Category Archives: #30daysofbiking

Team LACBC Pre-Climate Ride Party this Sunday!

Climate Ride LACBC

Team LACBC “fun”draising party this Sunday, April 12th from 5 – 8pm at Angel City Brewery (216 S. Alameda St.) Special perk – Alek Bartrosouf will be there!

There will be handcrafted brews, music, and food trucks — including vegan taco maestro Mark Weldon’s 100 Tacos, whose entire operation is done by bike!

There is a raffle. $5/ticket or 5 for $20. Featuring great prizes including the grand prize of a UNO Folding Bicycle courtesy of Tern!
See all the prizes and premiums for donating on our EVENT PAGE!

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT to participate in the raffle.  The main purpose of the event is to help each team member raise funds, so pick team member or two to donate to and get beer and/or raffle tickets.

Team Captain Greg has done an excellent job of rallying the team (and meeting his personal goal) and we are at $71K ALREADY with a stated goal of $100K!  Help us get over the top and be number one for a third year in a row! LACBC is fully represented with board members like Greg and Carrie and staff, Colin and Hyeran.  Support them and come have some fun!

We hope to see you THERE!

Reminder: Santa Monica Spoke Meeting, April 11th at 9:30am

Please Join us this Saturday!

Day:     Saturday
Date:   April 11th
Time:   
9:30am – noon
Location: 1640 5th Street, in the courtyard

Coffee, bagels, input  and updates on biking in Santa Monica. 

Santa Monica Spoke Meeting, family friendly.
BAP, Project & Campaign Updates and a Special Farewell Reception for Lucy! 

Our agenda will include community Input, discussion and updates by city staff on Bike Share, SRTS projects, Kidical Mass, Bike Action Plan Implementations.
Projects updates on MANGo & The Esplanade/Protected Bike Lane. plus info on lots of upcoming events. May is Bike Month and the Santa Monica Festival Bike Exhibition!!

Morning snacks, beverages & special treats will be served!

Hope you can come!!!!
Ride to the meeting and share to #30daysofbiking
Event listing here

Finish the Ride and support SM Spoke!

Damian-Finishes-the-Ride-980x380Finish The Ride, Run, Walk ‘N Roll

Who are YOU finishing for?Finish the ride group
 
Support safe city streets and help end hit and run crimes by taking part in Finish the Ride, Run, Walk ‘N Roll for 2015!!
Join us on April 19th, 2015 for an awesome event that tops last year’s success in every way!
Registration for the 2015 is open NOW here.
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Use registration code SMSPOKE at checkout to receive a 10% discount of which a portion is donated to Santa Monica Spoke.
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FTR 2015 includes:
  • Ride = Four routes ranging from 6 to 50 miles with a 200 to 3,500 foot elevation gain (timing and medals awarded for 22,27 and 50 mile rides)
  • Run = 10K (timing and medals awarded)
  • Walk and Roll = 10K
  • Cool goodie bag and free t-shirt with registration
  • Great live music and dancing
  • Free festival and safety expo with giveaways, raffles, prizes and activities for the kids.  Feel free to bring the whole family!

For details on the FTR 2015 event, click here.
To view and join FTR volunteer opportunities, click here.

Join FTR 2015 not only for yourself, but for those who survived, those who didn’t and the safety of ALL! FINISH THE RIDE 2015: Who are YOU finishing for? #FTR2015

 For more information on the event itself, registration questions or other customer service inquiries, e-mail us at register@FinishTheRide.org or call (844) 884-7233 Ext. 801.

Sunset Picnic Ride

Tongva Park imagesMeet up at Tonga Park for a ride to a beautiful overlook of the Santa Monica Bay. Participants pack a picnic to enjoy together at sunset.
BYO food to eat at the stopping/overlook point.
Please note there are not a lot of places to sit other than on the ground. Unless this doesn’t bother youIt is suggested you bring something that is easy to eat while standing.
THE RIDE: Intermediate to advanced, aprox. 11 miles with about 700 feet of climbing.
Proposed route here

REQUIRED: Helmets and Lights are required for all riders. Please bring your own flat repair equipment and a set of good lights as we will be riding after dark. Bring a lock if you’d like to join us for post ride beverages.

MEET: Tongva Park, center of the park above the restrooms.

TIME: 5:15p roll on at 5:45p SHARP. Ride time will be approximately 2.5hrs.

Click for event info

Kidical Mass: Garden Ride & Community Garden Tour, April 18, 2015

KIDICAL MASS Earth Day Bike Ride
Tour Park Drive Community Garden
FUN hands-on KIDS Workshop

DATE:    SATURDAY APRIL 18TH
TIME:    9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
START:  MEMORIAL PARK
–  Parking lot off 14th Street.

Free: Please RSVP HERE

Join Santa Monica Spoke, the City of Santa Monica and Santa Monica Community Gardeners for Santa Monica’s Kidical Mass Ride. 
We will take a family friendly ride in Santa Monica to visit Park Drive Community Garden for a special kid friendly event. Prizes and giveaways at Memorial Park when we return!

Schedule.
9::00am – 12:30pmSM Community Gardens
– Check-in, Morning Snacks, Bike Safety Checks, Helmet Decorating
– Ride to Pit Stop visit at PARK DRIVE COMMUNITY GARDEN
– KIDS GARDEN TOURS AND WORKSHOP
– Pitstop hosts Cynergy Cycles & Santa Monica Community Gardeners
– Ride back to Memorial Park by noon for fun activities, Prizes and post ride snacks by KIND
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Watch our 1st Kidical Mass in 2013 video here

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

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 – younger children should be in a child seat, trailer or on a Tag-a-long.

April: Join us for 30 Days of Biking #30daysofbiking

30daysofbikingSanta Monica Spoke invites you to join us for 30 days of Biking in April.

30 Days of Biking is a pledge to ride your bike every day in April — any distance, any destination — and share your adventures online.  Join the fun events we have planned this month, use social media to blast your own rides and the joys of riding a bike!    #30DaysofBiking #BikeSM #SMSpoke

It’s all about the fun of riding your bike – join in anytime!
Share your 30 Days of Biking experiences using #30DaysofBiking #BikeSM #SMSpoke on Twitter, Instagram, Vine and Facebook.

One Bicycle will be given to a kid in need for every 30 Pledges
Make the Pledge = Free Bikes 4 Kidz

April Events: lets more all month – send us your ride or idea for the list!

Check our Event Calendar for newly added events
Local Santa Monica

  • Every Wednesday – Coffee outside  7-8 am Link #CoffeeOutside
  • April 5th, Sunset Picnic Ride (intermediate / advanced). Tongva Park. Meet at 5:15pm
  • April 11th, Ride toSanta Monica Spoke Meeting, BAP updates and reception – link soon.
  • April 18th, Kidical Mass Earth Day Garden Ride, Starts at Memorial Park, SO FUN!
  • April 19th, Join us for  Finish the Ride | It’s Not Just A Ride. It’s A Movement! Ride with us to support the momentum
  • April 20th, Ride to Earth Day themed Panel Discussion at the SM Apple Store with local leaders including Cynthia Rose – valet at the SM Bike Center 2nd & Colorado 3 hours free

Regional with LACBC

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