Category Archives: Santa Monica

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.

City of Santa Monica Open Streets Event COAST: October 7th, 10am-4pm

Celebrates Art, Sustainability, + Mobility
Sunday, October 7, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This Sunday is the City of Santa Monica’s third annual open streets event COAST presented by Metro. At this free event, the public will experience two miles of streets closed to car traffic and filled with interactive art exhibits, live performances, local food and business purveyors, and connections with families, friends, and neighbors.
More info on COAST HERE


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
  • FREE bike safety checks by Performance Bicycle Santa Monica
  • 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.

In its second year in 2017, COAST welcomed more than 50,000 visitors of all ages to Downtown Santa Monica for the event. This year the route will feature a variety of interactive and eclectic performances including a performance stage on Ocean Avenue at Santa Monica Boulevard, strolling musicians, dancers and large-scale immersive art installations at site-specific locations to be discovered along the route.


Aerial Artist John Q will gather up to 1,000 people in real time at the event creating a live human installation to artistically illustrate art, mobility and sustainability. Artists Jana Cruder and Matthew LaPenta demonstrate the impact of disposable plastic on the natural environment with their larger-than-life art installation titled, Natural Plasticity, constructed of a massive plastic straw and giant plastic bottle towering nearly 30 feet high. Event goers will have an opportunity to contribute their personal mark to artist Peter Tigler’s interactive thumbprint mural that will take shape with public participation to illustrate a message of mobility and sustainability.

Time:
Volunteers: 8:00am – 12:30pm
Participants: 11:30am – 12:30pm
(photograph at 12pm sharp!)

Where:
Volunteers will meet in downtown Santa Monica, on Ocean Ave just north of Santa Monica Blvd. There will be an A frame with a bright umbrella just north of the stage where folks can assemble. A volunteer coordinator will be there to greet everyone. Participants arriving at 11:30am will see us set up just north of the stage, the image will be more obvious / laid out by then.


The Santa Monica Community Garden offers a variety of ways to explore the natural world through garden tours, arts and crafts, planting tips, and a how-to on preparing home-grown vegetables. Active Santa Monica will lead a series of engaging sessions ranging from dance to sports.


Click map to download PDF

COAST will be held on two miles of streets closed to street traffic, including Ocean Avenue from Wilshire Boulevard to Tongva Park, as well as Main Street to Marine Street. To attend COAST, visitors can ride the Expo Line, Big Blue Bus, or take advantage of Santa Monica’s 110 miles of bikeways.

Attendees are encouraged to use all human power mobility, ride bikes or walk along the route. Bike rental will be available at multiple locations along the route as well as 85 Breeze stations located throughout Santa Monica. Free bike valets will be available to make it easy to check-in your bike to grab lunch and enjoy the entertainment.

For more information about COAST, visit www.smgov.net/coast and join the conversation on social media using #COASTSaMo. For more information about Metro’s Open Streets Program, visit https://www.metro.net/projects/active-transportation/metro-open-streets-grant-program/.

The event is funded by Metro’s Open Streets Grant Program, which seeks to bring visitors to new parts of the region to explore and enjoy car-free streets within Los Angeles County. Metro supports numerous active transportation programs that create better conditions for walking and bicycling, particularly to connect with Metro’s growing public transit system. The agency’s Open Streets Program, the largest of its kind in the United States, invests approximately $2 million each year for car-free events, many in new communities. In total, 23 Open Streets events have been hosted to date. 

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.


 

Park(ing) Day 2018: Downtown Santa Monica!

Park(ing) Day is this Friday, September 21st
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come visit us Downtown Santa Monica on Arizona, between Second and Fourth Streets for one of the largest Park(ing) Day activations in the region!  #Park(ing)Day!

Park(ing) Day is a worldwide annual event in which people are encouraged to reclaim and transform valuable urban real estate generally dedicated solely for the automobile into a multi-purpose gathering space for people to interact, relax and experiment. It’s a day to think about the future of our downtown and how we would like to see our urban environment evolve. What is the range of possibilities for creativity in a public space usually dedicated to the storage of a private vehicles?

To celebrate Park(ing) Day, Downtown Santa Monica Inc. has partnered with mobility companies Waze Carpool, Bird and Lyft, as well as the City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division and Santa Monica Spoke for one of the largest Park(ing) Day activations in the region. We are so excited to participate as we all set up mini-parks along Arizona Avenue between Second and Forth Streets and feature different amenities and activities.

The parklets were created according to the theme “Street of the Future.”

Please take a seat, enjoy the mini-parks and share your thoughts on the street of the future.View the event on Facebook here

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.