Santa Monica Bike Center is turning FIVE

screen-shot-2016-11-16-at-11-17-02-amSurprise Surprise, The Santa Monica Bike Center is turning FIVE!
They are hosting a party to celebrate their 5th Anniversary!
Friday, November 18th from 5-7p they’ll have food, beverages, and fun activities for the whole family.

October Handlebar Happy Hour: The Albright

This Month Handlebar Happy Hour: The Albright

the Albright

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

Bike it Walk it Bus it! Santa Monica!

National Walk to School Day is October 5th.
Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District Celebrates
Bike It! Walk it! October 3-7

Be cool Bike it! Walk it! Bus it! to school!
School with the highest participation wins their PTA $250!


Bike it Walk it coupon Oct. 2016


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


August “Go Public” Ice Cream Ride

Go Public Ice Cream Ride

August “Go PUBLIC” bike ride is here!
On August 27th, I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM!!!

It’s been very HOT recently so we thought what better way to cool off than to go on an ice cream bike ride. We will be stopping at THREE different creameries, each with their own unique spin on everyone’s favorite frozen treat (non-dairy friendly!).

Our first stop will be the Santa Monica staple, Sweet Rose Creamery, located on Pico Blvd. Small batch ice cream made daily with locally sourced ingredients! They also have incredible coffee too. Read more about them here:

Our second 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, restuarants and establishments. Learn more about Salt & Straw here:

Our third and final stop will be our fellow 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! Check them out here:

This will be a 5 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 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 our bike ride!

Facebook event HERE

Airport2Park: Santa Monica Airport Walk


Airport2Park will join with Los Angeles Walks who will be sponsoring a walk around the perimeter of the Santa Monica Airport Saturday, August 6th, 2016, at 10am beginning in Clover Park (south west corner).

la_walks_website1– Start location – Clover Park. 2600 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica 90405 
(Meet at the southwest corner of Clover Park at the fence next to Santa Monica Airport runway) 

This will be a moderate 3.5 mile walk around the perimeter of the Santa Monica Airport where participants learn about issues and impacts relating to the airport, experience pedestrian access issues, see progress on the new 12 acre Airport Park Expansion and envision a future grand park at that location.

no_bikes_no_peopleMichael Brodsky, a Professor at Loyola Marymount University, Member Santa Monica Spoke Steering committee, Co-Founder and Board Member of the Santa Monica Airport2Park Foundation will be the Ambassador for this walk around the entirety of Santa Monica Airport. This walk promises to present a unique view of parts of Santa Monica that most people rarely see and even fewer pedestrians actually get to walk.

The group will walk the perimeter of Santa Monica Airport (SMO) to see and learn about the current issues and community impacts relating to this facility and to hear about potential creative new proposals to transform and repurpose this property into a future grand park that will be open and accessible to all.

We invite you to come and show your support for Airport2Park with Los Angeles Walks!

The park which is served by Breeze Bike Share and Big Blue Bus Line #8, Free Parking is also available.

Don’t forget to bring a hat, sunscreen and water!

Los Angeles Walks is a pedestrian advocacy group that makes walking safe, accessible and fun for all Angelenos.  The Santa Monica Airport2Park Foundation is working to transform Santa Monica Airport into a grand park for everyone.

Click HERE for Facebook event

Blue at Night: Another Late Night Connection to Expo

Because we don’t always ride bikes —
Blue at night

Beginning Friday, June 17, Big Blue Bus started offering “Blue at Night,” a late night, on-demand service that provides connections to/from Expo, every Friday and Saturday from 8pm to 3am. To request a ride from Blue at Night during service hours, simply dial 877-611-8294.

For those late nights…Blue at Night is just a call away. Late night connections to/from Expo in 3 easy steps.

Step 1
Dial 877-611-8294. Request a Blue at Night cab to pick you up during service hours. Service every Friday and Saturday from 8pm to 3am.

Step 2
From the 17th Street/SMC Station to any location within the designated Santa Monica service area (see map). Wait at the Blue at Night pickup location at the 17th Street/SMC Station located on eastbound Colorado Ave. and 17th St. by the Breeze Bikeshare Station.
From any location within the Santa Monica service area (see map) to the 17th Street/SMC Station. Wait at your desired pickup location. Please keep in mind, Blue at Night cabs will only wait 5 minutes from time of arrival.

Step 3
Arrive at your final destination. Pay the Operator $3 with cash or credit card.

We hope you enjoy the ride!

Blue at night map

Riders departing from 17th Street/SMC Station should wait by the clearly marked Blue at Night Kiosk (near the Breeze Bikeshare Station), located on eastbound Colorado Avenue and 17th Street. All others must depart from within the Santa Monica service area (see map above).

Please keep in mind that Blue at Night cabs will only wait 5 minutes from the time of arrival. Upon arriving at your final destination, please pay the operator $3 with cash or credit card.
To learn more, visit online at



Kidical Mass July 2016

KIDICAL MASS: July 4th Theme
Lawn Bowling Demo!

DATE:    SATURDAY July 2nd, 2016
TIME:    9:00 AM – NOON

START:  Douglas Park
–  Chelsea side by the Playground.

Free: Please RSVP HERE

9::00am – 12:00pm

– Check-in, Morning Snacks, Bike Safety Checks, Helmet Decorating
– Prizes, plus post ride snacks by KIND

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* 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 bike –
You can #RideBreeze!

Don’t have a Kid Carrying Bike? NOT  A PROBLEM !sm_bike_center
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.