The Brompton Urban Challenge (BUC) is a two-wheeled scavenger hunt! It starts with a light breakfast, afterwhich you’ll spend the first part of the day riding around the city, and interpreting various clues with your team. We’ll break for a late lunch, then spend the remainder of the day engaging in fun Brompton challenges amidst the beautiful backdrop of Santa Monica. Each clue and challenge will be recorded by photograph, which you’ll upload to social media (#BUCSM). Everyone will have the chance to win some GREAT prizes at the end of the day – where we’ll rally to celebrate our accomplishments with drinks and merriment at AIKA!
The Brompton Urban Challenge is a world-wide event, and we couldn’t be more excited to host our first BUC in Santa Monica!
Here are the registration details:
- The fee is $25 per person – all proceeds will be donated to local advocacy groupÂ Santa Monica Spoke.
- Cyclists can either register as a team or will be placed into a team on the day of the event.
— Start a team or join one as a great way to meetÂ new friends!
- The minimum team size is 2 participants, and the maximum team size is 4 participants.
- All bikes are welcome, butÂ there must be at least one Brompton bicycle per team.
- We’ll have a limited number of Brompton bicycles available to borrow at the event, so indicate in your registration if you’d like to reserve one!
To learn more, check out this videoÂ here.
Can’t wait to see all you Bromptoneers and cyclists at AIKA on the 30th! #BUCSM
Family Cargo Bike Event
Test ride a wide variety of cargo bikes,Â meet like minded people and have your kidsÂ enjoy fun activities.
Aika willÂ have a jumpy house, face painters, arts & crafts and best of all rides in theÂ CARGO BIKES!
Try out theÂ Urban Arrow, Xtracycle, Gazelle, Babboe & the wooden Bucket bikesÂ to name a few. Some are powered by Bosch, some by Shimano and some will by you!
INVITATION: Do you have a Family Cargo Bike? – Come share your experience andÂ AikaÂ will give you gift for sharing the love!
KIDICAL MASS BIKE RIDE: Wheel you be my Valentine?Â
Saturday February 13th
Festivities from 9:00am to NOON
Don’t miss the early festivities stating at 9:00am! The firstÂ Kidical Mass Ride for 2016 is Saturday, February 13th. A fun bike ride eventÂ for the whole family! Education with Fun & Prizes!
Dress upÂ and you could win a prize!
TheÂ theme ……?
DATE: Â Â SATURDAYÂ February 13th
TIME: Â Â 9:00 AM â€“Â NOON
START: Â Clover Park (2600 Ocean Park Blvd)
â€“Â meet (west side of park) 25th Street at Oak Street
Free:Â Please RSVPÂ HEREÂ so we haveÂ enough refreshments and giveaways
Join Santa Monica Spoke and the City of Santa Monica for theÂ nextÂ Kidical Mass Bike Ride.Â
We’ll enjoyÂ a family friendly ride through the Sunset Park neighborhood.
Drawings and Prize for BEST COSTUME!
CHECK IN!Â Pre-ride snacks, Coffee and beverages for the kidsÂ (Please be sustainable and bring your own cups), Helmet Decorating,Â Prizes, FreeÂ Bike Safety Checks provided by Giant Bicycles.
Arrive early and donâ€™t miss the FUN!Â
Neighborhood Bike Ride*
11:00amÂ (or upon return from ride)
Return to CloverÂ Park around 11-11:15am for FUN and post-ride snacksÂ provided by KIND. Valentine Cookie Decorating is planned!
Watch our 1stÂ Kidical Mass in 2013 videoÂ hereÂ ..
* 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€¦
Don’t have a bike –
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.
Santa Monica Family Bike FestivalÂ at McKinley School*
When I say festival â€“ I mean FESTIVAL. This will be a day full of activities for the whole family!
Join us at thisÂ free event that will feature, FREE Bike Rodeo / skills course, demos, woodÂ bike banked track, FREE giant slide, FREE raffles, FREE rock climbing wall, DJ entertainment, games,Â craft booths, local merchants. Breeze bike share, bike shops withÂ test rides andÂ accessories, route planning and information,Â FOOD AND FUN!
We are especially excitedÂ aboutÂ the great commitment and enthusiasm building atÂ McKinley for sustainable, active transportation forÂ walking ad biking and to the rockinâ€™ McKinley Sustainability & Beautification Committee we are supporting for this event! They have connected to totally awesome local partners of all types to make this event super fun!
—–11am â€“ 3pm Bike Skills Course / Santa Monica Spoke
—–3pm Family Group Ride
—–4pm End / Final raffle
Come one and all to this great fun event â€“ we will be adding the links to our supporters and local partners very soon. Meanwhile you can get more specifics on the eventÂ here
Volunteers needed email us Volunteer@SMSpoke.org
McKinley Elementary, *enter on Chelsea Ave
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