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Handlebar Happy Hour: The Curious Palate

April HandleBar Happy Hour will be at The Curious Palate in the Santa Monica Place– Joined by the monthly Ride with the Mayor
JOIN us for either or both!


This month we visit The Curious Palate, a Bike Local, Buy Local Business. A comfortable dining room and spacious patio on the dining deck of Santa Monica Place. There’s plenty of room for families, dogs, and groups of friends to gather. For The Curious Palate, cooking is all about connecting with people – and with the earth. This means they’re always exploring new ways of supporting artisans and local producers who can provide them with fresh, sustainable, natural ingredients to share with their patrons. They sell house made jams and jellies and source much of their fruit and produce locally through Farmers Markets.  Plus both their restaurants are built and furnished with Douglas Fir sourced from tear downs  — including one from a house here in Santa Monica – that’s cool!

HandleBar Happy Hour Special:
HH drink menu will be extended for entire duration of our visit, PLUS we’ll get 10% off on all remaining menu food and drinks (excluding the happy hour drinks).


End of every month we like to get together for fun, support local businesses, 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!


Big thank you to last month’s host Lunetta All Day  –  We had a GREAT GROUP – FUN was had by all!

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!

HandleBar Happy Hour: Lunetta All Day

March HandleBar Happy Hour will be at Lunetta All Day!

This month, the Ride with Mayor has gone multi-modal with two great options to get to our 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
To Lunetta All Day for Handlebar Happy Hour!

Can’t make for the ride or the walk? Simply join us Lunetta All Day for a social gathering and our March Bike Local Handle Bar 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.


This month we visit Lunetta All Day, a Bike Local, Buy Local Business. Lunetta All Day is their interpretation of a neighborhood diner. They offer an inventive breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Great food paired with locally roasted coffee options, classic cocktails, large selection of craft beer and delicious wines to enjoy drinking with family & friends. 


End of every month we like to get together for fun, support local businesses, 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!


Big thank you to last months host  Margo’s,  –  We had a GREAT GROUP – FUN was had by all!

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: Valentine

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Saturday – February 10th – Clover Park

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DATE:    SATURDAY February 10th
TIME:    9:00 AM – NOON
START:  Clover Park (2600 Ocean Park Blvd)
– meet (west side of park) 25th Street at Oak Street 

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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. We are happy to have support from Razor at the event. There will be a Razor Booth with Scooters to demo – plus you could win a scooter in a FREE raffle – RSVP and arrive to Check-in for your free raffle ticket! YEY Prize Drawings!

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 Performance Bicycles, & Check in.
Arrive early and don’t miss the FUN!
We return to Clover Park for FUN and post-ride snacks.
Valentine themed activity are being 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.


Un paseo de grupo en bicicleta, divertido y para toda la familia.

Con el tema de Día de San Valentín en Santa Mónica comenzando en Clover Park a las 9 am 2/10/18.

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SM City Council: Bike Month Proclamation, Vision Zero

We invite you to participate at the May 9th City Council Meeting by joining us, sending your personal input to council, and Signing the Petition for Safer Streets Today!

Santa Monica City Council Meeting May 9th, scheduled for 7:00pm – arrive 6:30pm

Will you attend? RSVP@SMSpoke.org

Sign the Petition for Safer Streets Today!

  • Officially Proclamation: May as Bike Month in Santa Monica
  • Discussion: Vision Zero – Action Alert

At the beginning of tonights Council Meeting the Mayor will proclaim May as Bike Month 2017!  Join us to celebrate our communities dedication to biking and healthily active transportation.

I addition to the Bike Month Proclamation, at this meeting the City Council will hear from staff and the public on the City’s efforts on pedestrian and biking safety programs, infrastructure improvements and implementation on Vision Zero. Here is the Staff Report on Vision Zero, Bike Action Plan, and Pedestrian Action Plan Implementation. With the 2 year budget soon to be discussed this is our opportunity to tell our city leaders we want true commitment to safety in the form of dedicated funding for improved safety infrastructure. This is our chance to tell the City that we want them to hire a full-time pedestrian safety coordinator to coordinate Vision Zero and to fund improved safety infrastructure, like buffered bike lanes, better crosswalks, and safer sidewalks.

Without a pedestrian coordinator dedicated to the task of Vision Zero to coordinate between City departments and to shepherd and oversee projects we can never realize the commitment Santa Monica made to reduce preventable traffic fatalities to zero in 10 years. The City must be transparent, coordinated and data driven if we ever wish to solve the growing epidemic of serious injuries and fatalities due to traffic collisions!

Santa Monica has demonstrated it’s commitment to the environment and reducing emissions by encouraging residents and visitors toward alternate modes of transportation like walking, biking and public transportation. With that there is also the obligation to keep us safe when we opt for these modes for our health and for the health of our community through the commitment of funds for staff and projects. With the current epidemic of serious injuries and traffic fatalities nearing double digits in just the last few weeks in Santa Monica — the time is now to make that commitment!  One’s life should not be put at risk for walking or riding a bike to get to our daily destinations.

If you have not yet signed the petition, we invite you to do so now. PLEASE also invite your friends and family to sign before the May 9th meeting. In addition to the petition you can also send your thoughts and concerns to City Council members in advance of the meeting by emailing council@smgov.net.

Click here to Sign the Petition for Safer Streets Today!

The event hours will be adjusted for the expected hearing time once the council agenda is available. The meeting begins at 5:30PM, but the hearing will not be until later in the meeting.