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YEY – It is Bike Week!

 2018 Updates and Events are HERE!!

For information on how to participate with Bike month specials or Bike to Work Day Pit Stop email us info@SMSpoke.org or sign up HERE

•  Bike Week, Bike Month & Bike Local SM Specials 

•  Bike to Work Day Pit Stops &
Bike from 
Work Handlebar Happy Hour (plus each week in May)

•  2018 BIKE WEEK / MONTH! List of Santa Monica Spoke Events
and links to more Local Santa Monica Events – check Events

Check out our Event Calendar for the latest.

Santa Monica Business Get ready for #BikeMonthSM 2018
You are invited to participate with specials: Click here to Sign up through our Buy Local Santa Monica Committee partner and help us celebrate!
We will promote all our participating Santa Monica business and their specials in May!
Interested in supporting #BikeLocalSM with specials for our local folks on bikes beyond Bike Month – email here for info!

Happy May: Bike Month!

Join us in Celebrating May, Bike Month in Santa Monica!

Click here to sign up and add your Bike Month Event, Promotion or Bike to Work Day Pitstop or HandleBar Happy Hour #HBHH!
Check back for new events being added!

Click here to view Map on line

To view the Countywide Metro Bike Month Map click here


Bike Month Specials at Barburger, Support Santa Monica Spoke!

– when you order from the SM Spoke exclusive menu during May, $1 of every item sold will be donated to Santa Monica Spoke.
During May Bike Month – show your helmet for
– Bike Week: May 13-19th — Extended Happy Hour until 8 pm when you ride your bike to Bareburger
– Happy Hour all evening on Bike to Work Day, May 17th, when you ride your bike to Bareburger. We’ll be heading over at 7pm for #HBHH in the Patio (we start at a #HBHH at 1212 Santa Monica at 5:30).
– EACH TIME you go to Barebuger in May by bike – receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a VIP Table at one of the Barebuger signature events.
4 prizes will awarded.

Bike Share Connect is here!

Have heard the exciting news? Our local bike share is now regional!

On Monday, April 23 the bike share systems in Santa Monica (Breeze Bike Share), Beverly Hills (Beverly Hills Bike Share), West Hollywood (WeHo Pedals Bike Share) and UCLA (Bruin Bike Share) are formally launching one seamless bike share network available for residents, commuters, and visitors alike – Bike Share Connect.

This is the implementation of one of the long term goals when we first launched bike share in Santa Monica two and half years ago.  By bridging the gaps between existing system areas, Bike Share Connect further expands availability of bike share across the region and provides car-free mobility in a fun, healthy and environmentally-friendly way. Smart Bikes can be unlocked at one station and returned to any other station in the system area making it easy to commute to work or school, run errands, get to social engagements, and more.

Bike Share Connect System Area

The new system area encompasses 35-square miles with 830 GPS-connected “Smart Bikes” and 135 station locations. The integrated GPS and locking mechanism that are standard on every bike are what make the bikes “Smart Bikes”. The GPS and lock allow users to lock up at any public bike rack. Users can then find available bikes nearby using the Social Bicycles app. In this way, Bike Share Connect network is a “dock-optional” system.

Existing members of Breeze Bike Share, Beverly Hills Bike Share, WeHo Pedals Bike Share or Bruin Bike Share automatically have access to the Bike Share Connect network. Starting April 23, new users can join the network by downloading the Social Bicycles mobile app, selecting the Bike Share Connect network, and choosing a payment plan. Residents, commuters, or visitors without a smartphone or internet access can create an account at any time at one of the 16 self-service kiosks in the network.

Consistent pricing throughout the network makes it easy for users to access the system. Prices will not increase with the launch of this expanded network – giving users access to more bikes in more places for the same price.

This has been a collaborative effort and we are so happy to see it get it off the ground. We hope you are as excited about this as we are. ­­

Open House Saturday: Safe Streets for 17th Street & Michigan Avenue

Safe Streets for 17th Street & Michigan Avenue


Calles Seguras para la calle17 Y La Avenida Michigan

Walk or ride on over with your friends, neighbors, and family to enjoy a public open house and learn about the safety enhancements coming soon to 17th Street & Michigan Avenue.
 Sat. April 7 10a-12p


Camine o paseé con sus amigos, vecinos y familiares para disfrutar una cita de puertas abiertas para aprender acerca de los mejoramientos de seguridad que vienen pronto a la calle 17 y la avenida Michigan.
Sab. 7 Abril 10a-12p

The City of Santa Monica Mobility Division invites you to an open house to introduce the preliminary designs for the Safe Streets for 17th Street & Michigan Avenue project. The open house will have on display pedestrian improvements and bicycle enhancements proposed for the project. Come review and share your thoughts about the proposed enhancements! For more information: www.smgov.net/17thStreet Or contact Carlos Morales, Senior Transportation Planner, City of Santa Monica, 310-458-2670, carlos.morales@smgov.net.

When: Tuesday April 3, 2018, 6p-8p &
Saturday April 7, 2018, 10a-12p
Where: 2200 Virginia Avenue Virginia Avenue Park
Thelma Terry Multipurpose Room


La División de Movilidad de la Ciudad de Santa Mónica los invita a una cita de puertas abiertas para presentar diseños conceptuales preliminares de seguridad para la calle 17 y la avenida Michigan. La casa abierta tendrá en exhibición de los propuestos mejoramientos para peatones y ciclistas. ¡Venga a revisar y comparta sus opiniones sobre el proyecto! Para más información: www. smgov.net/17thStreet O comuníquese con Carlos Morales, Plani cador de Transporte para la Ciudad de Santa Mónica, 310-458-2670, carlos.morales@smgov.net.

Cuando: Martes, 3 de Abril 2018, 6p-8p Y
Sábado 7 de Abril 2018, 10a-12p
Dónde: 2200 Virginia Avenue Virginia Avenue Park

Thelma Terry Multipurpose Room


To request diasbility-related accomodations for this event, please contact
Para acomodaciones relacionadas con la diasbilidad para este evento, favor llame
310-458-2201 Ext 2379

April Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Thousands have died in vehicle crashes because drivers are distracted by cell phone conversations, emails, text messages and social media. Do not become a statistic. Here are some tips to keep your eyes on the road, your hands on the wheel and your mind on the drive.

  • First and foremost, turn off your cell phone. Put it in the glove compartment, in your purse or in your trunk. There is no safe way to make a call while driving – not even hands-free.
  • Send and read text messages and emails before you start driving.
  • If you’re going on a longer drive, schedule breaks to stop, park safely, and respond to messages.
  • Using voice features in your car’s infotainment system is also distracting. Take care of communications before you start driving.
  • Know where you’re going before you put the car in “drive.” Put your destination into your GPS so you do not need to touch it while the car is moving.
  • Social media can wait. No update, tweet or video is worth a life.
  • Park in a safe area if you must take a call, return a text or check email.

Do not call or text friends or family if you know they are driving.

Distracted driving is an epidemic.
Be part of the solution, Just Drive.