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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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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

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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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