Category Archives: COMMUNITY PARTNERS

COAST is This Sunday, September 15th!

Don’t forget Kidical Mass(ive) Saturday! Global bike ride for the entire family, kids to seniors! Join us at Clover Park starting at 9am!

Sunday is COAST: Santa Monica Open Streets Celebration!!

Come visit our activation on Ocean Ave, just north of the Santa Monica Pier!
We will have lots of FREE fun activities including:
• Free Youth Small Wheels Skills Course! – bring your wheels or borrow one of our bikes
• Bike Safety Checks – air pump, minor repairs!
• Helmet Decorating – always fun!
•. #BikeLocalSM #BuyLocalSM backpack coloring!
• Suffragette Sash Decorating! – with League of Women Voters Santa Monica
•. Sign up to win 1 of 2 FREE Huffy Cruisers!!

On September 15, everyone is invited to this free city celebration of a more people-powered and sustainable Santa Monica where they can showcase their favorite real or imaginary car-free way of getting around. In addition to the two miles of car-free streets filled with roaming musicians, hands-on activities and an assortment of participatory classes, the event will be a pageant of attendees’ creativity.
See more on the event page HERE

WHERE: The event will be held on more than two miles of car-free streets in and around Downtown Santa Monica, including Ocean Ave. from Wilshire Blvd. to Colorado Ave., Colorado Esplanade from 5th St. to and including the Pier, and Main St. from Colorado Ave. to Pier Ave.

Kidical Mass(ive) Global Family Bike Ride this Saturday, Sept. 14th!

Kidical Mass(ive)
September 14th @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SANTA MONICA KIDICAL MASS GOES MASSIVE… AGAIN!
A ride for the entire family – kids to grandparents!

Join us starting at 9am for coffee, juice and morning munchies along with craft activities!! 

click image for all the event info!

En Español
RSVP email us at RSVP@SMSpoke.org
To volunteer for this or other events email us at Volunteer@SMSpoke.org

Clover Park at 25th & Oak

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!

Don’t have a Kid Carrying Bike? NOT  A PROBLEM! Special 20% discount on Rentals at the Santa Monica Bike Center.

More info on the event page HERE

Woman’s Equity Day: Ice Cream Social

Join us and the League of Women Voters Santa Monica this Sunday to celebrate Women’s Equity Day with ice cream in the park! Yes there will be nondairy options!!
Fun activities for all ages with our suffragette sash decorating along with a short program on Women’s Equity Day!

On August 18th we celebrated 100yrs of women’s right to vote. The bicycle was an integral part of the suffragette and women’s emancipation movement. This begins a year long centennial celebration and collaboration with the League of Women Voters Santa Monica. We hope you will join us.
@lwvsantamonica #womensequityday #suffragette

Free Screening Paris to Pittsburgh

May 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

THE CLIMATE FOR CHANGE IS NOW!

From coastal cities to America’s heartland, Paris to Pittsburgh celebrates how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. 

And as the weather grows more deadly and destructive, they aren’t waiting on Washington to act.

“Paris to Pittsburgh shines a light on the many forgotten communities and people who have been affected by climate change in our country, as well as solutions for how we can fight back and reduce our carbon footprint. I’m proud to be part of this poignant and powerful documentary, and admire the pro-active approach Bloomberg Philanthropies has taken with this project and this issue; we need meaningful change.”– Rachel Brosnahan

When: Wednesday, May 29th, 7:00 pm*
Where: Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Ave. Santa Monica

More info on the event listing HERE

Local Bike to Work Day Pit Stops and Events Thursday May 16th

Some Thursday Morning Pit Stops have moved to Friday

Thursday May 16th
Santa Monica Bike to Work Day Pit Stops 2019,
9th Annual Bike FROM Work Handlebar Happy Hour at Tiato.
Breeze Bike Share Connect — Free Ride* time all day , Bike to Work Day*out of hub fees still apply
• Big Blue Bus – Bring your bike or helmet and ride for free!

Bike Ride with City Manager to Celebrate Green Lanes!
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The City of Santa Monica is expanding its green lane network by installing 19 miles of new green bicycle lanes at various locations throughout the city. Free ride time on Breeze for this event – click HERE for more info.

2019, Santa Monica Bike Month & Bike to Work Day Pit Stop Map:

Metro LA Pit Stop Map


Pit Stop list for Thursday May 16th

Pilatesmith*
8:00am -10am, At Pilatesmith at 2110 Main St, Santa Monica
Stop by Pilatesmith for some cool hydration and a free core workout! We’ll have cold drinks from our friends at RECOVƎR 180 and offer you a 5-minute Mat Pilates core workout so you start your day feeling fresh and strong! And ask any of our team members about our intro offers!
http://pilatesmithstudio.com 


Helen’s Cycles – Thursday & Friday
8:00am  – 10:30am, front of our store – 2501 Broadway
Food, Drinks, Nutrition, support


Tradesy, Inc.
8:30am  – 10:00am, 1217 2nd Street
Drinks, water, coffee, donuts, music (a DJ) and cool Tradesy swag give-aways.
http://tradesy.com


Gelson’s Market
9:00am – 11:00am, 2627 Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica
We will have water, snacks, and giveaways.
http://Gelsons.com


Afternoon pitstops ——


Montalba Architects
4:00pm – 5:30pm – 26th/ Bergamot Metro Platform
Bike Month materials, swag, Vitamin Water and Lara Bars
www.montalbaarchitects.com/


Pedal 4 the Planet – Global Green
4:00pm – 5:00pm – Flywheel 520 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Pedal 4 the Planet – Charity spin ride at Flywheel Santa Monica on May 16th. It’s a 45 Free spin class followed by a happy hour and fun raffle!
https://www.mixr.net/mixr/pedal-4-the-planet-flywheel-santa-monica/ 

* Bike Month Specials offered during the all of May

The Gallery Food Hall
— 10% discount when you mention #BikeMonthSM or #BikeLocal at Azule, Paperboy and Voltaggio Brothers’ STRFSH
Third Street Promenade’s Premier Dining Collective is next to the famed Criterion Theater, the two-level space was overhauled in 2015-16 to create The Gallery, a state-of-the-art marquee food hall featuring unique, neighborhood-serving restaurants and a mix of indoor and outdoor dining space, including the Promenade’s only elevated dining deck. More info HERE

Pilatesmith
— Pilatesmith is a new Pilates studio in Santa Monica and is excited to participate in Bike Month this year! Along with a pit stop they’re hosting on Bike to Work Day, 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. 

Bike Share Connect
Free Ride* time all day May 16th , Bike to Work Day. *out of hub fees still apply
— Discounted membership prices all of May. 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) 

Big Blue Bus
— Extend your commuting possibilities – Ride for free May 16th , Bike to Work Day. Join BBB and all the local bicycle commuters to celebrate Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 16. Bring your bike, folding bike or helmet on board a Big Blue Bus and you ride for FREE. You heard that right!

Orchestra Santa Monica
— Orchestra Santa Monica Presents its ”Bohemian Rhapsodies” Concert Sunday, May 26, 2019
Santa Monica Spoke and our cycling community are invited to to attend this performance and a special offer saving $5-$10 per ticket.
Click HERE to access this special on-line-only ticket offer.
— During Bike Month events we will be giving away 4 complimentary tickets to this concert — courtesy of Santa Monica Orchestra.

Santa Monica Chamber 
— On social media use the tag #SMChamber in addition to #BikeMonthSM #BikeLocalSM and you will get free entry into the SM Chamber’s Biz@Sunset events on either 5/15 or 6/25. The Chamber will contact you via social media you post on to give you a code to get the ticket.
May 15th Biz@Sunset celebrates Santa Monica’s Most Loved Businesses over drinks and small bites. This is a great way to connect and network within the local business community.