Category Archives: Bike Month

Celebrate Bike Month with Local Special Promotions!

Celebrate bike month and get some special deals at these #BikeMonthSM #BikeLocalSM businesses – all during May for Bike Month!

Pilatesmith is new Pilates studio in Santa Monica and is excited to participate in Bike Month this year! Along with a pit stop they are hosting on Bike to Work Day May 16th, all month long you can get $10 off a monthly membership or pack of workouts when you bike to Pilatesmith and purchase! Pilatesmith is a big believer of getting out of your car and on your feet – they encourage their Smiths to walk or bike to workout with a “Scoot, Spin, or Stroll” loyalty program. 2110 Main Street, #100, Santa Monica, CA 90405 http://pilatesmithstudio.com

Gallery Food Hall: All of May for Bike Month our friends at The Gallery Food Hall are offering 10% off when you mention #BikeMonthSM, #BikeLocal! Specials are available at AzulePaperboy and Voltaggio Brothers’ STRFSH! We will also close out the month at our last #BikeLocalSM #BikeMonthSM #HBHH Friday, May 31st with an extended HandelBar Happy Hour.

Breeze Bike Share, Bike Share Connectis offering special pricing all of May in addition to FREE RIDE TME all day on Bike to Work Day, May 16th!
No need to do anything special to access the promotional rate. Just sign up as usual! (Web buttons may read regular price but will charge promo rate)
Promo rates good until end of May only.
• Annual membership is now $54.75 (15¢/day)
• Monthly is $6.20 (20¢/day) 
• Bike Share For All is $4.65 (15¢/day
• Student is $4.65 (15¢/day) 
https://www.santamonicabikeshare.com

Check out all the events being added on our Bike Month Map and the May Calendar of Events!

Happy Bike Month, Join the Celebrating!

  • May is Bike Month 
  • May 12th-18th is Bike Week
  • Thursday, May 16th is Bike to Work Day (BTWD) in LA County!

Santa Monica Spoke, with support from Buy Local Santa Monica is again coordinating our local BTWD Pit Stops, May 16th, plus promotions and bike events anytime during May — listings on our LOCAL MAP and posting that info for you on the regional Map hosted by Metro LA. 
Just sign up below and we will take care of it all for you.  

We had so many great local pitstops on BTWD last year, along with great Bike Month promotions. We have new participants already signing up this year putting us on track to have yet another great Bike Month 2019 in Santa Monica! We invite any local business, individual or organization to join us celebrating by hosting a BTWD Pit Stop or Bike Month Special Promotion!

Sign up to volunteer with Santa Monica Spoke HERE

Sign up HERE to host a Pit Stop (before May 10th to assure any Metro LA swag) or anytime during May to list a Bike Month event or Promotion. — If you are interested in joining forces with another Pit Stop hosted near year please make note in the comments on the form and we will make introductions to any interested pit stops near you to coordinate. 

The maps and Bike Month Specials will be updated regularly to reflect the latest additions – but don’t wait – sign up today! We can’t guarantee availability of Metro BTWD pit stop swag* – specially if you sign up after May 10th. We will provide local materials and will make the trip to Metro LA to pick up any available swag* they are offering for our local registered pit stops so hosts will be able to pick up all of the free materials and any swag* from our office in downtown Santa Monica. Local pick up of our materials and the BTWD Metro swag* will be coordinated during the week of May 13th with registered hosts.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Email us HERE

Hash tags to use and follow:
#BikeMonthSM #BikeMonth #BikeLocalSM #BikeSM #BTWD #GoSaMo #FriendlyRoad
@SMSpoke @BuyLocalSM 

*Based on availability from Metro LA

Conversation with Dutch Students: Urban Cycling Institute, Rotterdam

May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Santa Monica Main Library
— 2nd floor Mulit-Purpose Room

Social will follow at the West 4th & Jane 

Join us as we kick off Bike Month with an evening conversation with this years group of students from the Cycling Institute in Rotterdam. The presentations will include a how the Dutch are approaching technology and bike safety as well as where we park all these bikes once we get folks riding as well as the effects of transportation poverty.

The topics for this evenings conversations will be:

  • Technology and bike safety – Students will present on 5 different approaches used in Europe to stimulate bike usage by means of different types of technology. Some cases are focused on travel time reductions, others on safety and or infrastructure improvements. The cases will firstly be explained (how does the system work?), before they will discuss results and improvements that they fell need to be made to achieve better results.
  • Bicycle parking – the students  looked into bike parking in several Dutch cities, parking in city centers and esp. near train stations.
    • Parking cleans up the streets from chaos where bikes are parked everywhere. 
    • Technology enters parking structures and some are now as advanced if not more than car parks. 
    • Bike parking plays a role in Ditch cities for using the bicycle to the city center, School and work.  In fact, bike parking seems to enhance bike riding. Surprised?
  • Transportation poverty results of 200 initial interviews in difficult neighborhoods in order to find out what their preferred mode of transport is in the city and in their neighborhood. Lack of access to mobility keeps people locked up in their neighborhoods and results in social isolation.
    • When a bicycle could literally be a vehicle to gainful employment.
    • People with lack of mobility options interviewed felt exclusivity when it comes to participating in city life.

Every year we host a new group of students visiting Los Angeles from the Cycling Institute in Rotterdam.

Last years event

Santa Monica Spoke Meeting

Please join us for a gathering to get receive your input and get updates on Santa Monica Spoke’s community engagement, education, outreach, volunteer opportunities, Bike Month and the Santa Monica Safe Street Alliance. We will be joined by Santa Monica City Mobility staff to receive exciting updates on the launch of the “Take the Friendly Road” Campaign, Vision Zero, Updates on the Bike Action Plan and more.

Doors open at 9:30 with coffee and bagels. The meeting will start promptly at 10:00am

Kid friendly

Agenda will be posted to the event page here