Monthly Archives: October 2010

LA has it’s first CicLAvia, DON’T MISS IT

Los Angeles hosts it’s very first CicLAvia

Where the streets are closed to cars and “OPEN” to people!  On Bikes, Skates, Rollerblades, Skateboards, Strollers, Wheelchairs, Walking, Running, Unicycles, Tricycles, …….. you get the idea!
SO MANY events in the streets and all along the route.  Come and celebrate open space where people can relax and play, without cars.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilmember Jose Huizar will kick off CicLAvia at Hollenbeck Park at 10am. They’ll be sending off the kids and LACBC rides! Villaraigosa plans to bicycle the entire 7.5-mile route!

Find a group ride to CicLAvia here or find bicycling, transit, car directions and parking here

Gary Kavanaugh will lead a ride out at 7:30am from the Santa Monica Pier (by the Cannon) to join up with Damien Newton of LA Streetsblog to make a group pilgrimage East for CicLAvia from Bikerowave

What is CicLAvía?
Inspired by Ciclovía, the original, weekly street closure event in Bogotá, Colombia, CicLAvía will work to address five core pressing issues present throughout all of Los Angeles: Public Space, Public Health, Community and Economic Development, and Pedestrian and Bicycle Advocacy.  As a recurring free event, set for the same day/time every week or month, CicLAvía will allow for the temporary closure of interconnected routes throughout the region, creating a web of public space on which residents of Los Angeles will be able to walk, bike, socialize, celebrate, and learn about new cultures and neighborhoods.  Similar events have successfully occurred in other US cities, such as Portland, New York, and San Francisco. Bogotá’s Ciclovía has also inspired copycat programs in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Quito, Ecuador, and Melbourne.

Meet the Candidates Event was GREAT

Thank you to the community and all the Santa Monica City Council Candidates who attended.

Kevin McKeown

Terry O’Day

Ted Winterer

David Ganezer

Jerry Rubin

Susan Hartley

Jon Mann

*Bob Holbrook who was expected did not attend

It was our pleasure to host this fun and informative event.   Look for a follow up post on more of the evenings happenings.

Cynthia Rose

Meet the Candidates

This Thursday October 7,  6.30pm 8:45pm*

Santa Moncia Spoke is hosting an evening to
Meet the Candidates

An informal “Social Mixer” to meet and talk to Santa Monica City Council candidates.


We want your comments and ideas… Lets TALK BIKES!

It’s a no speeches, up close talk with City Council Candidates about Bikes and Santa Monica.

Bring your questions, ideas, comments…. or just come and listen!

Click here to RSVP :

Converse with the candidates, hear their thoughts on Santa Monica.

Current list of attending Candidates:

Kevin McKeown
Terry O’Day
Bob Holbrook
Jon Mann
David Ganezer
Susan Hartley
Jerry Rubin

Regrets: Pam O’Connor (out of town), Gleam Davis (back to school night), Robert Kronovert (out of town)

*Snacks and refreshments will be served. Plenty of secure bike parking in the enclosed Patio.

And please, tell all our friends in the community, tell all your friends.  We look forward to seeing you!

Where: 502 Colorado, (south east corner 5th and Colorado)

When: This Thursdy, October 7th from 6:30- 8:45 pm

See you all there!

Save the Date, Thursday evening 10/7

Santa Monica Spoke

Informal meet and greet,  social mixer
6:30 – 9 pm
We want your comments and ideas!  Let’s talk BIKES!

Speak to City Council candidates on their views of biking in Santa Monica

Snacks and Beverages will be served


6:30 pm, 502 Colorado Ave (corner of 5th & Colorado)