Bike Week LA: Wednesday, May 13th

Ballona Creek Camp Coffee – Special Bike Week Edition – BYO coffee & share breakfast outdoors!   7am Coffee Outside

Camp coffee gatherings add adventure to everyday routines! For us it’s #BallonaCreekCampCoffee!

The best part of waking up… Is #‎coffeeoutside in your cup! Join us for #‎ballonacreekcampcoffee Special Bike Week Edition on the jetty off of Poseur Bridge in between MDR and Playa. Here’s location and our route. We will be cooking breakfast food to share too! Join the Fun. Questions?

Bring the stuff to BYO “brew you own” or just bring a full cup of your morning beverage with you :) Search Instagram for lots of photos,  #‎ballonacreekcampcoffee. If you’re on the east side look up with #‎larivercampcoffee!

Santa Monica City Ride: MANGo, Bike Lanes and More!

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Two years ago we were celebrating the announcement of our Bike Friendly Community Silver Award from the League of American Bicyclists,  Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC).
Now on a quest for GOLD, join us on a City Ride of some of our newest bike lanes and infrastructure and MANGo. Give input, ask questions hear about what’s up next –

The ride begins in front of Santa Monica City, 1685 Main Street at 4:45pm – ROLL 5:00pm
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We end our tour at Vidiots, for a free movie screening.

Join us and our partners Santa Monica Next for a screening of Dogtown and Z-Boys the 2001 award-winning documentary that takes a look back at the Santa Monica and Venice of the 1970s where skateboarding was invented. There will be snacks and drinks. Maybe a HBHH after the movie for more socializing and discussion on Santa Monica of the 70’s.

You are also welcome to join us at 6:30 just for the Movie, see that event here.

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Bike Week LA: Tuesday, May 12th

Blessing of the Bicycles and Ladies Choice Morning / Coffee Talk Ride.

Good Samaritan Hospital’s 12th Annual Blessing of the Bicycles.

 

Santa Monica, morning – Lady’s Choice – Chat, ask questions, share stores – over coffee, tea. We can explore the benefits, challenges and shared experiences as women on bikes. Non-gender specific – all are invited  – but lady’s choice on ride and topics. Meet up location for morning beverage and conversation
18th Street Coffee House 7:30am, 1725 Broadway St, Santa Monica, CA 90404

 

Bike Movie Night at Performance Bicycles American Flyers 7pm
Celebrate Bike Month at Bike themed Movies every Tuesday in May at the new Performance Store – admission is FREE and includes POPCORN!Ameican Flyer
Everyone is invited  to bring a camp chair or blanket to sit on during the movie.

Tonight: American Flyers Sports physician Marcus persuades his unstable brother David to come with him and train for a bicycle race across the Rocky Mountains. He doesn’t tell him that he has a brain aneurysm which could render him paralyzed or dead at any given moment. While David powerfully heads for the victory, Marcus has to realize that the contest is now beyond his capabilities. / Features great views of the Rockies and an insight in the tactics of bicycle races.

  • Tuesday, 5/19 Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
  • Tuesday, 5/26 The Bicycle Thief

All movies will begin at 7PM on the specified nights. (tonight and every Tuesday in May!)

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

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Bike Week LA: Monday, May 11th

Metro Kicks-off Bike Week LA at Grand Park 

Grand Park at Hill & Temple St., next to the Metro Grand Park/Civic Center Station.
10-11am Speakers from Metro, local council offices, and bicycle advocacy groups discuss the benefits of cycling in LA at Grand Park.

Santa Monica!
2nd Annual Bike Week Meatless Monday Fundraiser at the Veggie Grill SM,
Go anytime during the day – or Ride with us to Dinner & Beverages!
Veggie Grill Donates 50% of receipts* when you mention Bike Week LA or SANTA MONICA SPOKE when ordering!!

logoEat anytime during the day Monday or join SM Spoke for a ride to dinner at a favorite local eatery, the Veggie Grill! Lock up at the great sidewalk bike corral out front and enjoy a meal and yummy treats. Veggie Grill will donate 50% of all receipts* when customers mention Bike Week LA or Santa Monica Spoke all day!
We’ll also be there to help you join the Nation Bike Challenge or log your miles! We’ll start at 5pm at the Colorado Center Park (the park at the SW corner of 26th and Broadway, across from Helen’s Cycles). Short ride to work up an appetite over to the Veggie Grill2025 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica. Ride with us or join us there!

Show the flyer or mention us when you order!

*50% of receipts is calculated before tax

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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

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BIKE WEEK LA! Santa Monica Events and More!

Bike Week LA 2015

Bike Week LA is an annual week of community events sponsored by Metro and local advocates all over the County of Los Angeles to promote bicycling as a sustainable and practical mode of transportation. Did you take the pledge? Pledge here to ride your bike on Bike to Work Day and you could win cool prizes!

Santa Monica Spoke hosts rides and events all week – (and all of MAY)! Check out our Event Calendar for the latest.

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

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2015 BIKE WEEK LA! List of Santa Monica Events


Click the bullets for complete info. Please check back for added links and new additions!
Check out our Event Calendar for the latest.

Check Metro website for events all over LA. In Santa Monica we have you covered, to get connected in your area check out LACBC or your areas LACBC chapter or Bike Ambassadors.

National: Build it, bike it, Be A Part of it!

A note from our one of our national partnership organizations!

Build it. Bike It. Be a Part of it.Donate Today
Happy National Bicycle Month! we am proud to announce the kickoff of Adventure Cycling’s 6th Annual Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign to raise awareness and support for the U.S. Bicycle Route System. Thanks to our passionate supporters, nearly 10,000 miles of USBR’s have been designated so far, with thousands more to come.By donating today, you can help us reach 10,000 miles of officially approved U.S. Bicycle Routes and, better yet, designate the next 10,000 miles of routes on America’s best roads and trails for bicycling.Build it. Bike It. Be a Part of it. Please join the Campaign to reach 10,000 miles and beyond by donating at adventurecycling.org/beapartofit.During the month of May, you have a very special opportunity to have your gift matched 1:1 by an anonymous donor, up to $25,000. Your gift will travel twice as far in supporting the effort to designate and map U.S. Bicycle Routes in 2015 and beyond.Whether you’re planning overnight adventures from your front door, weekend outings to a state park or a cross country summer trip, the USBRS is your atlas to adventure. And we need your support to complete this monumental project!And don’t forget, your donation is doubled if you donate before May 31st. Take a look at the amazing giveaways we’ll send you with a gift of $100 or more!

With thanks,

Jim Sayer

Jim Sayer
Executive Director

Adventure Cycling Association
Inspiring and empowering people to travel by bicycle
www.adventurecycling.org
Phone: 800-755-2453

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National Bike Month Giveaway – Donate $25 or $50National Bike Month Giveaway – Donate $25 or $50

Donate $25 to the USBRS Campaign through May 31st and we’ll enter your name into a month-long drawing to win a spot on a Danube Bike Path 7-day bike tour with Bike Tours Direct. Donate $50 and you’ll also be entered to win this Revolt 1 bicycle from Giant. Learn more>>

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Santa Monica Festival, May 9th starts Bike Week!

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Santa Monica Festival kicks of Bike Week for us here in Santa Monica as it celebrates its 24th year at Clover Park Saturday, May 9th from 11am to 6pm.  The Santa Monica Festival showcases sustainable living and culture through an array of free, family-friendly activities and performances, including art workshops, music and dance performances, cooking demonstrations, fitness classes, and more that reflect the culture and diversity of this unique beach City. The free festival is an opportunity for residents and visitors alike to come together to connect, create, and celebrate Santa Monica.
Check our Calendar for more upcoming events for Bike Week, BTWD, and so much more added all the time! 

We celebrate this year with an even bigger expanded FAMILY BIKE HUB!
Bikes again play a large roll in the festivities. Santa Monica Spoke is again excited to be participating by putting on our 5th Bike Exhibition, a Youth Skills Course / Bike Rodeo and Bike Demos in the ever expanding BIKE ZONE / Family Bike Hub supported by the City of Santa Monica Planning and Community Development Dept and Safe Routes to School.

The Bike Exhibition demonstrates the wonderful versatility of the bicycle and how it can enhance our lives as a healthy, sustainable part of our city and the environment.  We demonstrate the adaptability of bicycles and how bicycles can be more than just for pleasure – they can get us to work or school, go shopping, get groceries, run errands, and take us on terrific adventures from cruising in the sun to bike touring destinations near and far.

We will have a large variety of bicycles on display from standard cruisers, mountain bikes and road bikes to the increasingly popular cargo bikes and folding bikes.  We will have trailers for hauling all kinds of cargo from your children and pets to trips to your local farmers market, weekly groceries and weekend shopping sprees.  We will also have some nice vintage bikes on display as well, still ready for daily use.
Volunteers needed – email volunteer@SMSpoke.org
Bikes on display are courtesy of Santa Monica Spoke community, and with generous help from our local bike shops.
Family Bike Hub

Youth Skills Course – Bike Rodeo NOON to 4pm will offer a fun training and skills course for children to learn or improve their riding skills and learn safety precautions. Adults can get instruction, safety tips and learn their rights and responsibilities of smart cycling.

Activities will include helmet decorating, Bike Safety check and bike maintenance workshops with Bikerowave, & REI, Photo Wall , FUN PRIZES AND MORE!

Ride your bike to the festival, Free Bike Valet will be provided by the City of Santa Monica.
Free rides on the Big Blue Bus (line #8 only) will be offered to festival participants. Click to print coupon. Also, Santa Monica Free Ride will offer free shuttle service between Main St. at Ocean Park Blvd. and the Festival. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.

We look forward to you visiting our Exhibition and talking with you about bicycling in Santa Monica and the City’s progress on the Bike Action Plan.

The Festival:      Website      On Facebook      Facebook Event       twitter @santamonicafestival

The 24rd annual Santa Monica Festival is presented by the City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division and Office of Sustainability and the Environment, and is produced by Community Arts Resources (CARS). The festival is free and open to all ages. See you on May 9th!

Each year since 1992, Community Arts Resources, (CARS) who also has produced this event that has grown into Santa Monica’s largest celebration of its civic identity. The Santa Monica Festival expresses the city’s persona through a two-pronged approach: culture and the environment. Now one of the greenest festivals in the Los Angeles area, the event employs solar-powered stages, carbon offsets, waste diversion and product replacement to be as sustainable as possible. The festival, located in Clover Park since 1994, also celebrates the amazing diversity of Santa Monica through programming on two stages, a Town Square of local non-profits and government agencies, a Global Café, and a Marketplace of diverse vendors. The festival is presented by the City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division as well as the City’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment.

SANTA MONICA, CA (APRIL 10, 2011) – Commemorating its twentieth year (in 2011), the Santa Monica Festival has evolved into a celebration of the unique intersection of art and the environment.  Festival-goers can celebrate Mother Earth and all moms this Mother’s Day weekend with an eclectic mix of live music and dance, DIY art workshops utilizing recycled and repurposed materials, guilt-free shopping from vendors featuring earth-friendly artistic wares and local resources offered by a variety of City and local non-profit organizations.

It’s Here: May is Bike Month!! Bike Week and SO MUCH MORE

MAY: NATIONAL BIKE MONTH!!!

TheLEAGUE-BikeMonthMay is National Bike Month, sponsored by the  League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try.bike_month_250x250

Whether you bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment; or simply to explore your community, National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride.

Join us for the National Bike Challenge 

The National Bike Challenge is a nationwide event uniting thousands of current bicyclists — and encouraging countless new riders. The year the Challenge aims to unite 75,000 riders to pedal 35 million miles from May 1, 2015 until September 30, 2015. Now in its fourth year, the Challenge is a successful partnership between the PeopleForBikes and Kimberly-Clark’s Scott Natural Brand.

Join the Challenge and ride for team Bike Santa Monica!NBClogo-SCREEN

The National Bike Challenge officially starts May 1st! Sign up for the National Bike Challenge, after you create your account – join team Bike Santa Monica! This year there are 4 apps you can choose from to record your participation. Visit the app gallery here. IT”S EASY!

May 6th: National Walk Bike to School Day
& Bike it Walk it Week Santa Monica

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The event builds on the popularity of Walk to School Day, which is celebrated across the country – and the world – each October. National Bike to School Day provides an opportunity for schools across the country to join together to celebrate and to build off of the energy of National Bike Month.

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Santa Monica and Malibu Schools celebrate Bike it Walk it Week May 4th-8th. Join the fun by contacting SRTS Coordinator Cory Keen, your PTA President or the Bike it Walk it coordinator at your school to find out about how you can participate.

List of SMMUSD participation Bike it Walk it event here

Santa Monica Festival, Saturday May 9th,11am to 6pm

CARS-0002_SM_festival_digital_ad_546x280_v2Santa Monica Festival kicks off our Bike Week in Santa Monica as it celebrates its 24rd year at Clover Park Saturday. We will have an even BIGGER Family Bike Hub, a Skills Course and the 5th Santa Monica Spoke Bike Exhibition! The festival showcases sustainable living and culture through an array of free, family-friendly activities and performances, including art workshops, music and dance performances, cooking demonstrations, fitness classes, and more that reflect the culture and diversity of this unique beach City.

Bike Week LA 2015

Bike Week LA is an annual week of community events sponsored by Metro and local advocates all over the County of Los Angeles to promote bicycling as a sustainable and practical mode of transportation. Check Metro website for events all over LA.  In Santa Monica we have you covered, to get connected in your area look up LACBC, or your areas LACBC Local Chapter or Bike Ambassadors.

Santa Monica Spoke we will again participate and host rides and events through out the week! More info on these rides and events WILL BE POSTED SOON!! Keep checking our Event Calendar for ours and all the latest events for Bike Week SM.

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

More Bike Week, Bike Month & Bike Local SM Specials posted “linked here” soon!

The National Bike Challenge starts May 1st

Join the Challenge and ride for team Bike Santa Monica!NBClogo-SCREEN

Riders, start your engines! The National Bike Challenge kicks off this Friday, May 1. If you haven’t already, start tracking your rides for the opportunity to win bike gear (and a year’s supply of toilet paper!). Get ready at NationalBikeChallenge.org.

After you sign up for the National Bike Challenge. and create your account – join team Bike Santa Monica!

The National Bike Challenge officially starts May 1st. We’ve already started warming up in April – don’t wait join now! This year there are 4 apps you can choose from to record your participation. Visit the app gallery here. IT”S EASY!

The Challenge starts May 1

The National Bike Challenge is a nationwide event uniting thousands of current bicyclists — and encouraging countless new riders. In its simplest form it is a logging center for users to record miles ridden and be part of the national community of bicyclists. It is a free and easy way to challenge yourself, colleagues and the greater community to ride more. Users compete on a local, state and national level. The year the Challenge aims to unite 75,000 riders to pedal 35 million miles from May 1, 2015 until September 30, 2015. Now in its fourth year, the Challenge is a successful partnership between the PeopleForBikes and Kimberly-Clark’s Scott Natural Brand.

PeopleForBikes owns, operates, and maintains the National Bike Challenge website. PeopleForBikes mission is to making bicycling better for everyone by uniting millions of riders, thousands of businesses and hundreds of communities..

2015 Commuter Challenge – Beyond just bikes?

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Friday
 marks the start of Santa Monica’s 2015 Commuter Challenge Bike Month.

From May 1st to May 31st, folks working or living in Santa Monica can compete on a team or individual basis to save the most CO2 and/or obtain the highest rates of participation by logging their commute trips on CommuteSM.com.
At the end of the month, individuals, teams, and companies with the greatest CO2 reductions and participation rates will be awarded numerous prizes from local businesses.
Santa Monica’s 2015 Commuter Challenge is sponsored by RideAmigos, Urban Trans, Paradise Consulting, the City of Santa Monica, Santa Monica Spoke, Laemmle Theaters, McCabe’s Guitar Shop, Magicopolis, American Cinematheque, Lemonade, Dethrone Basecamp, Caffe Luxxe, IZIP Store, the Santa Monica Bike Center, Bike Attack, Pedego Santa Monica, Cynergy Cycles, Zone 3 Multisport, Helen’s Cycles, SM Spoke, and Downtown LA Bikes.

Individuals can participate in the Bike Month Challenge by visiting www.commuteSM.com, and registering with their employer network. Santa Monica residents employed outside of the city can join the SM Residents Employed Outside of City network..

Happy Commuting!
Ma’ayan DemboAnd to all those people on bikes – don’t forget to join us in the National Bike Challenge! Find out more here – join the team here!
For more information on the Commuter Challenge, visit www.commuteSM.com