Category Archives: Santa Monica

March Handlebar Happy Hour is at Bareburger!

For March we visit the local Bareburger on Main Street in Santa Monica!  #HBHH


DAY:      Wednesday
DATE:    March 29th
TIME:    5pm -8pm (HH $)
PLACE:  Bareburger, 2732 Main Street, Santa Monica, 90405


End of every month we like to get together for fun, and to celebrate all things bike.bike_local_sticker
Always fun, always family friendly!
Socialize, talk bikes, give input ….

If it’s on your way don’t forget to pass the Bike Counter on your way!


Bareburger is warmly welcoming us by extending their Happy Hour menu for our group until 8pm! Thanks Bareburger!!

Bareburger is a Buy Local Business that believes sometimes it can be just as simple as a burger, fries, and shake. Their Mission is for love, service, and organic & sustainable food to fill their restaurants with foods we can pronounce. They came together to make food that they can proudly serve to their communities, friends and families with ingredients sourced as close to home as possible. Barebuger celebrates ingredients that grow up the way nature intended. See menu and more on the event listing here.

Celeb!rate #BikeLocalSM, our Buy Local SM businesses, happy hour + new friends at these monthly events!  Learn about upcoming local bike events + find out about and connect with us at SM Spoke… as we visit and introduce you to some of our Buy Local SM businesses.  Eat Local, Drink Local, Buy Local AND Bike Local SM!

 

Ride with the Mayor, Breeze Community Ride & CicLAvia all in ONE!

FREE: Registration is OPEN click HERE

Ride Breeze or ride your own bike, but don’t miss this one!

For March we combine the Monthly Ride with the Mayor, a Breeze Community Ride celebrating SPRING that includes free 1.5 hours ride time credit* & a Feeder Ride to CicLAvia, Culver City meet Venice all into ONE.

We’ll start the morning at the 17th Street Expo Breeze Station with morning bagels and coffee (bring your own cup) 

Join Santa Monica Spoke, Mayor Ted Winterer, City of Santa Monica Mobility Team and Breeze Bike Share at the 17th Breeze Expo Station at 9am for this 3x’s the FUN EVENT!
— City Manager Rick Cole sends his regrets as he will be out of town for this months ride.

Surely to be a day of fun and excitement, you’ll experience some of Santa Monica’s amazing bike infrastructure, hear about new projects and if you like, chat with the Mayor, City Management and staff on our way to CIcLAvia!. The ride is 5.4 miles mostly on streets with bike lanes. We end our ride at the CicLAvia Venice Hub.

CicLAvia is one of the country’s largest open streets events! Streets will be closed to cars and open for use as a recreational space for people walking, biking, running, skating and any other people powered mode.

Also, learn helpful tips on how to use the Breeze Bike Share system, including checking out, locking, flexibility of “out-of-station” and “hold” features, multiple bike check out on one account, along with safety tips and Rules of the Road.

All participants that RSVP will receive a promo code good for 1.5 HOURS of ride time on Breeze Bike Share* and first time Breeze participants can receive a FREE helmet.
Registration to receive Promo Code or helmet is FREE but required.

* All participants will receive a promo code in your registration confirmation email good for 1.5 hours of ride time credit.
To redeem enter the promo code upon sign-up, or if you are already a Breeze member enter the promo code on the membership tab of your account page at Breezebikeshare.com. Promo Code will expire on 03/27/2017. Breeze riders must be 16 or over to participate (under 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian AND wear a helmet).

Ride Breeze Bike Share or ride your own bike – all are welcome!

It promises to be a day of exploration and fun – and CicLAvia!!

Event is Free Click here to RSVP on Eventbrite today!

Connecting to Nature is Key!

Connect to Protect Gallery Event & Natural History of Santa Monica Bay Bike Hike

If you live, work or play in Santa Monica, you are invited to submit a photograph of how you connect to the natural world within the city. It can be a picture of yourself, your friends or your family picnicking in the park, hanging out at the beach, working in the garden or anything else that inspires you.
  • Selected photo submissions from the community will be on display at the event.
  • The evening will start off with Wine and Hors d’oeuvre networking.
  • A short presentation about Santa Monica parks and open space will be given by a representative from Community Cultural Services.
Sylvie Rokab, the Producer and Director of Love Thy Nature will give a short presentation and end the evening with a Blue Marble Contemplation – “Pay it forward”

Connect to Protect Gallery Event 
When: Wednesday, March 29th at 7pm 
Where: Lois Lambert Gallery at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, 90404
In accordance with the Sustainable City Plan, the goal is to help residents recognize that they share the local ecosystem with other living things that warrant respect and responsible stewardship.
Submission Guidelines:
  • All photos should be in highest resolution possible
  • Include name, email address and phone number
  • Include a one sentence description of the photo or why you chose it
  • Photos should be taken in Santa Monica
When: Photo Submission deadline is March 18th
Where: Email photos to gina.garcia@sustainableworks.org


Need some inspiration?
Join the Natural History of Santa Monica Bay Bike Hike

When: Saturday, March 11th – 9am* – 12pm
Where: Meet at the Santa Monica Pier South Entrance (near the original Muscle Beach sign near the lifeguard headquarters)

The bike hike will be lead by William Selby. Bill is a recently retired professor from the Earth Science Department at Santa Monica College. He has led hundreds of learning and research field expeditions and is author of the geography book on California, “Rediscovering the Golden State”.

Do you ever wonder what natural forces and processes are shaping Santa Monica Bay and surrounding landscapes? How can you better observe and understand the natural systems and cycles that have been impacting our region for millions of years? The coastal plain and cliffs, the beach, and the ocean all have fascinating stories to tell if only we would pay attention. On our bicycles, we will explore the natural history of Santa Monica and its bay to get a better understanding of what we built our city on and how these natural landscapes are changing around us.
In about three hours, we will explore from the Santa Monica Pier to the end of the beach bike path just past Temescal and then return to the pier. You must be capable of safely riding your bicycle along the beach path. Arrive a little early and bring some cash if you plan to rent from one of the nearby private bicycle vendors. There is also a nearby Breeze Bike Share Station. You are required to sign a waiver to participate.
Steady rain cancels, but scattered drizzle won’t stop us.
Take advantage of this opportunity to reconnect to nature. This event is open to anyone who lives, works or plays in Santa Monica.
*Please arrive a little before 9:00am so you are not left behind!

Take photos during the bike experience to submit to the Connect to Protect Gallery Event

If you have any questions about the bike and hike, text Bill Selby at 310-463-8636

Space is limited!

Both the Connect to Protect Event and the Bike Hike are presented by the City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability of the Environmentalong with Sustainable Works.

Today is Election Day: PLEASE VOTE!

Today, March 7th, is election day across L.A. County! Remember to bike the vote. #BikeTheVote

Vote today! Find your polling location & look up a sample ballot, and make sure you bike the vote. Polls are open until 8 p.m.

Know your voting rights (from the LA Fed)! Your employer is required by law to give you time off to vote. You can vote if your name isn’t on the list using a provisional ballot. You can vote after polls close, as long as you’re in line. You can change your vote if you make a mistake — just ask for a new ballot. You can take your vote-by-mail ballot to any polling location (and you can trade it for a new one if you make a mistake on it).


Vote No on S, Yes on H

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NO on Measure S (Building Moratorium, L.A. City): Read more about LACBC’s statement here.


YES on Measure H (Homeless Services, L.A. County)



Get more voting resources at la-bike.org/vote!

Breeze Community Ride, Ride with the Mayor & CicLAvia all in ONE!

Save the Date!

For March we combine the Monthly Ride with the Mayor, our Breeze Community Ride to Celebrate SPRING! & CicLAvia, Culver City meet Venice all in ONE.

Join Santa Monica Spoke, Mayor Ted Winterer, City Manager Rick Cole and City of Santa Monica Mobility Team at a start location in Santa Monica (confirmed shortly) for a Breeze Community Ride*  with the Mayor to the CicLAvia Hub in Venice!

PLEASE check back for here or at on the calendar event for Eventbrite RSVP when start location and time are confirmed. We will update the event page as well as post on our Facebook and via our email list – sign up for our emails so you don’t miss anything!

*3 hours of free Breeze ride time or ride you own bike)

Student Poster Contest: Deadline March 31st

2017 Poster ContestSustainable Works, along with the City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment is very excited to announce the 9th Annual Sustainable Santa Monica Student Poster Contest!

 The Poster Contest is open to all K-12 students who attend school and/or live in Santa Monica. Each year, students use art to investigate a theme of sustainability relevant to Santa Monica. This year’s theme is Saving Energy Today for a Brighter Tomorrow. Sustainable Works will be scheduling 20 minute presentations to share the principles of sustainability in Santa Monica as it relates to this year’s theme.

Attached is a flyer with the contest rules, selection process and information on submitting posters. To help us continue to grow this wonderful event, we welcome your help in spreading the word to your contacts and encouraging participation! When the community promotes the contest, students participate. Last year over 450 students participated in the contestand this year we’re looking forward to even more.

Prizes for winning posters include $10 – $100 gift cards. The winning posters will be displayed in the of City of Santa Monica, helping to further showcase our budding young artists while raising awareness of the benefits of energy conservation.

Next steps:

  •          March 31st: Deadline for Poster Submissions
  •          Early April: Winning Posters selected
  •          May: Contest awards ceremony and celebration to honor student winners and all participants. Gift bags and raffles for all!

If you have any questions, please contact Gina Garcia at gina.garcia@sustainableworks.org.

2017 Poster Contest Back

PHOTOS: Parks Day, Come Play! Ride with the Mayor & SM Spoke Picnic Ride!

We had a GREAT DAY of Celebrating and Bike Riding Saturday!

Click the image to go to flickr Photo Gallery or side arrows to advance embedded gallery here!
Parks Day! Mayors Ride & Picnic Ride!

• The official Parks Day, Come Play! started at 10am with Grand Opening Ceremonies at the new Ishihara Park
• The ride activities followed after the Dedication Celebrations at Gandara Park around 11:30am with the February Ride with the Mayor and our Picnic Ride –

TONIGHT: Handlebar Happy Hour at Ingo’s Tasty Diner!

Handlebar Happy Hour: Ingo’s Tasty Diner

Thursday, February 23 @ 5:00 am – 7:00 pm

This month we return to an all time favorite –
TIME:    5pm -7pm (HH $)
PLACE:  1213 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica.

Event info is HERE
Always fun, alway family friendly.
Socialize, talk bikes, give input ….

Expo Line Service Alert Feb 24th-26th

Expo Line Maintenance This Weekend

Beginning Friday (2/24) at 9:00 PM, through close of service on Sunday (2/26), there will be no train service to the following Metro Expo Line stations, due to scheduled maintenance:

  • Downtown Santa Monica
  • 17th St/SMC
  • 26th St/Bergamont
  • Expo/Bundy
  • Expo/Sepulveda

During this time crews will be conducting repairs and upgrades on this stretch of the Expo Line.

While this weekend’s work is in effect, local and express Metro Bus shuttles will replace train service between Downtown Santa Monica and Expo/Sepulveda Station. 

  • All westbound trains will stop at Expo/Sepulveda and turn back towards downtown Los Angeles. Metro shuttles will be available at Expo/Sepulveda for continued westbound service.
  • All customers heading eastbound may board shuttles at Downtown Santa Monica station for service to Expo/Sepulveda Station. From there they can continue on the Expo Line towards Downtown Los Angeles. 
  • Shuttle service is free if transferring from the Expo Line.

Additionally, Big Blue Bus Route 7 and Rapid 7 service both Downtown Santa Monica and Expo/Sepulveda Stations

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