Though not surprised – we are SO EXCITED that Santa Monica’s own Breeze Bike Share now boasts almost 5000 total members and over 1000 Annual Founding Memberships! All in just over a month and a half since launch. Quick calculations put that at a higher per capita than Citi-Bike’s comparatively huge and successful system launch in New York City!! The days are short in the winter and sunsets come early – But luckily for us – Founding Memberships have been extended through the New Years Weekend and won’t sunset until Monday. Don’t miss out — Sign up TODAY!
Buy a Founding Membership or GIFT ONE HERE – Anyone can become a Founding Member for only $99. Founding Members get a full year of bike share use including 60 minutes of daily riding time, a special gift, and a limited edition Founding Member card.
Drop by and enjoy great company, drinks, food and lively conversation as we celebrate some of our victories and close out 2015.
We bid a sad good bye to our friend Aimee from the BBB and look forward to planning some visits up north to visit her.
Where: Areal on Main Street
When: Wednesday, Dec 16th
Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
As always our Handlebar Happy Hours are a Family Friendly Event.
Come one and all!
Join us Saturday morning for coffee, bagels and lively discussion and FUN!!
Updates & Input: Bike share Launch and Equity Grant application, Bike Action Plan Implementation, SAMOHI SRTS / MANGo, EXPO, Colorado Esplanade, DTSM Projects,
• Michelle Glickert from the City of Santa Monica will give us Bike Action Plan updates and request your ideas on next steps.
• Meet our new City of Santa Monica Bike Share Coordinator and talk about the Bike Share equity grant we’re applying for.
• Ride Breeze Bikes that we will have there for you to test ride. You can still sign up at the Special Founding Member price!
• You can sign up or renew your SM Spoke / LACBC membership for special perks. Meet and join our lively group of volunteers.
• Be the first to hear about some exciting upcoming events!
Pretty exciting It’s our 4Year Anniversary adopting the Bike Action Plan
When: Saturday Time: 10am – noon
Where: Spoke HQ, 1640 5th Street, just south of Expo Station
Let’s Celebrate our Successes and plan our next steps together!!
And have some fun!!
People who ride bikes are not only good for the environment they tend to shop locally and are good for the local economy! Studies have shown that people on bikes may spend less per trip, but return more often and ending up spending more money monthly than folks that drive to their destinations.
Breeze puts 2 wheeled, healthy, active, transportation within easy reach for our residents and visitors and helps immerse them in our local community and connect to our local businesses. Each trip by bike is one less trip by car which helps the community reduce traffic congestion and polluting emissions.
Breeze is not simply for tourist or visitors – it is for Santa Monica Residents. Bike share can create expanded public transposition options into the neighborhoods so residents can get to and from transit, employment and shopping destinations without the need to use their cars. Adding just one more option for daily trips. Station are not only strategically placed at shopping and transit, but in neighborhoods for residential access to the broader transportation network and directly to local destinations.
Become a founding member before the Launch November 12th and get attend the Launch Party that Thursday evening! Bikes & Bikes!
Here are a just a few stations and some of the local destination connections! Where will you #RideBreeze?
Annenberg Beach House connects to Back on the Beach, Bike Mike’s Ultimate Beach Workout, Westside Adventure Boot Camp
Barnard Way & Ashland connects to Groundworks Coffee Co, Finn McCools Irish Pub, South Beach Park Playground
Bergamot Transit Village connects to Bergamot Cafe, Mrs. Winston’s Green Grocery, Elabrew Coffee
Colorado & 4th connects to Harvelle’s Blues Club, True Food Kitchen, Santa Monica Place
Colorado & 11th connects to Funnel Mill, Pono Burger, Shape House Day Spa
Douglas Park connects to Tacoteca, Bru’s Wiffle A Waffle Joint, Bread & Porridge
Hotchkiss Park connects to Ocean Park Ranch, Urth Cafe, Rawvolution
Virginia Ave Park connects to Pico Library, The Daily Pint, Lo/Cal Coffee & Market
Join hundreds of supporters on Thursday, November 12th on Main Street in front of Santa Monica City Hall for a celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony to launch Breeze Bike Share presented by Hulu—LA County’s first public bike share system, Grant funding from LA Metro.
Sign up in advance online or download the app for a FREE 1-Day Pass for Launch Day November 12th. After the ribbon-cutting we roll-out on Breeze Bikes to any Santa Monica location. All participants in the Bike Roll-Out will receive a commemorative Breeze launch T-shirt, sunglasses, and helmet.
For the Early Birds who are not camera shy! We are looking for 50 people to help us welcome the KTLA Morning Show and CBS This Morning at 6:00 am during their live shots. Everyone who checks in by 6:15 am will be entered in a raffle to win a one-year Breeze Founding Membership
Don’t miss this historic event!
When: Thursday, November 12th 6:00 am – onward: Coffee & refreshments and KTLA Morning Show and CBS This Morning 9:00 am: Ribbon Cutting and Roll-out #RideBreeze all day with FREE on a One Day Pass!