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National Night Out


YOU’RE INVITED! - ‪#‎BeActiveSM‬ and come out to the 32nd annual National Night Out as we honor our community partnerships! Bring your families, friends, neighbors, and business associates! This is a great community event you don’t want to miss!

Santa Monica Spoke ‪#‎BikeSantaMonica‬ and ‪#‎SafeRoutestoSchool‬ staff will be hosting a bike skills rodeo station for children, helmet decorating, bike information, and giveaways!

Walk, ride your bike, or get a free round trip ride on the Big Blue Bus (Prior to the event, see BigBlueBus.com for a free ride coupon.) Bike Valet: Free bike valet at the event


The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Santa Monica, the Buy Local SM Committee and the Santa Monica Malibu Education Foundation invites you to participate in the Wellbeing Buy Local Festival at the Santa Monica Civic Center Surface Parking Lot.  FREE BIKE VALET

Santa Monica Spoke will be here with our Santa Monica City Safe Route to School Partners hosting a FREE Youth Bike Skills Course & Rodeo! Don’t have or didn’t bring your child’s bike to the festival?  We will have plenty to use on the course. Helmet fittings and low cost helmets will also be available. 

The event includes the Wellbeing Stage with the SM Fitness Training Challenge, dance +  fitness demos, school group performances and the Buy Local Stage with the Eat Local SM Chef Challenge, Play Local SM performances + a #BuyLocalGiveLocalSM fashion show.  There will also be a Bike Local SM Hub, Yoga Area, free screening and services with local health care providers + the Buy Local Marketplace spotlight our local vendors (insert yourself here!).  It’s a great way to meet your neighbors and have fun!

Local businesses and non-profits gather at the Festival to provide expertise, advice, and product samples promoting a healthy and happy lifestyle for the entire Santa Monica Community. Neighborhood & community groups join stores and restaurants from from all over the city with information, food and vendor booths. Come enjoy the music, cooking demos and interactive classes on stages and lots of opportunities to get free resources and screenings.

This event is free to the public and draws thousands of people every year.
The festival celebrates Santa Monica by showcasing the services and products of Santa Monica businesses to over 4000 locals and visitors at the Civic Center outdoor area!

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LA River Ride

15th Annual Los Angeles River Ride


Designed by Aislinn Glennon of Glennon Graphics. Click Image for Complete event information

10 GREAT RIDES: Choose your start/finish! 100-mile, 70-mile, 50-mile, 36-mile, 25-mile, and 15-mile rides, plus a Kids’ Ride + Family Bike Expo start and finish at The Autry Center in Griffith Park (Los Angeles). 100-mile, 70-mile, and 25-mile rides start and finish at The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Join over 2,000 other riders, and enjoy a great day of cycling fun, an Eco Expo, raffle, live music, and food. All proceeds benefit the work of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition.

When: Sunday, June 28, 2015
Where: 2 Start/Finish Locations, 10 Great Rides
Autry Center in Griffith Park: 100-, 70-, 50-, 36-, 25-, & 15-mile rides, plus Kids’ Ride
Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach: 100-, 70-, & 25-mile rides

Quick Links:

Avoid lines at the event, register and pick up your bib (registration ID) at Performance Bicycle and Incycle this Saturday! Pick up your bib at Performance Bicycle and get PRIZES and 10% off all products! All participants who pick up their packet this Saturday will receive a water bottle, bike bell and goo packet! Code SMSPOKE for $10 member discount.

Performance Bicycle  is offering a free bike inspection (not full tune-up) for all registered River Riders for FREE until June 27th!
See our event post here

Saturday, June 20; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local with Santa Monica Spoke
– Performance Bicycle Santa Monica – 1314 Wilshire Blvd

Kidical Mass

We ride from Reed Park 
THEME: Red, White & Blue!

Festivities from 9:00am to NOON
The next Kidical Mass Ride for 2015, Saturday,  June 27th. A fun bike ride experience for families with kids of all ages! Education with Fun & Prizes! Dress for the theme and you could win a prize!

15 used children’s bikes (14”-16”) will be given out (for FREE) to participants in need

DATE:    SATURDAY June 27th
TIME:    9:00 AM – NOON
START:  Reed Park (7th & Wilshire)
meet north side, California Ave between 7th and Lincoln

Free: Please RSVP HERE

Join Santa Monica Spoke and the City of Santa Monica for our next Kidical Mass Bike Ride.  We will take a family friendly ride around the  neighborhood, just north of downtown Santa Monica.
Prize drawings, plus Prize for BEST COSTUME!
Pre-ride snacks, Helmet Decorating, Prize, Best Costume, Free Bike Safety Checks, & Check-in
Arrive early and don’t miss the FUN!
11:00am (or upon return)
Return to Reed Park around 11-11:15am for FUN and post-ride snacks provided by KIND and more fun activities – MAKE BUTTONS!

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Watch our 1st Kidical Mass in 2013 video here:..

* 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 – ride is on city streets – smaller children should be in a child seat, in a trailer or Tag-a-long……

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Bike to Park & Bike Swap



May is National Bike Month

Change it up, get to the park by bike or walk if you can on May 30th, 2015. Join the National Bike Challenge and keep the momentum going by joining us on Team Bike Santa Monica and logging your miles through September. Learn how HERE its FUN!

Do you have a bike you’ve outgrown or are looking to upgrade? Bring your unwanted bicycles to swap at the park.
*must be in operable condition