Category Archives: Buy Local Santa Monica

So Many Events this Week!

Movie Screening: LOVE THY NATURE
CONNECTING TO NATURE IS KEY!

Wednesday, February 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Movie Screening at the Aero                                              Bike Valet courtesy of Santa Monica Dept. of Planning & Community Development.

The Film
An award winning film narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature shows how deeply we’ve lost touch with nature and takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty…..
A Panel discussion will follow the screening
More info HERE

 

 


Handlebar Happy Hour: Ingo’s Tasty Diner

Thursday, February 23 @ 5:00 am – 7:00 pm

This month we return to an all time favorite –
TIME:    5pm -7pm (HH $)
PLACE:  1213 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica.

Event info is HERE
Always fun, alway family friendly.
Socialize, talk bikes, give input ….


Then we put it ALL TOGETHER for a day of Celebrating and Bike Riding on Saturday! Parks Day, Come Play, Ride with the Mayor and SM Spoke Picnic Ride!!

Saturday, February 25th, See event for times and more info HERE

• The official Parks Day, Come Play! starts at 10am with Grand Opening Ceremonies at the new Ishihara Park
• Our ride activities will start at the Dedication Celebrations at Gandara Park (formerly Stewart Street Park) at 11am with the February Ride with the Mayor and our Picnic Ride –
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January Handlebar Happy Hour: Finn McCool’s, January 25th

Finn McCoolsHandlebar Happy Hour #HBHH for 2017 –
Finn McCool’s on Main Street!

End of every month we like to get together for fun, and to celebrate all things bike.bike_local_sticker
Always fun, always family friendly! For this event kids eat for free!
Socialize, talk bikes, give input ….

Don’t forget to pass the new Bike Counter on your way!


This month, we’re excited to visit a new venue for us – Finn McCool’s!
“2015 Irish Woman of the Year” Awarded to Chef Geraldine Gilliland”

We will be there at 5pm — Happy Hour until 7pm
– event info and updates HERE
Live music starting at 8:00pm —  Devil’s Box Bluegrass

Traditional Irish Pub, live music, 200+ whiskeys, traditional Irish food
Yr Established in SM:  2002
Live music & entertainment throughout the week.  Happy Hour specials daily (check website).

  • Traditional Irish Sunday Roast dinner Noon-11pm every Sunday.
  • Kids Eat Free from 4-7pm Mon-Sat.
  • Late Night Bar Menu 11pm-1am.
  • Traditional Irish Food with an extensive vegetarian & vegan menu! — featuring local fresh ingredients. They host parties + cater events.
    *Restrictions apply; specials & promotions may change without notice.

Of course they are Buy Local!  They support other Santa Monica businesses including the Santa Monica Farmers Market, Maggie’s Farm, Weiser Family Farms, Munak Ranch, Lula Cocina Mexicana, One Life & Whole Foods.


Celebrate #BikeLocalSM, our Buy Local SM businesses, happy hour + new friends at these monthly events!  Learn about upcoming local bike events + find out about and connect with us at SM Spoke… as we visit and introduce you to some of our Buy Local SM businesses.  Eat Local, Drink Local, Buy Local AND Bike Local SM!

Get Ready for First #CarFreeFRIDAY of 2017 Tomorrow!

How will you celebrate?

So many options –
Walking & Biking,
Breeze Bike Share,
EXPO,
Big Blue Bus & Metro Bus & MORE!

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Last Handlebar Happy Hour of 2016, we visit Herringbone

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Don’t miss the last Handlebar Happy Hour #HBHH for 2016!

End of every month we like to get together for fun, and to celebrate all things bike.bike_local_sticker
Always fun, always family friendly!
Socialize, talk bikes, give input ….

Don’t forget to pass the new Bike Counter on your way!


Celebrate #BikeLocalSM, our Buy Local SM businesses, happy hour + new friends at these monthly events!  Learn about upcoming local bike events + find out about and connect with us at SM Spoke… as we visit and introduce you to some of our Buy Local SM businesses.
Eat Local, Drink Local, Buy Local AND Bike Local SM!

This month we celebrate Thursday, December 29th. We’re excited to visit a new venue, Herringbone

Located in The Seychelle
1755 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401
See the event with more info including menu and any updates here.

Bringing “Fish Meats Field” to the Santa Monica Coastline

Located in The Seychelle at Ocean Avenue South, Herringbone Santa Monica features the same ocean to table flavors as its sister location in La Jolla, California as well as new locally inspired dishes. Now open, shuck a few oysters with the newest member of the Fabric of Social Dining.

As always our Handlebar Happy Hours are a Family Friendly Events. Come one and all!

Celebrating: New Bike Counter in Santa Monica

Santa Monica gets a real time data collecting with our
new Bike Counter on Main Street
in support of multimodal transportation and biking

Full gallery in our Flickr album

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Buy Local/ Bike Local for your Holiday Shopping?

Self-Guided Tour of Santa Monica’s Vintage / Resale Shops just in time for the Holidays! Buy /Bike LOCAL

Reuse is the highest form of recycling.  Get ready for a day of vintage shopping that’s fun, environmentally sustainable and affordable!  The Buy Local SM Committee has crbike_local_stickereated a fun self-guided tour of Santa Monica’s vintage and thrift stores (download below).  You can do the tour by bike, foot, public transit or a combo of the above!

Here’s an idea of what to you may find on your excursion: designer vintage handbags (think Chanel, LV + Coach!), jewelry & accessories (tres chic!), scarves to reuse as gift wrapping, antique silverware & china to dress up the holiday dinner table, beautiful coffee table books, vases that go perfectly with a bouquet of fresh flowers & holiday cd’s & puzzles for everyone to enjoy together!  We’ve also included a few shops that feature gift items made with reused products.

Happy shopping, happy exploring!  Thank you for buying local – it makes a difference!

Self guided tour vintage resale shops - buy local

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or Download here >

October Handlebar Happy Hour: The Albright

This Month Handlebar Happy Hour: The Albright

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End of every month we like to get together for fun, and to celebrate all things bike.bike_local_sticker
Always fun, always family friendly!
Socialize, talk bikes, give input ….
We’ll be treated to some specials


DAY:     Wednesday
DATE:   October 26th
TIME:    5:30pm -8pm
PLACE: The Albright
258 Santa Monica Pier, SM 90401


Celebrate #BikeLocalSM, our Buy Local SM businesses, happy hour + new friends at these monthly events!  Learn about upcoming local bike events + find out about and connect with us at SM Spoke…as we visit and introduce you to some of our Buy Local SM businesses.  Eat Local, Drink Local, Buy Local AND Bike Local SM!

This month, we’re excited to visit a Santa Monica Pier Institution. The Albright is honored to be the longest running restaurant on the Santa Monica Pier which also happens to be the birthplace of the beloved American icon, Popeye the sailor-man.

As always our Handlebar Happy Hours are a Family Friendly Events. Come one and all!

#HBHH #BikeLocalSM #BikeSM #SMSpoke #DrinkLocalSM #EatLocalSM

Virginia Avenue Park FALL FESTIVAL

Please join us at the Virginia Avenue Park FALL FESTIVAL

  • FREE Kids Bike Rodeo / Skills course (bring a bike or use ours)
  • Sign the Buy/Bike Local Challenge and be entered to win A Beach Cruiser Package from Santa Monica Spoke and our local partner at Lululemon!screen-shot-2016-09-30-at-10-07-42-am

Interactive Activities (3:00 – 6:00 pm)

  • Pumpkin Carving, provided by Santa Monica Farmers Market and Parent Connection Group
  • Hay Bale Maze
  • Fall Games Area with Santa Monica Police Department
  • Santa Monica College Glass Pumpkin Sale
  • Bike Rodeo with Kids Skills Course with, SM Spoke, & City of SM SRTS
  • Family Bike Test Rides – SM Bike Center
  • No Flame Campfire Storytelling Teepees, Santa Monica Public Library
  • Scarecrow Making with reDiscover Center
  • Harvest Corn Drawing with Pastel by KidZone artist in residence, Deborah Reilly
  • Dia de los Muertos Picture Frames presented by Familias Latinas Unidas
  • Trick or Treat Bag Decorating sponsored by Pico Improvement Organization
  • Haunted House Booth, by VAP Teen Leadership
  • Costume Swap presented by Resource, Recovery and Recycling and SMPL, Annex

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September Handlebar Happy Hour: Border Grill

boarder-grillThis Month Handlebar Happy Hour : Border Grill!

End of every month we like to get together for fun, and to celebrate all things bike.bike_local_sticker
Always fun, always family friendly!
Socialize, talk bikes, give input ….
We’ll be treated to some specials


DAY:     Thursday
DATE:   September 29th
TIME:    5:30pm -7pm (HH $)
PLACE:  Boarder Grill Santa Monica
1445 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401


Celebrate #BikeLocalSM, our Buy Local SM businesses, happy hour + new friends at these monthly events!  Learn about upcoming local bike events + find out about and connect with us at SM Spoke…as we visit and introduce you to some of our Buy Local SM businesses.  Eat Local, Drink Local, Buy Local AND Bike Local SM!

This month, we’re excited to visit our “Too Hot Tamales” and Master Chef Champions + to celebrate a Buy Local SM institution.  To view the Happy Hour specials >

As always our Handlebar Happy Hours are a Family Friendly Events. Come one and all!

#HBHH #BikeLocalSM #BikeSM #SMSpoke #DrinkLocalSM #EatLocalSM

Go Public – Ice Cream Ride: Part Deux!

Go Public Ice Cream Ride

They’re doing it again, because WHY NOT!?!

The first stop will be the Portland transplant, Salt & Straw Ice Cream! Now open in Venice, located on Abbot Kinney. Salt & Straw features ice cream flavors you never knew were possible and it also showcases a slew of specialty flavors that change every month which are co-created and inspired by local chef’s, restaurants and establishments. Salt & Straw will be giving every rider a FREE kids scoop! Learn more about Salt & Straw here: http://saltandstraw.com/

The final stop will be their neighbors’ down the street, Kippy’s Ice Cream Shop! Kippy’s is unique in that it specializes in organic, non-dairy ice cream; healthy and delicious. Their ice cream is made by hand, daily using fresh raw coconut sweetened with honey. Yum! Kippy’s has been kind enough to offer every one on the ride a “yogi” sized scoop of ice cream ON THE HOUSE!! Check them out here: http://www.kippysicecream.com/

*This will be a 3-4 mile ride round-trip through the streets and neighborhoods of Santa Monica and Venice. Family friendly and fun for all ages (youngsters + toddlers recommended to ride with a parent). The ride will start and end at the PUBLIC Bikes Santa Monica store location.

**BYOB (Bring Your Own Bike) OR hop on a Breeze Bike Share bike on Ashland Ave, one block from the PUBLIC Bikes store, OR rent a bike with the Santa Monica Bike Center and receive 20% when you mention the bike ride!

Eventbrite link (RSVP Here): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/go-public-ice-cream-bike-ride-part-2-tickets-27448710833