Author Archives: Cynthia Rose

October Handlebar Happy Hour: The Albright

This Month Handlebar Happy Hour: The Albright

the Albright

End of every month we like to get together for fun, and to celebrate all things bike.bike_local_sticker
Always fun, always family friendly!
Socialize, talk bikes, give input ….
We’ll be treated to some specials

DAY:     Wednesday
DATE:   October 26th
TIME:    5:30pm -8pm
PLACE: The Albright
258 Santa Monica Pier, SM 90401

Celebrate #BikeLocalSM, our Buy Local SM businesses, happy hour + new friends at these monthly events!  Learn about upcoming local bike events + find out about and connect with us at SM Spoke…as we visit and introduce you to some of our Buy Local SM businesses.  Eat Local, Drink Local, Buy Local AND Bike Local SM!

This month, we’re excited to visit a Santa Monica Pier Institution. The Albright is honored to be the longest running restaurant on the Santa Monica Pier which also happens to be the birthplace of the beloved American icon, Popeye the sailor-man.

As always our Handlebar Happy Hours are a Family Friendly Events. Come one and all!

#HBHH #BikeLocalSM #BikeSM #SMSpoke #DrinkLocalSM #EatLocalSM

Why Yes Measure M?


Make LA County Bikeable, Liveable & Connected!

 Measure M, known as the “Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan,”  is a half-cent sales tax ballot measure that L.A. County residents have the opportunity to vote on this November. The measure will provide approximately $120 billion over 40 years for transportation projects. Of that money, over $4 billion is set aside for walking and biking. Measure M will give Los Angeles County its first sustained source of funding for walking and biking projects.

Make LA County Bikeable, Liveable & Connected!
See what Measure M will bring to Santa Monica!
Pledge to vote YES on Measure M November 8th!


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Vote #YesOnM

Community Climate Action Summit


Santa Monica to be Carbon Neutral by 2050!

A free day-long fun and stirring event–the Community Climate Action Summit: Santa Monica is developing the City’s next Climate Action & Adaptation Plan, and they want you to be a part of the process. This action plan will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, helping us become a resilient, carbon neutral community and prepare for climate change impacts.  Join us for any or all of a great day!  

  • 9 a.m-noon      Kidical Mass bike ride
  • 11am – 5pm     Climate Action Summit program  
  • 5pm – 7pm       Social gathering

See our event listing for more info HERE or about Climate Action Santa Monica HERE

Kidical Mass: Halloween Edition October 29th 2016

Costume Contest

DATE:    SATURDAY October 29, 2016
TIME:    9:00 AM – NOON

START:  St Monica, 725 California

Free: Please RSVP HERE

Join Santa Monica Spoke and City of Santa Monica for the Kidical Mass Halloween Ride. 
We will take a family friendly ride around the neighborhood North of Wilshire on a regular kid friendly event. Prizes and giveaways at when we return!

9::00am – 12:00pm
Don’t miss the fun pre-ride activities!
– Check-in, Morning Snacks, Bike Safety Checks, Helmet Decorating
– POST RIDE ACTIVITIES for the kids plus Community Climate Action Summit *
– Prizes, plus post ride snacks by KIND

* Immediate following Kidical Mass Ride you are invited to visit Santa Monica’s Community Climate Action Summit .A free day-long fun and stirring event to develop the City’s next Climate Action & Adaptation Plan, be a part of the process.

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* 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……

Don’t have a bike –
You can #RideBreeze!

Don’t have a Kid Carrying Bike? NOT  A PROBLEM !sm_bike_center
Special 20% discount on Rentals 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 for 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.

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SM CicLAvia Feeder ride joins up with Culver City

CicLAvia: Heart of LA October 15th, 2016

click above for more info on this CicLAvia Open Street event.

We are coordinating to join up with the Culver City Feeder Ride to CicLAvia.
We will meet in Tongva Park (by the restrooms) at 7:30 and ROLL at 7:45am.
We’ll ride up Broadway to 17th, to the Expo Bike Path and on to the CC meet up point.

Please email us if you plan on attending

CicLAvia Map Oct 2016

Airport2Park Community Meeting

Santa Monica Airport 2 Park Foundation
Community Meeting

Friday Oct. 14, 2016
Moose Lodge
1600 Ocean Park Blvd.
Santa Monica

Good Company, Merriment, Snacks, and Refreshments
RSVP requested but not required

View the Approved Expansion Park Plan
New Playing Fields, Community Gardens, Children’s Play Spaces, Picnic Area

Guest Presentation:
LA County Ballot Measure A-Park Funding
by Alina Bokde from Our Parks LA Coalition
More $$$ for Parks!

The Santa Monica Airport2Park Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All contributions are tax deductible. For more information, go to:, or Twitter @airport2park

Beach Clean up and CicLAvia this weekend!

Click event titles for more info and updates

Give Local: Beach Clean Up and Bikes!

In honor of Buy Local / Give Local Week, Breeze and Santa Monica Spoke are organizing a group ride to the monthly Heal the Bay Beach Cleanup.

If you’d like to join us for the ride and help keep our beaches and oceans clean, please let us know by sending an email to

We meet at the 17th Street/SMC Expo Station at 9:00am, departing at 9:30am to make our way down to Tower Rose in Venice.

CicLAvia: Heart of LA

We are coordinating to join up with the Culver City Feeder Ride to CicLAvia. We meet in Tongva Park (by the restrooms) at 7:30 and ROLL at 7:45am.
We’ll ride up Broadway to 17th, to the Expo Bike Path and on to the CC meet up point.
Please email us if you plan on attending

CicLAvia – Heart of LA

CicLAvia heads back to it’s anniversary route through the Heart of LA on October 16 as Boyle Heights, Chinatown, DTLA, and Westlake will host the country’s largest open streets event! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space.

EXPO to CicLAvia

Light Rail: EXPO (timetable
The Metro trip planner can be found here

Metro Bike Survey: Riding with Buses

Metro Needs Input from People Who Ride Bicycles 

You are cordially invited to share your views in this 10-minute survey conducted by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro). The purpose of this survey is to hear first-hand from people who ride bicycles in LA County about their experiences while sharing the road with buses. The intent is to learn how bikes and buses interact with each other while traveling down the road; how street markings, signs, and bike lane designs help or detract from the safety and comfort of people who ride bicycles. The survey is not related to using the bike racks on buses or riding the bus itself.

Your opinions and feedback will help Metro, the County and cities throughout the Southland design streets that serve the needs of people who ride bicycles and transit for many years to come.

They want to reach as many people who ride bicycles as possible! Please forward this along to those you feel will be interested.
They will be raffling an iPad and 3 Bike Metro Prize Packs to survey participants.

Take the survey today and thank you for your participation! 

Bike it Walk it Bus it! Santa Monica!

National Walk to School Day is October 5th.
Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District Celebrates
Bike It! Walk it! October 3-7

Be cool Bike it! Walk it! Bus it! to school!
School with the highest participation wins their PTA $250!


Bike it Walk it coupon Oct. 2016




Starting Friday, October 7, Santa Monica residents, visitors, workers, and businesses will kickoff the very first Car Free Friday by giving our cars a day off and using alternative ways to get to work, school, or happy hour. By providing incentives, tips, and support for you to walk, bike, or bus once a week, we hope to make it easy and safe for you to make the shift to being car-free and carefree more often.

5 Easy Tips to go Car-Free for One Day

  1. Know your options
  2. Select a day where you have flexibility in your schedule.
  3. Map your route in advance.
  4. Prepare ahead and travel light.
  5. Try it out with a buddy.

This is a great way to challenge your team! Whether you’re focused on healthy living or reducing the amount of people who park at the office, let Car Free Friday be a way to bond with your team. Email if you’d like to learn more about how your business can participate.

Ready to take on the challenge? Follow along on social media using #GoSaMo and #CarFreeFriday to make sure you have all of the info you need to get going.

To learn more about GoSaMo, a campaign supporting the City of Santa Monica’s Goal of creating a new model of mobility with more options for everyone, please visit