Category Archives: bicycles

This Weekend: Walk with the Mayor Protem to the Buy Local Health & Fitness Festival!

Come visit us at Santa Monica Spoke, Santa Monica Safe Routes to School, GoSaMo Team, and the Santa Monica Safe Street Alliance AND SO MUCH MORE. We will host another fun bike & small wheels obstacle safety course and bike safety checks by Performance Bicycle for the kids. Free and low cost helmets and lots of materials and information to share! A day of healthy outdoor activities for all ages!

Start the day on a Walk with Mayor Protem Gleam Davis to the Buy Local Festival for a day of fun and health activities for the entire family!

This free community event, co-produced with the city of Santa Monica, will feature  music,  pop up shops,  and  interactive classes, and lots of opportunities to get to know your City.   Local businesses will provide  expertise,  advice,  health screenings,  and  free product samples    to promote a healthy and happy lifestyle for the entire Santa Monica Community. Businesses from every neighborhood will be there.  Don’t miss the chance to be part of this amazing feel-good festival and help support your local businesses, schools, and public services!

We are giving away more Huffy Cruisers!!

Santa Monica City Council: Bike Month Proclamation

We invite you to join us at the May 22nd City Council
6:00pm, Santa Monica City Hall*

For the third year in a row, Mayor Ted Winterer and the Santa Monica City Council Officially Proclaim: May as Bike Month in Santa Monica!

* Please check back – as the council agenda is confirmed the time may be updated or change slightly
The UPDATED TIME we currently have is 6:00 for PHOTO and the proclamation.

We would LOVE for you to join us!
RSVP@SMSpoke.org

At the beginning of the May 22nd Council Meeting the Mayor Ted Winterer will proclaim May as Bike Month 2018!  Join us to celebrate our communities dedication to biking and healthily active transportation.

Bike Month Specials at Barburger, Support Santa Monica Spoke!

Bareburger has partnered up with SM Spoke for Bike Month!

– when you order from the SM Spoke exclusive menu during May, $1 of every item sold will be donated to Santa Monica Spoke.

During May Bike Month – show your helmet for
– Bike Week: May 13-19th — Extended Happy Hour until 8 pm when you ride your bike to Bareburger
– Happy Hour all evening on Bike to Work Day, May 17th, when you ride your bike to Bareburger. We’ll be heading over at 8pm for #HBHH in the Patio.
– EACH TIME you go to Barebuger in May by bike – receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a VIP Table at one of the Barebuger signature events.
4 prizes will awarded.

Community Gardens and this month’s Ride with the Mayor!

THE TUESDAY EVENT HAS BEEN POST POSTPONED – 
The Wednesday Ride with the Mayor is still a GO!

The History of the Santa Monica Community Gardens”  

  • Tuesday, August 15th POSTPONED

In 1976, Santa Monica became the first city in the region to establish community gardens.
Main Street, Euclid Park, Park Avenue & Ishihara— It’s just the beginning! 


August Ride with the Mayor, Community Gardens Bike Tour
followed by HandleBar Happy Hour at Bareburger!

  • Wednesday, August 16th
  • 5:30pm roll 
  • Ride begins at Santa Monica City Hall 
    1685 Main Street
    end at Bareburger, 2732 Main Street 

This month, Join us for another Ride with Mayor on a tour of Santa Monica’s Community Gardens.  We’ll wind up at one of our #BikeLocalSM favorites, Bareburger on Main Street for an extended HandleBar Happy Hour #HBHH.

Come meet us, Mayor Ted Winterer, City staff, and your neighbors while enjoying a fun bike ride in the breezy Santa Monica sunshine! The ride will be about 7 miles and should take about 1.5 hours. The plan is to leave from City Hall just after 5:30pm. Ride route is HERE

Bring your own bike, helmet, lock & water bottle. Family friendly – however children should be capable of street riding or in an appropriate child seat or trailer.

No bike? No problem! Just grab a Breeze Bike Share!

The monthly Mayor Ride was born at the Breeze One year Anniversary Event with a proclamation from City Manager Rick Cole. SM Spoke led the 1st Ride with the Mayor which was joined by the California Bicycle Coalition Board of Directors January 2017 – the event has continued monthly as promised with a different theme. Stay up to date on events all over Santa Monica and the Westside at SMSpoke.org, and on our calendar. You can also check out Santa Monica City Planning on Facebook

 



The City of Santa Monica currently has 4 community garden sites
Main Street Gardens, 2200 Main Street / 73 individual garden plots;
Park Drive North and South, Park Drive off of Broadway / 38 individual garden plots;
Euclid Park, 1515 Euclid / 11 individual garden plots and 3 workshop plots;
The newest addition is the Learning Garden at Ishihara Park 2909 Exposition Blvd which serves as Santa Monica’s first Communal Garden as well as an Urban Agriculture Education Site. In an effort to expand gardening knowledge to the many apartment dwellers around the City, workshops and tours of the garden and adjacent Urban Fruit Tree Orchard are planned to take place regularly throughout the year. For more information on the Community Garden programs, please visit the web site at

For more information on the Community Garden programs or to sign up for the waitlist visit the City of Santa Monica Community Gardens website here.

Bikerowave: Bicycle Swap Meet this Sunday!

A great opportunity to support your local bike co-op and grab bargains on all kinds of used bicycles, bike parts, and accessories! We’ll be selling off some of our excess stock, including messenger bags, saddles, complete bicycles, and more!

Coffee and donuts will be available for the early birds!

Sunday June 4, 9 am – noon. Hosted at Bikerowave, 12255 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90066.

Members of the public are welcome to sell bike-related items and can set up from 8:30 am onwards.

Bikerowave is a not-for-profit bicycle cooperative, run entirely by volunteers. Our mission is to teach people how to build, repair, and maintain their bicycles.

facebook event HERE