SAVE THE DATE: Kidical Mass, The Lorax Garden Tour & Earth Day Family Ride April 21st

KIDICAL MASS The Lorax Earth Day Bike Ride
Tour Park Drive Community Garden
FUN hands-on KIDS Workshop


DATE:    SATURDAY APRIL 21st, 2018

TIME:    9:00 AM – NOON
–  By playground enter on 14th Street.

Our Earth Day theme this year is Dr Seuss’ The LoraxThe Lorax was Dr. Seuss‘ personal favorite of his children’s book. It chronicles the plight of the environment and the Lorax, who speaks for the trees against the Once-ler. As in most Dr. Seuss works, most of the creatures mentioned are original to the book.
What costume will you dream up?

The book is commonly recognized as a fable and a story Dr Seuss was able to create addressing economic and environmental issues without it being dull. “The Lorax,” he once explained, “came out of me being angry. In The Lorax I was out to attack what I think are evil things and let the chips fall where they might.”

Free: Please RSVP HERE

Join Santa Monica Spoke, the City of Santa Monica and Santa Monica Community Gardeners for Santa Monica’s Kidical Mass: The Lorax Family Ride and Garden Tour 2018. 
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!

SM Community Gardens     

9::00am – 12:30pm

– Check-in, Morning Snacks (coffee and juice), Bike Safety Checks by Performance Bicycles Santa Monica, Helmet Decorating
– Ride to Pit Stop visit at PARK DRIVE COMMUNITY GARDEN
– Family Garden tours and Community Garden Workshop for the kids
– 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……

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.

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

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!)”

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!!

Santa Monica: LA Marathon Finish Line this Sunday

Get Ready for the LA Marathon and another Marathon Crash Ride from Tang’s Donut at 4am!



This year there will be another Marathon Crash Ride lead out by LAPD.
Check out the calendar event HERE or click the image for all the info

LA Marathon Finish Line in Santa Monica this Sunday

Santa Monica will welcome over 20,000 runners for the last three miles of the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, March 18, 2018. The City of Santa Monica aims to create a safe, friendly atmosphere for all visitors while reducing the impacts on residents. Taking public transit or riding your bike on the day of the marathon is a great way to help reduce traffic.

Everything You Need To Know

Map of Downtown Impacts

Tip 1: Downtown will be busy! Skip the driving headache and take transit, bike, or walk to Downtown Santa Monica!

Tip 2: Help us keep runners safe. If you see something suspicious, say something! Don’t hesitate to call 9-1-1.

Tip 3: All Big Blue Bus routes will stop at 17th St/SMC Expo Station for the #LAMarathon Bus Hub. Transfer to Expo for free to get to Downtown Santa Monica.

Have a fun Sunday and enjoy the energy of Race Day!

Follow the City of Santa Monica to get daily updates!

Amazon Smile Donations Tripled? YES! March 12-31

3x your impact! From March 12-31, Amazon is tripling the donation rate on your first purchase! Go to and Amazon donates to Santa Monica Spoke.

We support buying local – but know that people also shop online. Here is a way to do a little of both.

Ride with the Mayor: multi-modal for March

Ride with the Mayor is going multi-modal with two great options in March –
Plus, HandleBar Happy Hour #HBHH at Lunetta All Day
– Everyone Welcome!

Mark your calendars for March 29th, 5:30pm, then choose your mode.
• Ride with the Mayor from Santa Monica City Hall
• Walk with Mayor Pro Tem from Ishihara Park

Both events will end at Lunetta All Day for a social gathering and our March, Bike Local HandleBar Happy Hour to celebrate Meatless in March--the effort to raise awareness and grow the movement toward plant-rich foods and the many healthy, environmentally sustainable and delicious plant based food options.  Join Mayor Ted Winterer, Mayor Pro Tempore Gleam Davis, City of Santa Monica and all our community partners: Santa Monica Spoke, Adopt-A-Walk, Buy Local Santa Monica, and the Santa Monica Safe Streets Alliance for another 3x’s the FUN CELEBRATION!

Get more info HERE

Join the walk, or the ride, or meet us on the back patio at Lunetta All Day for HBHH – we look forward to seeing you!

Meet your community and neighbors in a fun social atmosphere – we’ll share our enthusiasm for active transportation, everyone is welcome, regardless of travel mode.