August Ride with the Mayor to HandleBar Happy Hour at The Brixton!
Join us for the ride or at The Brixton for #HBHH
Since 2006, Bodega has been a comfortable neighborhood spot to relax and share wine with friends. Now that they are serving some of the best coffee in Santa Monica and open at 8am seven days a week, that experience is available all day.
Our Happy Hours support BuyLocalSM and places like Bodega Wine Bar
End of every month we like to get together for fun, support local businesses, and to celebrate all things bike.
Always fun, always family friendly!
Socialize, talk bikes, give input ….
If it’s on your way don’t forget to pass the Bike Counter!
This Sunday June 24th, join Mayor Ted Winterer and Santa Monica Spoke on a feeder ride from Douglas Park to 18th Annual Main Street Santa Monica “Summer Soulstice” Block Party. The ride will leave at 11:30 am from the west side of Douglas Park (near the tennis courts and restrooms), travel down California Ave to the Beach, and ride the beach bike path down to Main Street.
The ride will be roughly 4.5 miles long. Remember to bring your own bike, helmet, lock & water bottle. Children are welcome but should be capable of street riding or in an appropriate child seat or trailer. There is no cost to participate.
No bike? No problem! Just grab a Breeze Bike Share Bike.
Benefiting Heal the Bay and Santa Monica Spoke, the summer festival with SOUL, will feature 5 live-music stages and 18 bands, showcases Main Street businesses along with 100+ local vendors, activation sites for all ages, 4 beer & wine gardens and for the first time, car-free streets spanning nearly one mile long!
For all the latest info see the event updates:
June, Ride with the Mayor will depart in time to arrive for the start of the Festival!
Join Bicycle Lawyer Jim Pocrass of Pocrass & De Los Reyes LLP, representatives from the Santa Monica Police Department*, and SM Mobility Manager Francie Stefan to discuss Bicycle Law and knowing how your Rights and Responsibilities can protect you and make our roads safer and more equitable for everyone.
Please bring your questions for discussion or click here to send us your questions, concerns or comments in advance and we will collate them for discussion at the event.
Wednesday, May 30th
Reception 6:30pm (refreshments will be served)
Program begins at 7:00pm
Performance Bicycles 1314 Wilshire Blvd
FREE: Please click here to RSVP to help ensure we order enough food
* LAPD has also been invited to attend but is unconfirmed.
CalBike Chipotle Chowdown
Thursday, May 31st – all day!
All that #BikeMonthSM, #BTWD & #HBHH riding must be making you hungry, right? On the last day of #BikeMonth, May 31st, chow down at any Chipotle Mexican Grill & support CalBike!
*Just mention CalBike, The California Bicycle Coalition, or even ‘the Bike Fundraiser’ before you pay*, and 50% of the sale supports CalBike’s work advocating for equitable, inclusive, and prosperous communities where bicycling helps to enable all Californians to lead healthy and joyful lives.
So…how many miles per burrito do you get?
We close out May, Bike Month with the last of our weekly #BikeMonthSM HandleBar Happy Hours with a visit to West 4th and Jane – West 4th and Jane is one of the very first venues we visited when we launched our #BikeFromWork #HBHH’s years ago! We can’t wait for Thursday!
West 4th and Jane is a combo of a bar, local tavern, beer + wine bar, neighborhood pub, with a locally driven menu, and private room.
Date: Thursday, May 31st
Place: West 4th and Jane, 1432A 4th Street
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm (at least)
* In June we return to Monthly #HBHH’s – every last Wednesday or Thursday of the month.
Check the Event Calendar for all the updates!
Join over 2,000 other riders, and enjoy a great day of bicycling along the LA River and through DTLA to Long Beach. With five rides to choose from, ranging from 2 to 100 miles, there’s an experience for everyone at the LA River Ride. Bring out the little ones for a free 2-mile Kids’ Ride, or pedal with the whole family at our 15-mile Family Ride (one registration covers a family of 5!). Want a bigger challenge? Train up with our 36-mile Ride or dig into the Metric Century Plus, covering 68 miles. For those wanting to push it to the limit, the Century Ride will go from Griffith Park to Long Beach – and back – and is a great, flat route for first-time Century riders!