Tag Archives: #BikeLocal

Handlebar Happy Hour: Bareburger

For March we visit the local Bareburger on Main Street in Santa Monica!

Bareburger is warmly welcoming us by extending their Happy Hour menu for our group until 8pm! Thanks Bareburger!!

End of every month we like to get together for fun, and to celebrate all things bike.bike_local_sticker
Always fun, always family friendly!
Socialize, talk bikes, give input ….

If it’s on your way don’t forget to pass the Bike Counter on your way!


Bareburger is a Buy Local Business that believes sometimes it can be just as simple as a burger, fries, and shake. Their Mission is for love, service, and organic & sustainable food to fill their restaurants with foods we can pronounce. They came together to make food that they can proudly serve to their communities, friends and families with ingredients sourced as close to home as possible.

Barebuger celebrates ingredients that grow up the way nature intended. Their produce is free of pesticides and GMOs, poultry and eggs that aren’t limited to cages, proteins are grass-fed and humanely raised. Drinks are composed of natural flavors; coffee and desserts that are fair-trade. They are dedicated to great-tasting grub with no funny business and are committed to serving you nothing less than the highest quality meals and refreshments. Winner of the James Beard Foundation BLENDED BURGER PROJECT™ is but one of the many awards they have won and also include not one, not two – but THREE national accolades for their home made veggie (vegan) patty’s!!!

Celebrate #BikeLocalSM, our Buy Local SM businesses, happy hour + new friends at these monthly events!  Learn about upcoming local bike events + find out about and connect with us at SM Spoke… as we visit and introduce you to some of our Buy Local SM businesses.  Eat Local, Drink Local, Buy Local AND Bike Local SM!

 

 

Kidical Mass: Wheel You Be My Valentine


 

Free: Please RSVP HERE so we have enough refreshments and activity supplies!

Join Santa Monica Spoke and the City of Santa Monica for the next Kidical Mass Family Bike Ride.  You never know what special guest could join us – last year we were joined by Madi Carlson from Seattle’s Kidical Mass and City Councilwoman Pam O’Connor – Maybe the Mayor?!.
Drawings and Prize for BEST DRESSED!

– meet north side of park at 22nd Street 

Pre-ride snacks, Coffee, and beverages for the kids (Please be sustainable and bring your own cups), Helmet Decorating, Prizes, Free Bike Safety Checks provided by TBD, & Check-in
Arrive early and don’t miss the FUN
We return to Clover Park for FUN and post-ride snacks provided by KIND.
Valentine Cookie Decorating is planned!


* 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……

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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.

Info at the event on MANGo phase II and Safe Routes to Edison Language Academy

 

 


Wanna help or get more involved? Email us at Volunteer@SMSpoke.org

Handlebar Happy Hour: Finn McCool’s

Handlebar Happy Hour #HBHH for 2017 – Finn McCool’s on Main Street!

End of every month we like to get together for fun, and to celebrate all things bike.bike_local_sticker
Always fun, always family friendly! For this event kids eat for free!
Socialize, talk bikes, give input ….

Don’t forget to pass the new Bike Counter on your way!


This month, we’re excited to visit a new venue for us – Finn McCool’s!
“2015 Irish Woman of the Year” Awarded to Chef Geraldine Gilliland”

Happy Hour until 7pm
Live music starting at 8:00pm —  Devil’s Box Bluegrass

Traditional Irish Pub, live music, 200+ whiskeys, traditional Irish food
Yr Establ in SM:  2002
Live music & entertainment throughout the week.  Happy Hour specials daily (check website).

  • Traditional Irish Sunday Roast dinner Noon-11pm every Sunday.
  • Kids Eat Free from 4-7pm Mon-Sat.
  • Late Night Bar Menu 11pm-1am.
  • Traditional Irish Food with an extensive vegetarian & vegan menu! — featuring local fresh ingredients. They host parties + cater events.
    *Restrictions apply; specials & promotions may change without notice.

Of course they are Buy Local!  They support other Santa Monica businesses including the Santa Monica Farmers Market, Maggie’s Farm, Weiser Family Farms, Munak Ranch, Lula Cocina Mexicana, One Life & Whole Foods.


Celebrate #BikeLocalSM, our Buy Local SM businesses, happy hour + new friends at these monthly events!  Learn about upcoming local bike events + find out about and connect with us at SM Spoke… as we visit and introduce you to some of our Buy Local SM businesses.  Eat Local, Drink Local, Buy Local AND Bike Local SM!


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Handlebar Happy Hour: Herringbone

Don’t miss the last Handlebar Happy Hour #HBHH for 2016!

End of every month we like to get together for fun, and to celebrate all things bike.bike_local_sticker
Always fun, always family friendly!
Socialize, talk bikes, give input ….

Don’t forget to pass the new Bike Counter on your way!


Celebrate #BikeLocalSM, our Buy Local SM businesses, happy hour + new friends at these monthly events!  Learn about upcoming local bike events + find out about and connect with us at SM Spoke… as we visit and introduce you to some of our Buy Local SM businesses.  Eat Local, Drink Local, Buy Local AND Bike Local SM!

This month, we’re excited to visit a new venue, Herringbone

Bringing “Fish Meats Field” to the Santa Monica Coastline

Located in The Seychelle at Ocean Avenue South, Herringbone Santa Monica features the same ocean to table flavors as its sister location in La Jolla, California as well as new locally inspired dishes. Now open, shuck a few oysters with the newest member of the Fabric of Social Dining.

As always our Handlebar Happy Hours are a Family Friendly Events. Come one and all!

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#HBHH #BikeLocalSM #BikeSM #SMSpoke #DrinkLocalSM #EatLocalSM

 

 

Real-Time Bike Counter STARTS TODAY

 

Real-Time Bike Information Hits Main Street Wednesday December 20th, 2016

New bike counter will track bikers as they pass City Hall
north and southbound

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – A real-time bike counter is being installed on Main Street in front of City Hall this week to better understand the number of people getting around the city on bike while also displaying to bikers that their choice to bike counts! The counter is connected to sensors in the green lanes on Main Street, both northbound and southbound. This fun visual feedback encourages cycling and is part of the GoSaMo campaign to equip, excite, and inform everyone of new mobility options.

JOIN US TO CELEBRATE!

WHEN: Wednesday, December 19, noon – 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: 1685 Main Street, near Breeze Bike Share Station (before Main St. bridge)
WHO: Mayor Ted Winterer and City Manager Rick Cole will join Santa Monica Spoke, Climate Action Santa Monica, and Breeze Bike Share for a short “bike counter” welcome event.

To learn more about the bike totem, visit http://www.eco-compteur.com/en/products/realtime-display/item/247.

SM Spoke Meeting: BAP Party

Doors open at 9:30am with coffee, bagels & breakfast treats.

Arrive by 10am and get a gift bag*

10:15AM – Short discussion style presentation about local projects, BAP update with City Staff
– time for input and questions.

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Kidical Mass

KIDICAL MASS: Halloween
Costume Contest

START:  St. Monica
725 California

Free: Please RSVP HERE

Join Santa Monica Spoke and City of Santa Monica for the Kidical Mass Halloween Ride. 
We will take a family friendly ride around the neighborhood North of Wilshire on a regular kid friendly event. Prizes and giveaways at when we return!

Schedule.
9::00am – 12:00pm

Don’t miss the fun pre-ride activities!
– Check-in, Morning Snacks, Bike Safety Checks, Helmet Decorating
– FAMILY Ride
– POST RIDE ACTIVITIES for the kids plus Community Climate Action Summit *
– Prizes, plus post ride snacks by KIND
* Immediate following Kidical Mass Ride you are invited to visit Santa Monica’s Community Climate Action Summit .A free day-long fun and stirring event to develop the City’s next Climate Action & Adaptation Plan, be a part of the process.

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* 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……

Breeze-Hulu-Logo
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.

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“Go Public” Ice Cream Ride

August “Go PUBLIC” bike ride is here!
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM!!!

It’s been very HOT recently so we thought what better way to cool off than to go on an ice cream bike ride. We will be stopping at THREE different creameries, each with their own unique spin on everyone’s favorite frozen treat (non-dairy friendly!).

Our first stop will be the Santa Monica staple, Sweet Rose Creamery, located on Pico Blvd. Small batch ice cream made daily with locally sourced ingredients! They also have incredible coffee too. Read more about them here: https://sweetrosecreamery.com/

Our second stop will be the Portland transplant, Salt & Straw Ice Cream! Now open in Venice, located on Abbot Kinney. Salt & Straw features ice cream flavors you never knew were possible and it also showcases a slew of specialty flavors that change every month which are co-created and inspired by local chef’s, restuarants and establishments. Learn more about Salt & Straw here: http://saltandstraw.com/

Our third and final stop will be our fellow neighbors’ down the street, Kippy’s Ice Cream Shop! Kippy’s is unique in that it specializes in organic, non-dairy ice cream; healthy and delicious. Their ice cream is made by hand, daily using fresh raw coconut sweetened with honey. Yum! Check them out here: http://www.kippysicecream.com/

This will be a 5 mile ride round-trip through the streets and neighborhoods of Santa Monica and Venice. Family friendly and fun for all ages (youngsters + toddlers recommended to ride with a parent). The ride will start and end at the PUBLIC Bikes Santa Monica store location.

BYOB (Bring Your Own Bike) OR hop on a Breeze bike on Ashland Ave, one block from the PUBLIC Bikes store, OR rent a bike with the Santa Monica Bike Center and receive 20% when you mention our bike ride!

Facebook event HERE

Breeze SM Community Bike Ride

Community Bike Ride with Breeze Bike Share!

Saturday, July 23rd, 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 month we’ll explore the benefits of the new rate structure along with Santa Monica’s growing bike network, connections to transit and MORE!

We highlight our local bike friendly businesses and attractions, additionally we’ll learn helpful tips on how to 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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UNBROKEN GROUND: MOVIE

Doors 7:00 PM, Film 7:30 PM Patagonia Santa Monica  FREE

Like biking or how what we choose as our transportation choice…:
Our food choices are deeply connected to climate change. Food will play a critical role in the next frontier of our efforts to solve the environmental crisis. Join us to celebrate the release of Unbroken Ground, a compelling new film by Chris Malloy that explores four areas of agriculture that aim to change our relationship to the land and oceans.

Following the 25-minute film, hear from a panel of speakers and taste Patagonia Provisions’ organic food sourced from our partners featured in the film. Visit Patagonia Provisions to learn more about the food we offer and what makes us different.

GROUP RIDE TO THE MOVIE / EVENT

We will meet at the by the Breeze Station at the Expo Terminus Station — NORTH SIDE near 5th & Colorado.
Come by EXPO, ride your bike or pick up a BREEZE Bikeshare. 

We meet at 6:30 ROLL at 6:45  — Doors 7:00 PM, Film 7:30 PM