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REI – Miles of Portraits: How the Bicycle Brings People Together

Friday, March 15, 2019
6:30 PM  –  8:30 PM

Santa Monica REI

  • 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.

February HandleBar Happy Hour – on Friday Feb 22nd!

Rain or Shine!
We visit The Gallery Food Hall during Tap Take Over with Santa Monica Brew Works, Friday February 22nd!

Third Street Promenade’s Premier Dining Collective is next to the famed Criterion Theater. The Gallery, a state-of-the-art marquee food hall featuring unique, neighborhood-serving restaurants and a mix of indoor and outdoor dining space, including the Promenade’s only elevated dining deck.

In addition to $3 Beers from Santa Monica Brew Works —

Our group will enjoy extended Happy Hour past 7pm at Azule, Paperboy and Voltaggio Brothers’ STRFSH!

We will gather for great fun, beverages and AWESOME company — off our usual schedule on a Friday! Come join us!
#HBHH #BikeLocalSM #BikeSM #SMSpoke #DrinkLocalSM #EatLocalSM

Our Happy Hours support local businesses and BuyLocalSM like all venues at The Gallery Food Hall.


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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 Bonus February #BuyLocalSM #BikeLocalSM #HBHH venue The Curious Palate! 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!


Kidical Mass: Valentine this Saturday at Ishihara Park!

The weather is due to clear – we will still be at Ishihara Park!

DATE:    SATURDAY February 9th
TIME:    9:00 AM – NOON
START:  Ishihara Park (2909 Exposition Blvd)
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meet Exposition Blvd between picnic area and playground.

Free: Gratis
Please RSVP HERE so we have enough refreshments and activity supplies!
Por favor RSVP AQUÍ así que tenemos suficientes refrigerios y materiales de actividad!

Don't mis the first Kidical Mass of 2019 from Ishihara Park - and heart shaped pancakes!
Click the image for all the Info! (bilingual)

Arrive early and don’t miss the FUN!
We return to Ishihara Park for FUN and post-ride snacks.
Pre-ride snacks, heart shaped pancakes, coffee, and beverages for the kids (Please help us reduce waste and be sustainable, bring your own cups/plates – we will have some too!), Check in, Helmet Decorating, Prizes, Free Bike Safety Checks provided by Performance Bicycles.

Don’t have a bike –
You can #RideBreeze!

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

Tonight: SPECIAL HandleBar Happy Hour: The Curious Palate!

February 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us as we host a group of Bulgarians visiting Santa Monica for a HandleBar Happy Hour at The Curious Palate

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EXTENDED Happy Hour menu of 50% off on 3 beers and 3 wines, and 10% off on everything else, food or drink for our happy group. Choose from 20 taps of craft beer, cider and kombucha direct from local independent brewers, a selection of wines from around the world, and delicious food made by hand from delicious, wholesome ingredients.

The Curious Palate is much more than a place to have a meal. It is a meeting house for coworkers and friends. They’ve got a comfortable dining room and spacious patio on the dining deck of Santa Monica Place. There’s plenty of room for families, dogs, and groups of friends like ours to gather and enjoy great company.

Bonus EVENT –
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!

Weather Cancels January HandleBar Happy Hour at Rusty’s

CANCELED DUE TO RAIN: January HandleBar Happy Hour. We are looking forward to scheduling a new date at Rusty’s Surf Ranch on the Santa Monica Pier ASAP!

Enjoy the rain this week but plan to join us next week on Tuesday February 5th for a HandleBar Happy Hour at The Curious Palate as we host a group of Bulgarians visiting Santa Monica. All are welcome!

Find all the info in the calendar event HERE.
Details on our regular monthly HBHH end of February coming soon.

We’ll enjoy an EXTENDED Happy Hour menu of 50% off on 3 beers and 3 wines, and 10% off on everything else, food or drink for our happy group.

Big thank you to our November #BuyLocalSM #BikeLocalSM #HBHH venue The Albright! 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 these 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!