We are hosting a wash and wrench session at the SMC Sustainability CenterÂ with our Bike Match Program partners at Santa Monica College Sustainability Program. Bike mechanics knowledge is very helpful but not required â€“ someÂ bikes just need to be cleaned.
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 ourÂ Local Bike Match Program. The goal of the Bike Match program is to get donated bikes matched â€“ for free â€“ 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 â€“ for no cost â€“ or if you have the means for a donation that will be applied to the Bike Match Program.
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.
This Saturday September 7th: Buy Local Health and Fitness Festival. NEXT WEEKEND: September 14th, Kidical Mass(ive) and September 15th, COAST: Santa Monica’s Open Street Event! We need volunteers! Click events for links!
Santa Monica Spoke be there with family fun art activities! Stop in and say hi, decorate your helmet or a special Buy Local / Bike Local backpack! Get decorated forÂ COAST!
This free community event, co-produced with the city of Santa Monica, will feature music, pop up shops, and interactive classes,Â and lots of opportunities to get to know your City. Local businesses will provide Â expertise, Â advice, Â health screenings, Â and Â freeÂ product samplesÂ to promote a healthy and happy lifestyle for the entire Santa Monica Community. Businesses from every neighborhood will be there. Â Donâ€™t miss the chance to be part of this amazing feel-good festival and help support your local businesses, schools, and public services!
This year the Santa Monica Chamber is partnering again with the Santa Monica Classic/LA Marathon and the Santa Monica Education Foundation!
The first-ever National Bike to School Day took place on May 9, 2012, in coordination with the League of American Bicyclistsâ€™ National Bike Month. Almost 1,000 local events in 49 states and the District of Columbia joined together to encourage children to safely bicycle or walk to school.
The event builds on the popularity of Walk to School Day, which is celebrated across the country â€“ and the world â€“ each October. Many communities and schools have been holding spring walk and bicycle to school events for years. National Bike to School Day provides an opportunity for schools across the country to join together to celebrate and to build off of the energy of National Bike Month.
Join Santa Monica Spoke andÂ City of Santa Monica for theÂ Kidical Mass Rainbow Ride.
Celebrating an inclusive and diverse community during #SaMoPride Month with a special rainbow themed ride for families with kids – infants to seniors, riders of all ages are welcome! We will take a short family friendly ride around the neighborhood North of WilshireÂ during this regular friendly event. Prizes and giveaways!
Schedule 9::00am â€“ 12:00pm Donâ€™t miss the fun pre-ride activities!
â€“ Check-in, Hot coffee, juice, bagels and morning munchies, helmet decorating and games!
â€“ FAMILYÂ Ride
â€“ Prizes, plusÂ post ride activities – Rainbow Pizza!!
* Children must be accompanied and are the responsibility of their parents. Bikes should be in good working condition. Free Safety Checks on site for minor adjustments/repairs. Please use good judgement â€“ ride is on city streets â€“ smaller children should be in a child seat, in a trailer or Tag-a-longâ€¦â€¦
Donâ€™t have a bike â€“
You canÂ #RideBreeze!
Donâ€™t have a Kid Carrying Bike?Â NOT Â A PROBLEM !
Special 20% discount on Rentals at theÂ Santa Monica Bike Center. You can find special KidÂ carrying cargo bikes, kid seats, trailers,Â tandems, tag-a-longs!! Anything you could need at a 20% discount for rentals) â€“ PleaseÂ reserve online and write â€œKidical Massâ€ inÂ the special requirements section of the reservation â€“ 20% discount will be applied at check out! Reserve early and plan to pick up bikes Saturday morningÂ in time to arrive at the event.