April 20th, starting at Memorial Park!
KIDICAL MASS The Lorax Earth Day Bike Ride Tour to Park Drive Community Garden with FUN hands-on KIDS Workshops
Free: Please RSVP HERE
DATE: SATURDAY APRIL 20th, 2019
TIME: 9:00 AM – NOON
START: MEMORIAL PARK
– By playground enter on 14th Street.
PIT STOP Activities at Park Drive
– Broadway between 24th & Park Dr
Our Earth Day theme is Dr Seuss’ The Lorax.
We will spend more time at the Park Drive Park and Community Gardens with more fun activities!!
The Lorax was Dr. Seuss‘ personal favorite of his children’s book. It chronicles the plight of the environmentand the Lorax, who speaks for the trees against the Once-ler. As in most Dr. Seuss works, most of the creatures mentioned are original to the book. What costume will you dream up?
The book is commonly recognized as a fable and a story Dr Seuss was able to create addressing economic and environmental issues without it being dull. “The Lorax,” he once explained, “came out of me being angry. In The Lorax I was out to attack what I think are evil things and let the chips fall where they might.”
Join Santa Monica Spoke, the City of Santa Monica and Santa Monica Community Gardeners for Santa Monica’s Kidical Mass: The Lorax Family Ride and Garden Tour 2019.
We will take a family friendly ride in Santa Monica to visit Park Drive Community Garden for a special kid friendly event. Prizes and giveaways!
9::00am – 12:30pm
– Check-in, Morning Snacks (coffee and juice), Bike Safety Checks, Helmet Decorating.
We ride to Park Drive Park and Community Gardens for extended pitstop activities!
– Pitstop host Santa Monica Community Gardeners
– Ride to Pit Stop visit at PARK DRIVE COMMUNITY GARDEN extended activities
– Family Garden tours and Community Garden Workshop for the kids, seed planting, the life of soil!
– Face Painting at Park Drive Park
– Pancakes cooked right at the park, kids can create their own gummy worm dirt cups
– Ride back to Memorial Park by noon,
* 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……
Don’t have a Kid Carrying Bike? NOT A PROBLEM !
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.
Please join us for a gathering to get receive your input and get updates on Santa Monica Spoke’s community engagement, education, outreach, volunteer opportunities, Bike Month and the Santa Monica Safe Street Alliance. We will be joined by Santa Monica City Mobility staff to receive exciting updates on the launch of the “Take the Friendly Road” Campaign, Vision Zero, Updates on the Bike Action Plan and more.
Doors open at 9:30 with coffee and bagels. The meeting will start promptly at 10:00am
Agenda will be posted to the event page here
Every month we gather for great fun, beverages and AWESOME company!
Come join us – all are welcome!
We were rained out in January – but now rescheduled at Rusty’s for April! This month we head to Rusty’s on the Santa Monica Pier for our monthly HandleBar Happy Hour!
They are a Buy Local Business and Voted as the Most Loved Business on the Santa Monica Pier (2015 + 2016) + as a runner-up for Happy Hour + Live Music/Entertainment Venue categories (2016 + 2017)
Day ……… Thursday
Date …….. April 25th
Time ……. 5:30pm – 7:30pm or ?
Where …. Rusty’s, 256 Santa Monica Pier
#HBHH #BikeLocalSM #BikeSM #SMSpoke #DrinkLocalSM #EatLocalSM
End of every month we like to get together for fun, support local businesses, and to celebrate all things bike.
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 our March #BuyLocalSM #BikeLocalSM #HBHH venue El Cholo — WE HAD SO MUCH FUN!
We had a GREAT GROUP – FUN was had by all!
Celebrate #BikeLocalSM, our Buy Local SM businesses, happy hour + new friends at our 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!
Friday, March 15, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
- Member price: Free • Non-member price: Free
Join us in welcoming Annalisa van den Bergh & Erik Douds to the Santa Monica REI for this special Free event.
When Annalisa and Erik ride their nearly 100-pound loaded bicycles, people ask them questions. A lot of questions. Across America and around Alaska, their bicycles have become the ultimate conversation starter and have introduced them to hundreds of people. Miles of Portraits is a magazine and film that captures their stories and celebrates kindness in a time when all we seem to hear about is bad news. Starting in mid-March, they’ll cycle from LA to Santa Fe, NM, stopping at REIs along the way to tell their story. Come watch the film and hear Annalisa and Erik, both type 1 diabetics, talk about these kind souls they’ve met across on their bike travels as well as their deeper reasons for riding their bicycles really, really far.