Category Archives: Safe Routes to School

MANGo: Community Forum

MANGo

Build next Phase – Eastern sections of 
Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway: MANGo

Please join us on January 9 and give input on what you think about proposed walking and biking enhancements for eastern section and connections of MANGo near Edison Language Academy. Whether you live in the area or use MANGo as a connection to your destinations your input is welcome.

Discussions will include:

  • Curb extensions at Stewart St./Kansas Ave., Virginia Ave./27th St., and Kansas Ave. mid-block
  • Median extension at Pico Blvd./30th St./Dorchester St., eliminating left turns off Pico Blvd. and through traffic across Pico Blvd.
  • Traffic circle at Delaware Ave./22nd St.

Please join the City of Santa Monica for a COMMUNITY FORUM on Monday January 9th – Drop by anytime between 6:30PM – 8:00PM
Community Corporation of Santa Monica Community Room (2345 Virginia Avenue)
Información en español – Páse en cualquier momento entre 6:30PM – 8:00PM

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Community Climate Action Summit

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Santa Monica to be Carbon Neutral by 2050!

A free day-long fun and stirring event–the Community Climate Action Summit: Santa Monica is developing the City’s next Climate Action & Adaptation Plan, and they want you to be a part of the process. This action plan will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, helping us become a resilient, carbon neutral community and prepare for climate change impacts.  Join us for any or all of a great day!  

  • 9 a.m-noon      Kidical Mass bike ride
  • 11am – 5pm     Climate Action Summit program  
  • 5pm – 7pm       Social gathering

See our event listing for more info HERE or about Climate Action Santa Monica HERE

Kidical Mass: Halloween Edition October 29th 2016

KIDICAL MASS: Halloween
Costume Contest

DATE:    SATURDAY October 29, 2016
TIME:    9:00 AM – NOON

START:  St Monica, 725 California

Free: Please RSVP HERE

Join Santa Monica Spoke and City of Santa Monica for the Kidical Mass Halloween Ride. 
We will take a family friendly ride around the neighborhood North of Wilshire on a regular kid friendly event. Prizes and giveaways at when we return!

Schedule.
9::00am – 12:00pm
Don’t miss the fun pre-ride activities!
– Check-in, Morning Snacks, Bike Safety Checks, Helmet Decorating
– FAMILY Ride
– POST RIDE ACTIVITIES for the kids plus Community Climate Action Summit *
– Prizes, plus post ride snacks by KIND

* Immediate following Kidical Mass Ride you are invited to visit Santa Monica’s Community Climate Action Summit .A free day-long fun and stirring event to develop the City’s next Climate Action & Adaptation Plan, be a part of the process.

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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.

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Bike it Walk it Bus it! Santa Monica!

National Walk to School Day is October 5th.
Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District Celebrates
Bike It! Walk it! October 3-7

Be cool Bike it! Walk it! Bus it! to school!
School with the highest participation wins their PTA $250!

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Bike it Walk it coupon Oct. 2016

 

Virginia Avenue Park FALL FESTIVAL

Please join us at the Virginia Avenue Park FALL FESTIVAL

  • FREE Kids Bike Rodeo / Skills course (bring a bike or use ours)
  • Sign the Buy/Bike Local Challenge and be entered to win A Beach Cruiser Package from Santa Monica Spoke and our local partner at Lululemon!screen-shot-2016-09-30-at-10-07-42-am

Interactive Activities (3:00 – 6:00 pm)

  • Pumpkin Carving, provided by Santa Monica Farmers Market and Parent Connection Group
  • Hay Bale Maze
  • Fall Games Area with Santa Monica Police Department
  • Santa Monica College Glass Pumpkin Sale
  • Bike Rodeo with Kids Skills Course with, SM Spoke, & City of SM SRTS
  • Family Bike Test Rides – SM Bike Center
  • No Flame Campfire Storytelling Teepees, Santa Monica Public Library
  • Scarecrow Making with reDiscover Center
  • Harvest Corn Drawing with Pastel by KidZone artist in residence, Deborah Reilly
  • Dia de los Muertos Picture Frames presented by Familias Latinas Unidas
  • Trick or Treat Bag Decorating sponsored by Pico Improvement Organization
  • Haunted House Booth, by VAP Teen Leadership
  • Costume Swap presented by Resource, Recovery and Recycling and SMPL, Annex

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Kidical Mass(ive) Global Family Ride THIS SATURDAY!

Kidical Mass(ive)SANTA MONICA KIDICAL MASS IS MASS(IVE)!
Please let us know if you are coming. RSVP@SMSpoke.org

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER FOR THIS EVENT:
Help us keep our ride safe and fun!
Volunteer@SMSpoke.org

Saturday, September 17th
Clover Park, 25th @ Oak (west side of park)
9AM – NOON

THE THEME IS SWASH BUCKLING PIRATES!
CELEBRATE TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY!
LOTS OF FUN ACTIVITIES PLANNED

Join us for the 2nd Annual Kidical Mass(ive)!  The largest global family bike ride EVER!! Join us as thousands of families around the world go for a bike ride together. We’ll be showing that cities that plan for family biking are more livable, sustainable, profitable, and FUN!

Schedule.
9::00am – 12:00pm

– Check-in, Morning Snacks, Bike Safety Checks, Helmet Decorating
– FAMILY Ride
– PRIZES FOR BEST OUTFITS
– FIRST 50 KIDS THAT CHECK IN RECEIVE A SMALL TREASURE

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Kidical Mass(ive) Global Family Bike Ride: September 17th!

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SANTA MONICA KIDICAL MASS IS MASS(IVE)!
2nd Annual KIDICAL MASS(IVE): Global Family Bike Ride

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SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER FOR THIS EVENT:
Help us keep our ride safe and fun!
Volunteer@SMSpoke.org
Please let us know you are coming. RSVP@SMSpoke.org

Saturday, September 17th
Clover Park, 25th @ Oak (west side of park)
9AM – NOON

THE THEME IS SWASH BUCKLING PIRATES!
CELEBRATE TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY!
LOTS OF FUN ACTIVITIES PLANNED

Join us for the 2nd Annual Kidical Mass(ive)!  The largest global family bike ride EVER!! Join us as thousands of families around the world go for a bike ride together. We’ll be showing that cities that plan for family biking are more livable, sustainable, profitable, and FUN!

You too can make a ride in your community happen; register your community and start planning your event now.

Schedule.
9::00am – 12:00pm

– Check-in, Morning Snacks, Bike Safety Checks, Helmet Decorating
– FAMILY Ride
– PRIZES FOR BEST OUTFITS
– FIRST 50 KIDS THAT CHECK IN RECEIVE A SMALL TREASURE

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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.

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BUY LOCAL Health & Fitness FESTIVAL 2016

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The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce presents the BUY LOCAL Health & Fitness FESTIVAL 2016 on Saturday, September 10th from 11:00am-4:00pm celebrating the services and products of Santa Monica businesses locals and visitors at the Civic Center Surface Area. Local businesses and non-profits gather at the festival to provide expertise, advice, and product samples promoting a healthy and happy lifestyle for the entire Santa Monica community. Stores and restaurants from every neighborhood will have food and vendor booths.

Kids Bike Skills Course and win a Cruiser Bike!

We will again host a Bike Rodeo – Kids Skills course with our City partners / Safe Routes to School. Additionally we will be giving away a few Beach Cruisers – enter to win by signing the Buy Local #BikeLocal Challenge to “Shop Local by Bike”!
The BIKE area will also have some super cool new special attendees: Warbler Coffee Bike Cart and maybe even Moma’s Pops!

Enjoy food and all kinds of vendors, lots of give-a-ways and meet your neighbors. Visit interactive booths featuring friendly therapy dogs and take charge of improving your total health with blood pressure screenings, health education and body mass index readings. Build your own disaster kit with the Santa Monica Red Cross and learn about CPR and pet First Aid.

This free event brings together our local businesses, services and non-profits for a fun filled day while raising awareness about the economic, environmental and community benefits of thinking local first.

Event cost/ tickets: Free to the public
Parking Info : Lots of Parking at Civic Center Lots

Santa Monica Spoke Community Meeting

SM Spoke Meeting

August 13th, 9:30-11:00am
Serving Coffee & Bagels starting at 9:30am

Meeting promptly begins at 9:45am
Santa Monica HQ, 1640 5th Street

We will be joined by City of Santa Monica’s Mobility Manager Francie Stefan and members of her department to get updates on the #GoSaMo Campaign and why it is important for pedestrians and bikes, staff changes and welcome new staff, projects like Safe Routes to School and why #GoSaMo is important for pedestrians and bikes and healthy active transportation!

Update on Breeze Bike share. We will be recruiting volunteers for our Breeze Outreach Team and diversity campaign. Kyle Kozar, The City’s Bike Share coordinator will join us for updates

Airport2Park update presentation with Michael Brodsky. What is happening with SaMo Airport?

Bike The Vote. As a 501(c)3 non profit we will cannot be involved in candidate endorsements — but you can! Find out more from our guest.

More mar be added as it is firmed up!

Hope to see you Saturday!!! Come early and enjoy the rest of you day!

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Save the date: Santa Monica Spoke Update Meeting Event

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Update Meeting & Event
August 13th, (morning)
Stay tuned, agenda & info will follow