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Close out Bike Month: Events this Week, Plus LA River Ride Sunday!

Bicyclists’ Rights And Responsibilities — Know the Law

Road safety and equity is everyone’s concern and responsibility:

Join Bicycle Lawyer Jim Pocrass of Pocrass & De Los Reyes LLP, representatives from the Santa Monica Police Department*, and SM Mobility Manager Francie Stefan to discuss Bicycle Law and knowing how your Rights and Responsibilities can protect you and make our roads safer and more equitable for everyone.

Please bring your questions for discussion or click here to send us your questions, concerns or comments in advance and we will collate them for discussion at the event.

Wednesday, May 30th
Reception 6:30pm (refreshments will be served)
Program begins at 7:00pm
Performance Bicycles 1314 Wilshire Blvd
FREE: Please click here to RSVP to help ensure we order enough food
* LAPD has also been invited to attend but is unconfirmed.


CalBike Chipotle Chowdown
Thursday, May 31st – 
all day!
All that #BikeMonthSM, #BTWD & #HBHH riding must be making you hungry, right? On the last day of #BikeMonth, May 31st, chow down at any Chipotle Mexican Grill & support CalBike!

*Just mention CalBike, The California Bicycle Coalition, or even ‘the Bike Fundraiser’ before you pay*, and 50% of the sale supports CalBike’s work advocating for equitable, inclusive, and prosperous communities where bicycling helps to enable all Californians to lead healthy and joyful lives.

So…how many miles per burrito do you get?


Week #5
Last #BikeMonthSM weekly* HandleBar Happy Hour is at

We close out May, Bike Month with the last of our weekly #BikeMonthSM HandleBar Happy Hours with a visit to West 4th and Jane – West 4th and Jane is one of the very first venues we visited when we launched our #BikeFromWork  #HBHH’s years ago! We can’t wait for Thursday!

This year West 4th and Jane was
VOTED MOST LOVED SANTA MONICA BAR/PUB
– WINNER for 2018!
CONGRATULATIONS!!

West 4th and Jane is a combo of a bar, local  tavern, beer + wine bar, neighborhood pub, with a locally driven menu, and private room.

Date:   Thursday, May 31st
Place:  West 4th and Jane, 1432A 4th Street
Time:   5:30pm – 7:30pm (at least)

* In June we return to Monthly #HBHH’s – every last Wednesday or Thursday of the month.
Check the Event Calendar for all the updates!


18th Annual LA River Ride: June 3rd

Join over 2,000 other riders, and enjoy a great day of bicycling along the LA River and through DTLA to Long Beach. With five rides to choose from, ranging from 2 to 100 miles, there’s an experience for everyone at the LA River Ride. Bring out the little ones for a free 2-mile Kids’ Ride, or pedal with the whole family at our 15-mile Family Ride (one registration covers a family of 5!). Want a bigger challenge? Train up with our 36-mile Ride or dig into the Metric Century Plus, covering 68 miles. For those wanting to push it to the limit, the Century Ride will go from Griffith Park to Long Beach – and back – and is a great, flat route for first-time Century riders!

More info is listed HERE

EVENT May 30th: Bicyclists’ Rights & Responsibilities – Know the Law

Road safety and equity is everyone’s concern and responsibility:

Join Bicycle Lawyer Jim Pocrass of Pocrass & De Los Reyes LLP, and representatives from the Santa Monica Police Department* to discuss Bicycle Law and knowing how your Rights and Responsibilities can protect you and make our roads safer and more equitable for everyone.
 
Please bring your questions for discussion or click here to send us your questions, concerns or comments in advance and we will collate them for discussion at the event.
 
When:    Wednesday, May 30th

Where:   Performance Bicycles, 1314 Wilshire Blvd

Reception 6:30pm (refreshments will be served)
Program begins at 7:00pm

FREE: Please click here to RSVP  

RSVP to ensure we order enough food
* LAPD has also been invited to attend but is unconfirmed.

YEY – It is Bike Week!

 2018 Updates and Events are HERE!!

For information on how to participate with Bike month specials or Bike to Work Day Pit Stop email us info@SMSpoke.org or sign up HERE

•  Bike Week, Bike Month & Bike Local SM Specials 

•  Bike to Work Day Pit Stops &
Bike from 
Work Handlebar Happy Hour (plus each week in May)

•  2018 BIKE WEEK / MONTH! List of Santa Monica Spoke Events
and links to more Local Santa Monica Events – check Events

Check out our Event Calendar for the latest.

Santa Monica Business Get ready for #BikeMonthSM 2018
You are invited to participate with specials: Click here to Sign up through our Buy Local Santa Monica Committee partner and help us celebrate!
We will promote all our participating Santa Monica business and their specials in May!
Interested in supporting #BikeLocalSM with specials for our local folks on bikes beyond Bike Month – email here for info!

Happy May: Bike Month!

Join us in Celebrating May, Bike Month in Santa Monica!

Click here to sign up and add your Bike Month Event, Promotion or Bike to Work Day Pitstop or HandleBar Happy Hour #HBHH!
Check back for new events being added!

Click here to view Map on line

To view the Countywide Metro Bike Month Map click here


Bike Month Specials at Barburger, Support Santa Monica Spoke!

– when you order from the SM Spoke exclusive menu during May, $1 of every item sold will be donated to Santa Monica Spoke.
During May Bike Month – show your helmet for
– Bike Week: May 13-19th — Extended Happy Hour until 8 pm when you ride your bike to Bareburger
– Happy Hour all evening on Bike to Work Day, May 17th, when you ride your bike to Bareburger. We’ll be heading over at 7pm for #HBHH in the Patio (we start at a #HBHH at 1212 Santa Monica at 5:30).
– EACH TIME you go to Barebuger in May by bike – receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a VIP Table at one of the Barebuger signature events.
4 prizes will awarded.

Bike Share Connect is here!

Have heard the exciting news? Our local bike share is now regional!

On Monday, April 23 the bike share systems in Santa Monica (Breeze Bike Share), Beverly Hills (Beverly Hills Bike Share), West Hollywood (WeHo Pedals Bike Share) and UCLA (Bruin Bike Share) are formally launching one seamless bike share network available for residents, commuters, and visitors alike – Bike Share Connect.

This is the implementation of one of the long term goals when we first launched bike share in Santa Monica two and half years ago.  By bridging the gaps between existing system areas, Bike Share Connect further expands availability of bike share across the region and provides car-free mobility in a fun, healthy and environmentally-friendly way. Smart Bikes can be unlocked at one station and returned to any other station in the system area making it easy to commute to work or school, run errands, get to social engagements, and more.

Bike Share Connect System Area

The new system area encompasses 35-square miles with 830 GPS-connected “Smart Bikes” and 135 station locations. The integrated GPS and locking mechanism that are standard on every bike are what make the bikes “Smart Bikes”. The GPS and lock allow users to lock up at any public bike rack. Users can then find available bikes nearby using the Social Bicycles app. In this way, Bike Share Connect network is a “dock-optional” system.

Existing members of Breeze Bike Share, Beverly Hills Bike Share, WeHo Pedals Bike Share or Bruin Bike Share automatically have access to the Bike Share Connect network. Starting April 23, new users can join the network by downloading the Social Bicycles mobile app, selecting the Bike Share Connect network, and choosing a payment plan. Residents, commuters, or visitors without a smartphone or internet access can create an account at any time at one of the 16 self-service kiosks in the network.

Consistent pricing throughout the network makes it easy for users to access the system. Prices will not increase with the launch of this expanded network – giving users access to more bikes in more places for the same price.

This has been a collaborative effort and we are so happy to see it get it off the ground. We hope you are as excited about this as we are. ­­