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Kidical Mass: Rainbow Ride for Pride is SATURDAY June 10th!

Rainbow Ride for PRIDE: Dress up in your best Rainbow gear!

Kidical Mass is a Community Bike Ride for Kids to Seniors!
Free: June 10th
Active Seniors Pilot RSVP HERE

Join Santa Monica Spoke and City of Santa Monica for the Kidical Mass Rainbow Ride.

Celebrating an inclusive and diverse community during #SaMoPride Month and our new green lanes on 17th Street on a special rainbow themed ride for all ages — kids to seniors! We will take a short family friendly ride on some old and brand new protected green lanes and on MANGo (Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway). We start and end from Memorial Park.

Schedule: Saturday, June 10th
9::00am – 12:00pm
Don’t miss the fun pre-ride activities! And a Surprise Guest!
– Check-in, Hot coffee, juice, bagels and morning munchies, helmet decorating!
– Rainbow Ride for Pride
– Post ride activities – Rainbow Pizza!!

* Children must be accompanied and are the responsibility of their parents. Bikes should be in good working condition. Please use good judgement – ride is on city streets – smaller children should be in a child seat, in a trailer or Tag-a-long……

Free Bike Class- Bike 3: Street Skills

Do you want to be more comfortable and confident when cycling on city roads? Take Bike 3 – Street Skills class and practice what you learned in a real-world setting.

The Bike 3 – Street Skills class, presented by Metro, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition – LACBC and Santa Monica Spoke is a free 2.5-hour class for adults and teens to practice safe riding with a group of beginning cyclists. You’ll learn cycling etiquette, practice riding in a real-world setting, and make pit stops at local establishments to get refreshments.

Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required. Register now to guarantee your spot!

Consider signing up for other classes in this series:
Bike 1 – Back to Basics (January 25th)
Bike 2 – Rules of the Road (February 8, 2020)
Bike 3 – Street Skills (February 22, 2020) RESCHEDULED March 7th, 2020
Bicycling 101 (date TBD)
All 1st time class participants get a free helmet and a set of bike lights!

Watch the video to learn more about this class series!

**RAIN POLICY: In the event of a rain forecast, we will contact you 24 hours in advance to confirm or cancel the class**

Who Should Sign-Up:
If you are comfortable getting on a bike and want to gain more experience bicycling on city streets in a group setting. This ride will apply practical skills and critical thinking in real-world settings and will build off skills learned in the Bike 1 and Bike 2 level classes.

PLEASE NOTE: While you are not required to take Bike 1 or 2 to enroll in the next level class, we strongly encourage you to take this short screening quiz to determine if the next level classes are appropriate for your skill level. This is not a “Learn to Ride” class, so you are expected to at least know how to ride a bike, even if you are not a frequent rider.

What You’ll Learn:

Biking on City Streets:
Rules of the Road / Navigating Common Hazards / Group Etiquette / Sharing Paths and Trails

Biking and Transit:
Riding around Transit / Taking bikes on trains and buses/ Bike Services / Events Offered by Metro

What You’ll Need:
Please bring your bike in good working condition. We recommend getting a tune up at your local bike shop if you haven’t ridden your bike in a long time or if you aren’t sure that it’s working well.

1st time participants will get a free helmet and a set of bike lights.

Registration & Waivers:
Participants ages 16 and up may participate in this class. All participants must sign a waiver to participate; if the participant is under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must accompany the minor.

Metro’s Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) Program currently offers bike classes at 4 different levels—Bike 1, 2, 3 & Bicycling 101. If you are interested in taking classes at the next level or joining a community bike ride, check out the full event calendar . For more info on how to ride a bike in LA County, visit metro.net/gobike.

Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition – LACBC is a membership-based nonprofit organization that works to make all communities in LA County healthy, safe, and fun places to ride a bike through advocacy, education, and outreach.

Santa Monica Spoke is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving walking, biking and healthy active transportation in the City of Santa Monica. We are a community based nonprofit working to make Santa Monica more sustainable, and a better place to live, walk, bike, work and play.

Sunday Funday: Tour of Santa Monica with LACBC

Join us and the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) for the first Sunday Funday of the summer season! We’ll be enjoying the cool coastal air as we are joined by our LA County Affiliate LACBC for this excursion to explore our own Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway and share a preview of the amazing improvements planned for the Safe Streets for 17th Street & Michigan Ave project — and so much more!

We’ll be starting out at the 26th Street / Bergamot Station on the Expo Line meeting at 9:30 AM, rolling at 10 AM. There will be stops and water breaks along the way and is a perfect way to meet people, explore hidden gems and discover new neighborhoods. Facebook RSVP here for Sunday Funday!

Come one, come all! This ride is a no-drop ride led by Santa Monica Spoke with LACBC Ride Marshals. Riders should be able to keep a 10 MPH pace, and cover about 10 miles.

Don’t have a bike –
You can #RideBreeze!

Climate Ride: Team LACBC Training Ride #1

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2017 has arrived and Team LACBC is beginning its Climate Ride training! This will be the first official Team LACBC Training ride where they’ll roll parts of Pasadena. You don’t want to miss this one. So, come on out and roll with Team LACBC as they sets their sights on June.

When: 1/15/17
Where: Union Station
Meet: 8:30am
Roll: 9:00am
Adv/Challenge Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18356379
Beg/Intermediate Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18356376

Climate ride is a rain or shine event and the training rides will mimic that, with caution of course.

The route you choose depends on what shape you’re in and how strong you are on the bike you’re riding. We highly recommend a Road Bike, Fixed (if you’re a strong rider), Hybrid (beginner/intermediate). All training rides are no drop rides. (meaning, unless your bike completely falls apart, we will not leave you).

At the first training ride they’ll have a list items for you to consider riding with at all times.

For now, make sure you have the following:
Extra tube that fits your tire, tire lever, patch kit, water bottle cage, water bottle, helmet.


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