Category Archives: bicycle event

City Council discusses Strategic Mobility goals tonight.

Tonight, Santa Monica City Council will have a study session on the City’s Strategic Mobility Goals and the Big Blue Bus. We believe investments in safety must be a key component of our City’s mobility strategy. Together with community partners we have formed the Santa Monica Safe Streets Alliance to promote 10 principles condensed here:

  • No traffic fatalities are acceptable. Traffic collisions must not be brushed aside as “accidents”: collisions are predictable and therefore preventable.
  • Invest resources to improve equity. Our mobility and transportation systems should be safe and ensure commitment to serve as a model of 21st Century constitutional policing.
  • All students and children have a right to walk, bike or scoot safely to school.
  • Our mobility and transportation systems should equitably serve Santa Monica residents and all those who study, work or visit in our community
  • Our transportation system should generate zero emissions. To reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and to help strengthen our community, we need a Big Blue Bus (BBB) system to be popular, efficient and financially sound.
  • Streets are our largest public space. Street planning should integrate mobility and place-making to enhance social, economic and cultural opportunities, as well as our well-being needs.
  • Streets are essential environmental systems. We need to design our streets as critical components of our environmental and natural ecosystems so they contribute to safeguarding water, air quality and climate resilience.
  • Community co-creation is essential to enduring change. Diverse community voices are critical for identifying core values and the vision for transformative change, community stakeholders must be engaged from inception to completion of all projects.
  • Data drives decisions. We need to invest in robust, transparent collection and analysis of data which is essential for understanding what the tradeoffs are and to help provide transparency when challenging decisions are made.
  • Plan our city and mobility together. Policies on housing, open space, community facilities, commercial development, public spaces, and other land use policies should give priority to clean, affordable and sustainable mobility as it has a profound impact on our mobility options and choices.

We need safe streets, designed with infrastructure that supports sustainable environmental eco systems that are safe, livable and welcoming to all. That’s the commitment of the Santa Monica Safe Streets Alliance and is outlined in our Principles for Safe, Livable and Sustainable Streets in Santa Monica.

Email City Council at: council@smgov.net to tell them you support strong commitments to safety and environmental sustainability listed in the Santa Monica Safe Streets Alliance – Principles for Safe, Livable and Sustainable Streets in Santa Monica. 

Bikerowave Bicycle Swap Meet: Jan 28th

Bikerowave is hosting a bicycle swap meet!

This is a great opportunity to support your local bike co-op and grab some bargains on all kinds of used bicycles, bike parts, and accessories! They’ll be selling off some of their old overstock including messenger bags, saddles, complete bicycles, and more!

Swap meet will be followed by the regular Sunday shift where you can learn how to build, repair and maintain your bicycle!

Coffee and donuts will be available for the early birds!

Members of the public are welcome to sell bike-related items and can set up from 8:30 am onwards.

Bikerowave, 12255 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90066.
See the event on Facebook HERE

Bikerowave Event this Friday: More Women in Biking!

 Join us Friday at The Bikerowave:
Event information on our calendar here and on Facebook here.

Jenni Gwiazdowski, founder and director of the London Bike Kitchen, will lead a talk on getting more women in biking and STEM generally. After the talk Jenni will be available to sign copies of her book, “How to Build Your Own Bike. A limited number of copies will be available for purchase at the event, or you can purchase your own copy from your favorite bookseller prior and bring it with you!

This event is FREE and open to the public. Seating may be limited but there is plenty of standing room. Snacks will be provided.

Learn more about Jenni:
https://prowomenscycling.com/2017/05/25/jenni-gwiazdowski-london-bike-kitchen/
http://detourblog.co.uk/2017/10/10/jenni-gwiazdowski-london-bike-kitchen-fix-shit/

Breeze Bike Share is Turning 2, Lets Ride and Party!

Breeze Bike Share is turning 2!
We’ve got lots of reasons to celebrate, together.

Event is on our Calendar HERE – RSVP HERE

In 2015 Santa Monica launched LA County’s first bike share system, Breeze.
Since then together —

  • We’ve ridden nearly 1.3 million miles!
  • We’re almost 78,000 Breezers
  • We’ve ridden over 607,000 trips
  • We’ve biked around the world 51 times
  • We’ve burned the calories in 22,502 pizzas, and
  • We’ve prevented greenhouse gas emissions from 401 cars driven for one year from entering the atmosphere.

We are proud of all we have accomplished together in our first two years and hope you’ll come celebrate the part you’ve played in the success on a community bike ride. Ride Breeze or your own steed – all are welcome!

Join us Saturday, November 4th on a bike ride with Mayor Ted Winterer, City of Santa Monica and Breeze Bike Share on a Community Ride followed by a brunch time birthday celebration at The Albright on the Santa Monica Pier.

Meet at 9:30 am, depart at 10:00 am from the 17th Street Expo Station. The ride is approximately 5 miles and will end at The Albright (258 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401) at 11:00am. If you can’t make the ride you can still join us for the party at The Albright! Always FUN, Always Family Friendly!

Breeze is offering free ride time all day November 4th to Celebrate!
RSVP and you can request a free Helmet!

Monthly, annual, and student members will not be charged for ride time exceeding the 90 minutes included with membership. Pay-as-you-go members will not be charged for their ride time. Bike bounties and Out-of-Hub/Out-of-System-Area fees still apply during the promotional period. Not a member? Give it a try by signing up for a Pay-As-You-Go membership at www.breezebikeshare.com or download the Social Bicycles app.

Bring your own bike, helmet, lock & water bottle. Children should be capable of street riding or in an appropriate child seat or trailer. o bike? No problem! Breeze is offering free ride time all day! There is no cost to participate.

Special thanks to our partner The Albright
The relaxed seaside setting is a perfect complement to the delicious menu that reflects a commitment to sustainably caught seafood, locally sourced ingredients, as well as an extensive craft beer and California wine program. The Morenas and their team at The Albright have been trailblazers in sustainability and greening efforts. This year, The Albright is celebrating their 40th anniversary, solidifying their title as the longest running restaurant on the Santa Monica Pier. CONGRATULATIONS!

About the Mayor’s Ride:
Biking (AND WALKING) is better with friends! The monthly Mayor Ride was born last year at the Breeze One year Anniversary Event with a proclamation from our City Manager Rick Cole. We led the 1st Ride with the Mayor which was joined by the California Bicycle Coalition Board of Directors in January 2017 – This free local event has continued with monthly community bike rides and walks with Mayor Ted Winterer and City Staff since January with a different theme monthly. Come meet the Mayor, City staff, and your neighbors while enjoying the Santa Monica sunshine!

Stay up to date on events all over Santa Monica and the Westside at SMSpoke.org, and on our calendar. You can also check out Santa Monica City Planning on Facebook

We look forward to seeing you there!

Community Gardens and this month’s Ride with the Mayor!

THE TUESDAY EVENT HAS BEEN POST POSTPONED – 
The Wednesday Ride with the Mayor is still a GO!

The History of the Santa Monica Community Gardens”  

  • Tuesday, August 15th POSTPONED

In 1976, Santa Monica became the first city in the region to establish community gardens.
Main Street, Euclid Park, Park Avenue & Ishihara— It’s just the beginning! 


August Ride with the Mayor, Community Gardens Bike Tour
followed by HandleBar Happy Hour at Bareburger!

  • Wednesday, August 16th
  • 5:30pm roll 
  • Ride begins at Santa Monica City Hall 
    1685 Main Street
    end at Bareburger, 2732 Main Street 

This month, Join us for another Ride with Mayor on a tour of Santa Monica’s Community Gardens.  We’ll wind up at one of our #BikeLocalSM favorites, Bareburger on Main Street for an extended HandleBar Happy Hour #HBHH.

Come meet us, Mayor Ted Winterer, City staff, and your neighbors while enjoying a fun bike ride in the breezy Santa Monica sunshine! The ride will be about 7 miles and should take about 1.5 hours. The plan is to leave from City Hall just after 5:30pm. Ride route is HERE

Bring your own bike, helmet, lock & water bottle. Family friendly – however children should be capable of street riding or in an appropriate child seat or trailer.

No bike? No problem! Just grab a Breeze Bike Share!

The monthly Mayor Ride was born at the Breeze One year Anniversary Event with a proclamation from City Manager Rick Cole. SM Spoke led the 1st Ride with the Mayor which was joined by the California Bicycle Coalition Board of Directors January 2017 – the event has continued monthly as promised with a different theme. Stay up to date on events all over Santa Monica and the Westside at SMSpoke.org, and on our calendar. You can also check out Santa Monica City Planning on Facebook

 



The City of Santa Monica currently has 4 community garden sites
Main Street Gardens, 2200 Main Street / 73 individual garden plots;
Park Drive North and South, Park Drive off of Broadway / 38 individual garden plots;
Euclid Park, 1515 Euclid / 11 individual garden plots and 3 workshop plots;
The newest addition is the Learning Garden at Ishihara Park 2909 Exposition Blvd which serves as Santa Monica’s first Communal Garden as well as an Urban Agriculture Education Site. In an effort to expand gardening knowledge to the many apartment dwellers around the City, workshops and tours of the garden and adjacent Urban Fruit Tree Orchard are planned to take place regularly throughout the year. For more information on the Community Garden programs, please visit the web site at

For more information on the Community Garden programs or to sign up for the waitlist visit the City of Santa Monica Community Gardens website here.