We had such a blast with Countri Bike’s Jeffrey Tanenhaus yesterday!
We met at 26th & Broadway, Hulu headquarters at the Colorado Center Park toÂ ride with JeffreyÂ onÂ the last leg of his cross country journey throughÂ Santa Monica to the finish line and the end of Route 66 at the top of the Santa Monica Pier.Â The energetic happy group rode on Broadway withÂ SO MANY Breeze Bikes — and picking up more alongÂ the way!
We hadÂ a super fun finish line ribbon cutting withÂ press, photographers and a great crowd enjoying the festivities. Jeffrey isÂ always sayingÂ he’s met SO MANYÂ wonderful people on his journey across the US — but nothing like this fun event that brought such a crowd — including folks from near and farÂ that came out to help us celebrate theÂ finish line of Jeffrey’s wonderful tour.
We will have the photo gallery up soon, Including riding through the finish line!
For now enjoyÂ the video of smiles, bikes, NYC & SM Bike Share all together having a great ride.
Santa Monica’sÂ own Francie Stefan (2X nominee) and State Assembly Member Richard Bloom were honored withÂ nominations this year. In past years Santa Monica Bike Center and SM Spoke’s own Cynthia Rose have received coveted nominations. InÂ 2013Â Pam O’Connor wonÂ elected official of the year!
See the 2015 winners in all 6 categoriesÂ hereÂ -Â including LACBC’s own Tamika Bulter tied with MarkÂ Lopez for the Â Deborah Murphy Award for Excellence in Advocacy.
Though not surprised – we are SO EXCITEDÂ that Santa Monica’s ownÂ Breeze Bike Share now boastsÂ almost 5000 totalÂ members and overÂ 1000 Annual FoundingÂ Memberships! AllÂ in just over a month and a half since launch. Quick calculations put that at a higherÂ per capita thanÂ Citi-Bike’s comparatively huge and successful system launch in New York City!! The days are short in theÂ winter and sunsets come early – But luckily for us – Founding Memberships haveÂ been extended through theÂ New Years Weekend and won’t sunset until Monday. Don’t miss out — Sign up TODAY!
Buy a Founding MembershipÂ orÂ GIFT ONEÂ HEREÂ – Anyone can become a Founding Member for only $99. Founding Members get a full year of bike share use including 60 minutes of daily riding time, a special gift, and a limited edition Founding Member card.Â
This year there are six categories: Elected Official, Civil Servant, Business, Media/Journalism, Advocacy â€“ Individual, and Advocacy – Group.
Voting HAS ALREADY STARTEDÂ and will close on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at noon. Reader voting accounts for one half of the scoring this year, with one quarter going to SBLA staff voting, and another quarter going to a SBLA steering committeeÂ vote.
Join us Saturday morning for coffee, bagels and lively discussion and FUN!!
Updates & Input: Bike share Launch and Equity Grant application, Bike Action Plan Implementation, SAMOHI SRTS / MANGo, EXPO, Colorado Esplanade, DTSM Projects,
â€¢ Â Michelle Glickert from the City of Santa Monica will give us Bike Action Plan updates and request your ideasÂ on next steps.
â€¢ Â Meet our new City of Santa Monica Bike Share Coordinator and talk about the Bike Share equity grant we’reÂ applyingÂ Â for.
â€¢ Â Ride Breeze Bikes that we will haveÂ there for you to test ride. You can still sign up at the Special Founding Member price!
â€¢ Â You can sign up orÂ renew your SM Spoke / LACBC membership for special perks. Meet and joinÂ our lively group of volunteers.
â€¢ Â Be the first to hear about some exciting upcoming events!
Pretty exciting Itâ€™s our 4Â Year AnniversaryÂ adopting theÂ Bike Action Plan
When: Â Â Â Saturday Time: Â Â Â Â 10am – noon
Where: Â Â Spoke HQ, 1640 5th Street, justÂ south of Expo Station Â Â
Let’s Celebrate our Successes and plan our next steps together!!
And have some fun!!