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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

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

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Beach Clean up and CicLAvia this weekend!

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Give Local: Beach Clean Up and Bikes!

In honor of Buy Local / Give Local Week, Breeze and Santa Monica Spoke are organizing a group ride to the monthly Heal the Bay Beach Cleanup.

If you’d like to join us for the ride and help keep our beaches and oceans clean, please let us know by sending an email to RSVP@SMSpoke.org

We meet at the 17th Street/SMC Expo Station at 9:00am, departing at 9:30am to make our way down to Tower Rose in Venice.
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CicLAvia: Heart of LA

UPDATE:
We are coordinating to join up with the Culver City Feeder Ride to CicLAvia. We meet in Tongva Park (by the restrooms) at 7:30 and ROLL at 7:45am.
We’ll ride up Broadway to 17th, to the Expo Bike Path and on to the CC meet up point.
Please email us if you plan on attending RSVP@SMSpoke.org

CicLAvia – Heart of LA

CicLAvia heads back to it’s anniversary route through the Heart of LA on October 16 as Boyle Heights, Chinatown, DTLA, and Westlake will host the country’s largest open streets event! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space.

EXPO to CicLAvia

Light Rail: EXPO (timetable
The Metro trip planner can be found here

Tour de Laemmle 2016 Scheduled!

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Start your cranks – Tour de Laemmle returns Sunday, August 21, 2016!

Rescheduled from July 24th due to the Santa Clarita Fire

This year, they’ll begin and end at Laemmle’s completely revamped Monica Film Center on 2nd Street in Santa Monica, including a post-ride bash upstairs in the theater’s swanky new mezzanine lounge.  Plus, those who complete all 125+ miles will receive a free pair of official Tour de Laemmle cycling socks!

If you joined them last year, the route will be familiar. However, they’ve made several enhancements including more time on bike paths and lanes. Stay tuned for the official route sheet, but in the meantime, check out the highlights and points of interest.  There’s loads to see along the way, including a cornucopia of good eats!

Laemmle’s involvement with cycling events such as CicLAvia and Climate Ride stems not just from our love of the sport, but as a way to encourage alternative transportation and inspire creative thinking about our traffic and environmental challenges. In 2014, Greg stepped up to the plate by creating their own event, the TOUR DE LAEMMLE, a 125-mile bicycle tour of all their theaters led by their own GREG LAEMMLE.

As an avid cyclist and sustainability advocate, Greg had always dreamed of traveling to each of his venues by bike in a single day.  After researching the route, he soon recognized the cultural and historical import of many of the roads, pathways, and landmarks he discovered along the way.  Realizing the potential value extended far beyond his original vision, he opened up the ride and invited the community to join him “on a 2-wheeled tour of L.A.’s richly diverse neighborhoods.”

As in past years, this 3rd edition of the tour is FREE to all participants. Riders may join Greg for the entire route, which starts at the MONICA FILM CENTER in Santa Monica at 7am, or for one or more of the ensuing legs. The full circuit (which returns to Santa Monica in the early evening) will cover 125+ miles throughout the L.A. region.

Departing at 7:00am from the Monica Film Center, they’ll visit the following venues in succession:

  • Monica Film Center (Santa Monica)
  • Music Hall (Beverly Hills)
  • Ahrya Fine Arts (Beverly Hills)
  • Claremont 5
  • Playhouse 7 (Pasadena)
  • Glendale 5 (under construction)
  • NoHo 7 (North Hollywood)
  • Town Center (Encino)
  • Back to the Monica Film Center around 6 PM (phew!)

Breeze SM Monthly Community Ride

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Community Bike Ride with Breeze Bike Share!
This month we’ll explore the city & learn about Airport2Park –
Saturday, June 18th, 10am – noon

Breeze SM Community Ride is a monthly group ride for current and prospective Breeze members. The ride meets at 1640 5th Street just south of the 4/5th Street Expo Terminus. This week we’ll explore more of Santa Monica’s bike infrastructure as we point our local bike friendly businesses and attractions. Additionally, we’ll learn helpful tips on how to better 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, and Rules of the Road

Ride Breeze Bike Share or ride your own bike – all are welcome! It promises to be a day of exploration and fun!

On the ride you’ll experience some of Santa Monica amazing bike infrastructure. Surely to be a day of fun and excitement.
Participants’ ride time will be credited FOR THREE HOURS and first time participants can receive a FREE helmet. You must be 16* or over to participate (*under 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian AND wear a helmet).
Registration is FREE but required — Please click here to RSVP today!

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Adventure Cycling Association Gathering -w/ SM Spoke at Breeze HQ!

Join us!

Adventure Cycling 2015

Join Adventure Cycling Association for a regional gathering in Santa Monica. Adventure Cycling director Jim Sayer will be on hand to talk about the latest in national, and global, bike travel news, including: cool new bike routes all over North America (such as the new Bicycle Route 66 and the forthcoming Texas Hill Country and Chicago-NYC routes), bike overnights, the U.S. Bicycle Route System, partnerships with Amtrak and the National Park Service to promote cycling, national and state advocacy efforts, and big plans for Adventure Cycling’s 40th anniversary in 2016. You’ll also enjoy some beautiful imagery of bike adventures from around the planet. There will be refreshments and a chance to hob-nob with Jim,  the peeps at Santa Monica Spoke and fellow cyclists. Please join us and bring a friend!

Hosted by Santa Monica Spoke & Breeze Bike Share
with generous sponsorship from our friends at Pocrass & De Los Reyes

When: Saturday, December 12 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. (refreshments and mingle from 6:30)
Where: Breeze Bike Share HQ, 1631 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica
To volunteer for the  event please click HERE

Please RSVP at info@adventurecycling.org or (406) 532-2751

Check out Santa Monica’s NEW Breeze Bike Share System – See how the system works and take a test ride!

Other events on the Adventure Cycling on the tour
Pasadena

When: Monday, December 7 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Pasadena Central Library, Donald R. Wright Auditorium
The library has requested that we not use their parking lot. Biking encouraged! If you’re willing to help with snacks, contact Beth at (406) 532-2751

Irvine
When: 
Wednesday, December 9 from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m.
Where: 
University Community Park (UCP), Room 2, 1 Beech Tree Ln., Irvine, CA 92612 (see map here) If you’re willing to help with snacks and drinks, contact Beth at (406)532-2751 or bpetersen@adventurecycling.org.

Vancouver Modacity: Observations of an Emerging Bike Culture

Santa Monica Next and Santa Monica Spoke host Modacity.

Vancouver bike culture is changing. Fast. And nowhere is that more evident than in the types of people you see riding bikes. The construction of six protected bike lanes over six years has led to a distinct rise in women, children, seniors, businesses, pets, and cargo on the bikeways, many of whom wouldn’t identify themselves as “cyclists,” nor would they have considered getting on a bike just six years ago.

Modacity‘s Melissa and Chris Bruntlett will tell that inspiring story via words, images and films, including what it means for car-lite, multi-modal families such as their own. They will also share ideas and lessons Angelenos can take home, and help build a bike culture worth bragging to the world about.

Their presentation will include a selection of the Vancouver Cycle Chic films – produced by Chris – which intimately profile a number of Vancouverites who cycle for transportation; demonstrating that riding a bike is a way to be “a part of the city, not apart from the city.”

Sunday, October 11th
See event info here

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Bike Week LA: Saturday and Sunday, May 9th & 10th

Saturday is the Santa Monica Festival, BIKE ZONE
Sunday, May 10th: Get ready with Fix your Bike Day.
CycloFemme Rides and Mother’s Day!

Start the fun Saturday at the Santa Monica Festival Bike Zone at Clover Park. Bikerowave and REI will be there for safety bike safety checks, mini clinics and DIY info.

Sunday, CycloFemme Rides and what better plans for Mother’s Day? CF_Header_2015 …. Go on a bike ride with the whole family. Getting out on your bicycling is the perfect family-friendly activity for a leisurely Sunday. Check for Bike Month and Mother’s Day specials at local bike shops!

But first – get ready with fix your bike day. Local shops will host safety checks to help get your bike in good running order. Many shops are offering specials Sunday and some all month.
Here is a list of the ones we know of locally. If you know of other let us know and we’ll add them.

Cynergy Cycles Santa Monica Blvd at Cloverfield
Fix your bike workshop 11am-12pm
Clinic to focus on making sure your bike is safe to ride and applying the proper maintenance to make sure your bike performs its best. Special attention on flat repair and minor adjustments to make sure you’re not stranded on the road.

Helen’s Cycles, 26th and Broadway
Bicycle safety checks
Mother’ Day Sale, 10% Women’s Bikes – Trek & Electra, 20% off Women’s Apparel, 20% off Burley Bee Child Carrier & Baby Seats, Blackburn and Topeak

Performance Bicycles, new location Wilshire Blvd, west of 14th
Basic bike maintenance clinic 11am – 12pm.
Snacks and refreshments.
10% off all tools, tool kits, and work stands for all clinic attendees

Team Bike Attack, Main Street
$10 off on Tune ups this Saturday
10% off on bicycles and accessories during Bike Month!

Join the National Bike Challenge: Ride for team BIKE SANTA MONICA

Bike Week, Bike Month & Bike Local SM Specials

Our New Event Calendar is LIVE! What do you think?

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Thank you to Modern Tribe for providing a free non-profit copy of Events Calendar PRO to Santa Monica Spoke. If you need a calendar on your site, check out their great stable of plugins at https://theeventscalendar.com. We are enjoying how customizable and easy-to-use their plugins are!

Let us know what you think of the new calendar and all the events we are adding daily! If you have an event you want added – please send it our way. Update on how to add community bikey events will be posted soon coming