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January Bike Ride with Mayor Ted Winterer

Monthly Bike Rides with the Mayor start this month -#GoSaMo!


This month we join our new Mayor Ted Winterer and the California Bicycle Coalition’s Board Members for an easy ride around Santa Monica highlighting green bike lanes and some of our newest infrastructure and future projects.

Sunday, January 29th, 8:00am
Approximate length: 6 miles, 60-80 minutes
Meet us at the new bike counter just north of City Hall on Main Street near the Breeze Bike Share Station.

We meet at 8am (roll at 8:15) Please arrive early enough for pre-ride preparations.

The ride will be on city streets with and without bike lanes, children should be capable of street riding, in an appropriate child seat or trailer.

Please bring your own bike, helmet and water or check out Breeze Bike Share.
Breeze Ambassadors will be there to answer questions.


Please check back here for event updates or changes due to rainy weather.

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Soft Pedaler’s Ride: Black History and a Visit to Santa Monica History Museum

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Join us for a leisurely ride to honor Black History Month. All ages!
Bring water, snacks, & sunscreen.
$5 entry to the Santa Monica History Museum after the ride!

See additional info and any updates on our event calendar here

RSVP by January 17rachel@sustainablestreets.org

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Breeze Bike Share turns ONE TODAY!

And have we got some Awesome Stats to share!

Once year of Breeze, 43,261 Active Subscribers / 274,504 Trip - equaling 630,580 Miles Breezed / 556.057 pounds of Carbon Reduced / 25,233,213 Calories Burned / Savings of $365,735

Breeze Bike Share launched November 12th, 2015 with epic fanfare and an ocean of green – Today we celebrate 1 year of Breeze, LA County’s 1st Bike Share System with a Fun Community Ride and an Open House Handlebar Happy Hour at Breeze HQ! To help celebrate, enjoy FREE RIDE TME* on Breeze Bikes all day today Saturday, November 12th.

If you would like to join us on a community bike tour around Santa Monica, we will experience our cool bike network of buffered and green bike lanes with great company — RSVP below! The bike tour ends at Breeze HQ with an Open House & Handlebar Happy Hour refreshments. We come together to celebrate Breeze Bike Share, and our community joyfully coming together after an election where voters resoundingly came out in support of affordable housing, schools, transit & parks!  Come check out Breeze HQ, meet the crew, and celebrate Breeze! Always family Friendly!

Community Ride

When:   Saturday, November 12th
When:   2:00 pm meet , 2:30 pm roll out
Where:  Ride Leaves from 17th Street Expo Station

Open House: Handlebar Happy Hour

Where:  Breeze HQ, 1631 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica
When:   4:30 – 6:30 pm

Eventbrite - Breeze 1 Year Celebration: Community Ride & Handlebar Happy Hour

Questions about the event email us at: info@SMSpoke.org


Ride time on Breeze Bikes will be free* all day Saturday, November 12th.

  • Monthly, Annual, and Student members will not be charged for riding over their daily ride time amount.
  • Pay-as-you-go members will not be charged for their ride time.

Not a member? Give it a try by signing up for a FREE Pay-as-you-go membership at breezebikeshare.com or download the Social Bicycles app.
Get it on Google Play   Get it on App Store

For more information on Breeze Bike Share visit: breezebikeshare.com or call 310-828-2525

*Out-of-hub and Out-of-System Area fees still apply during the promotional period. 


In the News:
CITY MANAGER CALLS FOR UNITY AND CELEBRATION AT BREEZE’S 1ST BIRTHDAY PARTY ON SATURDAY

  #BikeSM  #GoSaMo #BikeLocalSM  #BikeLocal

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Breeze 1 yr Celebration: Call for Ride Leaders

Breeze 1 Year Celebration:
Community Ride & Open House Handlebar Happy Hour

Ride Marshals Needed – $$: please rsvp@SMSpoke.org

Breeze Bike Share launched November 12th, 2015 – Come celebrate 1 year of Breeze, LA County’s 1st Bike Share on a Fun, casual bike tour around Santa Monica followed by an Open House Handlebar Happy Hour at Breeze HQ!

To help us all celebrate the one year anniversary, ride time on Breeze Bikes will be free* all day Saturday November 12th.

Breeze 1 year Celebration

Save the Date November 12th: Celebrate Breeze 1 year Anniversary!

Breeze 1 year Celebration

Breeze 1 Year Celebration:
Community Ride & Handlebar Happy Hour

Breeze Bike Share launched November 12th, 2015 – Come celebrate 1 year of Breeze Bike Share with a Fun Community Ride and an Open House Handlebar Happy Hour at Breeze HQ! To help us all celebrate the one year anniversary, ride time on Breeze Bikes will be free* all day Saturday November 12th.

Join us on a community ride around Santa Monica, experience our cool bike network of buffered and green bike lanes with great company! We will end the ride at Breeze HQ with Handlebar Happy Hour refreshments. Come check out the facility, meet the crew, and celebrate Breeze!  Always family Friendly!

Community Ride

When:   Saturday, November 12th
When:   2:00 pm meet , 2:30 pm roll out
Where:  Ride Leaves from 17th Street Expo Station

Open House: Handlebar Happy Hour

Where:  Breeze HQ, 1631 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica
When:   4:30 – 6:30 pm

Eventbrite - Breeze 1 Year Celebration: Community Ride & Handlebar Happy Hour

Questions about the event email us at: info@SMSpoke.org


Free Rides on Breeze!

Ride time on Breeze Bikes will be free* all day Saturday, November 12th.

  • Monthly, Annual, and Student members will not be charged for riding over their daily ride time amount.
  • Pay-as-you-go members will not be charged for their ride time.

Not a member? Give it a try by signing up for a Pay-as-you-go membership at breezebikeshare.com or download the Social Bicycles app.
Get it on Google Play   Get it on App Store

For more information on Breeze Bike Share visit: breezebikeshare.com or call 310-828-2525

*Out-of-hub and Out-of-System Area fees still apply during the promotional period. 

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SM CicLAvia Feeder ride joins up with Culver City

CicLAvia: Heart of LA October 15th, 2016

click above for more info on this CicLAvia Open Street event.

UPDATE:
We are coordinating to join up with the Culver City Feeder Ride to CicLAvia.
We will meet in Tongva Park (by the restrooms) at 7:30 and ROLL at 7:45am.
We’ll ride up Broadway to 17th, to the Expo Bike Path and on to the CC meet up point.

Please email us if you plan on attending RSVP@SMSpoke.org

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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

Fun Events this Weekend

SATURDAY:

Family Cargo Bike Event: TEST RIDES

Test ride a wide variety of electric and traditional cargo bikes, enjoy tasty refreshments, and meet like-minded individuals while your kids enjoy a variety of arts, crafts and fun activities.

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“Go Public” Ice Cream Ride

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. They’ll be stopping at THREE different creameries, each with their own unique spin

Go Public Ice Cream Ride

SUNDAY:

Stitch N’Bitch

The Bikerowave is seeking women-identified volunteers! Come check out the shop and sew with them — Reflective patches. T-shirt bags. Or bring your own project.

JAZZ ON THE LAWN
Venezuela OMG 5-7pm

Venezuela OMG blends upbeat Caribbean music with exotic folk rhythms from Venezuela, the northernmost tropical region of South America.

Get up and Move with the B. Dunn Movement/Dance and Theatre Company. All ages and levels are invited to join Brigette Dunn-Korpela and her team of dancers to discover your own moves to the beats of Venezuela OMG. Brigette Dunn-Korpela is the artistic director of the Los Angeles based B. Dunn Movement/Dance and Theatre Company and is a dance educator, choreographer and performing artist.

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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: https://sweetrosecreamery.com/

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: http://saltandstraw.com/

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: http://www.kippysicecream.com/

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

POSTPONTED Tour de Laemmle 2016

Tour de Laemmle 2016

POSTPONED DUE TO AIR QUALITY / FIRE
New Date announced soon

UPDATE: Tour de Laemmle Cancellation Consolation Ride July 24th


Start your cranks – Tour de Laemmle returns Sunday, July 24, 2016!

This year, they’ll begin and end at Laemmle’s completely revamped Monica Film Center on 2nd Street in Santa Monica, including a post-ride bash upstairs in the theater’s swanky new mezzanine lounge.  Plus, those who complete all 125+ miles will receive a free pair of official Tour de Laemmle cycling socks!

If you joined them last year, the route will be familiar. However, they’ve made several enhancements including more time on bike paths and lanes. Stay tuned for the official route sheet, but in the meantime, check out the highlights and points of interest.  There’s loads to see along the way, including a cornucopia of good eats!

Laemmle’s involvement with cycling events such as CicLAvia and Climate Ride stems not just from our love of the sport, but as a way to encourage alternative transportation and inspire creative thinking about our traffic and environmental challenges. In 2014, Greg stepped up to the plate by creating their own event, the TOUR DE LAEMMLE, a 125-mile bicycle tour of all their theaters led by their own GREG LAEMMLE.

As an avid cyclist and sustainability advocate, Greg had always dreamed of traveling to each of his venues by bike in a single day.  After researching the route, he soon recognized the cultural and historical import of many of the roads, pathways, and landmarks he discovered along the way.  Realizing the potential value extended far beyond his original vision, he opened up the ride and invited the community to join him “on a 2-wheeled tour of L.A.’s richly diverse neighborhoods.”

As in past years, this 3rd edition of the tour is FREE to all participants. Riders may join Greg for the entire route, which starts at the MONICA FILM CENTER in Santa Monica at 7am, or for one or more of the ensuing legs. The full circuit (which returns to Santa Monica in the early evening) will cover 125+ miles throughout the L.A. region.

Departing at 7:00am from the Monica Film Center, they’ll visit the following venues in succession:

  • Monica Film Center (Santa Monica)
  • Music Hall (Beverly Hills)
  • Ahrya Fine Arts (Beverly Hills)
  • Claremont 5
  • Playhouse 7 (Pasadena)
  • Glendale 5 (under construction)
  • NoHo 7 (North Hollywood)
  • Town Center (Encino)
  • Back to the Monica Film Center around 6 PM (phew!)