Samohi classes start next week, so it’s time to help the community figure out to best bike to campus. Biking to Samohi is can be easy, is green and healthy for you and the planet. This event is free and open to Samohi students and their parents.
* Free helmets for the first 50 students!
Meet at 9:30 am at one of the following locations for donuts and refreshments.
Each group will then ride together to Samohi campus and back. Bring your own bike, helmet and lock.
Two meet up starting points:
Southside: Fairview Branch Library
2101 Ocean Park Boulevard
Come meet us, Mayor Ted Winterer, City staff, and your neighbors while enjoying a fun bike ride in the breezy Santa Monica sunshine! The ride will be about 7 miles and should take about 1.5 hours. The plan is to leave from City Hall just after 5:30pm. Ride route is HERE
Bring your own bike, helmet, lock & water bottle. Family friendly – however children should be capable of street riding or in an appropriate child seat or trailer.
Bike mean business and those who ride benefit local economies. Locally, for every $10 spent at a Santa Monica business, as much as $7 stays in the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditure (Civic Economics, 2008). People riding bikes shop local, but do our local business know this?
A project called Pedal Perks is looking to build a platform that encourages mutual support between local business and people who ride bikes. We all know the shops we love, but do these shops know who is arriving to their location by bicycle? We invite you to take the attached survey to help local businesses learn who we are as cycling consumers.
Click the image to take the survey
The goal is to introduce local retailers to everyday consumers who also like to move around town by bike. This data will allow Pedal Perks to determine the best products and services to offer the cycling community from local businesses.
The survey will be a success if:
There is a better picture of who cyclists are
It is clear where the platform should be launched first
We develop a sense of the type of businesses riders want to be supported by and you want to support
Music, games and Ice Cream! A “pop-up” Bike Lane, free helmets and helmet decorating plus a bike obstacle and safety course by Santa Monica Spoke for the Kids!
See the event HERE!
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17th Street is experiencing an increase in the number of people walking and biking. People are using the street for neighborhood trips as well as to get to and from the Expo Light Rail station at 17th and Colorado. Members of the community have reached out to say they don’t feel comfortable walking or biking at night or during the early morning along 17th Street. The City is working towards adding safety improvements along 17th Street from Pico Boulevard to Wilshire Boulevard and Michigan Avenue from 14th Street to 19th Street to help address the safety concerns.
The goal for the project is to address community concerns and help people feel more safe and comfortable to walk or bike. Another goal of the project is to respond to requests to have the street feel more like a neighborhood street and less of a cut-through street.
The project proposes to improve the pedestrian lighting, create better crosswalks and make people who bike more visible and better protected. Help us make 17th Street safer and more comfortable for everyone.
Wednesday, July 26th!
This month we are joining up with friends from NOW for our HandleBar Happy Hour with a MIDSUMMER+MIDWEEK THEMED MIXER. Please RSVP.
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Meet us in the Guest room, located above the main dining room of Estate Restaurant+Bar, an intimate speakeasy themed bar-lounge.
End of every month we like to get together for fun, and to celebrate all things bike.
This month we join in with some more local friends to meet neighbors, hang out with friends and celebrate summer fun in Santa Monica!
Celebrate #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!
PUBLIC Bikes Santa Monica and Boulevard Brewing Co. are kicking off Bike Month in May with the PUBLIC Bikes Summer Mechanic Series Workshop! Spend some time with their Head Mechanic as he teaches you the in’s and out’s of a bicycle, and how to enjoy a delicious, cold beer 😉
WHEN: Thursday July 27th
WHERE: 2714 Main Street, Santa Monica 90405
HOW MUCH: $10/class* (only 15 tickets will be sold per class)
*A portion of class proceeds will go to non-profit Santa Monica Spoke so you’ll also be helping to make Santa Monica a more sustainable, and better place to live, walk, bike, work and play
**It is not necessary to bring your bike, a demo bike will be used