Category Archives: Santa Monica Airport

Save the date: Santa Monica Spoke Update Meeting Event

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

Airport2Park: Meet Designer Mark Rios

Come meet Mark Rios, recently hired by the City of Santa Monica to design the 12- acre expansion of Airport Park at Santa Monica Airport. He will give a talk to community members at a special meeting hosted by the Santa Monica Airport2Park Foundation, on

Friday, May 13th, at 7:00 p.m.,
Mount Olive Church,
1343 Ocean Park Boulevard
Santa Monica.

Food and Drink will be available.

RSVP today (before May 12):

airport2ParkThe evening will be an opportunity for the community to hear from acclaimed designer Mark Rios about the parameters of the project for expanding Airport Park on land the City has reclaimed from aviation use, and Mr. Rios’ preliminary ideas for the possibilities there, as well as give feedback to Mr. Rios on what residents would like to see in the expanded park.

Mr. Rios’ firm, Rios Clementi Hale (RCH), has been tasked by the City with community outreach, research feasibility and concept design, and ultimately design of the park expansion. RCH previously worked in Santa Monica on Euclid and Douglas Park and also designed iconic parks and public spaces in Southern California, such as Los Angeles Grand Park, the Rancho Cienega Recreation Center and the L.A. Zoo Event and Play Space.

The park expansion became possible in 2015 when the City’s 1984 Agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration expired, freeing up land that had been used to park airplanes, which have recently been removed and is being repurposed into a park as stipulated by the passage of Measure LC in November 2015.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

For more information visit

SM Spoke Meeting and 4 year BAP Party!

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Join us Saturday morning for coffee, bagels and lively discussion and FUN!!

Updates & Input: Bike share Launch and Equity Grant application, Bike Action Plan Implementation, SAMOHI SRTS / MANGo, EXPO, Colorado Esplanade, DTSM Projects,

•   Michelle Glickert from the City of Santa Monica will give us Bike Action Plan updates and request your ideas on next steps.
•   Meet our new City of Santa Monica Bike Share Coordinator and talk about the Bike Share equity grant we’re applying  for.
•   Ride Breeze Bikes that we will have there for you to test ride. You can still sign up at the Special Founding Member price!
•   You can sign up or renew your SM Spoke / LACBC membership for special perks. Meet and join our lively group of volunteers.
•   Be the first to hear about some exciting upcoming events!

Pretty exciting It’s our 4 Year Anniversary adopting the Bike Action Plan

When:      Saturday
Time:        10am – noon
Where:     Spoke HQ, 1640 5th Street, just south of Expo Station    

Let’s Celebrate our Successes and plan our next steps together!!
And have some fun!!


This Weekend: Meet Cute Urban Tour & celebrate at CicLAvia

SATURDAY October 17th
Aika for Urban Cycling hosts: Brompton Meet Cute
Brompton Meet Cute

We invite you to join us for the first Brompton Meet Cute Urban Bike Tour for all LA based Brompteneers and fans of the urban lifestyle.
Saturday, October 17. We meet  9:45am at Clover Park (adjacent to the parking lot across from the Breeze Bike Share Station). We’ll take a 10 mile ride of the bike friendly urban landscape in Santa Monica and arrive at Aika around 11am for a casual English high tea, snacks and videos and more….

Dress your part, after all you might have your meet cute moment! Come on your Brompton, if you don’t have one yet and would like to participate you’re more than welcome. Ride your own bike or if you’ll need a bike, Aika could help you out as well, just e-mail them ahead of time. We hope to see you there!

Aika Trading, 2300 Lincoln Blvd #1, Santa Monica, CA

SUNDAY October 18th
CicLAvia: Celebrates 5 years & the 15th event at Heart of LA

CicLAvia Heart of LA 10/2015CicLAvia – Heart of LA will celebrate what has become a Los Angeles institution on October 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a fifth-year anniversary route. CicLAvia began as an idea with an uncertain outcome when it first removed cars from the streets of downtown Los Angeles on October 10, 2010. Now, five years, fourteen events and hundreds of thousands of participants later, CicLAvia is the largest open streets event in North America.

Heart of LA will have six miles for participants to explore by bike, foot, skateboard, wheelchair and other non-motorized traffic. The route will take people through Boyle Heights, the Arts District, Little Tokyo, Civic Center, Chinatown, Historic Core and as far west as Macarthur Park.

Whether you ride with us or get there on your own – don’t miss it! CicLAvia celebrates the streets of Los Angeles for everyone!  Helpful suggestion on participation at CicLAvia

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Santa Monica Airport “START THE PARK” July 1st 2015


A celebration of the start of the new park at Santa Monica Airport! The Santa Monica Airport2Park Foundation invites you to join us for a barbeque and games for the entire family.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015,
 – 8:30PM Airport Park (BBQ / Picnic Area)
3201 Airport Ave Santa Monica
(Bike Valet Provided by Santa Monica Spoke, Car Parking off Airport Ave or Donald Douglas Loop South)
For question or to RSVP click: here

The Santa Monica City Council decided on March 24, 2015 to turn 12 acres of land at the Santa Monica Airport currently being used for aircraft “tie-downs” into PARKLAND,
So let’s celebrate! “START THE PARK”

Also at 3:30 July 1st Hands Across SMO – Envision a Great Park in its place!
Like with Hands Across America in 1986, folks will gather and hold hands — and this time envision a great park in place of SMO! Gather between 3:30pm and 5:30pm east of 25th St along the fence on the southern end of Clover Park/northern end of SMO.