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Buy Local Festival this Saturday! Come see us!

This Saturday September 7th: Buy Local Health and Fitness Festival.
NEXT WEEKEND: September 14th, Kidical Mass(ive) and September 15th, COAST: Santa Monica’s Open Street Event!
We need volunteers! Click events for links!

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Santa Monica Spoke be there with family fun art activities! Stop in and say hi, decorate your helmet or a special Buy Local / Bike Local backpack! Get decorated for COAST!

This free community event, co-produced with the city of Santa Monica, will feature music, pop up shops, and interactive classes, and lots of opportunities to get to know your City. Local businesses will provide  expertise,  advice,  health screenings,  and  free product samples to promote a healthy and happy lifestyle for the entire Santa Monica Community. Businesses from every neighborhood will be there.  Don’t miss the chance to be part of this amazing feel-good festival and help support your local businesses, schools, and public services!

This year the Santa Monica Chamber is partnering again with the Santa Monica Classic/LA Marathon and the Santa Monica Education Foundation!

More event info here:

Action Alert: Join us supporting Safer Streets in #CulverCity

Bike Culver City, Local Chapter #LACBC

Join us and the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition in supporting Bike Culver City’s call to action for the city to complete an Active Transportation network providing complete connectivity – including schools, playgrounds, pools, libraries, parks, and transit hubs – helping to improve our region for all people walking and biking by 2020.

Support our neighbors by signing the petition calling for Culver City to complete its long-promised bike/pedestrian network and make their streets safe for active transport. Spread the word

Click here to add your name

Petition closes April 7th

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!


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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   • • • •



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.

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!