Gear Up! launches a variety events to help you get ready to ride, learn to pedal safely, and win free stuff during Bike Month!. This collaborative community celebration is brought to you with local partners to help you get a bike, learn to fix a flat, win free stuff, eat good food and have fun.
Our main events are:
BIKE SWAP: Want to be matched you with a new ride? Kids out grown their current bikes? Your cruiser not cutting it?, Seat giving you cramps?
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FREE BIKE REPAIR: Pro mechanics getting your bike in cruising condition.
BIKE RAFFLE: Participate in activities for the chance to win a FREE bike!
FREE CLINICS that teach basic safety, shopping by bicycle, and riding in a skirt.
Tips and tricks to make bikes a big part of their summer
FREE HELMETS (while supply last), sponsored by City of Santa Monica.
LOCAL FOOD for sale.
BIKE ART: With interactive presentations from local artists.
ARTS AND CRAFTS for kids and adults to make their bikes and helmets special and stylish.
MUSIC to set the tone with a DJ booth.
COMMUNITY COLLABORATION with tables, art, and programs from local organizations.
BICYCLE AWARENESS for upcoming events, Metro Expo Line, and local resources.
And more to come! Stay tuned and we’ll let you know what other fun things to expect.
Special: Arrive by bike* and save up to 33% this Sunday!
*or bring a selfie of you on a bike
Adults $20 (instead of $30) College $10 (instead of $15) K-12 $5 (instead of $10)
Who can resist the Flamenco Guitar? Adam del Monte plays two concertos with flamenco evocations – Rodrigo’s ever-popular “Concierto de Aranjuez” and Del Monte’s own flamenco concerto “Paisajes” which also features the reknowned cajon player Diego Alvarez Muñoz. Bizet’s “Carmen Suite” sets the stage!
Adam Del Monte (guitar) and Diego Alvarez Muñoz (cajon) Bizet: Carmen Suite Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez Del Monte: Paisajes, concerto for Flamenco guitar
Sunday, April 24, 2016 @ 2:30 pm (*Please note new time*)
Though not surprised – we are SO EXCITED that Santa Monica’s own Breeze Bike Share now boasts almost 5000 total members and over 1000 Annual Founding Memberships! All in just over a month and a half since launch. Quick calculations put that at a higher per capita than Citi-Bike’s comparatively huge and successful system launch in New York City!! The days are short in the winter and sunsets come early – But luckily for us – Founding Memberships have been extended through the New Years Weekend and won’t sunset until Monday. Don’t miss out — Sign up TODAY!
Buy a Founding Membership or GIFT ONE HERE – Anyone can become a Founding Member for only $99. Founding Members get a full year of bike share use including 60 minutes of daily riding time, a special gift, and a limited edition Founding Member card.
Drop by and enjoy great company, drinks, food and lively conversation as we celebrate some of our victories and close out 2015.
We bid a sad good bye to our friend Aimee from the BBB and look forward to planning some visits up north to visit her.
Where: Areal on Main Street
When: Wednesday, Dec 16th
Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
As always our Handlebar Happy Hours are a Family Friendly Event.
Come one and all!
Join us Saturday morning for coffee, bagels and lively discussion and FUN!!
Updates & Input: Bike share Launch and Equity Grant application, Bike Action Plan Implementation, SAMOHI SRTS / MANGo, EXPO, Colorado Esplanade, DTSM Projects,
• Michelle Glickert from the City of Santa Monica will give us Bike Action Plan updates and request your ideas on next steps.
• Meet our new City of Santa Monica Bike Share Coordinator and talk about the Bike Share equity grant we’re applying for.
• Ride Breeze Bikes that we will have there for you to test ride. You can still sign up at the Special Founding Member price!
• You can sign up or renew your SM Spoke / LACBC membership for special perks. Meet and join our lively group of volunteers.
• Be the first to hear about some exciting upcoming events!
Pretty exciting It’s our 4Year Anniversary adopting the Bike Action Plan
When: Saturday Time: 10am – noon
Where: Spoke HQ, 1640 5th Street, just south of Expo Station
Let’s Celebrate our Successes and plan our next steps together!!
And have some fun!!