Category Archives: Handlebar Happy Hour

Close out Bike Month: Events this Week, Plus LA River Ride Sunday!

Bicyclists’ Rights And Responsibilities — Know the Law

Road safety and equity is everyone’s concern and responsibility:

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?


Week #5
Last #BikeMonthSM weekly* HandleBar Happy Hour is at

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!

This year West 4th and Jane was
VOTED MOST LOVED SANTA MONICA BAR/PUB
– WINNER for 2018!
CONGRATULATIONS!!

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!


18th Annual LA River Ride: June 3rd

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!

More info is listed HERE

This Wednesday: HandleBar Happy Hour is at Tiato

For week 4 #HBHH in May we visit another Buy Local Santa Monica venue: Tiato Kitchen in Mid-Cities

We start the evening at 5:30 —
Tiato Restaurant and Bar, Local, Organic, Healthy, Sustainable – Vietnamese American Soul Food
Come celebrate Bike Month and all things bike. socialize, talk bikes, give input ….
Have FUN!

Every month we like to get together for fun, and to celebrate all things bike.

bike_local_stickerAlways fun, always family friendly!
For May Bike Month we gather every week!
Socialize, talk bikes, give input ….

If it’s on your way don’t forget to pass the Bike Counter!


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!

Santa Monica City Council: Bike Month Proclamation

We invite you to join us at the May 22nd City Council
6:00pm, Santa Monica City Hall*

For the third year in a row, Mayor Ted Winterer and the Santa Monica City Council Officially Proclaim: May as Bike Month in Santa Monica!

* Please check back – as the council agenda is confirmed the time may be updated or change slightly
The UPDATED TIME we currently have is 6:00 for PHOTO and the proclamation.

We would LOVE for you to join us!
RSVP@SMSpoke.org

At the beginning of the May 22nd Council Meeting the Mayor Ted Winterer will proclaim May as Bike Month 2018!  Join us to celebrate our communities dedication to biking and healthily active transportation.

Bike FROM Work #HBHH’s Tonight!

8th Annual Bike From Work HandleBar Happy Hour

5:30-7pm with Downtown Santa Monica Inc @1212 Santa Monica
and then 7pm until ? @Bareburger

Come celebrate all things bike. socialize, talk bikes, give input ….
Have FUN!

YEY – It is Bike Week!

 2018 Updates and Events are HERE!!

For information on how to participate with Bike month specials or Bike to Work Day Pit Stop email us info@SMSpoke.org or sign up HERE

•  Bike Week, Bike Month & Bike Local SM Specials 

•  Bike to Work Day Pit Stops &
Bike from 
Work Handlebar Happy Hour (plus each week in May)

•  2018 BIKE WEEK / MONTH! List of Santa Monica Spoke Events
and links to more Local Santa Monica Events – check Events

Check out our Event Calendar for the latest.

Santa Monica Business Get ready for #BikeMonthSM 2018
You are invited to participate with specials: Click here to Sign up through our Buy Local Santa Monica Committee partner and help us celebrate!
We will promote all our participating Santa Monica business and their specials in May!
Interested in supporting #BikeLocalSM with specials for our local folks on bikes beyond Bike Month – email here for info!