Bikerowave: Monthly Open House is Friday, Jan 29th

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Looking for something fun and bikey?!

Join us for Bikerowave‘s first monthly Open House of 2016.
Celebrate and hear about the excitement of our own Rachel Horn having returned from several long bike trips around the US and abroad.

BIKEROWAVE
OPEN HOUSE, MIXER, HAPPY HOUR!

Friday, January 29th, 7pm -midnight
12255 Venice Blvd. 90066 (east of Centinela)

Bring a dish or a drinks to share.
Please, bring your own mess kit.
This is a zero waste event

This Sunday: Learn to #RideBreeze & Community Ride

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Want to learn about bike share? How to use the Breeze Bike Share system or how it can work for you?
Join us for this first monthly Learn to #RideBreeze & Community Ride.

Sunday, January 17th 2016 at 10am. RSVP for FREE registration info.
Class is open to current and prospective Breeze members.

You’ll learn how to use the Breeze bike share system, including checking out, locking, flexibility of “out of station locking” and “hold” features, multiple bike check out on one account and more! We’ll then take a short tour of Santa Monica bike infrastructure to demonstrate how some of these features work and can be used. You’ll also learn basic bike safety tips and Rules of the Road to help reduce conflicts and keep your rides SAFER & FUN — all while enjoying the community and connecting with Bike Local businesses. Surely to be a day of fun and excitement.SM Farmers Market Tomato At this first event we will visit and get a short tour of the Main Street Farmers Market.

Registration is FREE but required — Please click here to RSVP today! Attendees must be 16* or over (*under 18 must accompanied by parent or guardian and wear a helmet) You will be sent registration and event information.

Already a Breeze Member? Plan to BRING A FRIEND and earn bonuses!

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Train Testing Update

Expo Train Testing English

Expo Line trains have begun testing. Bulletins will be issued to keep you informed of the dates, times and frequency of movement through the community.

Safety Tips

  • Please obey all warning signs and traffic signals when crossing the tracks.
  • Always look both ways before crossing any street.
  •  Never walk on railroad tracks.
  •  Watch for trains from both directions.
  • Use the crosswalks. Do not jaywalk across the tracks.

In conjunction with the Cities of Los Angeles and Santa Monica and the Expo Construction Authority, Metro will be conducting a headway (frequency of train service) test to verify that the train control system can meet headways established by Metro. This test is necessary as we lead up to full train service (Spring 2016).

SUNDAY – SATURDAYJANUARY 10 – 16, 20167:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Along the Expo Line tracks from National/Palms Station to the Downtown Santa Monica Station (at 4th St. & Colorado Ave.) DATES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Traffic signals will operate on regular cycles. To ensure the safety of pedestrians and motorists, it is necessary to obey ALL traffic signs and signals at ALL times.
Metro thanks you for your cooperation.

Expo Train Testing Spanish

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Congratulations! 2015 Streetsie Nominees & Winners!

Congratulations!! To ALL the 2015 Streetsie nominees
– it is truly and honor to be nominated for this award
and competition is stiff!

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Our Locals at Hulu, with CycleHop tied for
2015 Livable Streets-Friendly Business of the Year Award:

Hulu, City Fabrick

2015 Livable Streets-Friendly Business of the Year Award: Tie! Hulu (with CycleHop) / City Fabrick

Santa Monica’s own Francie Stefan (2X nominee) and State Assembly Member Richard Bloom were honored with nominations this year. In past years Santa Monica Bike Center and SM Spoke’s own Cynthia Rose have received coveted nominations. In 2013 Pam O’Connor won elected official of the year!

See the 2015 winners in all 6 categories here – including LACBC’s own Tamika Bulter tied with Mark Lopez for the  Deborah Murphy Award for Excellence in Advocacy.

Breeze Closes in on 5000 Memberships!

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Monday, January 4th!
Don’t delay, “Gift a Gift” or get Your Own TODAY!

Though not surprised – we are SO EXCITED that Santa Monica’s own Breeze Bike Share now boasts almost 5000 total members and over 1000 Annual Founding Memberships! All in just over a month and a half since launch. Quick calculations put that at a higher per capita than Citi-Bike’s comparatively huge and successful system launch in New York City!! The days are short in the winter and sunsets come early – But luckily for us – Founding Memberships have been extended through the New Years Weekend and won’t sunset until Monday. Don’t miss out — Sign up TODAY!

Buy a Founding Membership or GIFT ONE HERE 
Anyone can become a Founding Member for only $99. Founding Members get a full year of bike share use including 60 minutes of daily riding time, a special gift, and a limited edition Founding Member card. 

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PLUS don’t forget: Vote for SteetsBlogLA 2015 Streestsie Awards Local Leaders!

Hulu, with CycleHop (Breeze operator) is nominated  for 2015 Livable Streets-Friendly Business.
City of Santa Monica’s Strategic Planning and Transportation Manager, Francie Stefan is for Civil Servant of the Year and Assembly Member Richard Bloom Elected Official of the Year!

Voting ends Tuesday January 5th!. See all six 2015 categories HERE including in a familiar category Advocate of the Year – LACBC’s own Tamika Butler is nominated!

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Local Streetsie Nominations!!

EXCITING LOCAL NOMINATIONS FOR STREETSIES
Vote for LOCAL LEADERS 2015
Then Donate to Streetsblog!

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THREE FABULOUS LOCALS IN THE RUNNING:
Don’t wait VOTE NOW!

2015 Streetsies: Vote for Livable Streets-Friendly Businesses

2015 Streetsies: Vote for Civil Servant of the Year

2015 Streetsies: Vote for Elected Official of the Year

Vote TODAY

This year there are six categories: Elected Official, Civil Servant, Business, Media/Journalism, Advocacy – Individual, and Advocacy – Group.
Voting HAS ALREADY STARTED and will close on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at noon. Reader voting accounts for one half of the scoring this year, with one quarter going to SBLA staff voting, and another quarter going to a SBLA steering committee vote.

See the other categories at StreetsBlogLA. Another familiar category is Advocate of the Year – nominated this year is LACBC’s own Tamika Bultler!

Happy New Year 2016!

Happy New Year, <3 Santa Monica Spoke

Happy New Year to you ALL, may your new year be filled with biking and happiness. From commuting, errands and recreational rides remember – each bike is one less car and zero emissions contributing to climate change. Together we will make a difference!

Ride Smart – Ride Safe 

Finish The Ride, Run, Walk ‘N Roll Across The Valley 2015

Finish The Ride Valley

Brought To You By Streets Are For Everyone (SAFE)

Support safe city streets and help end hit and run crimes by taking part in Finish the Ride, Run, Walk ‘N Roll Across The Valley!! All proceeds will benefit Streets Are For Everyone (SAFE) and Happy House.

Sunday, December 27th, 2015 for an awesome event to end the year!
Registration is open RIGHT NOW so register TODAY at www.FinishTheRide.org/register.

Plans for FTR Across The Valley 2015 include:

  • Ride= Two routes including a 25 Mile Finish The Ride and a Metric Century
  • Run =  5K, 10K and Half Marathon
  • Roll= 10K
  • FREE 2K Walk/Roll for the kids!
  • Timing and medals awarded for selected events
  • Cool goodie bag and free t-shirt with registration
  • Great live music and dancing
  • Free festival and safety expo with giveaways, raffles, prizes and activities for kids and adults alike and much more!  Feel free to bring the whole family!

For details on the FTR Across The Valley 2015 event, click here.

To join the FTR volunteer team, click here.

Join FTR Across The Valley 2015 not only for yourself, but for those who survived, those who didn’t and the safety of ALL!

For more information on the event itself, registration questions or other customer service inquiries, e-mail us at register@FinishTheRide.org or call (844) 884-7233 Ext. 801.

Give a Gift of Breeze Bike Share

Looking for a Gift that is fun, easy, healthy
& environmentally friendly?
Give a Gift of Breeze Bike Share!

You can also get yourself a “gift” by becoming a
Founding Member Today!

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#SustainableCommunity #Climate Action