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!
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
Santa Monica Spoke Meeting, BAP, Project & Campaign Updates and a Farewell Reception for Lucy!
In the Courtyard at 1640 5th Street
Lots of info on exciting upcoming events, Bike Share, SRTS, Bike Action Plan implementation, Projects: Mango & The Esplanade: Protected Bike Lane & MORE.
Morning snacks, beverages & special treats will be served!
April to July We’ve partnered to support CommuteSM.com, the first-ever Santa Monica Commuter Challenge, a four-month competition for Santa Monica-based businesses and organizations of all sizes to encourage their employees to bike, carpool/vanpool, or ride transit to work, instead of driving alone.
All May: National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try.
May 11th to 17th:Bike Week LA : Santa Monica is an annual week of community events sponsored by Metro and local advocates all over the County of Los Angeles to promote bicycling as a sustainable and practical mode of transportation.
May to September:National Bike Challenge started with an internal campaign trying to get Kimberly Clark employees to ride in 2009. It went national in 2012 under the guidance of the League of American Bicyclists. Last year, 47,518 people logged 23 million miles. People for Bikes, is now running the Challenge and hopes in 2015 we can collectively ride 35 million miles. Ride for team Bike Santa Monica!
Think and act locally with a global perspective, and ride a bike!
Santa 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.
This first CicLAvia of 2015 represents the inaugural visit of LA’s renowned open streets event to the San Fernando Valley. For this CicLAvia participants will be able to travel between North Hollywood and Studio City on car-free streets, using foot, pedal and non-motorized wheel power. CicLAvia – The ValleyMarch 22, 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, March 22nd. 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 to RED LINE together THIS ROUTE WAS UPDATED 3/21 DUE TO EXPO CONSTRUCTION
This UPDATED Route is 8.2 miles and mostly 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 or in trailers. Want to ride yourself to Expo here’s a simple route on Venice Blvd
Option 2 – Advanced
Bike from Santa Monica to CicLAvia – The Valley
(bail out option at Metro Station Hollywood and Highland)
This Route is for more advance riders – slightly faster paced with more elevation gain (click map).
The group will still stay together with no rider left behind – you do have the option if you choose to jump on the Metro Red Line if you run out of steam or prefer not to ride over the hill on Cahuenga Blvd.
Want to ride to Red Line on your own? Here is that route
CicLAvia makes its first journey to the San Fernando Valley March 22, from 9am–4pm when Metro Presents CicLAvia – The Valley. This first CicLAvia of 2015 represents the inaugural visit of LA’s renowned open streets event to the San Fernando Valley.
For this CicLAvia participants will be able to travel between North Hollywood and Studio City on car-free streets, using foot, pedal and non-motorized wheel power. YEY!!
Metro Presents CicLAvia – The Valley runs 5.5 miles along Lankershim Boulevard between the North Hollywood Metro Red Line stop at Chandler Boulevard and the Universal Studio Red Line stop, and along Ventura Boulevard between Campo de Cahuenga and Coldwater Canyon. The route will highlight some of the gems of the East Valley including the North Hollywood Arts District, Universal City, the historic Campo de Cahuenga, Studio City Farmers Market and the famed Sportsmen’s Lodge.
Santa Monica Spoke is led by 100% volunteers, including our full time Director Cynthia Rose. The Summit is the premier national bike conference, gathering advocates from around the country to lobby for bikes on Capitol Hill. We are requesting donations to cover costs to send Cynthia to the Summit 2015.
Our goal is to raise $1500.00 to cover the Women’s Forum, National Bike Summit, and travel expenses. PLEASE PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT Click HERE
or email your pledge amount to Donate2@SMSpoke.org we will reply to complete the pledge. Donations are tax deductible.
The voice for cycling is growing stronger on Capitol Hill, and with your support, our director can share lessons learned and gain experience in professional advocacy from top experts from all 50 states and bring it home to Santa Monica & LA County.
National Bike Summit 2015: Bikes +
They didn’t choose this year’s theme — Bikes+ — lightly. We agree it’s time to change the equation for bicycle advocacy. To build a bicycle-friendly America for everyone, we can’t stop at bicycling as an end in itself. We must consider how bikes can add value to other movements and how our movement can expand to serve broader interests. The 2015 National Bike Summit will again unite the voices of bicyclists on Capitol Hill to advance bicycle safety, funding and equity. More than 700 participants from all 50 states will build momentum in Congress for a Bicycle Friendly America
DATE: SATURDAY February 14th TIME: 9:00 AM – NOON START: Clover Park (2600 Ocean Park Blvd) – meet (east side of park) 25th Street at Oak Street
Free: Please RSVP HERE so we have enough refreshments and activity supplies!
Join Santa Monica Spoke and the City of Santa Monica for the next Kidical Mass Bike Ride. Special guest is Madi Carlson from Seattle’s Kidical Mass and City Councilwoman Pam O’Connor will again join us to help give away prizes! Drawings and Prize for BEST DRESSED!
Pre-ride snacks, Coffee, beverages for the kids (Please be sustainable and bring your own cups), Helmet Decorating, Prizes, Free Bike Safety Checks, & Check-in Arrive early and don’t miss the FUN! We return to Clover Park for FUN and post-ride snacks provided by KIND. Valentine Cookie Decorating is planned!
* 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 !
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.