Monthly Archives: May 2011

Sustainable Streets & Grand Masters Cycling Fundraiser and Raffle

May 24th, 11:30am – 12am at the Library Alehouse

Santa Monica Spoke joins non-profits Sustainable Streets and Grand Masters Cycling for a springtime celebration featuring bikes, beer, food, fabulous raffle prizes and complimentary bicycle valet.

Bike month is still in full swing. Meet your cycling friends at the Library Alehouse on May 24th for lunch, appetizers, dinner and/or drinks. The Alehouse will donate 10% of your purchase to support their work.

Between 3 and 5 pm Patrick Brady, author of No-Drop Zone, will sign his book “in the library.” Stay into the evening for a fabulous raffle that includes two KHS bicycles, gear from REI and Patagonia, helmets from Nutcase, haircuts from Luxelab, lunch from Joe’s Restaurant, Bar Pintxo, Real Food Daily, Alehouse gift certificates, books, videos and much more!

Free bike valet from 5 PM to 11:30 PM.

Please bring your friends and join us for a fun time with bikes on Main Street.
See Facebook event here and more info about the fantastic raffle.

Hope to see you there!

SMMoA Cycle Chic Ride this Saturday

The first ride scheduled back in March was rained out. It  has been rescheduled for this Saturday!

SMMoA Hearts Bikes

Please note this ride is on Saturday 5/21

Cycle Chic


When:      Saturday, May 21, 2011
Time:        10am-1-pm
Where:     SMMoA at Bergamot

Join us for a day of culture, style, and cycling! This half-day bike excursion includes:

A tour of SMMoA’s current exhibitions

-Marco Brambilla: The Dark Lining
Simmons and Burke: In Media(s) Res, Media(s) In Res
Park Studio: State of Mind

Studio visits with artist Blue McRight and architect Warren Wagner of W3 Architects. Preview McRight’s recent work and Wagner’s exciting green living projects.

Rest stop at the Frank Gehry-designed Edgemar Center to learn about the Buy Local Program with the Main Street Merchants Assocation. Receive information, coupons, and free samples!

Participation fee: $10 Click here to purchase ticket
FREE for SMMoA members: RSVP to

Join SMMoA today and receive free admission to Cycle Chic and many other exclusive member benefits!

FELT Bicycles will lend bikes to individuals on a first come, fist serve basis. Sizes and styles vary.

Please contact:

Riders are welcome to stay on Main Street for a guided walking tour or return to SMMoA. Ride leadership provided by Santa Monica SPOKE.

About Cycle Chic™: Sparked in Copenhagen, Denmark to celebrate the cycling capital’s perennial style and sensibility, Cycle Chic™ inspires sartorial riding in urban cities all over the world.

About Santa Monica’s Buy Local Program: This is a campaign created by representatives of the Santa Monica business community and the City of Santa Monica to support the economic and environmental benefits of choosing local first.


rain drop

In the case of rain, this event will be canceled.



Event Partners: Cycle Chic™, Blue McRight, W3 Architects/Warren Wagner, FELT Bicycles, Buy Local Santa Monica, Main Street Merchants Association, Santa Monica SPOKE

In-kind snacks and refreshments generously provided by Clif Bar and O.N.E. Coconut Water.

Cycle Chic Logo Banner

Bike to Work event at Pourtal Wine Tasting Bar

Celebrate Bike to Work Day with us at Pourtal Wine Tasting Bar.
Pourtal will be donating 15% of all tasting sales to LACBC and Santa Monica Spoke all night with Happy Hour food and wine specials offered 4 to 7pm. Plus there will be a chance to win some other cool prizes, including free wine!

Free Bike Valet hosted by Santa Monica Spoke 4-7pm

Bike to Work Day

Thursday, May 19th
– 4-7pm Free Bike Valet
Pourtal Wine Tasting Bar, 104 Santa Monica Blvd


also Pourtal will be donating to LACBC through it’s Angel Share Program

Angel Shares Happy Hour

$6 Glasses, $6 Appetizers & 15% of all Tasting Sales to Charity.

Monday All Night • Tuesday through Friday 4pm to 7pm

Our Angel Shares Happy Hour is a chance to enjoy some fine wines with friends while giving back to your favorite non-profit organization.  The term describes the portion of wine that evaporates from the barrel during fermentation.  Winemakers have long called this the “Angel’s Share”.

Pourtal will donate 15% of all Enomatic tasting sales during Happy Hour to LACBC  from May 15th to the 31st.



Join us in the Park on Sunday

Bring your beach chair or a blanket and join us in the park on Sunday for a meeting to hear what Spoke is doing, talk about bikes, the City’s Bike Action Plan or just come hang out to say hi!

We’ll meet at Broadway Park around 3:00 to soak up some of that beautiful Santa Monica weather and to chat and get acquainted before the meeting scheduled to begin at 3:30.

Time      3:30-5:00pm
Date       Sunday, May 15th
Place     Broadway Park, 2500 Broadway, (1 block west of Helen’s Cycles)

Please bring any questions or comments you have or just kick back and listed to what going on.  Among other things we will be sharing information on the current status of the Bicycle Action Plan for Santa Monica and talking about the community meeting the city is hosting on Monday the 16th.  This Monday is an important meeting where we’ll get another look at the progress of Santa Monica’s bike plan and have the opportunity contribute and give input.  Next week is Bike to Work Week.  If you like you can also sign up to volunteer for some of the events planned.

We look forward to seeing you!



Bicycle Action Plan Community Meeting

The next important step in the process to formulate Santa Monica’s Bicycle Action Plan is Monday, May 16th when the city will host a workshop for community input. Community input is essential for creating a Bicycle Acton Plan that will be effective and useful for residents and visitors to Santa Monica.

Free Bike Valet will be provided by the city.

Please spread the word, we look forward to seeing you there!

When:    May 16th
Time:      6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where:   Santa Monica Civic (east wing), 1855 Main Street

Ride your bike – bike valet will be provided.
The Civic Center is accessible by Big Blue Bus lines 2, 3, Rapid 3, 4, 7, 8, and 9.

Update: the meeting time has been corrected and will begin at 6:30pm