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LA Marathon Crash Ride: 2018

DATE  3/18/2018
Meet at 3am, Roll at 4am — the Marathon Crash Ride
This ride will start at Tangs and ride the official LA Marathon Race Course
Tangs Donut, 4341 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90029

THIS ISN’T A RACE!
Tangs -> DTLA -> Tangs -> to the sea!

“we just want to do the bike ride we came out for then go have breakfast, then go home and sleep! (or whatever you want to do afterwards!)”

THIS is a RIDE — NOT A RACE
Note that this is a completely unsanctioned ride & all riders assume liability. The ride will be lead out by the LAPD.
Let’s keep it orderly & fun so we can do it again & again!

You are asked to call out potholes, turns, maneuvers. Bring your lights, locks, tubes/flat fix etc. – anything you might need while out!

One organizer made a webpage with all the links. GPXs, a TCX file, and the cue sheet HERE
See Facebook Event HERE and info on Tang’s Facebook page HERE

Ride Bikes – HAVE FUN!!

Join us this Saturday for a Ride with the Mayor & MORE!

After a Year of Monthly Rides & Walks with the Mayor
This Saturday will be the Anniversary Ride with the Mayor & CalBike!
…. but there’s more!

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Not only will the Mayor and the City of Santa Monica Mobility Team be there, but we are excited we will again be joined by the Board and staff of the California Bicycle Coalition (who joined us on our very 1st Ride with the Mayor)…

But also another special guestJeffrey Tanenhaus of Countri Bike!!

You may remember Jeffrey and his Epic Cross County Adventure on a Citi Bike – We welcomed
Jeffrey and his Countri Bike with a Finish Line Celebration two years ago at the Santa Monica Pier.

On this Anniversary Ride we have a Trifecta! Santa Monica Mayor / CalBike / Countri Bike
— followed by a HandleBar Happy Hour “Brunch” #HBHH+B

Join Santa Monica Spoke, Mayor Ted Winterer, City of Santa Monica Mobility Team, California Bicycle Coalition and Jeffrey Tanenhaus for this 3x’s the FUN CELEBRATION!

Surely to be a day of fun and excitement, you’ll experience some of Santa Monica’s amazing bike infrastructure, maybe hear about new projects and if you like, chat with the Mayor, City Management / staff, CalBike or Jeffrey on a socially paced bike tour of Santa Monica to BRUNCH! The ride is around 3 miles along the Expo Bike Path and Colorado Ave – is planned to be less an hour in length. We will end our ride at the ‘top of the Santa Monica Pier for a “PHOTO OP” – then continue onto our no-host HBHH Brunch Social at Chez Jay.

Chez Jay became the social crossroads of an incredible cultural revolution that has impacted movies, television, music, art, politics and more. In recognition of its importance Chez Jay was declared a Santa Monica Historic Landmark in 2012. We will be in the new “Jay’s Landing” patio that opens onto the fabulous Tongva Park — “Jay’s Landing” offers it’s own menu to be eaten there or take out for a stroll in the Park.
Chez Jay: 1657 Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, California


January 2017 Ride with the Mayor was joined by CalBike Board & Staff

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!

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