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Spoke Event Saturday, Bikeshare, Bike Action Plan Updates & PARTY!

Join us Saturday afternoon for an Update & Input Meeting, followed by a family friendly Party to celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of our Bike Action Plan

Please join us
DAY /DATE:    Saturday, November 22rd
TIME:              3:00pm Updates, Input & Discussion
immediately followed by BIKE ACTION PLAN PARTY
PLACE:            1640 5th Street, SM (south of EXPO)
- Private outdoor courtyard - please dress accordingly


We will be joined by special guests, City staff and local leaders to give updates and gather input on recently approved Bikeshare contract, Bike Action Plan Implementations: completed and in the pipeline, KIDICAL MASS, SAMOHI SRTS & MANGo Progress, EXPO & Colorado Esplanade, DTSM Projects, and more! As always YOUR INPUT is most valuable in this process.

SOBI Bikeshare bike will be there for you to check out!

Meeting, Updates & Input, BAP is 3

Save the Date: November 22nd SM Spoke Meeting and BAP PARTY

SAVE the DATE: Saturday, November 22nd
Santa Monica Spoke Update Meeting  including BAP & Bike Share and
It’s our 3 year anniversary of passing the Bike Action Plan! Let’s have a party too!
Program will follow. All ages welcome.

Smart Bike technology for Bike Share vendor to City Council November 11

UPDATE: 11/11 Council voted unanimously to authorize SM Bikeshare contract. With Metro we now move toward building a seamless regionally integrated Bikeshare model!

Bike Share:

Exciting newer “Smart Bike” technology is on its way to Santa Monica!


Our City Council will have the opportunity to authorize the contract for bikeshare equipment/operations on November 11. The staff recommendation is for the installation of a “smart bike” system, provided by Social Bicycles and operated by Cycle Hop. It is available on the City web site. Through this competitive procurement, the City has the opportunity to purchase 500 bicycles and 20 kiosks, for a system about the same size as was recently launched in Seattle. The City is hoping to procure a sponsor/sponsors to provide funding in exchange for messaging on the bicycles only, through a separate process.

Send letter to support Bike Share in Santa Monica to: cc:

The bicycles re expected to be available outside City Hall on November 11, throughout the business day, for people who want to come to see and ride them. The staff report is on-line here:…/agen…/2014/20141111/s2014111108-A.htm


  1. System Equipment and Plans
  2. Proposed Contract Term Sheet
  3. Rate Structure and Revenue Projections
  4. Service Standards (Service Level Agreements)
  5. Sponsor/Advertising Opportunities
  6. Recommended Station Siting Policy and Guidelines
  7. Draft Map of Potential Station Sites
  8. Draft Project Schedule

Local Election Results, Santa Monica City Council …. & more

Victory LC _NO_D   click image for SM full election results

The results are in,
Some incredible wins and unfortunate outcomes too.

Over all local results are written up here at Santa Monica Next.
A big win on Measure LC, visit It’sOurLand for a letter from the Chair John Fairweather. Disappointment with measures H & HH.

Full list of Santa Monica outcomes can be found here
Regional and beyond election results here

NOVEMBER 4TH: Please VOTE Today! #VoteLocal #BikeTheVote #IBikeIVote

Santa Monica Spoke is a 501c3 and cannot endorse candidates. To see what candidate endorsements Civic and Community Leaders in the biking community are recommending you can look here:

Bike the Vote (includes local SM and regional races)
Assemblyman Richard Bloom has this to say..

Click images for additional information:

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Bikerowave: Monthly Open House is Friday – ride with us

BRW_logo  Looking for something fun and bikey?!

Join us this Friday when we ride to Bikerowave‘s monthly Open House.

Meet at Tongva Park 6 PM (roll at 6:30) Center of park, grass area near restrooms. Don’t forget your lights and a hemet.


Fri, November 7th, 7-10 pm
12255 Venice Blvd. 90066 (east of Centinela)

Bring a dish or a drinks to share.
Please, bring your own mess kit.
This is a zero waste event

Wounded Heroes Alive Day Fundraiser: Sunday, November 9

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On Sunday, November 9th, our affiliates Beach Cities Cycling Club & South Bay Bicycle Coalition join Wounded Heroes of America to hold a fundraising bike ride and barbecue, hosted by Catalina Coffee Company.  The group will ride with veterans (10-60 mile bike ride), and upon your return, enjoy lunch, refreshments and entertainment with your fellow cyclists, veterans and their families.


When:   Sunday, November 9 Time:    8AM to 3PM Where: Catalina Coffee Company, 126 N. Catalina Ave. Redondo Beach, CA The Ride: BCClub will host a recreational/social ride, starting from the Catalina Coffee Café. Participants will be asked to pledge $1.00 or more per mile and will receive a free BBQ lunch and inaugural ride t-shirt for their donation. The 8-10 different routes range from 8-60 miles. Maps provided. Rides begin 8AM through 10AM. The BBQ: Catalina Coffee Café will provide a free BB&Q, games for kids, live music, drinks and space for a bike corral after the bike ride. Hours 11AM to 3PM. Sign Up: On-site at Catalina Coffee with The Wounded Hereos of America from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM. Wounded Heroes A Life Day BIKE Ride – “A Life Day” represents the day the veteran was wounded and he or she might have lost their life.

Dear Fellow Bicyclists:

The simple joy of a bicycle ride. Wind through the hair, the fresh air and sunshine that we all share. Now, you can share this simple pleasure with those who are challenged in everyday life because of the wounds suffered in service to our country. Let’s join hands, wear your club colors and ride with and for a local group of wounded veterans in the name of friendship!

This event is a fundraiser for Wounded Heroes to help in their efforts to provide assistance to veterans who sustained injuries while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Participants are asked to pledge $1 (or more) per mile.

If you can’t make the ride, you can sponsor a rider or a group/team or donate by going to:

Sincerely, Jim Hannon, President, Beach Cities Cycling Club, Inc.

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CalBike Handlebar Happy Hour Sunday November 2nd!

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Handlebar Happy Hour
to welcome California Bicycle Coalition Surf ‘n Turf ride to Santa Monica, and to highlight and honor our local leaders and superstars.

Event is free but please RSVP,
Donations are welcomed!

Handlebar Happy Hour

Day:      Sunday
Date:    November 2nd
Time:   4:00PM – 6:30:pm
Place:   Private courtyard at 1640 5th Street

Local Chapter Santa Monica Spoke leads this months LACBC Sunday Funday Ride that will begin at the top of the Santa Monica Pier early Sunday morning. They will roll out at 9am to ride north on PCH to meet up with the CalBike Surf ‘n Turf tour at Nicolas Canyon Beach Park for lunch. After which the whole group will ride back to Santa Monica together!CalBike-surf-n-turf-Trace-alternate-w-tagline-259x300

Surf ‘n Turf is California Bicycle Coalition’s inaugural fundraising bike tour. It will embark this Saturday morning to raise awareness and funds for the Better Bikeways Campaign, increased funding and improved design for bikeways in California, and the Give Me 3 campaign. As the tour bikes down the coast they will meet up with affiliate organizations along the way to highlight local advocates, campaigns and successes with a variety of events celebrating those leading the momentum.

The tour leaves from Santa Barbara Saturday, November 1st and arrives in San Diego Wednesday, November 5th. Sunday afternoon, November 2nd the group arrives and stays in Santa Monica for the night! In collaboration with local partners, Santa Monica Spoke will host a Handlebar Happy Hour for Calbike to welcome the tour and introduce them to some of LACBC’s local and countywide victories and campaigns, and to honor bicycle and sustainable transportation advocates and superstars!