Help close out Bike Month with exciting stories by Chris Morfas on his work in Bogota, Colombia, one of the Americas’ Leading Bike & Transit Cities
What happens when a city builds 200 miles of protected bikeways? How did CicLAvia get its name? Lessons from Bogota, Colombia one of the world’s most interesting cities for bicycling and placemaking boasting 5.5 million transit trips and 600,000 bike trips per day!
We will hear about this and more from Chris Morfas who since 2014 has been Senior Advisor to Despacio, a nonprofit based in Bogota, Colombia, a city with rates of transit and bicycle use that are among the highest in the world. Morfas is a longtime transportation reformer, the founding executive director and former Board Chair of the California Bicycle Coalition (CalBike), a senior policy coordinator with the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District. At CalBike, Morfas directed award-winning successes that launched the nation’s strongest Safe Routes to School program, Complete Streets policy, and the innovative Bicycle Transportation Account that funds bike infrastructure like bikeshare and more.
Don’t miss this evening with delightful snacks, delicious Sierra Nevada beer, sweet raffle prizes and exciting tales of travels and transportation from Chris Morfas.
The tickets are on a sliding scale donation and support Santa Monica Spoke and the California Bicycle Coalition. Nobody turned away for lack of funds.
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Despacio, is an NGO based in Bogota, Colombia that advances sustainable mobility internationally via research, advocacy, and training; its recent publications include robust studies of bicycle and motorcycle use in Latin America. Chris helps Despacio with organizational structure, program development, and outreach. He will regale you with tales of Ciclovia, TransMilenio, and more while carefully avoiding any bragging regarding his much-improved salsa dancing.
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Run, Walk ‘N Roll + Cyclocross!
Brought To You By Streets Are For Everyone (SAFE)
Support safe city streets and help end hit and run crimes by taking part in Finish the Ride, Run, Walk ‘N Roll events!! All proceeds will benefit Streets Are For Everyone (SAFE), a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to preventing traffic fatalities, ending hit and run crimes and helping those who have been affected by traffic collisions.
Are You Ready To Take The “Holiday Challenge?”
Finish The Ride, Run, Walk N’ Roll Holiday Challenge 2016
Join Streets Are For Everyone (SAFE) and SoCal Cross on Sunday, December 11th for an awesome event for everyone – from beginners to hardcore athletes! Registration is open RIGHT NOW so register TODAY at www.FinishTheRide.org. USE PROMO CODE SMSPOKE20
FINISH THE RIDE HOLIDAY CHALLENGE EVENTS INCLUDE:
- “Wilshire Law Firm” Rides = 10 Mile Fun Ride, 25 Mile ‘Tis The Season Ride, Holiday Metric-Century
- Duathlon = 10 Mile Ride + 10K Run
- Cross Challenge Events = “Cross-Athlon” (10 Mile Ride/10K Run + Cyclocross); “Run-A-Cross” (5K Run + Cyclocross)
- Run/Walk = 5K, 10K, Half-Marathon
- 10K Roll = Skateboards, rollerblades, wheelchair athletes, finish on anything with wheels!
- Timing and medals awarded for ALL events!
- Cool goodie bag and free t-shirt with registration
- Great live music and dancing
- Free festival and safety expo with giveaways, raffles, prizes and activities for kids and adults alike and much more! Feel free to bring the whole family even the dog!
What’s YOUR Holiday Challenge?
To register for Finish The Ride, Run, Walk N’ Roll Holiday Challenge, click here.
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For more information on the event itself, registration questions or other customer service inquiries, e-mail us at register@FinishTheRide.org or call (844) 884-7233 Ext. 801.
It’s Monday morning and if you’re anything like me, you’re back at work with a list of to-dos to tackle. We have one more very important, yet fun item to add to your list: register for the California Dream Ride.
The California Dream Ride is a scenic, relaxed 285 mile ride from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles October 3rd to 8th. The ride will take you along quiet beach bike paths, skyline ridge roads, and scenic canyons. You’ll make new friends, eat amazing food, and see a whole new side of California.
Half off registration through Saturday, August 20th.
But don’t delay, spaces are limited!