Category Archives: bicycle event

July Handlebar Happy Hour: WARSZAWA , July 29th

Come celebrate all things bike.
Log miles over smiles for the National Bike Challenge!!
Socialize, talk bikes, give input ….

At the end of every month we get together for fun, to talk bikes, and LOG MILES OVER SMILES for the National Bike Challenge. Part of Team Bike Santa Monica or not — COME JON US!
All are welcome!! Want to know more about Team Bike Santa Monica? Find our here!

WARSZAWA SM


DAY:    Wednesday
DATE:    July 29th
TIME:    5:30pm -7pm (HH $)
PLACE: WARSZAWA
1414 Lincoln Boulevard, Santa Monica,

Polish Food & Happy Hour on the Back Patio!
WARSZAWA is a locally-owned business supporting other local business by buying locally and supporting fellow SM businesses! They are a Buy Local Business


 

Specials:  $1 off drinks and 3 featured appetizers for $4-5 ea (great price) for Keilbasa, Latkas or Bacon Wrapped Prunes!
They are a family-owned, family-friendly, community supported, legacy (35+ years old) business, promoting fellowship and an Old World vibe.

NBC Team Bike SM

2nd Annual Tour de Slurp!

Have you recently been suffering from a lack of free Slurpees?
Well then ….  we’ve got just the thing for you!
The 2nd Annual Tour de Slurp 2015!

slurpee daySanta Monica Spoke is joining Spinlister for the 2nd Annual Tour de Slurp 2015.

One of LA’s premier athletic events, the tour is a bicycle ride to five different 7-Elevens on July 11th. At each store, we stop and celebrate 7-Eleven Day (aka Free Slurpee Day) by drinking said beverages.

We will start the approximately 10-mile ride at 1640 5th Street in Santa Monica, CA at 11AM on July 11, 2015. You don’t have to do the entire Tour, and riders of all levels are welcome.  We’ve selected a bike-friendly route that includes some short lengths on larger roads that may not be suitable for small children on their own bikes. The entire route is fine for children in trailers and tag-a-longs.
As always, if you need to rent a bike, Spinlister.com has you covered.
Keeping it Santa Monica sustainable – FREE Spinlister water bottle!

Date:   July 11th
Day:    Saturday
Time:  11am – 12:30pm (aprox)
Start/Finish 1640 5th Street

Spinlister_logo (1)Bonus stuff when you RSVP:
click HERE or email RSVP@SMSpoke.org

View the route map here

Event hashtags #Spinlister #SMSpoke #BikeSM #BikeLocal #Slurpee #7Eleven #seveneleven #freeslurpee #sevenelevenday

SAVE THE DATE: La Grange Brentwood Grand Prix, The Expo Ride 2

The EXPO RIDE_BGPSee last years event HERE
See this years CALENDAR EVENT HERE

Join us on this FREE family friendly Expo Ride in collaboration with Velo Club La Grange and the race and festivities at the Brentwood Gran Prix

Day:       Sunday, August 2nd
Time:     9:30am – noon (aprox)
Place:    Brentwood Grand Prix (meet near San Vicente/Barrington)
Click HERE to register at active.com or RSVP to us HERE

The Expo Ride is a non-competitive community ride associated with the Brentwood Grand Prix Criterium Bicycle Race. The tour will visit the future Metro EXPO Line Phase 2 Stations in Santa Monica including Bergamot Art Center and the Terminus at 4th and Colorado, We will see the progress since last years ride now that the project is nearing completion!

UPDATES WLL BE POSTED AS THEY ARE CONFIRMED

Bike MS: Coastal Challenge 2015 – LOWEST REGISTRATION DISC SPECIAL!

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Bike MS: Coastal Challenge 2015

Discount code: FIREWORKS
from July 2ND  to the 12TH 

Regardless of whether you are riding with us in the National Bike Challenge (it’s fun you should!) we invite you to join us for another fun and exciting challenge! 
We’re again organizing a community team to participate in the 
Santa Monica – Bike MS: Coastal Challenge 2015, October 10/11th 2015. Ride one day or both days – Ride 35 miles to 100+  – you can choose from many options to participate!
We figured “What a great opportunity”? We want to experience a great ride and support the National MS Society fund research, advocate for change and help people with MS. With Bike MS starting in Santa Monica agin this year it is a great opportunity to once again unite the biking community and support a worthy cause AND log miles for the National Bike Challenge as you train!

Special registration discount $17.76 (reg $65.00) with the code: FIREWORKS valid from July 2nd – 12th.

Join HERE
If you have trouble joining the team email us by clicking here 

KIDICAL MASS: June 27th

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We ride from Reed Park 
THEME: Red, White & Blue! 

Festivities from 9:00am to NOON
The next Kidical Mass Ride for 2015, Saturday,  June 27th. A fun bike ride experience for families with kids of all ages! Education with Fun & Prizes! Dress for the theme and you could win a prize!

15 used children’s bikes (14”-16”) will be given out (for FREE) to participants in need

DATE:    SATURDAY June 27th
TIME:    9:00 AM – NOON
START:  Reed Park (7th & Wilshire)
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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!
9::00am
Pre-ride snacks, Helmet Decorating, Prize, Best Costume, Free Bike Safety Checks, & Check-in
Arrive early and don’t miss the FUN!
11:00am (or upon return)
Return to Reed Park around 11-11:15am for FUN and post-ride snacks provided by KIND and more fun activities – MAKE BUTTONS!

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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……

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LA River Ride: Registration and Packet Pick-up

The 15th Annual River Ride benefiting
the LA County Bicycle Coalition is just around the corner!
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Avoid lines at the event, register and pick up your bib (registration ID) at Performance Bicycle and Incycle this Saturday! Pick up your bib at Performance Bicycle and get PRIZES and 10% off all products! All participants who pick up their packet this Saturday will receive a water bottle, bike bell and goo packet!

Performance Bicycle  is offering a free bike inspection (not full tune-up) for all registered River Riders for FREE until June 27th!
See our event post here

Saturday, June 2010 a.m. to 2 p.m.
– Performance Bicycle Santa Monica – 1314 Wilshire Blvd (Santa Monca Spoke) 
– Performance Bicycle Woodland Hills – 6400 Owensmouth Ave

Sunday, June 2110 a.m. to 2 p.m.
– Performance Bicycle Long Beach – 7611 East Carson St, Long Beach Towne Center
– Incycle Pasadena – 175 S Fair Oaks Ave

If you haven’t registered yet, register 15th LA River Ride by this Thursday or at the Santa Monica Performance Bicycle packet pick up! If you are a Santa Monica Spoke member, use a discount code SMSPOKE for $10 discount, become/renew your membership for $25 ($35 regular) and get member discount for your register and support our work to make Santa Monica a better place to live, walk, bike, work and play.!

We are also still looking for volunteers for LA River Ride at June 28!
All volunteers will get a free t-shirt, be entered to win a bicycle donated by DTLA Bike, and invited to the Volunteer Thank You party!!
Pit stop volunteers
 get a lunch and ONE FREE registration for LA River Ride 2016!

Sign up HERE!

15th Annual Los Angeles River Ride

15th Annual Los Angeles River Ride
June 28th

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Designed by Aislinn Glennon of Glennon Graphics. Click Image for Complete event information

10 GREAT RIDES: Choose your start/finish! 100-mile, 70-mile, 50-mile, 36-mile, 25-mile, and 15-mile rides, plus a Kids’ Ride + Family Bike Expo start and finish at The Autry Center in Griffith Park (Los Angeles). 100-mile, 70-mile, and 25-mile rides start and finish at The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Join over 2,000 other riders, and enjoy a great day of cycling fun, an Eco Expo, raffle, live music, and food. All proceeds benefit the work of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition.

When: Sunday, June 28, 2015
Where: 2 Start/Finish Locations, 10 Great Rides
Autry Center in Griffith Park: 100-, 70-, 50-, 36-, 25-, & 15-mile rides, plus Kids’ Ride
Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach: 100-, 70-, & 25-mile rides

Quick Links:

Two feeder rides from Santa Monica to CicLAvia Pasadena, Bike or Go MULTIMODAL!

This Sunday all new CicLAvia – Pasadena!
Two Feeder Ride options from Santa Monica, Tongva Park

This second CicLAvia of 2015 represents the first visit of LA’s renowned open streets event to the City of Pasadena. For this CicLAvia participants can travel along Colorado Boulevard, and down side streets to parks and historic architecture using foot, pedal and non-motorized wheel power.. CicLAvia – Pasadena May 30, from 9am–4pm

Whether you ride with us or get there on your own – don’t miss it! CicLAvia 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! Helpful suggestion on participation at CicLAvia

We will host two feeder ride options to CicLAvia this Sunday, May 30th.
PLEASE NOTE: NEW MEETNG LOCATION AND TIME FOR SANTA MONCIA FEEDER RIDES. Both Ride options meet in Tongva Park, 7:30am


Start           Tongva Park, center of park grass area near restrooms
Address      1615 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Meet           7:30am
Roll out      8:00am (sharp)

Option 1 – Multimodal
Bike it to Culver City and Expo Line / Gold Line as a group

This simple Route is 7.5 miles and nearly completely flat with bike lanes or low traffic volume streets at our time of travel. We will be traveling at an easy pace but do ask you “stay with the pace” so we can all get there together. No rider is left behind.
For feeder ride all young children should be on tag-a-long, child carrier or in trailers.
Group will decide to ride or train to Gold Line Station from 7th Street Station

Option 2 – Advanced
Bike from Santa Monica to CicLAvia – The Valley

(bail out option at DTLA Gold Line)

This ride is 27.9 miles and for more advance riders – faster paced with more elevation gain (click map). This group plans to meet the UCLA Bike Shop Group at Westwood and Santa Monica Blvd at 8:45am.
The group will still stay together with no rider left behind – you do have the option if you choose to jump on the Gold Line if you run out of steam or prefer to ride the train from DTLA.

Want to take public transit all the way from Santa Monica?

Easy, relaxing, and quicker than you may think!
Big Blue Bus Rapid 10  or Metro to DTLA Union Station,
catch the Gold Line at Union Station
to Pasadena Memorial Park!

Click here to download map

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!
  • SMILES

Info on light rail & bus routes to or from CicLAvia

Big Blue Bus Rapid 10 takes the frwy downtown LA from Santa Monica FAST!
Catch the Red Line at the 7th Street Metro Hub, to the Gold Line at Union Station to Pasadena Memorial Park. 

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)
The Metro trip planner can be found here

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