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This week, HandleBar Happy Hour at The Misfit!

This Thursday, September 28th we are going the The Misfit!

See the Calendar event HERE

Restaurant, Bar, Farmer’s Market Fresh, Happy Hour, Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten Free Options.

We are pretty excited to finally visit this local restaurant bar, sister to one of our favorites Ingo’s Tasty Diner and part of the LGO Hospitality — headquartered her in Santa Monica. The Misfit Restaurant & Bar, reprises a “back to the bar” of casual destination dining serving signature cocktails and accessible comfort food intended to be enjoyed on a daily basis.

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Big thank you to last months host MARGO’S, Montana & 16th – we had great food and GREAT FUN!

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!

Kidical Mass Earth Day Family Bike Ride and Community Garden Tour: April 22nd

KIDICAL MASS Earth Day Bike Ride
Tour Park Drive Community Garden
FUN hands-on KIDS Workshop

DATE:    SATURDAY APRIL 22nd, 2017
TIME:    9:00 AM – NOON

START:  MEMORIAL PARK
–  By playground enter on 14th Street.

Free: Please RSVP HERE
Event HERE

Join Santa Monica Spoke, the City of Santa Monica and Santa Monica Community Gardeners for Santa Monica’s Kidical Mass Family Ride and Garden Tour 2017. 
We will take a family friendly ride in Santa Monica to visit Park Drive Community Garden for a special kid friendly event. Prizes and giveaways at Memorial Park when we return!

Schedule.
9::00am – 12:30pmSM Community Gardens
– Check-in, Morning Snacks (coffee and juice), Bike Safety Checks, Helmet Decorating
– Ride to Pit Stop visit at PARK DRIVE COMMUNITY GARDEN
– KIDS GARDEN TOURS AND SEED BOMB WORKSHOP
– Pitstop host Santa Monica Community Gardeners
– Ride back to Memorial Park by noon for fun activities, Prizes and post ride snacks

* 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.

CicLAvia returns to the westside!

CicLAvia – Culver City Meets Venice presented by Metro

CicLAvia heads back to one of their fan-favorite routes for the first event of 2017!

On March 26, Culver City, Mar Vista, and Venice will host another 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.

A CicLAvia press event will take place at 8:30am at the intersection of Main St. and Culver Blvd. in Downtown Culver City.

New to CicLAvia? Here are some things you need to know for March 26:

  • CicLAvia is FREE!
  • CicLAvia lasts from 9 AM until 4 PM
  • CicLAvia closes streets to car traffic and opens them for people to walk, skate, bike, play, and explore parts of Los Angeles.
  • CicLAvia is not a race! There’s no starting point or finish line – begin where you like and enjoy the day your way.
  • CicLAvia traffic flows in two directions, just like regular traffic. Check out some more safety tips.

Feeder Ride from Santa Monica information HERE
You can also get to CicLAvia without a car by bus or on Expo!

Click to Download Map

Happy #CarFreeFriday

So many options to #GoSaMo

Walking & Biking, Breeze Bike Share, EXPO,
Big Blue Bus & Metro Bus & MORE!

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Breeze into 2017     New Years Promo_2017 

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!

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

Breeze into 2017 with $20 off New Annual Memberships!

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!.

Donate by December 31 and win a NEW BIKE!

Donate TODAY and support Santa Monica Spoke!

Please help support our local and regional mission for a better, more walkable, bikeable Santa Monica and LA County with a donation today. Donations made from this link benefit Santa Monica Spoke through LACBC: AND you could win a new bike!

https://lacbc.nationbuilder.com/santamonica_donate

All new membership, renewals and donations until December 31, 2016* are entered to win this bike from Pure CyclesDonate today and be entered to win!
Any amount helps Santa Monica Spoke, LACBC and its chapters work together to make communities in L.A. County into healthy, safe, and fun places to walk and ride a bike.

*Including our #GivingTuesday Event  

Screening at the Aero: Racing Extinction

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The Event

When:    Wednesday, December 7th – 7pm*
Where:   Aero Theatre * 1328 Montana Ave. *  Santa Monica 90403
* Please arrive by 6:40 to guarantee you get a seat

Panel Discussion
Bill Selby, retired Geography and Earth Science Professor at Santa Monica College, will moderate a panel discussion after the screening.

The panel will include:
Heather Rally, Wildlife Veterinarian and undercover operative featured in Racing Extinction, Cris Gutierrez, Co-Chair Climate Action Santa Monica and Cindy Hardin, Director of Outreach and Education at Los Angeles Audubon.

Prize Drawing
Four (4) adult tickets to the Natural History Museum Los Angeles and/or La Brea Tar Pits Museum. The mission of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is to inspire wonder, discovery and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds

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.
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Save the Date: Nov. 14th “Ask an Officer”

LACBC, Pocrass, LA Walks, Vision Zero alliance

Join in a conversation with LAPD, CHP, and bicycle collision attorney Jim Pocrass about traffic laws, walking, and bicycling in LA.

Presented by LACBC, Pocrass & de Los ReyesLos Angeles Walks, and the L.A. Vision Zero Alliance to discuss some of the new laws we need to know and issues of concern for people walking and biking in LA today? What about Vision Zero and the enforcement components? Each panelist will share their perspective to start the conversation and will be followed by Q&A with the audience.

Attendance is free and open to all.
Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served before the panel discussion begins.

Panelists:

  • Jim Pocrass Esq. – Pocrass & de Los Reyes LLP
  • Officer Andrew Cullen – Los Angeles Police Department, Traffic Coordination Section
  • Officer Leland Tang – California Highway Patrol, West Valley Area

6:30 pm – Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Panel discussion

WHEN      November 14, 2016 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm

WHERE    LACBC HQ
634 S Spring St
Edison Room (first floor)
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Bicycle parking – use racks out front
Metro stations – Pershing Square, 7th St. & Metro Center
Automobile parking – street parking and off-street lots.

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YES ON M Westside Rally & Press Event

YES ON M Westside Rally & Press Event this Tuesday, Nov 1!

Join Mayor Garcetti, Mike Bonin, Westside Community Leaders and Neighbors at an event urging people to

VOTE YES ON MEASURE M

Bundy/Expo Station
2101 Bundy Drive West LA, CA 90025
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 3:30pm

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