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CalBike Handlebar Happy Hour Sunday November 2nd!

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Handlebar Happy Hour
to welcome California Bicycle Coalition Surf ‘n Turf ride to Santa Monica, and to highlight and honor our local leaders and superstars.

Event is free but please RSVP,
Donations are welcomed!

Handlebar Happy Hour

Day:      Sunday
Date:    November 2nd
Time:   4:00PM – 6:30:pm
Place:   Private courtyard at 1640 5th Street
RSVP: HERE

Local Chapter Santa Monica Spoke leads this months LACBC Sunday Funday Ride that will begin at the top of the Santa Monica Pier early Sunday morning. They will roll out at 9am to ride north on PCH to meet up with the CalBike Surf ‘n Turf tour at Nicolas Canyon Beach Park for lunch. After which the whole group will ride back to Santa Monica together!CalBike-surf-n-turf-Trace-alternate-w-tagline-259x300

Surf ‘n Turf is California Bicycle Coalition’s inaugural fundraising bike tour. It will embark this Saturday morning to raise awareness and funds for the Better Bikeways Campaign, increased funding and improved design for bikeways in California, and the Give Me 3 campaign. As the tour bikes down the coast they will meet up with affiliate organizations along the way to highlight local advocates, campaigns and successes with a variety of events celebrating those leading the momentum.

The tour leaves from Santa Barbara Saturday, November 1st and arrives in San Diego Wednesday, November 5th. Sunday afternoon, November 2nd the group arrives and stays in Santa Monica for the night! In collaboration with local partners, Santa Monica Spoke will host a Handlebar Happy Hour for Calbike to welcome the tour and introduce them to some of LACBC’s local and countywide victories and campaigns, and to honor bicycle and sustainable transportation advocates and superstars!

LACBC: November Sunday Funday Ride Starts in Santa Monica!

Remember – Time Change is Saturday night!

NOTE: Content on this page has been updated with new information!

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SUNDAY FUNDAY Ride
November 2nd
Starts at Santa Monica Pier!

Organized by Santa Monica Spoke, LACBC & CalBike Board member Cynthia Rose. This will be a bit different from usual more family friendly rides (we’ll make it up to you with another Santa Monica family friendly ride SOON) as we will be riding up Pacific Coast Highway to meet up the CalBike‘s California by Bike Tour “Surf N Turf“. We’ll ride to Nicolas Canyon Beach Park where we will join CalBike for lunch ($10 catered lunch or bring your own) Snacks will be provided.
After lunch we will ride as a group back to the Santa Monica Pier where you are invited to join us for a Handlebar Happy Hour nearby!

November 2nd, 2014
Santa Monica Pier, Top by the Cannon
8:30 AM, Roll at 9:00 AMplease arrive on time for pre-ride shenanigans, ride organizing etc.
Ride is 26.7 Miles in each direction (53.4) ROUTE 

Please RSVP HERE  – with option to purchase lunch 

This is not a roadie race, we will travel at an easy pace, but ask riders to stay focused and make the effort to keep the group together. Use your judgement about whether you can make this trip. Please do no hesitate to inquire if you have questions or concerns. There is the option to return on Metro 534 from Trancas (4.3 miles from south of Nicolas Canyon Beach Park lunch stop). Because of the route – children cannot participate unless they are attached to an adult rider bike and that rider is capable of keeping up a reasonable pace.

Handlebar Happy Hour is scheduled for to start a 4 pm. Please see invitation and rsvp link here

KIDICAL MASS Bike Ride: October 25th, Reed Park

Kidical Mass Bike Ride
October 25th, Reed Park
Theme: HALLOWEEN!

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!

COSTUME SWAP – BRING GENTLY USED COSTUMES TO SWAP / DONATE

Schedule
9::00am
Pre-ride snacks, Pumpkin Slalom, Helmet Decorating, Prize, Best Costume, Free Bike Safety Checks, & Check-in
Arrive early and don’t miss the FUN!
10:00am 
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 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.

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)

MIXER, HAPPY HOUR, OPEN HOUSE!!!
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
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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!
LOCALLY –
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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?!

NATIONALLY –

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 nationalbikechallenge.org
  • 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.