Category Archives: #BikeSM

Santa Monica leads again with Clean, Renewable Energy!

100% Renewable Energy will be Santa Monica’s Default!

It’s Unanimous! On October 23rd, the Santa Monica City Council voted unanimously to have 100% renewable energy be the automatic option for all local energy customers.
Santa Monica is a member of the Clean Power Alliance (CPA), a community choice energy program that will soon deliver renewable energy to customers across Southern California.  CPA is offering 100%, 50% and 36% to customers starting in 2019.  Each member agency chooses the default tier of renewable energy for its constituents. With councils unanimous vote last evening, — as staff reported — all Santa Monica residents will enjoy 100% renewable energy lighting up their homes and electrifying our world — local businesses to follow.

In Santa Monica, beginning in February 2019, our energy default will now be 100% renewable!

Thank you to Santa Monica for being a part of the Clean Power Alliance of Southern California, to implement community choice aggregation, so that decarbonizing our electrical grid will be the new normal as we advance carbon-neutrality and strengthen our resilience and commitment to our community and the environment.
The latest news from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change alerts us that we have twelve years to stave off increasing greenhouse gas emissions in order for humanity and Mother Earth to have the opportunity to heal and thrive. Santa Monica’s 100% renewable energy choice is another bold, confident and wise choice for a healthier more sustainable and resilient future.
You can view the video of the council decision to inspire and feel empowered that our leadership is committed to a more energy resilient and environmentally sustainable future.

 

Kidical Mass Halloween Edition, October 27th, 2018

KIDICAL MASS: Halloween
Costume Contest

DATE:    SATURDAY October 27, 2018
TIME:    9:00 AM – NOON

START:  Reed Park – California Side

Free: Please RSVP HERE

Join Santa Monica Spoke and City of Santa Monica for the Kidical Mass Halloween Ride. 
We will take a family friendly ride around the neighborhood North of Wilshire on a regular kid friendly event. Prizes and giveaways at when we return!

Schedule.
9::00am – 12:00pm
Don’t miss the fun pre-ride activities!
– Check-in, Morning Snacks, Bike Safety Checks, Helmet Decorating and games!
– FAMILY Ride
– Prizes, plus post ride activities and snacks


 

* 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……

Breeze-Hulu-Logo
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.

This Weekend CicLAvIa – next weekend COAST!

September 30th — 9:00 am4:00 pm

CicLAvia along with the LA Phil and Community Arts Resources (CARS), has been working hard to make this next CicLAvia a massive 8-mile event to kickoff the LA Phil’s centennial celebration, extra special.

See the CicLAvia event details HERE


October 7th — 10:00am – 4:00pm

COAST explores art, sustainability, and mobility with more than two miles of city streets closed to cars and open for people to stroll, bike and roll! Experience the community’s public spaces in a new, reimagined way with live music, art installations and engaging activities for all.

Visit Santa Monica Spoke and the Santa Monica Safe Street Alliance on route in front of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

  • Free Bike and Small Wheels Skills, Safety & Obstacle course for the kids (11am-3pm)
    – bikes/helmets provided by Santa Monica Safe Routes to School
  • BEST Class” Bicycling 101 (1pm – 2pm) register HERE for Free
    – no bike needed for this workshop
    – gifts for all attendees – (please register)
  • Lots of great information all day at COAST
    – free and low cost helmets while they last.

See the route and more info HERE

Wed. Sept. 26th: Tomorrow is HandleBar Happy Hour at Ashland Hill

Join us to tomorrow at Ashland Hill with our local partners for an evening of socializing and great conversation. Check in with us at Ashland hill to get access to extended HH for our group.
Also this evening — Main Street Santa Monica will award SMSpoke our support check from the Summer Soulstice Festival! WOOT!!

Extended Social Hour menu until 7:00pm
Please check in with us to get access to extended HH prices until 7pm. 

Discover Ashland Hill’s beach-close Craft Beer and Wine Garden and Gin & Tonic Bar on Main Street in Santa Monica’s Historic Ocean Park Neighborhood. Enjoy A-Hlls addictive bar bites and delectable dishes on their patio or in the cool comfort of the brick bar featuring a rotating selection of prized local taps, domestic and international drafts, small productions wines and a slate of handcrafted G&Ts.
See the event for all the details – social hour menu and updates – HERE 

BOLD BITE. BIG FLAVOR. BLUE SKIES. BAY BREEZES.


 

Kidical Mass(ive) is tomorrow, Saturday, Sept 15th at Clover Park!

Kidical Mass(ive): Global Family Bike Ride

SANTA MONICA KIDICAL MASS GOES MASSIVE… AGAIN!

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

Join us at 9am for breakfast snacks, coffee and juice, plus entertainment for the Kids before the ride!

Clover Park at 25th & Oak. See the event here for all the details!

Performance Bikes will be here doing bike safety checks.
THE THEME WILL AGAIN BE SWASH BUCKLING PIRATES!
– in Celebration of TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY!

  • PRIZES for best outfits 

For the fourth year we’ll be riding and celebrating on the largest “global family bike ride” ever and we’re looking for another great event in 2018! Join us as THOUSANDS of families around the globe go for a bike ride together. We’ll be showing that Kids are Traffic Too and that cities that plan for family biking are more livable, sustainable, profitable, and FUN!


Breeze-Hulu-Logo
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.