May 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.
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.
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 for COAST!
This free community event, co-produced with the city of Santa Monica, will feature music, pop up shops, and interactive classes, and lots of opportunities to get to know your City. Local businesses will provide expertise, advice, health screenings, and free product samples to promote a healthy and happy lifestyle for the entire Santa Monica Community. Businesses from every neighborhood will be there. Don’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!
Voting for your Most Loved Santa Monica Businesses of 2019 started February 1st! We’d LOVE to have your VOTE for Santa Monica Spoke Category #18, advocacy/non-profit! VOTE HERE
Buy Local for our Schools: Did you know that any purchase you make at a Santa Monica business directly helps support our schools? In 2017, we collectively raised $8 Million for the SMMUSD just by buying local!
SUPPORT Buy Local. If you are a Santa Monica business, click here to JOIN this free campaign. If you are a resident, local employees, business owner or frequent local visitor, show your support for our community by signing the pledge.
Benefiting Heal the Bay and Santa Monica Spoke, the summer festival with SOUL, will feature 5 live-music stages and 18 bands, showcases Main Street businesses along with 100+ local vendors, activation sites for all ages, 4 beer & wine gardens and for the first time, car-free streets spanning nearly one mile long!