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October HandleBar Happy Hour: The Dudes’ Brewing Company

Have you marked your calendar for the October HandleBar Happy Hour?

October 25 @ 5:30 pm7:30 pm

This month we are heading to the new brewery in town –
The Dudes’ Brewing Company in the Santa Monica Place!

Craft beer, Scratch-made pizzas and salads, Wine, Family-friendly, Outdoor patio
Our group will enjoy 10% off for the evening!

The Dudes’ Brewing Company opened this year in Santa Monica and has been around since 2013  based in Los Angeles, CA. They specialize in innovative approaches to classic beer styles designed to appeal to casual beer drinkers and craft beer fanatics alike.
Check out the event for the menu and any updates.


End of every month we like to get together for fun, support local businesses, and to celebrate all things bike.bike_local_sticker
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 September #BuyLocalSM #BikeLocalSM #HBHH venue
Ashland Hill! 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!

Shared Mobility Pilot Vendors Announced

Press Release City of Santa Monica

Santa Monica Selects Bird, Jump, Lime and Lyft for Shared Mobility Pilot

The program launching September 17th expands Santa Monica’s vision of a multi-modal city

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Today, the City of Santa Monica announced the selection of Lime, Bird, Lyft and Jump as the four operators to participate in the City’s Shared Mobility Pilot Program set to kick off on September 17, 2018. This pilot program builds upon the City’s existing Breeze Bike Share system, and expands Santa Monica’s commitment to be a truly multi-modal community that offers residents and visitors a variety of sustainable and convenient transportation options.

The Santa Monica City Council directed staff to create the pilot program in June 2018, including the selection of up to four shared electric mobility device operators. Each of the four selected operators will begin the pilot with an initial allocation of 750 devices each, totaling 1,000 e-bikes and 2,000 e-scooters.

Following the launch, the number of devices each operator is authorized to deploy may increase or decrease based on utilization and performance. The e-scooters and e-bikes will complement Santa Monica’s existing network of human-powered Breeze bikes. Operated by CycleHop, Breeze launched in November 2015 as the first bike share in Southern California, and now boasts a fleet of 500 bikes at 86 stations throughout the community.\

The pilot program has been designed to collaboratively and flexibly develop an effective model to regulate these new shared transportation options to ensure compliance with applicable laws while promoting health and safety. It is part of the City Council’s strategic goal to promote a multi-modal city, and pairs with the Council’s adoption of innovative Vision Zero approaches to ensure public safety and work to eliminate roadway collisions.

“The selected companies bring a wide range of local, national and international experience that will contribute to a comprehensive and informative pilot program,” said Director of Planning and Community Development David Martin. “The City looks forward to working closely with each of these operators to identify innovative solutions that help create a viable, well-operated long-term shared mobility program in Santa Monica.”

The selection, detailed in a memorandum, comes after a thorough de novo review of the applications by the Planning Director, and factors in selection committee recommendations, public comment and submitted application materials.

Both the selection committee and Planning Director reviewed applications based on seven criteria, including experience, operations, ability to launch, education strategies, compliance record, financial viability and safety compliance.

For more information about Santa Monica’s shared mobility program or the selection process, visit www.smgov.net/sharedmobility.

More Information

Planning Director Memo >
FAQs >
One Sheet on the Shared Mobility Pilot Program >

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July HandleBar Happy Hour is at DAGWOODS!

 JULY HandleBar Happy Hour: DAGWOODS

Date    Thursday, July 26th
Place   DAGWOODS, 820 Wilshire
Time
:   5:30- 7pm (happy hour prices)

Established in Santa Monica,1998. Pizza, Family-Friendly Restaurant, Comfort Food, Happy Hours
Home of Glitter Pizza and YES – VEGAN OPTIONS!

Our Happy Hours support BuyLocalSM and places like DAGWOODS!


Come celebrate all things bike. socialize, talk bikes, give input ….
Have FUN!
Every month we like to get together for fun, and to celebrate all things bikbike_local_stickere.
Always fun, always family friendly!
For May Bike Month we gather every week!
Socialize, talk bikes, give input ….


Big thank you to our June #BuyLocal #HBHH venue Bodega!
We had a great time!

If it’s on your way don’t forget to pass the Bike Counter!


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!

Tomorrow: Sunday, June 3rd – LA River Ride!

Still time to join the 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 Downtown LA 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