Tag Archives: #BikeLocalSM

May Bike Month

TheLEAGUE-BikeMonthMay 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.bike_month_250x250

WITH SO MANY REASONS TO RIDE, WHAT’S YOURS? »

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 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.

1st HandleBar Happy Hour for 2020 is Wednesday!

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Join us for our first HandleBar Happy Hour in 2020 at Lanea!
Our group will be treated to complementary chips and salsa to share and a free tamale with your first beverage purchased! Yummmmm!

When: Wednesday, January 29
Where: Lanea, 217 Broadway, Santa Monica 90401
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

#HBHH #BikeLocalSM #BikeSM #SMSpoke #DrinkLocalSM #EatLocalSM
Our Happy Hours support local businesses and BuyLocalSM


Big thank you to our last #BuyLocalSM #BikeLocalSM #HBHH venue TRiP!

If it’s on your way don’t forget to pass the Bike Counter!


#CarFreeFridays Santa Monica!

Here’s what you need to know to get going and have a car-free and carefree day:

  • Learn about your options.
    Some employers, co-working spaces, and schools offer transportation benefits. Ask around about resources at your employer, co-working space, or school!
  • Allow for some flexibility in your schedule.
    Give yourself a few extra minutes so you don’t have to worry about being late.
  • Map your route in advance.
    Use Google Maps or the other recommended apps on smgov.net/gosamo to find out the best way to get to where you’re going car-free.
  • Make sure your TAP card is ready and loaded.
    Pick up a TAP card at a nearby Expo station or the Big Blue Bus Transit Store to access all the trains, buses, and even bikes.
  • Try it out with a buddy.
    Ask around the office to see if anyone wants to meet at a local Expo station or ask an apartment mate to take transit together to school or work.

Count me in!

Learn more about #CarFreeFriday at smgov.net/carfreefriday.
Copyright © 2016 City of Santa Monica, All rights reserved.

#CarFreeFridays Santa Monica!

Here’s what you need to know to get going and have a car-free and carefree day:

  • Learn about your options.
    Some employers, co-working spaces, and schools offer transportation benefits. Ask around about resources at your employer, co-working space, or school!
  • Allow for some flexibility in your schedule.
    Give yourself a few extra minutes so you don’t have to worry about being late.
  • Map your route in advance.
    Use Google Maps or the other recommended apps on smgov.net/gosamo to find out the best way to get to where you’re going car-free.
  • Make sure your TAP card is ready and loaded.
    Pick up a TAP card at a nearby Expo station or the Big Blue Bus Transit Store to access all the trains, buses, and even bikes.
  • Try it out with a buddy.
    Ask around the office to see if anyone wants to meet at a local Expo station or ask an apartment mate to take transit together to school or work.

Count me in!

Learn more about #CarFreeFriday at smgov.net/carfreefriday.
Copyright © 2016 City of Santa Monica, All rights reserved.

#CarFreeFridays Santa Monica!

Here’s what you need to know to get going and have a car-free and carefree day:

  • Learn about your options.
    Some employers, co-working spaces, and schools offer transportation benefits. Ask around about resources at your employer, co-working space, or school!
  • Allow for some flexibility in your schedule.
    Give yourself a few extra minutes so you don’t have to worry about being late.
  • Map your route in advance.
    Use Google Maps or the other recommended apps on smgov.net/gosamo to find out the best way to get to where you’re going car-free.
  • Make sure your TAP card is ready and loaded.
    Pick up a TAP card at a nearby Expo station or the Big Blue Bus Transit Store to access all the trains, buses, and even bikes.
  • Try it out with a buddy.
    Ask around the office to see if anyone wants to meet at a local Expo station or ask an apartment mate to take transit together to school or work.

Count me in!

Learn more about #CarFreeFriday at smgov.net/carfreefriday.
Copyright © 2016 City of Santa Monica, All rights reserved.