cause AND log miles for the National Bike Challenge as you train!
Festivities from 9:00am to NOON
The next Kidical Mass Ride for 2015, Saturday, June 27th. A fun bike ride experience for families with kids of all ages! Education with Fun & Prizes! Dress for the theme and you could win a prize!
15 used children’s bikes (14”-16”) will be given out (for FREE) to participants in need
DATE: SATURDAY June 27th
TIME: 9:00 AM – NOON
START: Reed Park (7th & Wilshire)
– meet north side, California Ave between 7th and Lincoln
Free: Please RSVP HERE
Join Santa Monica Spoke and the City of Santa Monica for our next Kidical Mass Bike Ride. We will take a family friendly ride around the neighborhood, just north of downtown Santa Monica.
Prize drawings, plus Prize for BEST COSTUME!
Pre-ride snacks, Helmet Decorating, Prize, Best Costume, Free Bike Safety Checks, & Check-in
Arrive early and don’t miss the FUN!
11:00am (or upon return)
Return to Reed Park around 11-11:15am for FUN and post-ride snacks provided by KIND and more fun activities – MAKE BUTTONS!
Watch our 1st Kidical Mass in 2013 video here:..
* 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 – smaller children should be in a child seat, in a trailer or Tag-a-long……
We at SAFE were shocked to recently learn that the California Highway Patrol, an organization that is responsible for “Safety, Service and Security”, strongly opposes this sensible action which has minimal costs and has proven to be effective in dramatically increasing safety in other states, namely Colorado.
The core of their opposition is based on their poorly researched and unsubstantiated statements that hit-and-run crimes occur because of undocumented immigrants. 80% of those who commit hit-and-run crimes are never identified, and their immigration status is unknown. What we do know is according to LAPD, a large percentage of hit-and-run offenders who do get caught were running because they were driving drunk, not because of the color of their skin.
As a result of the CHP’s opposition, the chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, Senator Beall is opposed to AB 8. This could kill the bill in the committee.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
1) E-mail, call or fax letter of support to Senator Beall (the Chair of the Transportation Committee) or to your local Senator by Monday, June 29th. The following is a list of names and links to contact information:
Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose)
Chairman of the CA Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing
Other Committee members include:
Senator Anthony Cannella (Vice Chair) (Merced, Fresno, Salinas)
Senator Benjamin Allen (West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, & Beach Cities)
Senator Patricia C. Bates (Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Juan Capistrano)
Senator Ted Gaines (Redding, Rocklin, Folsom, Auburn, Lake Tahoe)
Senator Cathleen Galgiani (Stockton, Modesto, Lodi, Tracy)
Senator Connie M. Leyva (San Bernardino, Ontario, Pomona, Fontana)
Senator Mike McGuire (Eureka, Santa Rosa, San Rafael, Mill Valley)
Senator Tony Mendoza (Downey, Whittier, Cerritos, Buena Park, Pico Rivera, Montebello)
Senator Richard D. Roth (Riverside, Corona, Moreno Valley)
Senator Bob Wieckowski (South / East SF Bay, Hayward, Fremont, San Jose, Santa Clara)
2) The following is a sample letter to e-mail or fax Senator Beall and other committee members in your district:
The Honorable ________
California State Senate
State Capitol, Room _____
Sacramento, CA 95814
Regarding: Support of Assembly Bill 8 (Gatto), the Yellow Alert System
Dear Senator _____________,
According to the California Highway Patrol, hit-and-run crimes seriously injure or kill approximately 19,000 Californians each year.
I was shocked to hear that CHP, an organization that is responsible for “Safety, Service and Security”, would oppose a sensible action that has minimal costs and has proven to be effective in dramatically increasing safety in other states, namely Colorado.
With all due respect to the officers in CHP who put their lives on the line to protect our communities, the arguments presented by them are poorly researched and miss the entire point of this legislation. What concerned me the most were their unsubstantiated statements that hit-and-run crimes occur because of undocumented immigrants. 80% of those who commit hit-and-run crimes are never identified, and their immigration status is unknown. What we do know is according to LAPD, a large percentage of hit-and-run offenders who do get caught were running because they were driving drunk, not because of the color of their skin.
Please uphold your duty to protect and serve your constituents regardless of color and creed. Support AB 8.
3) Use social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc…) to spread the word and gain support. Use #PassAB8 and #EndHitandRuns.
Please let the Senate Transportation Committee know that the CHP views on this bill are grossly misinformed and AB8 is an essential part of fighting the epidemic of hit-and-run crimes.
A celebration of the start of the new park at Santa Monica Airport! The Santa Monica Airport2Park Foundation invites you to join us for a barbeque and games for the entire family.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015,
5:30PM – 8:30PM Airport Park (BBQ / Picnic Area)
3201 Airport Ave Santa Monica
(Bike Valet Provided by Santa Monica Spoke, Car Parking off Airport Ave or Donald Douglas Loop South)
For question or to RSVP click: here
The Santa Monica City Council decided on March 24, 2015 to turn 12 acres of land at the Santa Monica Airport currently being used for aircraft “tie-downs” into PARKLAND,
So let’s celebrate! “START THE PARK”
Also at 3:30 July 1st Hands Across SMO – Envision a Great Park in its place!
Like with Hands Across America in 1986, folks will gather and hold hands — and this time envision a great park in place of SMO! Gather between 3:30pm and 5:30pm east of 25th St along the fence on the southern end of Clover Park/northern end of SMO.
On Monday morning, U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) introduced The Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act,or DRIVE Act. As the acronym suggests, the bill focuses on freight and highways.
While we did get some important changes to the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), there are still several more ways we can make this bill more inclusive of people who bike. You can read the League analysis of the bill here.
Tomorrow the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will debate the bill and vote on a number of amendments to improve safety, promote safety innovations, and support multimodal transportation. The bill is 270 pages long and there are inevitably a lot of amendments, including several that we believe are essential to make the bill more balanced, multi-modal and supportive of local control.
Your Senator is on this Committee. Please help us by asking them to support these amendments.
We have less than a day to show support for a bill that’s a transportation bill — and not just a driving bill.
Below are the amendments we hope your lawmaker will support during tomorrow’shearing.
Cardin Amendments on the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)
Gillibrand Amendment on Vision Zero
Markey Amendment on Safe Streets
Merkley Amendments on equity and access
Cardin Amendment on flexibility in overall funding levels
Thank you for helping us build a more bicycle-friendly America for everyone!
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At the end of every month we get together for fun, to talk bikes, and LOG MILES OVER SMILES for the National Bike Challenge. Part of Team Bike Santa Monica or not — COME JON US!
All are welcome!! Want to know more about Team Bike Santa Monica? Find our here!
DATE: June 25th
TIME: 5pm -7pm (HH $)
PLACE: INGO’S TASTY DINER,
1213 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica
No HH food specials, but here are a few of the favorite things that they suggest are “value driven and go well with happy hour drinks”
Deviled Chino Valley Ranch Eggs, goat cheese, pickled beet, toasted hazelnuts and chives* 4/6
Toni’s Spicy Pimento Cheese Dip with crudité of farmers market vegetables* 4
Kennebec French Fries, hand cut w/ sea salt* 6
Guacamole, California avocados only w/ fresh red corn chips* 5
Maggie’s Farm Simple Mix of Lettuce, avocado and vinaigrette* 5
The Nice Little Caesar Salad, sweet gem romaine, torn rustic croutons, and parmesan* 6
*Can be Made gluten free, Vegetarian, Or Vegan!! Be still my heart!
Bike parking: mostly just meters and poles in the area. We’ll check it out and report back.
Avoid lines at the event, register and pick up your bib (registration ID) at Performance Bicycle and Incycle this Saturday! Pick up your bib at Performance Bicycle and get PRIZES and 10% off all products! All participants who pick up their packet this Saturday will receive a water bottle, bike bell and goo packet!
Performance Bicycle is offering a free bike inspection (not full tune-up) for all registered River Riders for FREE until June 27th!
See our event post here
If you haven’t registered yet, register 15th LA River Ride by this Thursday or at the Santa Monica Performance Bicycle packet pick up! If you are a Santa Monica Spoke member, use a discount code SMSPOKE for $10 discount, become/renew your membership for $25 ($35 regular) and get member discount for your register and support our work to make Santa Monica a better place to live, walk, bike, work and play.!
We are also still looking for volunteers for LA River Ride at June 28!
All volunteers will get a free t-shirt, be entered to win a bicycle donated by DTLA Bike, and invited to the Volunteer Thank You party!!
Pit stop volunteers get a lunch and ONE FREE registration for LA River Ride 2016!
Sign up HERE!
10 GREAT RIDES: Choose your start/finish! 100-mile, 70-mile, 50-mile, 36-mile, 25-mile, and 15-mile rides, plus a Kids’ Ride + Family Bike Expo start and finish at The Autry Center in Griffith Park (Los Angeles). 100-mile, 70-mile, and 25-mile rides start and finish at The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Join over 2,000 other riders, and enjoy a great day of cycling fun, an Eco Expo, raffle, live music, and food. All proceeds benefit the work of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition.
When: Sunday, June 28, 2015
Where: 2 Start/Finish Locations, 10 Great Rides
Autry Center in Griffith Park: 100-, 70-, 50-, 36-, 25-, & 15-mile rides, plus Kids’ Ride
Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach: 100-, 70-, & 25-mile rides