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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.

March HandleBar Happy Hour at El Cholo, March 28th

Every month we gather for great fun, beverages and AWESOME company! Come join us – all are welcome!

This month we heading back to El Cholo for our monthly HandleBar Happy Hour! Local Mexican chain serving classic dishes & margaritas in a traditional setting since the 1920s!
They are a Buy Local Business and VOTED MOST LOVED SANTA MONICA RESTAURANT (2018)

Day ……… Thursday
Date …….. March 28th
Time ……. 5:30pm – ? – 7:30pm – HH prices end,
Where …. El Cholo, 1025 Wilshire Boulevard

We get a special veggie version of the cantina tacos (see HH menu below), as well as extended happy hour pricing for our group until 7:30pm.

#HBHH #BikeLocalSM #BikeSM #SMSpoke #DrinkLocalSM #EatLocalSM

Our Happy Hours support local businesses and BuyLocalSM like El Cholo.


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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 and our February Host The Gallery Food Hall at Tap Take Over with Santa Monica Brew Works, Azule, Paperboy and VoltaggioBrothers’ SRTFSH — WE HAD 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!

We will get the option of vegetarian/vegan Cantina Tacos and extended HH prices until 7:30pm for the entire group.

VOTE: Election Day is November 6th

We are less than one week away from Election Day 2018 –
Vote November 6th

We ask you to join us to VOTE NO on Prop 6!

#NOonProp6

Click image for more info on why #NoProp6

Just as we are making progress in our campaign to ensure the state always takes bike and pedestrian safety into account in transportation funding, Proposition 6 threatens to tear it all apart. If it passes, Prop 6 will cancel $5.2 billion in funding for desperately needed transportation projects repairing roads across California—thousands of them already underway. Thanks to this funding, the 2018 state transportation budget put a greater proportion of funding into transit, walking, and biking than any previous state transportation budget.

More than 6,500 projects would come to a halt if Prop 6 passes. Many of these projects are in disadvantaged communities that simply will not see other funding if this funding is canceled. Our crumbling roads will become even more decrepit, not only making it more dangerous to ride a bike but driving up maintenance costs for motorists.

Prop 6 is literally deadly. It threatens thousands of jobs, your public transit system, your safety when you walk and bike, our environment, and our progress toward transportation equity. Please join us, the California Bicycle Coalition and the many local bicycle advocacy organizations that have taken a position, along with hundreds of other organizations across the state in saying no to Prop 6.

It’s going to take every one of us to defeat the regressive forces that want to gut this vital investment in our state’s transportation infrastructure.

Protect the investments in safer streets we’ve all voted for; join us in standing up for safe streets.

• • • •   Vote No on Prop 6   • • • •

#IBIKEIVOTE

#IBIKEIVOTE

The League of American Bicyclist reminds us the most important thing is to – make a plan. The best indicator that someone will vote is that they planned to vote.

Where is your polling place?

When will you vote and how will you get there?

Are you bringing anyone with you?

Do you need help?

Do you need to bring an ID?

Can you still vote early?

  • Find out when and where you can vote early

  • If you are voting by mail make sure your ballot needs is postmarked on or before November 6th. A ballot that is mailed must be received but the elections office no later than 3 days after the Election Day – November 6th.

What is on your ballot?

If you have trouble voting:

  • If you need immediate help, consider calling the Election Protection Coalition.

Hotlines:
1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
1-844-YALLA-US (Arabic)

HandleBar Happy Hour tonight at The Dudes’ Brewery!

October HandleBar Happy Hour
October 25 @ 5:30 pm until ??? 

 

This month we are heading to the new brewery in town –
The Dudes’ Brewing Company 3rd floor, in the Santa Monica Place! (3rd Floor)
Craft beer, Scratch-made pizzas and salads, Wine, Family-friendly, Outdoor patio
Our group will enjoy 10% off for the evening!

Free Bike Valet (2hrs) at the Santa Monica Bike Center – 2nd and Colorado
• First two hours are free, then $1 per hour with a daily maximum of $5 per bike
• Kids under 12 park for free when accompanied by a parent
• Bikes must be picked up by closing time
• Overnight parking will be charged a $15 storage fee


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!