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MANGo Milestone Community Ride

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a leisurely ride through Santa Monica and explore new and upcoming bike infrastructure improvements!

Free event – Register HERE

Enjoy a five-mile social bike ride with Metro Bike Share, Santa Monica Spoke, and the City of Santa Monica!

Come out and celebrate exciting new bike infrastructure improvements in Santa Monica! You might be thinking: “What do you mean by MANGo? What milestone?” – this ride is the perfect way to learn more about the Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway (MANGo).

Metro Bike Share, Santa Monica Spoke, and the City of Santa Monica invite you to a community ride to celebrate Bike Month and the completion of phase 4 of the MANGo project. The project extends MANGo to the east and creates a new connection between the two portions of Michigan Avenue which were bisected by the construction of the Santa Monica Freeway. Featuring new multi-use pathways and a two-way protected bikeway across the 20th Street bridge, this facility links the Pico Neighborhood to destinations such as Crossroads School, Santa Monica High School, E Line stations, and the Bergamot Station Arts Center.

Conditions: This route is great for novice riders, those who haven’t ridden in a while, and for those looking to socialize. You must be 16+ to ride a Metro Bike. This ride is welcoming of children on personal bikes. Children must either be secured in an approved child carrier or riding their own bicycle and supervised by an adult at all times.

Feeling hungry or thirsty? There are also plenty of locally-owned businesses on the route to explore before or after the ride!

This ride is “no-drop,” meaning we will maintain a comfortable and inclusive pace for all participants.

  • At 10:00 am, we will promptly begin introductions and safety check, along with ensuring everyone has a helmet and water bottle at no-cost.
  • From 10:15 am – 11:00 am, we will ride along the above route and back with quick photo and water stops.
  • We will return no later than 12:00 pm to 17th/SMC Station.

Start/endpoint: 17th/SMC Station (accessible via E Line)

If you need help with planning your bus or rail trip to the Metro Bike Share station, please use the Metro Trip Planner at https://www.metro.net/riding/trip-planner/

Important Information:

  • Safety first! We recommend you bring a bike helmet and wear it properly.
  • Don’t have a helmet? We can provide one at no-charge.
  • There is no-cost to participate in this event, whether you are using a Metro Bike or a personal bike.
  • Please ride courteously and be aware of your surroundings. Use your best judgment.
  • Never leave your Metro Bike unattended. Always be sure to dock your Metro Bike and listen for three beeps.
  • You must be 16+ to use a Metro Bike. Under 18? Your parent/guardian will need to fill out your waiver.
  • All attendees must complete and sign a paper waiver upon arrival.

About Santa Monica Spoke:
Santa Monica Spoke is a community-based nonprofit organization 501(c)3 dedicated to improving walking, biking and healthy active transportation in the City of Santa Monica —working to make Santa Monica more sustainable, and a better place to live, walk, bike, work and play.

Santa Monica Spoke’s mission includes advocating for the implementation of Complete Streets Policies that support and protect all road users, (prioritizing our most vulnerable- people walking and biking) and the use of public transit and shared mobility options to promote fewer single car trips for a healthier, safer, more sustainable environment for all.

About Santa Monica Department of Transportation (SMDOT):
The Santa Monica Department of Transportation (SMDOT) plans, builds, maintains, and operates a multi-modal transportation network that connects people with opportunity, improves lives, and protects the environment. SMDOT leads the City of Santa Monica’s vision for a non-auto-centric future while ensuring safe, reliable, equitable, and sustainable access to streets, through innovative bus, bike, pedestrian, micro-mobility, and first-last mile options.

About Metro Bike Share:
The Metro Bike Share system makes bikes available 24/7, 365 days a year in Downtown LA, Central LA, Hollywood, North Hollywood and on the Westside. Metro Bike Share offers convenient round-the-clock access to a fleet of bicycles for short trips. Metro Bike Share is one of LA Metro’s multiple public transportation options for Angelenos and visitors to get around.

Metro Bike Share is a fast, easy, and fun way to ride, anytime. Get a bike from any Metro Bike Share station, go for a ride, and properly return it. It’s easy — just like riding a bike!


17th St / SMC Metro E-Line parking lot
1610 Colorado
Santa Moinca, CA 90404 United States
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