Tag Archives: #BikeSM

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.

Volunteer for Wash & Wrench: Bike Match Program

Santa Monica Local Bike Match Program

What can you do? We need Volunteers!

We are hosting a wash and wrench session at the SMC Sustainability Center with our Bike Match Program partners at Santa Monica College Sustainability Program. Bike mechanics knowledge is very helpful but not required – some bikes just need to be cleaned.

To donate a bicycle, parts, accessories or equipment please email Donate@SMSpoke.org

If you can join us this Saturday, or for a future session please email us at Volunteer@SMSpoke.org 

*All Volunteers are required to take the Covid Health & Safety Survey prior to showing up to volunteer.


Early this year in addition to donated bike from individuals we received a number of bicycles from a local business and from Bike Angels. We have been working hard to clean and fix up these bikes to add to our Local Bike Match Program. The goal of the Bike Match program is to get donated bikes matched – for free – to individuals in our local community. As we continue to collect working bike donations (all sizes) we need volunteers to help clean them up and do minor repairs so they can be matched and distributed to new owners – for no cost – or if you have the means for a donation that will be applied to the Bike Match Program.

Santa Monica Local Bike Match Program: Volunteers Needed

For a few years we’ve worked to get bicycles in the hands of folks that have had their own bicycles stolen or cannot afford to purchase a new bicycle. Until now our donated bicycles have been distributed in our local community in exchange for a pay what you can donation, as gifts to individuals and for free local community raffles.

Early this year in addition to donated bike from individuals we received a number of bicycles from a local business and from Bike Angels. We have been working hard to clean and fix up these bikes to add to our Local Bike Match Program. The goal of the Bike Match program is to get donated bikes matched – for free – to individuals in our local community. As we continue to collect working bike donations (all sizes) we need volunteers to help clean them up and do minor repairs so they can be matched and distributed to new owners – for no cost – or if you have the means for a donation that will be applied to the Bike Match Program. 

If your bike has been stolen or you are in need of a bicycle and cannot afford one please drop us an email. An online application is coming soon.

What can you do? Volunteer!

We are hosting a wash and wrench session at the SMC Sustainability Center this Saturday, October 17th, 12-4pm* with our Bike Match Program partners at Santa Monica College Sustainability Program. Bike mechanics knowledge is very helpful but not required – some bikes just need to be cleaned.  

To donate a bicycle, parts, accessories or equipment please email
Donate@SMSpoke.org 
 

If you can join us this Saturday, or for a future session please email us at
Volunteer@SMSpoke.org 

*All Volunteers are required to take the Covid Health & Safety Survey prior to showing up to volunteer. 

Recent SMC Bike Match recipients!

#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.