Bike Fest, this Saturday April 14th at REI

Santa Monica Spoke joins REI for a day of cycling education and fun.  In addition to all the great stuff outlined below representatives from Santa Monica Spoke will be there to ask questions and get information about the new Bike Action Plan and all the new bike infrastructure in our city. Also JJ Hoffman, LACBC River Ride coordinator will be there so you can register for the River Ride on June 10th and get info on LACBC’s projects around LA county.

Just one more way you can prepare for CicLAvia on SUNDAY, April 15th.

WHAT: During a free Bike Fest on Saturday, April 14th from 11 am – 3 pm, REI will host the local cycling community.  REI’s Bike Fest is a fun day of events for everyone whether you are a commuter, a first-time rider or weekend warrior! Get educated and inspired as you meet vendors, community bike clubs and non-profits. REI will help you maximize your ride, teach you how to plan your route, and let you test ride some of their newest bikes. Come join us as we celebrate how much fun it is to be on two wheels!  REI Expert Staff will teach a variety of 30 minute classes to meet the needs of all levels of cyclists.

        • 11:30 am – 12:00 pm – Getting your Family Cycling.
          We’ll help you navigate the variety of choice of child carriers and safety equipment to find what’s right for you and your family
        • 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm – Maximize your Ride with GPS.
          GPS is everywhere, from bike computers to your phone.  Learn how to maximize this tool in your rides.
        • 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Learn how to Fix a Flat.
          Bring your own wheel and learn how to fix a flat tire and ride with confidence.
        • 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Using the Internet to Connect.
          We’ll help you map your ride and plan your route using the latest internet tools.

WHO:        All cyclists are encouraged to attend free of charge.

WHERE:   Santa Monica REI, 402 Santa Monica Blvd.

WHEN:      Saturday, April 14th, 11 am – 3 pm

HOW:         To register for the event or for information on other upcoming classes, visit


REI is a national outdoor retail co-op dedicated to inspiring, educating and outfitting its members and the community for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. Founded in 1938 by a group of Pacific Northwest mountaineers seeking quality equipment, REI is committed to promoting environmental stewardship and increasing access to outdoor recreation through volunteerism, gear donations and financial contributions.

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