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Happy Bike Month 2024!

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

SM City Council May Bike Month Proclamation Tuesday, April 23rd

Tuesday, April 23rd (6pm) Santa Moinca City Council will issue a Proclamation for May as Bike Month. Join us at City Hall to show your support for biking and a group photo on the Dias at 6:00pm (schedule timing lists 6:10pm)

Santa Monica City Hall
Council Chambers 2nd floor
1685 Main Street, SM, 90401
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Action Alert: Safety Projects Bergamot Area

Follow up on Bergamot Area Safety Projects: Item 5A

Thank you all for your many letters to council — You were heard! 
Last night, the Santa Monica City Council unanimously approved the contract for the First/Last Mile Plan for Bergamot Station (Agenda, Item 5A;  Video, 2:59). After a decade-long public process the final hurdle for the project proved more difficult than expected (see video linked) despite a unanimous 6-0 vote that will allow the city to begin construction.

Here is a comprehensive write up on Santa Monica Next

Santa Monica City Council will consider approving these funded projects at tonights meeting Item 5A on tonights Council Meeting Agenda
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT. Can you attend tonights council meeting and testify as to your support?

Please join us with an email to Council  TODAY voicing your support for safer streets for all and to support our city’s commitment to Vision Zero — to protect vulnerable road users, like people walking and biking, with streets designed to be safer for everyone.

Easy one click email — please do add your comments and personal stories if you can!

Or use this “copy and paste / template”
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Re: Support Item 5A, Stewart Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Safety Enhancement Project

Dear Santa Monica Mayor, City Council and City Manager:

I support the Bergamot Area Improvements the demonstrate the City’s commitment to safer streets for everyone. Please do not waver to prioritize improving bike and pedestrian infrastructure and Vision Zero and Award the Stewart Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Safety Enhancement Project. The City must continue the overwhelming community supported commitment to prioritize and protect vulnerable road users, like people walking and biking, with these collective projects that prioritize the design of safer streets for everyone. 

Please approve Item 5A and prioritize safer streets!

Gearing up 2024: May is Bike Month!


Click the “Bike Month” drop down on the menu bar for more info and where we keep the updated list of participating businesses and specials.  
Click HERE to view where events are added in the May Bike Month calendar

Click here to view #BikeMonthSM Map
– events being added

Click HERE to Sign Up to host a Pitstop, event, special or promotion in Santa Monica during Bike Month!

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May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the  League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling” and encourage more folks to giving biking a try.


It’s a celebration of bikes; a reminder to get rolling again; a gateway to riding more often; a time to evangelize the beauty of bikes; and much, much more.

Whether you bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment; or simply to explore your community, National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride. The momentum is building: With growing cultural awareness around health and wellness, sustainability and economic savings, bicycling is being seen by new and broader audiences as a simple solution to many complex problems, from reducing obesity rates to increasing mobility options. This year, we want to hear from you. What’s your why? With so many reasons to ride, what’s yours? Use the hashtags #WhyIRide and #BikeLocalSM #BikeMonthSM #GoSaMo on social media and also tag @SMSpoke @BikeLeague!

Each year the number and diversity of Bike Month celebrations continues to grow, accelerating the momentum around bicycling nationwide.

So much more – See our CALENDAR