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HBHH tomorrow, SM Spoke meeting Saturday and May is Bike Month!

This Thursday April 25th striating at 5:30pm – all are welcome! Click image to see all the info in the calendar event.
Join us Saturday starting at 9:30 with coffee, bagels, meeting begins at 10am with and lots and lots up updates on bike, pedestrian and safety projects like Safe Streets for 17th, Take the Friendly Road Campaign with the goal of eliminating traffic fatalities by 2026, Santa Monica Safe Streets Alliance and more! We will be joined by City staff working these projects. Agenda posted as confirmed. Click image for the latest info and agenda.
Get ready – get info on events, volunteering and bike to work day pitstops and happy hours!! Updates begin shortly!! Check all the tabs in the Bike Month drop down tab from any page for the latest.

Kidical Mass: Earth Day Garden Ride

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!


SM Community Gardens

Schedule
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 bike –You can #RideBreeze!



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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.

Santa Monica’s Leadership

Congratulations to our own Francie Stefan selected as a 2019 Leadership Fellow.

Santa Monica is a member city of National Association of City Transportation Officials – NACTO

For the last ten years we have appreciated the leadership in Santa Monica and working with the talented and enthusiastic mobility, planning team. Francie Stefan has been there all along and is now the Acting Chief Mobility Officer/Assistant Director of Planning & Community Development for the City of Santa Monica.

For many of us Santa Monica is special – we give more as a community and expect more from our city. In Santa Monica – we lead, however despite Santa Monica’s leadership, cutting edge implementations, engaged and talented staff – we are still often overshadowed by our huge neighbors to the east. Just like environmental sustainability, mobility must also be a regional effort – it is wonderful to see our local talent nationally appreciated and empowered to lead us into a more equitable future that includes better options for muti-mobility and street design that prioritize safety, people, and place over machines.


From NACTO

City transportation is about more than managing traffic congestion and maintaining pothole-free streets.

It’s about more than movement for movement’s sake; today, city transportation is about creating a safe and pleasant walking experience and vibrant public spaces that anchor livable neighborhoods and economically strong cities. City transportation is about flexible mobility and access to opportunities. It’s about creating choices for travel, from quick and reliable transit service, to convenient and enjoyable bike share trips, to dynamic, technology-enabled mobility innovations like ride-hailing and automated vehicles. City transportation is about meaningful community engagement, public-private partnerships, and creative design approaches to do more with our most valuable public assets: city streets.

At a time when we are asking more of our city streets, we are also asking more of our city leaders. Today’s most successful transportation leaders have more than technical competency—they have the ability to articulate and implement a bold vision for how we move and live in cities.

Click to read full article here

Congratulations to this year’s roster of impressive leaders!

Ariel Espiritu Santo, Oakland DOT
Francie Stefan, City of Santa Monica
Hannah McIntosh, King County Metro Transit
Jamie Parks, SFMTA
Jessica Zenk, San José DOT
Kathleen Mayell, City of Minneapolis
Keith Benjamin, City of Charleston
Kim Lucas, DDOT
Laura Dierenfield, Austin Transportation Department
Monique Earl, LADOT
Stefanie Seskin, Boston Transportation Department
Suchitra Sanagavarapu, NYC DO


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)
– 
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.
Click image above for more info

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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

Click image to go to event page
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!