For a few years we’ve worked to get bicycles in the hands of folks that have had their own bicycles stolen or cannot afford to purchase a new bicycle. Until now our donated bicycles have been distributed in our local community in exchange for a pay what you can donation, as gifts to individuals and for free local community raffles.
Early this year in addition to donated bike from individuals we received a number of bicycles from a local business and from Bike Angels. We have been working hard to clean and fix up these bikes to add to our Local Bike Match Program. The goal of the Bike Match program is to get donated bikes matched – for free – to individuals in our local community. As we continue to collect working bike donations (all sizes) we need volunteers to help clean them up and do minor repairs so they can be matched and distributed to new owners – for no cost – or if you have the means for a donation that will be applied to the Bike Match Program.
If your bike has been stolen or you are in need of a bicycle and cannot afford one please drop us an email. An online application is coming soon.
What can you do? Volunteer!
We are hosting a wash and wrench session at the SMC Sustainability Center this Saturday, October 17th, 12-4pm* with our Bike Match Program partners at Santa Monica College Sustainability Program. Bike mechanics knowledge is very helpful but not required – some bikes just need to be cleaned.
• THE THEME WILL AGAIN BE SWASH BUCKLING PIRATES! – in Celebration of TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY! • Fun of pre- ride activities!! Helmet & LWV Suffragette Sash decorating. You can get pre-decorated for COAST! • PRIZES for best outfits
Join us Saturday, September 14th, 2019 for the fifth Santa Monica Kidical Massive, Global Family Bike Event! All ages from kids to seniors!
For the fifth year we’ll be riding and celebrating on the largest “global family bike ride” ever and we’re looking for another great event in 2019! Join us as THOUSANDS of families around the globe go for a bike ride together. We’ll be showing that all people on bikes kids to seniors are traffic too — and that cities that plan for biking for all ages are more livable, healthy, sustainable, profitable, and FUN!
Join Santa Monica Spoke and City of Santa Monica for the Kidical Mass Rainbow Ride. Celebrating an inclusive and diverse community during #SaMoPride Month with a special rainbow themed ride for families with kids – infants to seniors, riders of all ages are welcome! We will take a short family friendly ride around the neighborhood North of Wilshire during this regular friendly event. Prizes and giveaways! Post ride activities include Rainbow Pizza!!
#SaMoPride Green Lane Ride June 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
We invite you to join us and LA County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) for a two-wheeled tour of the City’s new green lanes as part of SaMo Pride Month, sponsored by Metro Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) Program. In June, Santa Monica is celebrating their 1st SaMo Pride Month and commitment to an inclusive and diverse community. This ride will sample some of the 19 miles of new green lanes.
You won’t want to miss all of the extras this year – the photo-booth from REI, on-course support from VeloFix, and even a BUS from LA Metro so you can finally try out those bike racks and elevate your LA commute. PLUS a fully-loaded raffle with bikes from REI, Pure Cycles, Tern, Raleigh, and DTLA Bikes!
Thursday AND Friday #BikeToWorkDay pit stops in Santa Monica…… but the celebrating continues tomorrow May 18th with a Bike Ride to celebrate #BikeMonthSM and our newest Green Lanes!
Grab your bicycles or get and head to City Hall, 1685 Main St., at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019 as we join City Manager Rick Cole for a bike ride on the newly painted lanes. All are welcome. • Children should be capable of street riding or in a bike seat or trailer. • No bike? or Want to give Breeze a try? – for this event you can get FREE RIDE TIME on BREEZE! Limited to supplies on hand.
RSVP HERE to reserve a Breeze bike with free ride time for the event.
Installation of the green lanes advances the mode shift and Vision Zero components of the City’s Mobility Strategic Goal by further implementing the Bike Action Plan, which was developed with extensive community outreach and support. Santa Monica Spoke is partnering with City of Santa Monica to organize a fun bike ride to highlight some of our newest green lanes. For more background on the green lanes click HERE