On Thursday, March 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., there will be a party — food and drink! — at Cyclehop’s west coast headquarters to celebrate some of 2015’s Streetsie winners. Assemblymember Richard Bloom, Cyclehop, and Hulu will all be honored at the party for their work in promoting shared streets.
Bloom, both at the state level and through his work on the Santa Monica City Council (1999-2012), has been a champion of sustainable and active transportation. He was also integral in bringing about Breeze Bike Share (operated by Cyclehop), Los Angeles County’s first public bike-share system. Now, Beverly Hills and Long Beach have begun to follow suit, adopting bike-share systems also run by Cyclehop. And Hulu, located in Santa Monica, is helping to support sustainable transportation by generously supporting Breeze Bike Share to the tune of $675,000 a year. Tickets to Thursday’s party are available here. We hope you can make it.
Office of Assemblymember Richard Bloom, would like to invite local advocates to the Streetsie Awards Party & Fundraiser for Santa Monica Next. Bloom’s office has offered to cover the entry for local advocates who may not otherwise be able to afford the ticket price.
Please message if interested.
We had such a blast with Countri Bike’s Jeffrey Tanenhaus yesterday!
We met at 26th & Broadway, Hulu headquarters at the Colorado Center Park to ride with Jeffrey on the last leg of his cross country journey through Santa Monica to the finish line and the end of Route 66 at the top of the Santa Monica Pier. The energetic happy group rode on Broadway with SO MANY Breeze Bikes — and picking up more along the way!
We had a super fun finish line ribbon cutting with press, photographers and a great crowd enjoying the festivities. Jeffrey is always saying he’s met SO MANY wonderful people on his journey across the US — but nothing like this fun event that brought such a crowd — including folks from near and far that came out to help us celebrate the finish line of Jeffrey’s wonderful tour.
We will have the photo gallery up soon, Including riding through the finish line!
For now enjoy the video of smiles, bikes, NYC & SM Bike Share all together having a great ride.
We are planning to welcome Jeffrey to the West Coast with a ride along the last leg of his journey with City of Santa Monica’s own Breeze Bike Share, presented by Hulu. Together we will ride with Jeffrey from Colorado Center Park to the Santa Monica Pier. There we will celebrate the end of his journey with a finish line ribbon cutting (3:00pm) at the iconic end of Route 66 atop of the Santa Monica Pier followed by a Handlebar Happy Hour at Ristorante al Mare.
Though none would argue a public bike share bike is inteneded or would be most people’s choice for a long-distance bike ride, Jeffrey decided to ride the bike that had given him so much joy commuting to work and for his daily errands in New York City – promoting the versatility and benefits of healthy, active transportation and contributing to a less congested and more vibrant city.
“I hope to inspire you to make some changes in your own life to gain a little more happiness or see the city in a new way. Bike commuting did that for me.”
Join us Wednesday during BikeWeek to watch the 2001 award-winning documentary. There will be snacks and drinks. There will a City Group Ride to the event posted soon.
While the movie is about the birth of skateboarding and the now famous Zephyr skate team, it also gives a unique look into Santa Monica and Venice in the 1970s, a gritty seaside city and a far-cry from the Westside we know today. We’ll be screening the movie right around the corner from Dogtown Coffee, located in the landmarked building that was once home to Jeff Ho Surfboards and Zephyr Productions, the epicenter of Dogtown’s skateboard culture.
This is one of many events going on in Santa Monica for bike week, so be sure to watch our calendar for new events.