Category Archives: Santa Monica

So Many Events this Week!

Movie Screening: LOVE THY NATURE
CONNECTING TO NATURE IS KEY!

Wednesday, February 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Movie Screening at the Aero                                              Bike Valet courtesy of Santa Monica Dept. of Planning & Community Development.

The Film
An award winning film narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature shows how deeply we’ve lost touch with nature and takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty…..
A Panel discussion will follow the screening
More info HERE

 

 


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 ….


Then we put it ALL TOGETHER for a day of Celebrating and Bike Riding on Saturday! Parks Day, Come Play, Ride with the Mayor and SM Spoke Picnic Ride!!

Saturday, February 25th, See event for times and more info HERE

• The official Parks Day, Come Play! starts at 10am with Grand Opening Ceremonies at the new Ishihara Park
• Our ride activities will start at the Dedication Celebrations at Gandara Park (formerly Stewart Street Park) at 11am with the February Ride with the Mayor and our Picnic Ride –
Click for Questions or to RSVP

 

Parks Day, Come Play + SM Spoke Picnic Ride!

Saturday, February 25th

We are putting it ALL TOGETHER for a day of Celebrating and Bike Riding!

The official Parks Day, Come Play! starts at 10am with Grand Opening Ceremonies at the new Ishihara Park located at 2909 Exposition Blvd. in Santa Monica. Ishihara Park was named for George Ishihara, a long-time resident of Santa Monica’s Pico Neighborhood and a World War II veteran. The park is designed by the prominent landscape architecture firm Mia Lehrer + Associates who will be conducting group tours at the new park.

Saturday, February 25th
Festivities begin at 10:00am at Ishihara Park (we’ll here too!)

Bike ride gathers at 11:00am at Gandara Park and will return to Ishihara Park after stops at Los Amigos and Reed Park Re-Opening Celebrations.

Our ride activities will start at the Dedication Celebrations at Gandara Park (formerly Stewart Street Park) at 11am with the February Ride with the Mayor to Los Amigos Park our 1st stop. After picnic snacks and a visit at the Re-Opening Celebration at Los Amigos Park we’ll head over to the Re-Opening Celebration at Reed Park for more exploring. After we hang out there for a bit we’ll head back to the Grand Opening Celebrations Ishihara Park.

Pack your own picnic snacks or join us – we’ll be packing lemonade, fruit, PB&J’s and other yummy stuff to share. We always aim for zero waste events – please bring reusable cups and plates – napkins will be provided.

Please click HERE for questions or to RSVP so we can bring enough for everyone to share!


Check out the route HERE*

*subject to change.


Airport2Park.org will be there to share updates about the new 12 acre Santa Monica Airport Park Expansion and recent news that the City of Santa Monica can now begin planning for the design & construction of a new Great Park to replace SMO when it closes on December 31 2028.

February Handlebar Happy Hour: Ingo’s Tasty Diner

We are super excited to return to


DA)Y:    Thursday
DATE:   February 23rd
TIME:    5pm -7pm (HH $)
PLACE:  INGO’S TASTY DINER, 1213 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica


They have a pretty exciting Happy Hour for our group of hungry, thirsty bicyclists to enjoy

Happy Hour from 4 to 7 pm everyday
Enjoy well drinks, signature cocktails, draft beer, and selected glasses of wine

Menu, cocktails and wine list are available on the website.
This has become one or our local favorites! 

Check out this vintage shot of the diner!

Check out this vintage shot of the diner!

No HH food specials, but here are a few of the favorite things that they suggest are “value driven and go well with happy hour drinks”

Deviled Chino Valley Ranch Eggs, goat cheese, pickled beet, toasted hazelnuts and chives*
Toni’s Spicy Pimento Cheese Dip with crudité of farmers market vegetables*
Kennebec French Fries, hand cut w/ sea salt*
Guacamole, California avocados only w/ fresh red corn chips*
Maggie’s Farm Simple Mix of Lettuce, avocado and vinaigrette*
The Nice Little Caesar Salad, sweet gem romaine, torn rustic croutons, and parmesan*
*Can be Made gluten free, Vegetarian, Or Vegan!! Be still my heart!

Movie Screening: LOVE Thy Nature

Movie Screening February 22nd,
CONNECTING TO NATURE IS KEY!

The Film
An award winning film narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature shows how deeply we’ve lost touch with nature and takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. Love Thy Nature shows that a renewed connection with nature is key not only to our well being, but also to solving our environmental and climate crises.


The Event
Aero Theater
7pm
* Please arrive by 6:40 to guarantee you get a seat

Panel Discussion
A Panel discussion will follow the screening moderated by Sheila Laffey, Ph.D., adjunct Professor SMC and award winning producer and director.

Panelists will include:
Sylvie Rokab, Emmy nominated film maker and the writer and director of Love Thy Nature.

FREE Admission for:
Santa Monica Residents, High School and College Students w/valid ID and Sustainable Works Members
Not a Santa Monica resident, High School/College student or Sustainable Works Member? Purchase tickets at Fandango.
Free Bike Valet
Bike Valet courtesy of Santa Monica Dept. of Planning & Community Development.
Zero Waste Event

Enjoy the concessions, but when finished, please discard in a sustainable manner to minimize waste…ideally ZERO!

You can do this by discarding items at the Zero Waste stations we’ll have at the theatre. Sustainable Works staff and volunteers will be on hand to help you sort and place materials into the correct Compostable, Recyclable and Landfill bins at these stations.
Bring a reusable water bottle! Water will be provided by the City of Santa Monica.

Save the Date: February Handlebar Happy Hour

We return to a local favorite!


DAY:      Thursday
DATE:   February 23rd
TIME:    5pm -7pm (HH $)
PLACE:  INGO’S TASTY DINER, 1213 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica


They have a pretty exciting Happy Hour for our group of hungry, thirsty bicyclists to enjoy

Happy Hour from 4 to 7 pm everyday
Enjoy well drinks, signature cocktails, draft beer, and selected glasses of wine

Check out this vintage shot of the diner!

Check out this vintage shot of the diner!


Menu, cocktails and wine list are available on the website.
This has become one or our local favorites! 

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Kidical Mass: Valentine, February 11th at Virginia Park

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Saturday – February 11th – Virginia Avenue Park

We are a GO for the Ride! Arrive early and don’t miss the fun!

DATE:    SATURDAY February 11th
TIME:    9:00 AM – NOON
START:  Virginia Avenue Park (2200 Virginia Avenue – north side of the park)
– meet north side of park at 22nd Street 

Free: Please RSVP HERE so we have enough refreshments and activity supplies!

Join Santa Monica Spoke and the City of Santa Monica for the next Kidical Mass Family Bike Ride.  You never know what special guest could join us – last year we were joined by Madi Carlson from Seattle’s Kidical Mass and City Councilwoman Pam O’Connor – Maybe the Mayor?!.
Drawings and Prize for BEST DRESSED!

Pre-ride snacks, Coffee, and beverages for the kids (Please be sustainable and bring your own cups), Helmet Decorating, Prizes, Free Bike Safety Checks provided by TBD, & Check-in
Arrive early and don’t miss the FUN
We return to Clover Park for FUN and post-ride snacks provided by KIND.
Valentine Cookie Decorating is planned!


* 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.


Info at the event on Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway, MANGo Phase II and Safe Routes to Edison Language Academy.

HBHH Tonight and SO MANY More Events Coming Up Soon!

TODAY! Handlebar Happy Hour at
Finn McCools,
always family friendly, always fun!

Check the EVENT CALENDAR for info on these events
and more!

Take the plunge: Breeze your way to 2017 Goals

2017 Goals can be a BREEZE!

Start the week off by working toward those 2017 health and fitness goals. This month Breeze Bike Share has a special offer – $20 off – valid for new annual memberships only – expires 2/1/2017. Don’t wait join TODAY!

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Use Breeze to:

  •  help you get to your 2017 goals –  renew or sign up for a new annual membership
  • $.21 per day for 1.5 hours of bike share each day
  • Enjoy the wonderful outdoors while having fun
  • cheaper than the gym!

Are you a PayAsYouGo Member who rides more than 60 minutes per month? Start saving with the Breeze Annual Membership Plan – you’ll get 90 minutes of free riding time every single day for as little as .21¢ cents per day!

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And YES – you can get $20 off for WeHo Pedals  too!!

A Year Later: Countri Bike meets Breeze Bike Share, Finish Line Celebration

A year ago we welcomed Jeffrey Tanenhaus and
Countri Bike to Santa Monica

Click image for our image gallery or our contributor gallery here

 

…. as he completed his Cross “Countri” epic journey from New York to Santa Monica on a Citi-Bike. Although he paid all the fees and did try to return Countri Bike back to the Citi-Bike Eco-System – ultimately he did end up with the bike.  We’ve kept in touch and got this update from Jeffrey to share with you.


One Year Later: An Update from Countri Bike

What a happy anniversary! After Breeze Bike Share generous shipped Countri Bike east, the trip took a new turn when I rode on stage The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Unfortunately my segment never aired because they overbooked.

With no job or fixed address, I bounced around NYC staying with friends. Countri Bike would’t fit in my storage unit, so a friend kept it in her apartment. Even though I had paid the max overtime fee, I was prepared to re-dock, but Citi Bike corporate never reached out.

However, their mechanics invited me to their maintenance shop to conduct a postmortem, so to speak. The bike’s solid condition amazed them and proved their hypotheses wrong about what made Citi Bikes break down so often. (Rough pavement and rough-riding New Yorkers are largely to blame, not the equipment itself.)

In August, I emptied my storage unit and moved to Tulsa, which was one of my favorite stops despite getting assaulted while biking in Oklahoma. I chose Tulsa for its wonderful (and surprisingly progressive) people, affordable cost of living, and start-up friendly environment. My dream is to create a hyper-local, bike-friendly hospitality concept that blends the best of a hostel with a hotel.

While I’ve made progress fitting into my new home, I’m deciding whether to stay or relocate to make these dreams come true. As for Countri Bike, it’s on exhibit at the Tulsa Historical Society.

I’m also shopping around a book proposal that not only recounts adventures from the road, but also explains the insecurity and failures I faced in New York leading to my departure. I am almost done chronicling my trip, which can be viewed at countribike.com/blog. I think riding through Joshua Tree is one of my best posts.

Being in a landlocked state makes me miss the ocean, so I hope to visit Santa Monica soon. There are direct flights twice a week, but I could always inflate the old tires and meet you on the Pier in three months.

Jeffrey Tanenhaus


We miss you Jeffrey and hope to see you soon!! Looking back over the pictures reminds us of what a great day we had, meeting you, the ride, the finish line ribbon at the top of the Pier, your trek across the sand to the Pacific Ocean and then a wonder social Handlebar Happy Hour at Al Mare. So many wonderful memories!!
Below are just a few more images and a fun video from Jeffrey’s arrival in Santa Monica. Check our the full album and all the fun here  and our contributor gallery here

Countri Bike Meets Breeze!!!