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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

5 Directions of BIKE TALK: Live Podcast

Cynthia Rose joins the discussion with Bike Talk hosts Nick Richert  this Friday at the HUB

“5 directions of Bike Talk – LA Leaders Recorded Session at Levi’s Commuter Space”levis communter space- Insightful interviews with progressive thoughtful leaders, advocates and journalists in LA’s bicycling and sustainable urbanism movement on how we can all participate in successfully growing LA’s blooming bike culture.
Livestream on killradio.org for this live Bike Talk recorded session to be streaming here: http://216.240.146.66:8030/
but it may also be on killradio.org

Please see full program with latest updates here. As I understand there are possibly two similar programs happening in the space Friday? – this describes both)

Safe to say I think we can expect a great program! To attend RSVP required.
Levi’s® Commuter Workspace, please visit levis-commuter.com.

 

Touring Los Angeles with LACBC & Where To Bike Los Angeles: Back to School Ride

Sunday, August 17, 2014 – 8:30am

When: Sunday August 17; meet at 8:30 a.m., ride at 9:00 a.m.

Where: Clover Park – 2600 Ocean Park Blvd.,  Santa Monica. Meet in the parking lot on the east side of the park (off Ocean Park Blvd. map)

The middle of August can only mean one thing—Labor Day is just around the corner and schools will be back in session soon. Campuses and their neighborhoods will be backed with students going back to school. Where to Bike Los Angeles has teamed up with Santa Monica Spoke, for a late summer, pre-rush tour of the colleges and universities scattered around L. A. County’s Westside. We will start in Santa Monica, (to SMC) then ride all the way east to Exposition Park (any respectable back to school ride can’t possibly leave out USC), and then back to Santa Monica via UCLA and Mt Saint Mary’s College.

Ride Length: 45 miles.

Ride Duration: 5 to 6 hours, including stops.

Difficulty: Recommended for intermediate-level riders, age 16 and up. The terrain is mostly flat, though there will be two short climbs en route: one to UCLA and the other to Mount St. Mary’s College for about 2,000 feet of elevation gain. We will ride on a mix of city streets, bike lanes and bike paths.

Rain Policy: Torrential rain, snow, earthquake, or fierce wind cancels the outing. Otherwise, we ride.

What to bring: A road-worthy bike, extra inner tubes, a patch kit and pump, drinking water, a pocket snack (such as an energy bar, banana or trail mix), a helmet, and money for refueling stops and post-ride refreshments.

RSVP: Strongly encouraged, via wheretobikela@gmail.com, so we can send you last-minute advisories, particularly about weather.

Touring Los Angeles County with LACBC and Where To Bike Los Angeles is a series of rides that are free and open to every LACBC member, plus one guest. Interested in becoming a member? Join LACBC online or at a discounted rate at our meet-up point. These rides are co-hosted by Jon Riddle and Sarah Amelar, authors of Where to Bike Los Angeles, a guide to bicycling in Los Angeles County, published by BA Press. Copies are available at REI stores, Helen’s Cycles and local book and bike shops, and from LACBC—on line, at its offices, or at the end of these group adventures.

 

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
Helmet Decorating, Bike Safety Checks, Snacks, Best Dressed Prize, Face painting (?) & 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, Prize Drawings and more activities in planning!
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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.

 

Aika: New Urban Cycling Shop Grand Opening, August 16th

Come join us at the Grand Opening Event and help us welcome the newest urban cycling shop to LA that is located right here in Santa Monica! Mindful living starts by bike at Aika

Date:      August 16th
Time:      10:00am – 7:00pm
Where:   2300 Lincoln Blvd (at Pearl)

Test ride the ultimate in Dutch bicycles, Brompton folding bikes, and other hard to find unique brands and  manufacturers – plus Yepp child seats and the best selections of urban cycling accessories you may have ever seen in one LA store!

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Brentwood Grand Prix: The Expo Ride – tomorrow!

ADDED:
Event photo album here
Also see Facebook event here for more posted pics

email us links or your photos here

7:45 am Light rain — Still a GO – Check Facebook event for latest updates 

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FREE: The Expo Ride in collaboration with Velo Club La Grange: Criterium Bicycle Race and festivities at the Brentwood Gran Prix

Day:       Sunday, August 3rd
Time:     Check in 9:00am, ride departs 9:30am – noon (aprox)
Place:    Brentwood Grand Prix (meet near San Vicente/Barrington see map below)
Ride begins and ends at the Brentwood Grand Prix, Route here 10.9miles
Click HERE to register at active.com or RSVP to us HERE
This event supports several charities including LACBC and our Local Chapter. 

New celebrity guest, Nelson Vails and Free Pinkberry for Expo Ride participants!!

Winning 1984We are thrilled to announce the participation of Nelson Vails “Ride with Nelly” 1984 Olympic Champion.
Ride with Nelly Jerseys will be available for purchase along with other Nelson Vails autographed cycling memorabilia – a portion of the proceeds will go to charity, including LACBC

The Expo Ride is a non-competitive community ride associated with the Brentwood Grand Prix Criterium Bicycle Race. The tour will visit the future Metro EXPO Line Phase 2 Stations in Santa Monica including Bergamot Art Center and the Terminus Station at 4th and Colorado, We will make a brief stop at the new Tongva Park for refreshment break before returning to the Brentwood Grand Prix. Wristbands will be given out to ride participants for rewards back at the Brentwood Grand Prix The goal of the Expo Ride is to get community members to come learn about cycling options on the West side of Los Angeles, and particularly about how the Expo Line train can help get you where you want to go. We “ride down memory lane” as we learn information about the historical RED LINE along our journey.

Join the community, show your support for more transit options in Los Angeles, and have a great time along the way!
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First 50 entrants in each age category will receive a free T-shirt, race bracelet and medal.
Two-wheeled bikes only – no training wheels. Helmets are mandatory.Helens Kids race

Stu’s Story​ & Free Skin Cancer Screenings

Stuart Press is a Cat. 1 racer and former Race Director for Velo Club LaGrange, and was diagnosed with a very unusual and potentially terminal case of brain cancer in early 2014.  Like they way he races, Stu attacked the cancer with everything he has.  With the help of a recently developed melanoma therapy, and genomic testing, Stu has been able to get the upper hand in his cancer battle.  As a way to give back and to show support for Stu’s efforts, Velo Club La Grange has partnered with the Melanoma Research Alliance to fight skin cancer through the Brentwood Grand Prix and is (1) offering free skin cancer screenings at the Expo Area in conjunction with the American Academy of Dermatology using its SPOT Me screening protocol, and (2) raising money for MRA, including through the Expo Ride.  Please donate today: http://bit.ly/ExpoFund

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We encourage you to Ride your bicycle to the event.  Bike Valet will be provided by LACBC / car parking is available at the VA Parking Lot, entrance on Wilshire Blvd. Please wear whatever is comfortable and safe, but ALL Participants MUST wear a helmet on the ride. Participants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Please check in at least 30 minutes before the ride. The ride departs at 9:30 a.m. and will be led by Santa Monica Spoke, Local Chapter LACBC with Nelson Vails. This ride is non-competitive and is not timed.

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NBC* Handlebar Happy Hour & Special Event at Aika Trading

Special Handlebar Happy Hour &
Pre-grand opening Special Event @ Aika Trading Bike Shop

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Handlebar Happy Hour:
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Plus Log Miles over Smiles -Everyone welcome!!AIKA_stamp_new

DATE:      Wednesday, July 30th
TIME:       5:00pm – 8:00p
WHERE:  Aika Trading:  2300 Lincoln Blvd

Handlebar Happy Hour – adult & non-adult beverages, light snacks and finger food
PLUS Special CRAFT COFFEE Cocktails presented by our friends from LA Coffee Club !!
(combo complementary & no host)

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We invite you to join us this Wednesday for a very special FUN and Social event:
Pre-Grand opening at the newest bike shop in town & Handlebar Happy Hour, Log Miles over Smiles for team BIKE SANTA MONICA! Enjoy beverages and light snacks, talk bikes, bike culture, log miles, and MORE! Get a first look at the beautiful new bikes and accessories at the new Aika Trading!

Join us to welcome Aika Trading to Santa Monica!
Aika imports and distributes the best bicycle products from Europe into North America and recently opened a flagship store in Santa Monica, California. In addition to the Royal Dutch Gazelle bicycles and Yepp child bicycle seats, they carry: the EGG multi-sport kids helmets that will be available as of November – the Erenpreiss handcrafted bicycles from Latvia – the Sandwich bikes, the head-turning build-it-yourself wooden bicycles – Basil accessories, like the colorful bottle baskets.  In their new store they have additional brands such as: the legendary Brompton folding bicycles – Brooks saddles & accessories – Van Moof bicycles and more!
Your invited to view their renewed website and new blog where they intend to keep you updated on the latest urban cycling trends.

Join the fun and help us compete nationally as we continue to build the local momentum in the *National Bike Challenge! We’ll be there to help you enroll or help log your miles.
Giveaways and Prizes!  Join team BIKE SANTA MONICA and help bring together our local biking community, become involved and take part in our growing local bike culture!
Join the Challenge – Ride with us!

The National Bike Challenge is a nationwide event uniting thousands of current bicyclists — and encouraging countless new riders. The goal is to unite 50k riders and log 30 million miles by September 30th! Current tally is 44k riders for 14,789,541! We can do it!  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. Win prizes from our local partners and great prizes from the National Challenge!

Tour da Arts, vol 6: August 24th FUN & FREE

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Congratulations to Garrett Belmont, winner of SMMoA’s Bike Critter Art Contest! Garret’s drawing was selected by the Museum’s curatorial staff as the Tour da Arts, vol. 6 mascot. Click image to see all of the incredible Bike Critter Art Contest submissions.

 SUNDAY, AUG 24, 2014  12PM–5PM iCAL
Registration is required, and space is limited.
Admission is FREE and open to all ages. RSVP 

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. 

Explore the creative side of bicycle culture and experience Santa Monica as a car-free community, learning about the City’s bike lanes and other bike-friendly infrastructure from Tour da Arts’ ride leaders. Participation is free and open to all ages. Tour da Arts, vol. 6 runs from noon to 5 pm, with stops at the Santa Monica Museum of Art in the Bergamot Station Arts Center, the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, and Santa Monica High School.  Riders will be dazzled by unique sights and sounds at each stop:

Tour da Arts vol. 6 Schedule

Noon – 2:00 pm: Expo, SMMoA Exhibitions & Tours, Event Partner Booths, live theatre & Ride Check-in, Food and Drink

  • SMMoA Exhibition Tours: Robert Swain: The Form of Color and Nonfictions: Jeremiah Day/Simone Forti/Fred Dewey.
  • Bicycle Advocacy: Learn fun and safe biking tips from C.I.C.L.E., Santa Monica Spoke: Local  Chapter LACBCLA Metro, and City of Santa Monica Transportation. Get a complimentary tune-up from Bikerowave, a volunteer, community-operated bike repair shop.
  • Wiki-Theater: Bike Odyssey LA’s Brian Sonia-Wallace presents a crash course on Homer’s Odyssey, in the form of a live action Wikipedia page.
  • Food and Drink: Enjoy delicious options from Clif Bar, Whole Foods Market Venice, and Peddler’s Creamery.

2:00 pm: Tour da Arts, vol. 6 leaves the Santa Monica Museum of Art

2:30 – 3:00 pm: Second Stop: Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club

  • Anna Oxygen Concert: Artist-composer Anna Oxygen’s electronic music performance engages the Tour da Arts audience in an interactive dance-along. Refreshments and snacks provided by Whole Foods Market Venice and Clif Bar.

3:30 – 4:00 pm: Third Stop: Santa Monica High School, Barnum Hall

  • Myth and Infrastructure: Myth and Infrastructure is an innovative artwork that combines animated film with live, shadow-play performance. It features original music, natural and urban landscapes, fantastic dreamscapes, and Matreyek’s own shadow as its main character. 

4:30 – 5:00 pm: Final Stop: Return to SMMoA at the Bergamot Station Arts Center

  • Bike Odyssey LAEnjoy an iconic scene from Homer’s Odyssey adapted for contemporary Los Angeles and for two wheels, produced by Brian Sonia-Wallace.
  • Tour da Arts Raffle: Win gifts from Linus Bikes, Lucy Sportswear, and more!

Complimentary bike rentals are available from Perry’s Café and Rentals, and can be reserved during registration (while supplies last).

SMMoA kicked off Tour da Arts, vol. 6 in June with a Bike Critter Art Contest. Artists of all ages and levels were invited to draw and submit an imaginative, cycling creature for use as the vol. 6 logo. Garrett Belmont’s “Rabbit on a Bicycle” was chosen by SMMoA’s curatorial staff as the winning drawing. Click here to see all of the incredible Bike Critter Art Contest submissions.

Participation in Tour da Arts, vol. 6 is FREE thanks to our generous sponsors: the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission, the Barnwood Foundation, the Eileen Harris Norton Foundation, and the Santa Monica Bike CenterTo keep Tour da Arts and SMMoA’s other exhibitions and programs free, please visit http://smmoa.org/support/give/overview/.

TdA partners

Special thanks to event partners: Bergamot Station Arts Center, LLC.BikerowaveC.I.C.L.E.City of Santa Monica Water Treatment ProgramCynergy CyclesHelen’s Cycles, Santa Monica High School, LA Metro, the Levi’s® Commuter WorkspaceLinus BikesLucy SportswearPerry’s Café and RentalsSanta Monica Bay Woman’s ClubSanta Monica SPOKE/LACBCYelp

Special thanks also to our in-kind sponsors: Whole Foods Market Venice and Clif Bar and Company.

La Grange Brentwood Grand Prix: Expo Ride

 

LATEST UPDATES POSTED HERE 

Join us on this FREE family friendly Expo Ride in collaboration with Velo Club La Grange and the race and festivities at the Brentwood Gran Prix

Day:       Sunday, August 3rd
Time:     9:30am – noon (aprox)
Place:    Brentwood Grand Prix (meet near San Vicente/Barrington)
Click HERE to register at active.com or RSVP to us HERE

The Expo Ride is a non-competitive community ride associated with the Brentwood Grand Prix Criterium Bicycle Race. The tour will visit the future Metro EXPO Line Phase 2 Stations in Santa Monica including Bergamot Art Center and the Terminus at 4th and Colorado, We will make a brief stop at the new Tongva Park for refreshment & bathroom break before returning to the Brentwood Grand Prix. Wristbands will be given out to ride participants for rewards back at the Brentwood Grand Prix The goal of the Expo Ride is to get community members to come learn about cycling options on the West side of Los Angeles, and particularly about how the Expo Line train can help get you where you want to go. We “ride down memory lane” as we learn information about the historical RED LINE along our journey.

Join the community, show you support more transit options in Los Angeles, and have a great time along the way!
Updates and addition info will be posted as it is confirmed.

We encourage you to Ride your bicycle to the event.  Bike Valet will be provided by LACBC / car parking is available at the VA Parking Lot, entrance on Wilshire Blvd. Please wear whatever is comfortable and safe, but ALL Participants MUST wear a helmet on the ride. Participants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

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