Kidical Mass ride: June 28th, Douglas Park

Kidical Mass Ride:
June 28th, Douglas Park
Theme: 4th of July

Festivities from 9:00am to 12:30pm

The next Kidical Mass Ride for 2014, Saturday, June 28th. A fun bike ride experience for families with kids of all ages! Education with Fun, Pizza, Prizes! Wear a costume and you could win a prize!

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TIME:    9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
START:  Douglas Park – buy the playground.

Free: Please RSVP HERE

Join Santa Monica Spoke, the City of Santa Monica for Santa Monica’s next Kidical Mass Ride.  We will take a family friendly ride around the Santa Monica neighborhood east of Douglas Park. Raffle & Prizes at Douglas Park when we return!

Schedule.
9::00am
Check-in, Bike Safety Checks, Helmet Decorating, Snacks
10:00am 
Neighborhood Bike Ride
12:00pm 
Return to Douglas Park by noon for FUN, Raffle Drawing and Prizes!

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Special 20% discount on Rental 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  rentals) – Please CALL IN* and mention Kidical Mass Ride! Reserve early and plan to pick up bikes Saturday morning in time to arrive at the event.
* Please call in as bikes are set aside for Kidical Mass and cannot be reserved online.

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.

Watch last year’s Kidical Mass here:

Vote Local event: Bergamot Art Complex, June 28th

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Santa Monica Spoke joins railLA and Santa Monica Museum of Art for Santa Monica Next’s first Vote Local event. Click for more on NEXT’S VOTE LOCAL CAMPAIGN aimed specifically to encourage and increase the younger voter demographic – open to all all ages.

Join us for a tour of your neighborhood of a different kind.

When:   Saturday, June 28th,
Sillage from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m.,
Santa Monica Next discussion begins at 6:15 p.m.
Where:  Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Facebook event here

We’ll experience artist Brian Goeltzenleuchter’s olfactory artwork, “Sillage.” Over the course of the afternoon, the artist will tailor scents to specific zip codes. As Goeltzenleuchter creates new scents based on the information visitors give him about their neighborhoods, the artwork becomes a “scent-scape” of the Greater Los Angeles area.

What smells do you associate with your neighborhood? Take a short survey:smmoa.org/lasmellsurvey/.

Afterward, join Santa Monica Next and SMMoA in Bergamot Station’s nearby People Park for the first of many Vote Local meetings planned over the next few months.

We will check on the construction progress of the new Expo line station at 26th and Olympic Boulevard, scheduled to be completed in about a year. We entertain converstaion about the future of the Bergamot Station Arts Center, the impact Expo will have on the formerly industrial area, what Santa Monica is planning to help make Bergamot Station a regional destination for arts and culture, and what you can do to help prepare your city for the future. Light refreshments will be provided.

This event is co-sponsored by Santa Monica Spoke, railLA, and the Santa Monica Museum of Art.

For more information call (310) 586-6488. Or you can visit smmoa.org. Email questions to jason@santamonicanext.org or lynda.dorf@smmoa.org.

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We Support AB 1532 Hit & Run License Suspension, Assemblymember Gatto

Supporting Finish The Ride, an organization that is building a movement to raise awareness of hit and runs in California.  Supporting AB 1532 is just one part of Finish the Ride’s larger efforts to stem the rising epidemic of hit and run crimes across California.


 

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A community group dedicated
to walking & biking in Santa Monica.
Working to make the City of Santa Monica a
more sustainable, walkable
bikeable place to live, work and play.

June 10, 2014

The Honorable Mike Gatto
State Assemblymember, 43rd District
State Capitol, Room 2114
Sacramento, CA 94249

RE: AB 1532 (Gatto): Hit-and-Run License Suspension: Support

Dear Assemblymember Gatto,

On behalf of Santa Monica Spoke, a Santa Monica walking and biking advocacy organization, I write in support of AB 1532, which would suspend the driver’s license of persons involved in a misdemeanor hit-and-run when a person has been struck.

With the alarming increase of hit-and-run incidents around the state, LA County and in the City of Santa Monica, Santa Monica Spoke has been working to increase the safety of people walking and biking in our city as well as awareness to the needs of pedestrians and cyclists up-and-down our state.

AB 1532 would provide a much needed deterrent to those who would strike people walking and biking and drive away, showing no concern for their fellow citizens. It is a measured approach that will help in the work that our group and other pedestrian and cycling groups do every day to make our streets safer.

For these reasons, Santa Monica Spoke is proud to support AB 1532

Sincerely,

Cynthia Rose
Director
Santa Monica Spoke

cc: Members of the Assembly Public Safety Committee, Tom Ammiano, Chairman

Santa Monica Festival BIKE ZONE: Bike Exhibition, Family Bike Hub, Schedule HERE

Santa Monica Festival,
Saturday, June 14th, 11am – 6pm

Santa Monica Festival celebrates its 23rd year at Clover Park.  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.
4th Bike Exhibition and NEW Youth Skills Couse Bike Rodeo in expanded BIKE ZONE
Volunteers needed – email volunteer@SMSpoke.org
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Volunteers Needed for Santa Monica Festival

Come join us at the Santa Monica Festival !
Saturday June 14th, 11-6pm
Clover Park, 2500 Ocean Park Blvd

Volunteers needed for the BIKE ZONE, Bike Exhibition, security (watching the bikes) and enthusiasm as we talk about and share the love of bikes and biking.
Sign up for 2hour or longer shifts! Set up or break down also.

volunteer@SMSpoke.org

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Santa Monica Festival June 14th, 4 Annual Bike Exhibition & FREE Bike Rodeo

SMF 2014 imageSanta Monica Festival celebrates its 23rd year at Clover Park Saturday, June 14th 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. New to 2014 is a pop-up playground, which allows children to create their own worlds out of everyday items. The free festival is an opportunity for residents and visitors alike to come together to connect, create, and celebrate Santa Monica.

Bikes will again play a large roll in the festivities this year.  Santa Monica Spoke is excited to be participating by putting on our 4th Bike Exhibition and NEW Youth Skills Course / Bike Rodeo in expanded BIKE ZONE and Family Bike HUB supported by the City of Santa Monica Planning and Community Development Dept.

The Bike Exhibition will demonstrate 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 newly 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, along with generous help from local bike shops.

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 maintenance workshops with REI bike mechanic, Snap-a-Photo and a bike parade, 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 Route 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.

Festival Website
Festival on Facebook
Facebook Event Page
twitter @santamonicafest

The 23rd 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 June 14th!

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.

Team Bike Santa Monica – NBC* Handlebar Happy Hour

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Bike Challenge Handlebar Happy Hour!
Thursday, May 29th, 5-8pm

Address: 2820 Main Street, Santa Monica

ALL ARE WELCOME!

You can log miles for all this month up until the last day of May!

Join us Thursday May 29th, from 5-8pm as we compete nationally and continue to build the local momentum in the *National Bike Challenge! We’ll be there along with team members from Santa Monica Bike Center and SM City staff to help log your miles, answer question or help you enroll. Giveaways and Prizes!

Join team BIKE SANTA MONICA and help bring together our local biking community and become involved or take part in our growing local bike culture!
Join the Challenge – Ride with us!

 

4th Annual Bike FROM Work Handlebar Happy Hour Tonight!

Join us tonight for our 4th Annual Bike FROM Work
Handlebar Happy Hour!!

NEW VENUE Areal Restaurant, 2820 Main Street – 5-9PM

Hoppy Hour prices from 5-7pm, 20% off all food when mention you rode your bike today until 11pm!

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

Bike Month & Bike Local SM Week Specials

LACBC and some of our Local Chapters are hosting Handlebar Happy Hour events in their areas this year too!

Handlebar Happy Hour Bike Week LA 2014

 

Ride Big Blue Bus for free today with your bike! Extend your commute with your bike on bus!

If the heat or your ride is long or a full day at work makes it a challenge to pedal home, go multi-modal:

Big Blue Bus joins Metro (and other transit) to offer FREE rides to bicyclists all day on May 15th. Bring your bike or helmet on board a Big Blue Bus and you can ride for free.

BBB Bike Resources 
  • Read our tips for bringing your bike on board Big Blue.
  • BBB encourages bike safety, visit www.bike.smgov.net for additional information.

National Bike Challenge: Kick off Happy Hour!

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Areal Restaurant
hosts the first National Bike Challenge
Happy Hour!

Address: 2820 Main Street, Santa Monica

Join us Thursday May 8th, 2014 from 5-7pm and recognize the efforts of Santa Monica’s newest Bike Friendly Businesses as we build momentum for the National Bike Challenge!
May is National Bike Month - It’s time to celebrate! We have so many awesome bike events happening in Santa Monica and all over LA County, this is a great way to bring together our local biking community to share how you can become involved or take part in our growing local bike culture!!  We will be there to answer questions, help you sign up, “how to” log you miles….
And just catch up and have FUN!

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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.Stay tuned for more BIKE MONTH & NATIONAL BIKE CHALLENGE events and Happy Hours! 
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When you sign up for the National Bike Challenge – the next step is to: Join us on team BiKE SANTA MONICA! You can ride for your community and for our team!

 

 

 

 

More info posted soon to a “National Bike Challenge Page here on SMSpoke.org

Bike Week LA: Saturday & Sunday, May 17th and 18th

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Click for full list of participating businesses and specials for
Bike Month & Bike Local SM Week
 

Santa Monica Spoke is pleased to partner with Buy Local Santa Monica, the City of Santa Monica and LA County Metro for Bike Week LA.  Here are some great Bike Local Santa Monica Weekend Specials….just ride over on your bike and mention “Bike Local, Buy Local SM!”
Most specials are good all week and some all through the month of May!

Monday-Sunday—Bike Local:  Ride your bike to eat, play or shop, and take advantage of special discounts just for bicyclists! Bicyclists are great for local business. Research shows that people traveling on bicycles spend more money at and make more visits to small establishments than people traveling in cars. Because bicyclists travel at slower speeds, it’s easier for them to stop and smell the coffee!

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