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Sunday Funday: Tour of Santa Monica with LACBC

July 1 @ 9:30 am12:30 pm

Join us and the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) for the first Sunday Funday of the summer season! We’ll be enjoying the cool coastal air as we are joined by our LA County Affiliate LACBC for this excursion to explore our own Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway and share a preview of the amazing improvements planned for the Safe Streets for 17th Street & Michigan Ave project — and so much more!

We’ll be starting out at the 26th Street / Bergamot Station on the Expo Line meeting at 9:30 AM, rolling at 10 AM. There will be stops and water breaks along the way and is a perfect way to meet people, explore hidden gems and discover new neighborhoods. Facebook RSVP here for Sunday Funday!

Come one, come all! This ride is a no-drop ride led by Santa Monica Spoke with LACBC Ride Marshals. Riders should be able to keep a 10 MPH pace, and cover about 10 miles.

Community Garden Bike Tour Sat: May 12th!

Join us Saturday for a leisurely bike tour to visit some of our local Community Gardens and ride on MANGo, our Neighborhood Greenway, presented by the Metro Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) Program.

TIMELINE:
10:00 am – Meet up.
1:00 pm – Ride end.

START/END: 26th Street/Bergamot Expo Station – meet in the parking lot on the south side of the station – Bergamot. IMPORTANT NOTE: You may not park in the Bergamot lot. Please do not try. See below for car parking.

More info here

Community Gardens Bike Tour, May 12th

In one week on May 12th!

Join us on a leisurely bike tour to visit some of our local Community Gardens and ride on MANGo, our Neighborhood Greenway, presented by the Metro Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) Program.

We’ll start the tour with a visit to an urban fruit forest and Urban Agriculture Education Site at Ishihara Park, where neighbors get their hands dirty in the Communal Garden Program and Learning Garden, a communal spot to learn and acquire gardening skills. Seasoned as well as new gardeners of all ages are welcomed. This shared learning community garden has provided over 1200 pounds of free produce to the community. Next up, on our ride to Park Dr and the Euclid Gardens we will experience our local Neighborhood Greenway – The Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway, MANGo – we will see and hear about the new improvements planned for connecting 17th & Michigan Avenue to Expo, Santa Monica College and neighborhoods to the north. We’ll visit Park Drive and Euclid Community Gardens where residents maintain their own garden plots. We will walk through the gardens, view the different plants, talk to gardeners, and hear about Santa Monica’s community garden and urban agriculture programs.

TIMELINE:
10:00 am – Meet up.
1:00 pm – Ride end.

START/END: 26th Street/Bergamot Expo Station – meet in the parking lot on the south side of the station – Bergamot. IMPORTANT NOTE: You may not park in the Bergamot lot. Please do not try. See below for car parking.

More info here

HandleBar Happy Hour is THIS Thursday, March 29th

HandleBar Happy Hour #HBHH at Lunetta All Day
Ride with the Mayor is multi-modal with two great options in March
– Everyone Welcome!

This Thursday  March 29th, 5:30pm,
• Ride with the Mayor from Santa Monica City Hall
• Walk with Mayor Pro Tem from Ishihara Park
— choose your mode or meet us at Lunetta!

Both events will end at Lunetta All Day for a social gathering and our March, Bike Local HandleBar Happy Hour to celebrate Meatless in March--the effort to raise awareness and grow the movement toward plant-rich foods and the many healthy, environmentally sustainable and delicious plant based food options.  Join Mayor Ted Winterer, Mayor Pro Tempore Gleam Davis, City of Santa Monica and all our community partners: Santa Monica Spoke, Adopt-A-Walk, Buy Local Santa Monica, and the Santa Monica Safe Streets Alliance for another 3x’s the FUN CELEBRATION!

Get more info HERE

Join the walk, or the ride, or meet us on the back patio at Lunetta All Day for HBHH – we look forward to seeing you!

Meet your community and neighbors in a fun social atmosphere – we’ll share our enthusiasm for active transportation, everyone is welcome, regardless of travel mode.