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Bike Rodeo! Get ready for Bike it Walk it Week at SM Schools!

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Get ready to ride for Bike it Walk it week! and have fun learning and practicing bike handling skills! Helmets required for all riders.
Join the momentum in Santa Monica as we encourage EVERY WEEK to be Bike it Walk it Week!

Saturday, October 4th 
9am – Noon
McKinley Campus, entrance and event Chelsea at Arizona
2401 Santa Monica Blvd

“This training will enable me to have more freedom, power, and less reliance on my parent’s cars, which is very exciting for a young adult.” Naomi, SMASH student

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¡Prepárate para semana de bici y caminata! y divertirse aprendiendo y practicando las habilidades de manejo de la bicicleta!
Únete Santa Mónica para animamos CADA SEMANA ser Semana de la Bicicleta y caminata!
Ayude a los estudiantes comienzan su día de una manera divertida y activa!

Gratis Bike Rodeo para dominar habilidades y prepárate para montar! ! Los niños se divierten aprendiendo y mostrando sus habilidades en bicicleta en curso de obstáculos.

Premios, verificaciones de seguridad de bicicletas y curso habilidades en bicicleta.

Sábado 04 de Octubre , 9 am-12:00 pm
McKinley Campus, evento y la entrada en Chelsea , cerca de Arizona.
2401 Santa Monica Blvd

” Este entrenamiento me permitirá tener más libertad, poder , y una menor dependencia de los coches de mis padres , que es muy emocionante para un adulto joven . ” Naomi , estudiante SMASH

Cascos requiridos para todos que montan bicicleta.

Kidical Mass TOMORROW! Saturday, August 23rd

Kidical MASS Bike Ride: Superheros!! 
Saturday, August 23rd
Virginia Ave Park, 9am – Noon

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We are all very excited the day is almost here!
Don’t miss the early festivities starting at 9am!
  • Morning Refreshment & Snacks, muffins bagel etc (bring your cup to save on waste!)
  • FACE PAINTING
  • HELMET DECORATING
  • BEST DRESSED CONTEST
  • PRIZE DRAWINGS
  • BIKE SAFETY CHECKS hosted by Cynergy Cycles
  • Mayor Pam O’Connor joins us again to present the prizes and kick off the ride!
  • After the ride: Farmers Market Scavenger Hunt & Story Time!
When we return to the park after our KIDICAL MASS BIKE RIDE your family will again be offered refreshments, and snacks by KIND
PLUS a SUPER FUN Scavenger Hunt at the Farmers Market for the kids! And a story time to highlight the new Library!
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Get your cape on! See you Soon! Virginia Park Kidical Mass Map

DATE:    SATURDAY August 23rd
TIME:    9:00 AM – NOON

START:  Virginia Ave Park
 
north side of park along Virginia Ave 

Free:
Please RSVP HERE so we have enough refreshments!

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

Don’t have a Kid Carrying Bike? NOT  A PROBLEM !sm_bike_center
Special 20% discount on Rental 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  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.

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS: LACBC Workshop, Kidical Mass & Tour da Arts v6! Plus Save these Dates!

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Workshop #4 Fundraising 
is scheduled for Thursday, August 21st as part of LACBC’s
Empowering Local Advocates Series.

Join us for the forth workshop of the series –
FUNDRAISING
Please RSVP here
Facebook event here 

DATE:      August 21st 
TIME:      6:30 – 8:00pm
WHERE:  LACBC HQ, 634 Spring Street, Edison Room


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Kidical Mass: Festivities start at 9:00am 

The next Kidical Mass Ride for 2014, Saturday, August 23rd. We will take a family friendly ride around the Pico Neighborhood, east of Virginia Ave Park along the planned MANGo! Education with Fun & Prizes!

DATE:    SATURDAY August 23rd
TIME:    9:00 AM – NOON
START:  Virginia Ave Park
north side of park along Virginia Ave 

Free: Please RSVP HERE


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SUNDAY, AUG 24, 2014  12PM–5PM iCAL
Tour da Arts, vol. 6 is the Santa Monica Museum of Art’s sixth annual cultural bike tour and EXPO. Enjoy the creative side of bicycle culture beginning at the Bergamot Art Complex EXPO/ Festival that starts at NOON, then on a casual, nine-mile ride filled with art, music, and theater. 


 Save these Dates:

– National Bike Challenge HBHH, last week of August, day tbd
– Sept. 20th, Santa Monica Spoke Local Update & Input Meeting
– STREETSBLOG AND SANTA MONICA NEXT HOST CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES FORUM ON 9/22
October 5th CicLAvia & Feeder Ride from Santa Monica
– October 11-12 Team Bike Santa MonicaBike MS Coastal Challenge

KIDICAL MASS Bike Ride: August 23rd, Virginia Ave Park

SAVE THE DATE: Kidical Mass Bike Ride
August 23rd, Virginia Ave Park
Theme: SUPERHEROS!

Festivities from 9:00am to NOON
The next Kidical Mass Ride for 2014, Saturday, August 23rd. A fun bike ride experience for families with kids of all ages! Education with Fun & Prizes! Wear a costume and you could win a prize!Kidical Mass flyer_Aug2014 Letter Size

DATE:    SATURDAY August 23rd
TIME:    9:00 AM – NOON
START:  Virginia Ave Park
north side of park along Virginia Ave 

Free: Please RSVP HERE

Join Santa Monica Spoke, the City of Santa Monica for Santa Monica’s next Kidical Mass Bike Ride.  We will take a family friendly ride around the Santa Monica neighborhood, east of Virginia Ave Park along the planned Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway. Prize drawings plus Prize for BEST DRESSED!

Schedule.
9::00am
Pre-ride snacks, Face painting, Helmet Decorating, Prize Drawings, Best Dressed Prize, Free Bike Safety Checks, & Check-in
Arrive early and don’t miss the FUN!
10:00am 
Neighborhood Bike Ride
11:00am (or upon return)
Return to Virginia Ave Park around 11-11:15am for FUN and post-ride snacks provided by KIND,  Farmers Market scavenger hunt, and help celebrate the new Virginia Park Library!

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

Don’t have a Kid Carrying Bike? NOT  A PROBLEM !sm_bike_center
Special 20% discount on Rental 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  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.

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.

 

Save the Date: August 24th, SMMoA Tour da Arts, vol. 6

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Beat the pump, cycle the town, and enjoy Santa Monica’s sights and sounds with Tour da Arts, vol. 6. The Santa Monica Museum of Art’s sixth annual event takes you on a ride filled with music, dance, and art.
See Program for Tour da Arts, vol 5

The free all-day event offers art, music, performances, and sustainable transportation advocacy. Tour da Arts begins with a bicycle-themed festival at the Santa Monica Museum of Art. Then, the ride takes off for a nine-mile loop with stops at John Adams Middle School for a screening and performance with artist Miwa Matreyek; the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club for interactive music with Anna Oxygen; and back to the Museum for a theater performance of Bike Odyssey LA.

Registration is required and opens July 24. We will remind you!
Admission is FREE and open to all ages.

Santa Monica Spoke again joins our local and region partners: Cyclists Inciting Change thru Live Exchange (C.I.C.L.E.); City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Department, City of Santa Monica Transportation and Planning Department, GoMetro LA, Whole Foods, Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, and many more!

Featured exhibitions at SMMoA:
Robert Swain: The Form of Color
Nonfictions: Jeremiah Day / Simone Forti / Fred Dewey

Kidical Mass ride: June 28th, Douglas Park

Kidical Mass Ride:
June 28th, Douglas Park
Theme: 4th of July

Festivities from 9:00am to 12:30pm

The next Kidical Mass Ride for 2014, Saturday, June 28th. A fun bike ride experience for families with kids of all ages! Education with Fun, Pizza, Prizes! Wear a costume and you could win a prize!

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TIME:    9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
START:  Douglas Park – buy the playground.

Free: Please RSVP HERE

Join Santa Monica Spoke, the City of Santa Monica for Santa Monica’s next Kidical Mass Ride.  We will take a family friendly ride around the Santa Monica neighborhood east of Douglas Park. Raffle & Prizes at Douglas Park when we return!

Schedule.
9::00am
Check-in, Bike Safety Checks, Helmet Decorating, Snacks
10:00am 
Neighborhood Bike Ride
12:00pm 
Return to Douglas Park by noon for FUN, Raffle Drawing and Prizes!

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Special 20% discount on Rental 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  rentals) – Please CALL IN* and mention Kidical Mass Ride! Reserve early and plan to pick up bikes Saturday morning in time to arrive at the event.
* Please call in as bikes are set aside for Kidical Mass and cannot be reserved online.

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.

Watch last year’s Kidical Mass here:

Santa Monica Festival BIKE ZONE: Bike Exhibition, Family Bike Hub, Schedule HERE

Santa Monica Festival,
Saturday, June 14th, 11am – 6pm

Santa Monica Festival celebrates its 23rd year at Clover Park.  The festival showcases sustainable living and culture through an array of free, family-friendly activities and performances, including art workshops, music and dance performances, cooking demonstrations, fitness classes, and more that reflect the culture and diversity of this unique beach City.
4th Bike Exhibition and NEW Youth Skills Couse Bike Rodeo in expanded BIKE ZONE
Volunteers needed – email volunteer@SMSpoke.org
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Volunteers Needed for Santa Monica Festival

Come join us at the Santa Monica Festival !
Saturday June 14th, 11-6pm
Clover Park, 2500 Ocean Park Blvd

Volunteers needed for the BIKE ZONE, Bike Exhibition, security (watching the bikes) and enthusiasm as we talk about and share the love of bikes and biking.
Sign up for 2hour or longer shifts! Set up or break down also.

volunteer@SMSpoke.org

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May is BIKE MONTH & THE NATION BIKE CHALLENGE!

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May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the  League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try.

Whether you bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment; or simply to explore your community, National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride.

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The National Bike Challenge is a nationwide event uniting thousands of current bicyclists — and encouraging countless new riders. In its simplest form it is a logging center for users to record miles ridden and be part of the national community of bicyclists. It is a free and easy way to challenge yourself, colleagues and the greater community to ride more. Users compete on a local, state and national level. The Challenge aims to unite 50,000 riders to pedal 30 million miles from May 1, 2014 until September 30, 2014. Now in its third year, the Challenge is a successful partnership between the League of American Bicyclists and Kimberly-Clark’s Scott Natural Brand.

The League of American Bicyclists owns, operates, and maintains the National Bike Challenge website. The League’s mission is to lead the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone.

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After you sign up for the National Bike Challenge. and create your account - join team Bike Santa Monica!

The National Bike Challenge officially starts May 1st. This year there are 3 apps you can choose from to record you participation. EASY!

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Bike it Walk it Week Santa Monica, May 5th -9th
May 7th: National Walk Bike to School Day

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Santa Monica and Malibu schools celebrate Bike it Walk it Week May 5-9. Join the fun by contacting your PTA President or Bike it Walk it coordinator at your school to find out about how you can participate. Saturday May 3rd FREE kids bike skills workshops to learn and brush up bike skills for Bike it Walk it Week and summer fun! Kids 8-16 can bring their bike and helmets to learn and practice ridding skills.
Workshops are scheduled Saturday May 3rd, 9:30 to 12:30 at:

  • Memorial Park, on 14th north of Olympic Blvd
  • Santa Monica Bike Campus at the end of Ocean Park Blvd at Barnard Way, near Perry’s Cafe.

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Bike Week LA is an annual week of community events sponsored by Metro and local advocates all over the County of Los Angeles to promote bicycling as a sustainable and practical mode of transportation. Check Metro website for events all over LA.  In Santa Monica we have you covered, to get connected in your area connect with LACBC, your areas LACBC chapters or Bike Ambassadors.

Santa Monica Spoke we will again participate and host rides and events through out the week! More info on these rides and events is coming soon. Here is an overview of some of what we have planned locally to get you excited!
The week starts Saturday, May 10th and runs through Sunday, May 18th.

Join the National Bike Challenge: Ride for team BIKE SANTA MONICA

Bike Month & Bike Local SM Week Specials

  • Saturday
    Get ready with fix your bike day. Local shops will host safety checks to help get your bike in good running order. List of shops and hours will be posted
  • Monday
    Metro Kicks of Bike Week at Union Station.
    Meatless Monday Ride in Santa Monica, Join SM Spoke for a ride to dinner at a favorite local  eatery, the Veggie Grill!
  • Tuesday
    Ladies Choice/ Coffee Talk and Ride. Chat, ask questions, share stores – what ever over some coffee, and then we ride – no specific route – all are welcome, but it’s ladies choice
    Good Samaritan Hospital’s 11th Annual Blessing of the Bicycles, join up in SM after coffee  (or tea) and ride to the event
  • Wednesday
    Guided Ride of some of our local Bike Infrastructure. Give input, ask questions hear about what is next – We finish the tour at Wine Expo for a Handlebar Happy Hour, with snacks and beverage specials just for us!
  • Thursday
    Bike to Work Day Pit Stops, we joining City of Santa Monica at City Hall on Main Street and will also Co-Host a pitstop with Coop at 16th & Broadway
  • Friday
    Metro Hosts Bike Night at Union Station. We have a VERY SPECIAL EVENT HERE LOCALLY in the works – more to come on that as it all firms up
  • Saturday & Sunday
    Bike Locally! Ride your bike to eat, play or shop, take advantage of special discounts just for bicyclists! Coordinating with Buy Local Santa Monica we have been hard at work signing up business to participate. Buy Local is now also Bike Local – Because bicyclists are great for local business!

 

KIDICAL MASS Bike Ride & Community Garden Tour: April 26th

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Park Drive Community Garden
Garden Tours and FUN hands-on KIDS workshop!

First Kidical Mass Ride for 2014, Saturday, April 26th.
A fun bike ride experience for families with kids of all ages!
Education with Fun, Pizza, Prizes! Wear a costume and you could win a prize!

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DATE:    SATURDAY APRIL 26TH
TIME:    9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
START:  MEMORIAL PARK
– North Parking lot off 14th Street.

Free: Please RSVP HERE

Join Santa Monica Spoke, the City of Santa Monica, SMC Bike Club and Santa Monica Community Gardeners for Santa Monica’s 2nd Kidical Mass Ride. 
We will take a ride around Santa Monica to visit a Community Garden for a special kid friendly event. Pizza Party, Raffle & Prizes at Memorial Park when we return!

Schedule.
9::00am – 10:00am
Check-in, Bike Safety Checks, Helmet Decorating
10:00am – 12:00pm 
Ride to Pit Stop visit at PARK DRIVE COMMUNITY GARDEN
KIDS GARDEN TOURS AND WORKSHOP
Pitstop hosts Cynergy Cycles & Santa Monica Community Gardeners
Ride back to Memorial Park
12:00pm – 12:30pm
Return to Memorial Park by noon for Pizza Party, Raffle Drawing and Prizes

        
Don’t have a Kid Carrying Bike?
Special 20% discount on Rental 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  rentals) – Just mention Kidical Mass Ride! Reserve early and plan to pick up bikes Saturday morning in time to arrive at the event. 

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.

Watch last year’s Kidical Mass here: