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KIDICAL MASS: JULY 2ND

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

Join Santa Monica Spoke, the City of Santa Monica and Santa Monica Community Gardeners for Santa Monica’s Kidical Mass Ride. 
We will take a family friendly ride in Santa Monica to visit Park Drive Community Garden for a special kid friendly event. Prizes and giveaways at Memorial Park when we return!

Schedule.
9::00am – 12:00pm

– Check-in, Morning Snacks, Bike Safety Checks, Helmet Decorating
– FAMILY Ride
– POST RIDE ACTIVITES – LAWN BOWLING DEMO
– 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……

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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.

Expo II: Let’s go Multi-Modal with the Whole Family

 

Sunday May 22nd: Let’s go Multi-Modal on a special Expo II Adventure with the Whole Family.

Expo Line Opens to Santa Monica on May 20th. Join us for an family Friendly adventure for the whole family on Sunday!
With funding from our partners at Metro lets take a ride on Expo, Kids Bikes and All!
We start at 17th Expo Station take a short ride on the Expo II Bike Path and then jump on Expo to Exposition Park for a short ride around the Rose Garden, then back to Santa Monica. Fun for the whole family.

Start time planned for 10am,
Receive a FREE Expo II Commemorative t-shirt when you pre-register.
One for each child plus One adult shirt per family., while supplies last!

Registration limited please RSVP today. For registration form and any FINAL UPDATES please visit the event page HERE

Launch Bike Month at Gear Up! This Sunday May 1st

Get ready to ride all summer at Gear Up!

Gear Up! launches a variety events to help you get ready to ride, learn to pedal safely, and win free stuff during Bike Month!. This collaborative community celebration is brought to you with local partners to help you get a bike, learn to fix a flat, win free stuff, eat good food and have fun.

Our main events are:
BIKE SWAP: Want to be matched you with a new ride? Kids out grown their current bikes? Your cruiser not cutting it?, Seat giving you cramps?

  • Gear Up Final

    *Click Image for printable flyer

    FREE BIKE REPAIR: Pro mechanics getting your bike in cruising condition.

  • BIKE RAFFLE: Participate in activities for the chance to win a FREE bike!
  • FREE CLINICS that teach basic safety, shopping by bicycle, and riding in a skirt.
    Tips and tricks to make bikes a big part of their summer
  • FREE HELMETS (while supply last), sponsored by City of Santa Monica.
  • LOCAL FOOD for sale.
  • BIKE ART: With interactive presentations from local artists.
  • ARTS AND CRAFTS for kids and adults to make their bikes and helmets special and stylish.
  • MUSIC to set the tone with a DJ booth.
  • COMMUNITY COLLABORATION with tables, art, and programs from local organizations.
  • BICYCLE AWARENESS for upcoming events, Metro Expo Line, and local resources.
  • And more to come! Stay tuned and we’ll let you know what other fun things to expect.

Gear Up Line Up Poster

See the Facebook event HERE

Kidical Mass: Garden Ride & Community Garden Tour, April 16th 2016

KIDICAL MASS Earth Day Bike Ride
Tour Park Drive Community Garden
FUN hands-on KIDS Workshop

DATE:    SATURDAY APRIL 16th, 2016Kidical Mass Earth Day 2016 Flyer
TIME:    9:00 AM – NOON

START:  MEMORIAL PARK
–  By Parking lot off 14th Street.

Free: Please RSVP HERE

Join Santa Monica Spoke, the City of Santa Monica and Santa Monica Community Gardeners for Santa Monica’s Kidical Mass Ride. 
We will take a family friendly ride in Santa Monica to visit Park Drive Community Garden for a special kid friendly event. Prizes and giveaways at Memorial Park when we return!

Schedule.
9::00am – 12:30pmSM Community Gardens
– Check-in, Morning Snacks, Bike Safety Checks, Helmet Decorating
– Ride to Pit Stop visit at PARK DRIVE COMMUNITY GARDEN
– KIDS GARDEN TOURS AND WORKSHOP
– Pitstop host Santa Monica Community Gardeners
– Ride back to Memorial Park by noon for fun activities, Prizes and 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……

Breeze-Hulu-Logo
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.

Kidical Mass photos & Family Cargo Bike Event this Saturday!

24816456239_b7d8041e98_zValentine Kidical Mass photo gallery is up on Flickr!

Wheel you be my Valentine Family Ride!
We had such fun at our 1st Kidical Mass this year!

See here a small sample of the entire gallery now posted to our flickr – HERE

Join us this weekend with more Family fun as Aika Trading hosts a Family Cargo Bike Event with entertainment for the entire family!

Own a Family Cargo Bike?
INVITATION:  Come share your experience and Aika will have a thank you gift just for sharing the love!

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Kidical Mass: Valentine, this Saturday!

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Saturday – February 13th – Clover Park

DATE:    SATURDAY February 13th
TIME:    9:00 AM – NOON
START:  Clover Park (2600 Ocean Park Blvd)
– meet (west side of park) 25th Street at Oak Street 

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Free: Please RSVP HERE so we have enough refreshments and activity supplies!

Join Santa Monica Spoke and the City of Santa Monica for the next Kidical Mass Family Bike Ride.  You never know what special guest could join us – last year we were joined by Madi Carlson from Seattle’s Kidical Mass and City Councilwoman Pam O’Connor.
Drawings and Prize for BEST DRESSED!

Pre-ride snacks, Coffee, and beverages for the kids (Please be sustainable and bring your own cups), Helmet Decorating, Prizes, Free Bike Safety Checks provided by GIANT, & Check-in
Arrive early and don’t miss the FUN!
We return to Clover Park for FUN and post-ride snacks provided by KIND.
Valentine Cookie Decorating is planned!

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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……

Breeze-Hulu-Logo
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.

KIDICAL MASS BIKE RIDE & FAMILY EVENT: February 13th, Clover Park

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KIDICAL MASS BIKE RIDE: Wheel you be my Valentine? 
Saturday February 13th
Clover Park

Festivities from 9:00am to NOON
Don’t miss the early festivities stating at 9:00am! The first Kidical Mass Ride for 2016 is Saturday, February 13th. A fun bike ride event for the whole family! Education with Fun & Prizes!
Dress up and you could win a prize!
The theme ……?wheelyoube


DATE:    SATURDAY February 13th
TIME:    9:00 AM – NOON
START:  Clover Park (2600 Ocean Park Blvd)
– meet (west side of park) 25th Street at Oak Street
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Free: Please RSVP HERE so we have enough refreshments and giveaways

Join Santa Monica Spoke and the City of Santa Monica for the next Kidical Mass Bike Ride. 
We’ll enjoy a family friendly ride through the Sunset Park neighborhood.
Drawings and Prize for BEST COSTUME!

Schedule
9::00am
CHECK IN! Pre-ride snacks, Coffee and beverages for the kids (Please be sustainable and bring your own cups), Helmet Decorating, Prizes, Free Bike Safety Checks provided by Giant Bicycles.
Arrive early and don’t miss the FUN! 
10:00am (approximate)
Neighborhood Bike Ride*
11:00am (or upon return from ride)
Return to Clover Park around 11-11:15am for FUN and post-ride snacks provided by KIND. Valentine Cookie Decorating is planned!

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Watch our 1st Kidical Mass in 2013 video here ..

* 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……

Breeze-Hulu-Logo
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.

Today! Santa Monica Family Bike Festival at McKinley School

Don’t miss this one! It will be a day full of activities for the whole family!

Join us at this free event that will feature, FREE Bike Rodeo / skills course, demos, wood bike banked track, FREE giant slide, FREE raffles, FREE rock climbing wall, DJ entertainment, games, craft booths, local merchants and bike shops with test rides and accessories, route planning and information, FOOD AND FUN!

We are especially excited about the great commitment and enthusiasm building at McKinley for sustainable, active transportation for walking ad biking and to the rockin’ McKinley Sustainability & Beautification Committee we are supporting for this event! They have connected to totally awesome local partners of all types to make this event super fun!

Day:       Sunday 
Date:     November 15th
Time:    11am – 4pm
Where:  McKinley Elementary, 2401 Santa Monica Blvd *enter on Chelsea Ave

Schedule:
—–11am – 3pm Bike Skills Course / Santa Monica Spoke
—–Noon commencement
—–3pm Family Group Ride
—–4pm End / Final raffle

Come one and all to this great fun event – we will be adding the links to our supporters and local partners very soon. Meanwhile you can get more specifics on the event here


Family Bike Festival November 15th: FUN & FREE

Santa Monica Family Bike Festival
at McKinley School

When I say festival – I mean FESTIVAL. This will be a day full of activities for the whole family!
Join us at this free event that will feature, FREE Bike Rodeo / skills course, demos, wood bike banked track, FREE giant slide, FREE raffles, FREE rock climbing wall, DJ entertainment, games, craft booths, local merchants and bike shops with test rides and accessories, route planning and information, FOOD AND FUN!

We are especially excited about the great commitment and enthusiasm building at McKinley for sustainable, active transportation for walking ad biking and to the rockin’ McKinley Sustainability & Beautification Committee we are supporting for this event! They have connected to totally awesome local partners of all types to make this event super fun!

Day:       Sunday 
Date:     November 15th
Time:    11am – 4pm
Where:  McKinley Elementary, 2401 Santa Monica Blvd *enter on Chelsea Ave

Schedule:
—–11am – 3pm Bike Skills Course / Santa Monica Spoke
—–Noon commencement
—–3pm Family Group Ride
—–4pm End / Final raffle

Come one and all to this great fun event – we will be adding the links to our supporters and local partners very soon. Meanwhile you can get more specifics on the event here