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Plan Your Bike Anywhere Day – All the Local Pitstops, Specials and Promotions for Thursday May 16th!

Bike Anywhere Day: Morning Pitstops, Evening HandleBar HH, All Day Bike Local Specials!

Morning Pitstops:

  • City of Santa Monica & Santa Monica Spoke: SM City Hall, 1685 Main Street
    8-10am
    Bike Swag, Live Music, Raffles, Coffee & Donuts, City Bike Info and lots of fun with other bike commuters!
  • Movember / SMC Bike Club: 1616 17th St — E-Line Station at Sidewalk and Parking Lot
    8-10am
    Refreshments, Bike Techs, and men’s health information. Coffee graciously provided by Starbucks!
  • Colorado Center HUB, Hosted BXP and Kite Pharma: 2500 Broadway
    8-10am

    We will have coffee, music, snacks, and good vibes! Stop by, say hello, and fuel up for your morning ride!
  • Café Lovi: 1910 Broadway
    7:30am-3:30pm
    Free drip coffee and 10% off sandwiches for clients that arrive by bike!
  • Yoga-urt: 1700 Ocean Park Blvd
    11am-10pm

    Yoga-urt Santa Monica will offer 1 FREE Mini Bowl of soft serve to Bikers on May 16th for Bike Anywhere Day!
  • Dogtown Coffee in the Fairmont Miramar: 101 Wilshire Blvd
    5am-5pm

    Discount at Dogtown Coffee (Fairmont Location only) when you arrive by bicycle! 
    Enter from Wilshire BLVD. Go to the back right corner of the driveway behind the FIG tree. Bike parking for Dogtown at the bottom of the stairs.


Evening HandleBar Happy Hour:

  • Santa Monica Brew Works: 1920 Colorado Ave
    5-7pm (and beyond)

    Join us and our partners BuyLocal and Santa Monica Forward at reserved tables on the patio
    — food service Emmy Squared Pizza 
    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!


More Bike Anywhere Day promotions:

  • VEO: $5 off your next trip today or anytime in May
    Use the promo code “BIKE24” in the Veo app 
  •  Metro Bike Share: FREE 30-Minute rides on “Bike Anywhere Day,”
    May 16, 2024 Valid: 5/16 — Code: 051624
  • Metro: Ride Free Bus & Trains: Ride Free
    Metro will celebrate Bike Day on Thursday, May 16 by providing free rides on Metro Bus and Rail lines. Fareboxes on buses will be covered and rail system turnstile gates and validators will be programmed not to charge fare that day.
  • Big Blue Bus: Cyclist ride for free May 16th
    Join BBB and all the local bicycle commuters to celebrate Bike Anywhere Day on Thursday, May 16. On that day, bring your bike, folding bike or helmet on board a Big Blue Bus and you can ride for FREE.

Happy Bike Month Week #3

It’s Bike Week and Thursday, May 16th is Bike Anywhere Day!

Specials that are all of May for Bike Month: 
• Yoga-urt receive 15% off 1 item to Cyclist during all of May AND get a 1 FREE Mini Bowl of soft serve when you visit on May 16th when they’ll open early to celebrate at 11am 
• Dogtown Coffee at the Fairmont 10% off your order all of May & 25% off May 16th
• VEO get $5 off your next trip – active all of May — code BIKE24
• Sunday Farmers Market on Main Street – arrive by bike get a market buck from the info booth — while supply lasts in May

See the Events Calendar or the Bike Month 2024 Map for all the Bike Month events and promotions 

Bike Anywhere Day: Morning Pitstops and Evening HandleBar Happy Hour

Thursday morning Bike anywhere Day Pitstops at: Santa Monica City Hall, 17t Street & Colorado, 26th & Broadway, Yoga-urt on Ocean Park Blvd and Dogtown Coffee at the Fairmont.

See the full list with details here


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HandleBar Happy Hour: Santa Monica Brew Works
Join us and our partners BuyLocal Santa Monica and Santa Monica Forward at reserved tables on the patio

— food service Emmy Squared Pizza and HandleBar Happy Hour Specials

East Pico Safety Project: POP UP Experience a 1-day demonstration event at the intersection of Pico Blvd and Urban Ave for the East Pico Safety Project on May 18, 2024 from 9 am to 1 pm. The event is designed to gather input on the temporary street designs.


Kidical Mass: Community Bike Ride for Kids to Seniors!
Join us for a fun filled morning at Clover Park and a Community Bike Ride for all ages!

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

Click on map buttons or in the map sidebar for additional event details:

Happy Bike Month 2024!

Check out the all the local Bike Month events and promotions here and on our Event Calendar

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)