Category Archives: #BikeSM

Upcoming Events: HandleBar Happy Hour & Film Screening

Stay tuned for more events being planned soon!

August 24th:
Join us for HandleBar Happy Hour at Chez Jay

Chez Jay: 1657 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Celebrate #BikeLocalSM, our Buy Local SM businesses, happy hour + new friends at our 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!


September 6th:
The Engine Inside: Film Screening and Panel Discussion at the Aero Theatre

For more click the here to see our calendar event. Sign up for Bike Valet
The Engine Inside follows six everyday people from vastly different worlds who dedicate their lives to a simple, 200-year-old machine. Their trials and tribulations reveal the bicycle’s unique power to change lives and help build a better world.

Covering many different global issues—from climate change and indigenous trauma to socio-economic inequality and more livable cities —The Engine Inside sparks hope and agency in everyone it touches.

Screening will be followed by a Live Panel Discussion with Jason Kligier, Mobility Manager at City of Santa Monica and Cynthia Rose, Director Santa Monica Spoke,
More Panelists to be added.
The panel will be moderated by Ferris Kawar, Sustainability Manager, Santa Monica College.

The event is FREE to ALL but you must register to attend
ADDED: Free Bike Valet will be provided.

HandleBar Happy Hour This Thursday: The Independence

HandleBar Happy Hour Specials:

  • Extended Happy Hour prices for our group until 7pm – Menu
    (usually ends at 5:30pm)

Our Happy Hours support local businesses and BuyLocalSM like The Independence 

#HBHH #BikeLocalSM #BikeSM #SMSpoke #DrinkLocalSM #EatLocalSM
Our Happy Hours support local businesses and BuyLocalSM


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At the end of every month we get together for fun, to support local businesses, and to celebrate all things bike. All are welcome!
Always fun, (almost) 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 all our Bike Month #BuyLocalSM #BikeLocalSM #HBHH venues Gilbert’s El IndioThömusSanta Monica Brew Works, and Solidarity 

Great people — great fun!

Celebrate #BikeLocalSM, our Buy Local SM businesses, happy hour + new friends at our 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!

Think Santa Monica First: Buy & Bike Local

Bike Local, Buy Local: Eat/shop/play local by bicycle! It’s fun, healthy and good for the environment. Join us for our monthly Handlebar Happy Hour events the last week of the month, check the Calendar! Organized in partnership with Buy Local SM to help showcase our BLSM businesses and the joy of bicycling and the options of multi-modal transportation! All are welcome!

For every $10 spent at a Santa Monica business, as much as $7 stays in the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditure (Civic Economics, 2008.) Spending locally ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested right here in Santa Monica.
Check out the Top 10 reasons to Buy Local (FAQ bottom of page) 

Kidical Mass: Rainbow Ride for Pride is SATURDAY June 10th!

Rainbow Ride for PRIDE: Dress up in your best Rainbow gear!

Kidical Mass is a Community Bike Ride for Kids to Seniors!
Free: June 10th
RSVP HERE
Active Seniors Pilot RSVP HERE

Join Santa Monica Spoke and City of Santa Monica for the Kidical Mass Rainbow Ride.

Celebrating an inclusive and diverse community during #SaMoPride Month and our new green lanes on 17th Street on a special rainbow themed ride for all ages — kids to seniors! We will take a short family friendly ride on some old and brand new protected green lanes and on MANGo (Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway). We start and end from Memorial Park.

Schedule: Saturday, June 10th
9::00am – 12:00pm
Don’t miss the fun pre-ride activities! And a Surprise Guest!
– Check-in, Hot coffee, juice, bagels and morning munchies, helmet decorating!
– Rainbow Ride for Pride
– Post ride activities – Rainbow Pizza!!

* Children must be accompanied and are the responsibility of their parents. Bikes should be in good working condition. Please use good judgement – ride is on city streets – smaller children should be in a child seat, in a trailer or Tag-a-long……

Happy Bike Month: Week #4

Specials continue all through May for Bike Month with Free Market Bucks at the Sunday Farmer’s Market on Main Street, $1 off all food items at Gilberts El Indio and more!

All the Bike Month Events are on our Bike Month Map and in our Events Calendar

Click here to add your Bike Month Event, Promotion!

HandleBar Happy Hour Specials:

  • Extended Happy Hour prices until 8pm 
  •  $9 Specialty Cocktails: Bikers’ Delight Paloma and the Warsaw Mule.

Our Happy Hours support local businesses and BuyLocalSM like like Solidarity


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Every week during Bike Month we get together for fun, support local businesses, and to celebrate all things bike.
Always fun, always family friendly!

Socialize, talk bikes, give input ….


Big thank you to all our Bike Month #BuyLocalSM #BikeLocalSM #HBHH venues Gilbert’s El Indio, ThömusSanta Monica Brew WorksSolidarity and last week TBD

Our next HandleBar Happy Hour is planned for next Wednesday, May 31st. Venue is still TBD


Happy Bike Month: Week #3 Bike to Work Week Promotions & Bike to Work Day Pitstops, HandleBar Happy Hour & Kidical Mass!

Specials all week when you arrive by bike at Cafe Demitasse. All through May Free Market Bucks at the Sunday Farmer’s Market on Main Street, $1 off all food items at Gilberts El Indio, and Free rides on Big Blue Bus and METRO on Thursday #BTWD

Plus 10+ Bike to Work Day Pitstops this Thursday in Santa Monica

All the Bike Month Events are on our Bike Month Map and in our Events Calendar

Click here to sign up and add your Bike Month Event, Promotion or Bike to Work Day Pitstop or HandleBar Happy Hour #HBHH!


We’ll be joined by members of the City of Santa Monica Mobility Team to answer questions at this Thursdays #HBHH

HandleBar Happy Hour Specials:
• 5-6PM:  $5 Core Beers and $1 Off All other Draft Beer
• 6-7PM: $1 Off All Draft Beers continues for our group!

Our Happy Hours support local businesses and BuyLocalSM like Santa Monica Brew Works food service Emmy Squared Pizza


bike_local_sticker

Every week during Bike Month we get together for fun, support local businesses, and to celebrate all things bike.
Always fun, always family friendly!

Socialize, talk bikes, give input ….


Big thank you to all our Bike Month #BuyLocalSM #BikeLocalSM #HBHH venues Gilbert’s El Indio, ThömusSanta Monica Brew WorksSolidarity and last week TBD

Our next HandleBar Happy Hour is Wednesday, May 24th at Solidarity


Mayor Gleam Davis will join us to Launch the Event Riders!

Join us for a fun filled morning at Clover Park and a Community Bike Ride for all ages!

Our theme is GREEN | VERDE  for Mental Health Awareness and Bike Month
Click HERE for more about Mental Health Awareness Month