Category Archives: bicycle event

Santa Monica Local Bike Match Program: Volunteers Needed

For a few years we’ve worked to get bicycles in the hands of folks that have had their own bicycles stolen or cannot afford to purchase a new bicycle. Until now our donated bicycles have been distributed in our local community in exchange for a pay what you can donation, as gifts to individuals and for free local community raffles.

Early this year in addition to donated bike from individuals we received a number of bicycles from a local business and from Bike Angels. We have been working hard to clean and fix up these bikes to add to our Local Bike Match Program. The goal of the Bike Match program is to get donated bikes matched – for free – to individuals in our local community. As we continue to collect working bike donations (all sizes) we need volunteers to help clean them up and do minor repairs so they can be matched and distributed to new owners – for no cost – or if you have the means for a donation that will be applied to the Bike Match Program. 

If your bike has been stolen or you are in need of a bicycle and cannot afford one please drop us an email. An online application is coming soon.

What can you do? Volunteer!

We are hosting a wash and wrench session at the SMC Sustainability Center this Saturday, October 17th, 12-4pm* with our Bike Match Program partners at Santa Monica College Sustainability Program. Bike mechanics knowledge is very helpful but not required – some bikes just need to be cleaned.  

To donate a bicycle, parts, accessories or equipment please email Donate@SMSpoke.org 
 

If you can join us this Saturday, or for a future session please email us at Volunteer@SMSpoke.org 

*All Volunteers are required to take the Covid Health & Safety Survey prior to showing up to volunteer. 

Recent SMC Bike Match recipients!

Kidical Mass(ive) Global Family Bike Ride this Saturday, Sept. 14th!

Kidical Mass(ive)
September 14th @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SANTA MONICA KIDICAL MASS GOES MASSIVE… AGAIN!
A ride for the entire family – kids to grandparents!

Join us starting at 9am for coffee, juice and morning munchies along with craft activities!! 

click image for all the event info!

En Español
RSVP email us at RSVP@SMSpoke.org
To volunteer for this or other events email us at Volunteer@SMSpoke.org

Clover Park at 25th & Oak

THE THEME WILL AGAIN BE SWASH BUCKLING PIRATES!
– in Celebration of TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY!
Fun of pre- ride activities!! Helmet & LWV Suffragette Sash decorating. You can get pre-decorated for COAST!
• PRIZES for best outfits 

Join us Saturday, September 14th, 2019 for the fifth Santa Monica Kidical Massive, Global Family Bike Event! All ages from kids to seniors!

For the fifth year we’ll be riding and celebrating on the largest “global family bike ride” ever and we’re looking for another great event in 2019! Join us as THOUSANDS of families around the globe go for a bike ride together. We’ll be showing that all people on bikes kids to seniors are traffic too — and that cities that plan for biking for all ages are more livable, healthy, sustainable, profitable, and FUN!

Don’t have a Kid Carrying Bike? NOT  A PROBLEM! Special 20% discount on Rentals at the Santa Monica Bike Center.

More info on the event page HERE

Tomorrow is HandleBar Happy Hour, plus this weekend Rainbow Kidical Mass & #SaMoPride Green Lane Ride !

Kidical Mass: SaMoPride Ride
June 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

KIDICAL MASS: Rainbow Ride
Dress up in your best Rainbow gear!

Free: Please RSVP HERE

20% off your entire order when you purchase a Unicorn Pizza all June!

Join Santa Monica Spoke and City of Santa Monica for the Kidical Mass Rainbow Ride. Celebrating an inclusive and diverse community during #SaMoPride Month with a special rainbow themed ride for families with kids – infants to seniors, riders of all ages are welcome! We will take a short family friendly ride around the neighborhood North of Wilshire during this regular friendly event. Prizes and giveaways!
Post ride activities include Rainbow Pizza!!

All the event info isHERE


#SaMoPride Green Lane Ride
June 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

We invite you to join us and LA County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) for a two-wheeled tour of the City’s new green lanes as part of SaMo Pride Month, sponsored by Metro Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) Program. In June, Santa Monica is celebrating their 1st SaMo Pride Month and commitment to an inclusive and diverse community. This ride will sample some of the 19 miles of new green lanes.

All the event info is HERE!

19th Annual LA River Ride is June 9th!

Register NOW for the LA River Ride

Be sure to register early for the 19th Annual LA River Ride – just around the corner! Ticket prices will increase on June 9, so be sure to register now and pre-order your jersey for the best rates! 

We’re excited to once again be supported by The Wonderful CompanyPocrass & De Los Reyes, LLP, the Riordan FoundationFirst 5 LA, and more. 

You won’t want to miss all of the extras this year – the photo-booth from REI, on-course support from VeloFix, and even a BUS from LA Metro so you can finally try out those bike racks and elevate your LA commute. PLUS a fully-loaded raffle with bikes from REIPure CyclesTernRaleigh, and DTLA Bikes!

Register for the 19th Annual River Ride

Tomorrow: Bike Ride with City Manager to Celebrate Green Lanes!

Thursday AND Friday #BikeToWorkDay pit stops in Santa Monica…… but the celebrating continues tomorrow May 18th with a Bike Ride to celebrate #BikeMonthSM and our newest Green Lanes!

Join us May 18th on a Ride with City Manager and staff to celebrate our newest green lanes – click image to go to the event page.

Grab your bicycles or get and head to City Hall, 1685 Main St., at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019 as we join City Manager Rick Cole for a bike ride on the newly painted lanes. All are welcome.
• Children should be capable of street riding or in a bike seat or trailer.
• No bike? or Want to give Breeze a try? – for this event you can get 
FREE RIDE TIME on BREEZE! Limited to supplies on hand.


RSVP HERE to reserve a Breeze bike with free ride time for the event.


Installation of the green lanes advances the mode shift and Vision Zero components of the City’s Mobility Strategic Goal by further implementing the Bike Action Plan, which was developed with extensive community outreach and support. Santa Monica Spoke is partnering with City of Santa Monica to organize a fun bike ride to highlight some of our newest green lanes.
For more background on the green lanes click HERE

See the facebook event HERE