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KIDICAL MASS Bike Ride: October 25th, Reed Park

Kidical Mass Bike Ride
October 25th, Reed Park

Festivities from 9:00am to NOON
The next Kidical Mass Ride for 2014, Saturday, October 25th. A fun bike ride experience for families with kids of all ages! Education with Fun & Prizes! Wear a costume and you could win a prize!

DATE:    SATURDAY October 25th
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 Pumpkin Slalom , Helmet Decorating, Prize Drawings, Best Costume Prize, Free Bike Safety Checks, & Check-in
Arrive early !and don’t miss the FUN!
Neighborhood Bike Ride*
11:00am (or upon return)
Return to Reed Park around 11-11:15am for FUN and post-ride snacks provided by KIND.
More ideas in the Cauldron – stay tuned…..

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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…………………

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.


Bikerowave: Monthly Open House Friday, 10/3

Looking for something fun and bikey?!

Head to Bikerowave‘s monthly Open House

Fri, October 3rd, 7-10 pm
12255 Venice Blvd. 90066 (east of Centinela)

Fun, games, and BICYCLE ICE CREAM???

Bring a dish or a drinks to share.
Please, bring your own mess kit.
This is a zero waste event

bikerowave pot luckMonr Bikerowave is our closest bicycle repair collective, much like the Bicycle KitchenBike Oven, or Valley Bikery.  They provide space, tools, and equipment in order to effectively teach people how to build, repair, and maintain their bicycles. DIY with or without help. They are a not-for-profit all volunteer member run organization. The goal is to empower cyclists with the basic knowledge to maintain their steed, as well as enable them to more easily connect with the

Santa Monica Malibu School Students Get READY TO ROLL for BIKE IT! WALK IT! Week

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One again Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) students and staff are getting out their bikes, scooters, skateboards and walking shoes in preparation for Bike It! Walk It! Week, October 7th -10th 2014.  

This year’s motto is “Bike It! Walk It! Every Week!”

Approximately 30 percent of District students at 14 different schools participate in the event, avoiding approximately 12,000 car trips.

The community is invited to join us this Saturday, October 4th for a Free Bike Rodeo (hosted at McKinley) to help prepare students to Get READY TO RIDE this week and every week! We love this year’s motto “Bike It! Walk It! Every Week!”  that encourages students, staff and parents to walk, bike, scoot, skate or take the bus at least one “car-free” day per week. Beautiful!

Bike It! Walk It! and Safe Routes to School programs have been a collaboration and partnership between the City of Santa Monica, the District, Parent Teacher Association and supported by Santa Monica Spoke and other great community leaders. These efforts are to promote health, safety, environmental, and community benefits and improve safety by reduce traffic congestion near schools.
Bike It! Walk It! supports community engagement through environmentally friendly programing.

This year’s motto is “Bike It! Walk It! Every Week!”  Roosevelt Elementary will begin the week with a Bike It Walk It Day on Tuesday, October 7.  Schools celebrating Bike it! Walk it! Day on Wednesday, October 8 include Lincoln Middle School, Olympic High School, Franklin Elementary and Santa Monica High School.  The remaining SMMUSD schools will participate on Friday, October 10, including Will Rogers Learning Community, Edison Language Academy, Grant Elementary, John Muir Elementary/Santa Monica Alternative School House (SMASH), Franklin Elementary, Juan Cabrillo Elementary, Point Dume Marine Science School, John Adams Middle School, and Malibu High School.

Cities on Speed: Bogotá Change by Andreas M. Dalsgaard

SMMoA: Bike-in* screening of Bogotá Change

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
SMMoA, 2525 Michigan Ave, Bergamot Art Complex
6:00pm – 8:00pm (6-7pm Happy Hour, 7-8pm Screening)

FREE bike-in* screening of Bogotá Change, a fast-paced portrait of a city on the move.
Facebook event here.

SMMoA will be hosting a happy hour from 6-7pm and the screening will be from 7-8pm.
The film chronicles the terms of Mayors Antanas Mockus and Enrique Peñalosa, who proactively transformed Bogotá, Colombia in less than 10 years. From mimes in place of traffic police to a burst of bicycle paths and green spaces, these unorthodox officials championed the use of creative solutions for complex social problems. The film also touches on the original ciclovías, just ahead of the return of Los Angeles’ CicLAvia on October 5. Mockus served as mayor of Bogotá from 1995 to 1997 and again from 2001 to 2003, while Peñalosa was mayor from 1998 to 2001.

This screening is presented in conjunction with Citizen Culture: Artists and Architects Shape Policy, on view in the Museum’s Main Gallery from September 13 through December 13, 2014. Citizen Culture celebrates the power of art to spark dialogue, create new modes of civic engagement, and transform the laws by which cities and citizens are governed.

*Biking to this event is not required! There is plenty of parking available in the Bergamot Station lot.

Generous support for this program has been provided by the The Neeley Family Fund at The San Diego Foundation.

TONIGHT: Handlebar Happy Hour at Areal

We return to AREAL the location of our first NBC Handlebar Happy Hour to close out the 2014 National Bike Challenge!

Areal Restaurant
Closing National Bike Challenge
Handlebar Happy Hour!
– EVERYONE Invited –

Address: 2820 Main Street, Santa Monica

LOG MILES OVER SMILES: OR just catch up and have FUN!
Join us TONIGHT from 5:30 -8:00 pm and support one of Santa Monica’s Bike Friendly Businesses as we enjoy our last Handlebar Happy Hour for the National Bike Challenge 2014!

We celebrate the momentum and success we have accumulated over the last 5 months!
The National bike Challenge has been a great way to bring together our local biking community and share how you can become involved or take part in our growing local bike culture!!

EVERYONE WELCOME – We need your voice and input as we create the momentum for change – for a more bikeabe, walkable SANTA MONICA.
We will be there to answer questions, help you sign up, “how to” log you miles…. or just enjoy the great company!




Last Day of the National Bike Challenge! LOG MILES & Handlebar Happy Hour

Hello Bike Santa Monica!
This is it, the LAST TWO DAYS of the 5 month long National Bike Challenge!
You can still join the team. Currently our Community Team Bike Santa Monica

Handlebar Happy Hour at Areal on Tuesday!
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  • Ranking 14th Nationally (slipped from 13th!)
  • We have accumulated 233,415 Points 
  • Together we have ridden almost  95,000 miles - can we make it to 100,000?!


Get your miles logged by the end of the month to be eligible for a September prize. If you reach the Diamond or Platinum level you’ll be entered to win the grand prize: A 4-Day North American Trek Travel trip!
Join team Bike Santa Monica and Log your September miles here  to Make Every Mile Count!

Tuesday, September 30, at midnight CT will be the last time you can record your miles for the month and have them count for the prize drawing. Anything after that will go into the overall tally.

A couple key things to remember when logging miles:1. Miles MUST be assigned to the day you rode them. (No logging one large monthly total. Why?  Because the point system considers the number of days ridden for a given month, as well.)2. To log miles from past days:

  • Login to your account at
  • Click on the red “Log Miles” banner on the home page
  • Click on the calendar view in the right hand corner of the logging window
  • Click on the day you want to add miles
  • Enter your total miles for that day in Transport or Sport/Fun
  • Click “Update Miles”
  • Repeat for the other days you rode

And with over 650 prizes already awarded, we’re upping the ante for the final month of the Challenge. We’ll have more  National Bike Challenge socks, Aero Tech Designs bike shorts, 3M sunglasses, Luna BarsBellwether gloves, Resource Revival key chains,  Planet Bike bike lights, Cat-EarsCanari clothing and more!Click here to see all of the great stuff you can win just by logging your miles.

Click here to share the fun of the National Bike Challenge with family and friends.

CICLAVIA: HEART OF LA, NEW Route – Fuel up & Feeder Ride from Santa Monica Pier

CicLAvia – Heart of LA is this Sunday 10/5/2014!

Ride with us or get there on your own – don’t miss it!
CicLAvia – Heart of LA celebrates the streets of Los Angeles for everyone! Temporarily limiting the access of motor vehicles and opening the streets to all users – walking, wheelchairs, skates, bikes, scooters, skate boards, strollers – you name it!

Come experience nearly all new route for CicLAvia’s Heart of LA


Join us for breakfast hosted by Felcor Lodging before we ride.
Enjoy great company and crisp morning air with bagels & juice + to fuel us for the ride to CicLAvia, LA’s most popular street festival!

Feeder ride to CicLAvia this Sunday October 5th. We meet at the top of the Santa Monica Pier at 7:30am to FUEL UP with free bagels, juice etc…. and roll out at 8:30 am sharp. Ride is aprox. 16 miles, mostly flat* on streets with bike lanes or low traffic volume at our time of travel. See return options on mass transit below. Facebook event here. We will be traveling at an easy pace but do ask you to “stay with the pace” so we can all get there together. Join us Sunday and experience the fun of CicLAvia!


Start           Santa Monica Pier, at the Canon
Meet           7:30 am   

Roll out      8:30 am (sharp)
Route         Here  *includes elevation and cue sheet 
Join us anywhere on the route but be early as we will only stop to regroup. No riders left behind.

Stuff to bring:

  • helmet (for feeder ride or children under 18)
  • sun screen
  • cash
  • spare tube/ patch kit
  • hydration
  • any special tools your bike requires!

CicLAvia 10-5-2014

Info on light rail & bus routes to or from CicLAvia

Big Blue Bus Rapid 10 takes the frwy downtown LA to Santa Monica FAST! See detour info below
Metro 720 route DT Santa Monica south, Venice Blvd to downtown & Union Station
Light Rail: Connect to the Expo Line Culver City Station (timetable) then 
Big Blue Bus Rapid 20 to DT SM, Rapid 12 (to Westwood) or Route 12 (Westwood and Palms)
Bike Venice Blvd Bike lane west.  

Metro 733  Wilshire Blvd from downtown LA



Next CicLAvia October 5, 2014: Heart of LA – Mostly NEW ROUTE!

CicLAvia will return to the Heart of LA on October 5th, 2014 from 9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m. with an almost entirely new route. Open streets and the opportunity to explore more of the Heart of Los Angeles car free by foot, bike, skates or other non-motorized transport.

Hosted by Local partner Felcor Lodging.
Event the top of the Santa Monica Pier by the Canon, then we ride to CicLAvia

CicLAvia 10-5-2014

Click here to download a printable map

“CicLAvia catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation and good health through car-free streets. CicLAvia engages with people to positively transform our relationship with our communities and with each other.”

Heart of LA will cross through downtown LA along parts of the first CicLAvia route, but will extend into new areas like Echo Park, the Historic Broadway Theater District, and through Boyle Heights all the way into the County of Los Angeles and into East Los Angeles. The latter part of the route is made possible through the support of Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina and a grant from Metro.

The route will feature a pedestrian zone in the Broadway Theater District, a kids zone at the East LA Civic Center and will cross paths with the Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture, which is being held in Grand Park.

For info and options on WalkLAvia click here

Along the Route

Starting at the Eastern end. Full list of activities at each Hub listed here
All Hubs will offer CicLAvia information and merchandise, free water, restrooms and first aid stations. There is also free bike repair at hubs.

    CicLAvia Kick-off ceremony (8:30 a.m.) with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina.
    Open doors at the Bradbury building

    Open houses at the Tower Theatre and Los Angeles Theatre
    Free bike valet at Grand Central Market


  • The 23rd Annual Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture in Grand Park
  • The Historic Core Farmers Market at 5th and Spring
  • Play the LA River and the Poetry Society of LA pair up to present “4 Syllables, 4 Corners, 4 You,” an interactive poetry installation devoted to the LA River and CicLAvia, at the confluence of 4th Street and 4th Place in Little Tokyo
  • Los Angeles Walks will partner with Public Space Singalong for some joyful singing as they walk through the 2nd Street tunnel around 1:00 p.m.

Info on light rail & bus routes to or from CicLAvia

Big Blue Bus Rapid 10 takes the frwy downtown LA to Santa Monica FAST! See detour info below
Metro 720 route DT Santa Monica south, Venice Blvd to downtown & Union Station
Light Rail: Connect to the Expo Line Culver City Station (timetable) then 
Big Blue Bus Rapid 20 to DT SM, Rapid 12 (to Westwood) or Route 12 (Westwood and Palms)
Bike Venice Blvd Bike lane west.  

Metro 733  Wilshire Blvd from downtown LA

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Bike Rodeo! Get ready for Bike it Walk it Week at SM Schools!

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Get ready to ride for Bike it Walk it week! and have fun learning and practicing bike handling skills! Helmets required for all riders.
Join the momentum in Santa Monica as we encourage EVERY WEEK to be Bike it Walk it Week!

Saturday, October 4th 
9am – Noon
McKinley Campus, entrance and event Chelsea at Arizona
2401 Santa Monica Blvd

“This training will enable me to have more freedom, power, and less reliance on my parent’s cars, which is very exciting for a young adult.” Naomi, SMASH student


¡Prepárate para semana de bici y caminata! y divertirse aprendiendo y practicando las habilidades de manejo de la bicicleta!
Únete Santa Mónica para animamos CADA SEMANA ser Semana de la Bicicleta y caminata!
Ayude a los estudiantes comienzan su día de una manera divertida y activa!

Gratis Bike Rodeo para dominar habilidades y prepárate para montar! ! Los niños se divierten aprendiendo y mostrando sus habilidades en bicicleta en curso de obstáculos.

Premios, verificaciones de seguridad de bicicletas y curso habilidades en bicicleta.

Sábado 04 de Octubre , 9 am-12:00 pm
McKinley Campus, evento y la entrada en Chelsea , cerca de Arizona.
2401 Santa Monica Blvd

” Este entrenamiento me permitirá tener más libertad, poder , y una menor dependencia de los coches de mis padres , que es muy emocionante para un adulto joven . ” Naomi , estudiante SMASH

Cascos requiridos para todos que montan bicicleta.