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Handlebar Happy Hour

Celebrate the conclusion of Handlebar bike#30daysofbiking April
Launch of Bike Month in May
and the National Bike Challenge.
Plus hear what is planned for Bike to Work Week!

……all at one fun HANDLEBAR HAPPY HOUR!
Family Friendly Event!

Areal Restaurant,
2820 Main Street



Ride with me: El Monte Bicicultura: Art, Bikes & History

Feeder Ride to El Monte Bicicultura: Art, Bikes & History

Join Scott Sing of Santa Monica Spoke for a ride to the San Gabriel Valley to join C.I.C.L.E., Metro and Bike SGV for “El Monte Bicicultura: Art, Bikes & History,” a community bicycle ride highlighting historic and artistic gems in El Monte.

Ride is for high intermediate to advanced riders comfortable riding city streets, please read route description below. All riders must wear helmets and bring working headlights and taillights for the return trip to Santa Monica. Riders are responsible for bringing their own flat fix equipment. Ride coordinator does NOT bring extra tubes or tools.

Fixed gear bikes must have a front brake, single-speed bikes must have front and rear brakes or a coaster brake. Aero bars are allowed on bikes but CANNOT be used on the ride.

Ride Route & Description:
This ride is a no-drop, for intermediate and advanced riders comfortable riding city streets at 15mph. Although fairly flat, the ride is 35 miles long each way so riders must be prepared to ride the distance at pace. Riders falling off the back may be asked to continue on public transportation if they are holding up the ride too much.
Bring a lock for scheduled stops and front and rear lights just in case we are late getting back.

In addition to the official El Monte Bicicultura route, we will check out the new Cycle Track in Temple City and if time and energy permit, visit nearby Progress Brewing and stop for Chinese or Vietnamese food on the return ride.

Riders gather at Tongva Park 7:00am Roll at 7:30am

Date: Sunday April 26th
Time: Gather at 7:00a, Roll out at 7:30a.
Start: Above the restrooms at Tongva Park.

You are asked to please RSVP ss@249wires[dot]com

Sustainable LA: Santa Monica Earth Day Event

A panel of Los Angeles–area sustainability experts discuss the work they’re doing now — and how they’re planning for the city’s future.

Santa Monica Spoke joins sustainability experts from the Greater Los Angeles area for a lively panel discussion about the environment and conservation.

Representatives from Santa Monica Spoke, Buy Local Santa Monica, Santa Monica Next, the Office of Sustainability in Santa Monica, railLA, and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority will be on hand to discuss these topics in depth and provide tips for creating an environmentally conscious and sustainable lifestyle.

Register for this free event with the Apple Store App or by going to  apple.com/thirdstreetpromenade and looking under events on the calendar

Finish the Ride

It’s not just a ride, it’s a movement for the safety of all on the streets of Los Angeles.

Finish The Ride started after bicyclist Damian Kevitt was dragged nearly a quarter mile under a car. It was a gross hit and run crime which is a common occurrence in Southern California. Having barely survived, he vowed to get back on a bicycle and FINISH THE RIDE — not just for himself but to help make the streets of Southern California safe for ALL.

Now the event is not just about Damian’s triumph over tragedy but about finishing for the nearly 6,000 other people in LA County who have been severly injured in hit and run crimes. By just participating, you are helping Finish The Ride raise awareness and handle the epidemic of hit and run crimes, thereby making the streets safer for you, me and everyone else.

Registration is open

Use registration code SMSPOKE at checkout to receive a 10% discount of which a portion is donated to Santa Monica Spoke.

6:00am Check-in Opens
7:30am Celebrity & VIP speakers
8:00-8:45am Staggered starts for each activity

Finish the Ride, Run Walk n Roll
The event starts in historic Hollywood, California and traces the route Damian took on that fateful day in Feb 2013. The routes continues into Griffith Park which is an oasis with ideal roads and paths for runners, walkers and bicyclists. With full streets closures to ensure highest safety for all, it’s a great event for the whole family.

➧ Ride = Four routes ranging from 6 to 50 miles with a 200 to 3,500 foot elevation gain
➧ Run = 10K
➧ Walk and Roll = 10K
➧ Cool goodie bag and free t-shirt with registration
➧ Great live music and dancing

Free festival and safety expo with giveaways, raffles, prizes and activities for the kids. Feel free to bring the whole family!

START: Parking lot, Church of Scientology 4810 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA
FINISH: The Autry Museum, Griffith Park (Festival & Safety Expo)

Team LACBC Pre-Climate Ride Party

Team LACBC “fun”draising party this Sunday, April 12th from 5 – 8pm at Angel City Brewery (216 S. Alameda St.) Special perk – Alek Bartrosouf will be there!

There will be handcrafted brews, music, and food trucks — including vegan taco maestro Mark Weldon’s 100 Tacos, whose entire operation is done by bike!

There is a raffle. $5/ticket or 5 for $20.
Featuring these great prizes:
– 4 Dodger Tickets in Lodge + Parking (pick your game)
– George Lopez at the Orpheum Theatre
– $100 Laemmle Movie Pass
– Private Film Party in Laemmle’s West L.A. Screening Room
– Contemporary Dance at the Ahmanson (Tania Perez-Salas)
– Women’s Handmade Clothing (Matrushka)
– And grand prize — an UNO FOLDING BICYCLE courtesy of Tern!

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT to participate in the raffle.  The main purpose of the event is to help each team member raise funds, so pick team member or two to donate to and get beer and/or raffle tickets:

$100+ Level*
– 3 Raffle Tickets
– 2 Beer Tickets
– Free LACBC Membership
– Team LACBC Souvenir Pint Glass

$50+ Level*
– 1 Raffle Ticket
– 1 Beer Ticket

$25+ Level*
– 1 Beer Ticket

Team Captain Greg has done an excellent job of rallying the team (and meeting his personal goal) and we are at $71K ALREADY with a stated goal of $100K!  Help us get over the top and be number one for a third year in a row! LACBC is fully represented with board members like Greg and Carrie and staff, Colin and Hyeran.  Support them and come have some fun!

We hope to see you THERE!