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Learn to Ride Breeze & Community Bike Ride

We are coordinating with local partners for this monthly Learn to #RideBreeze & Community Bike Ride.

Class is FREE and open for all
we invite current & prospective Breeze members.

You’ll learn about and how to use the Breeze bike share system, including checking out, locking, flexibility of “out of station” and “hold” features, multiple bike check out on one account and more! We’ll then take a short tour of Santa Monica bike infrastructure to demonstrate how some of these features work and can be used. You’ll also learn basic bike safety tips and Rules of the Road to help reduce conflicts and keep your rides SAFE & FUN — all while enjoying the community and connecting with Bike Local businesses. Surely to be a day of fun and excitement. At this months event we will visit and get a short tour of the Downtown Farmers Market.

Registration is FREE but required — Please click here to RSVP today! Attendees must be 16* or over (*under 18 must accompanied by parent or guardian and wear a helmet) You will be sent registration and event information.

Already a Breeze Member? Plan to BRING A FRIEND and earn bonuses!


Family Bike Festival

Santa Monica Family Bike Festival at McKinley School*

When I say festival – I mean FESTIVAL. This will be a day full of activities for the whole family!
Join us at this free event that will feature, FREE Bike Rodeo / skills course, demos, wood bike banked track, FREE giant slide, FREE raffles, FREE rock climbing wall, DJ entertainment, games, craft booths, local merchants. Breeze bike share, bike shops with test rides and accessories, route planning and information, FOOD AND FUN!

We are especially excited about the great commitment and enthusiasm building at McKinley for sustainable, active transportation for walking ad biking and to the rockin’ 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 – 3pm Bike Skills Course / Santa Monica Spoke
—–Noon commencement
—–3pm Family Group Ride
—–4pm End / Final raffle

Come one and all to this great fun event – we will be adding the links to our supporters and local partners very soon. Meanwhile you can get more specifics on the event here

Volunteers needed email us Volunteer@SMSpoke.org

McKinley Elementary, *enter on Chelsea Ave













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Breeze Bike Share Launch

Help Launch LA County’s 1st Public Bike Share!!
Ride Breeze, presented by hulu launch day for FREE

Join hundreds of supporters on Thursday, November 12th on Main Street in front of Santa Monica City Hall for a celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony to launch Breeze Bike Share presented by Hulu—LA County’s first public bike share system, Grant funding from LA Metro.

Sign up in advance online or download the app for a FREE 1-Day Pass for Launch Day November 12th. After the ribbon-cutting we roll-out on Breeze Bikes to any Santa Monica location. All participants in the Bike Roll-Out will receive a commemorative Breeze launch T-shirt, sunglasses, and helmet.

For the Early Birds who are not camera shy! We are looking for 50 people to help us welcome the KTLA Morning Show and CBS This Morning at 6:00 am during their live shots.  Everyone who checks in by 6:15 am will be entered in a raffle to win a one-year Breeze Founding Membership

Don’t miss this historic event!

When: Thursday, November 12th
6:00 am – onward: Coffee & refreshments and KTLA Morning Show and CBS This Morning
9:00 am: Ribbon Cutting and Roll-out #RideBreeze all day with FREE on a One Day Pass!

Where: In front of City Hall, 1685 Main Street

Register: www.breezebikeshare.com

For additional questions please email: BreezeBikeShare@SMGOV.NET

You can still become a Founding Member for $99 and come to the VIP Launch Party that evening.

500 bikes 80 stations invitation to launch

Click image for more info on Breeze Bike Share or to sign up for FREE 1 Day Pass on November 12th. Become a Founding Member for $99 and come to the VIP Launch Party that evening!

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LA Brompton Meet Cute Event

We would like to invite you to join us for our first Brompton Meet Cute!

Aika will be hosting a Brompton Meet Cute Ride and Event in Santa Monica for all LA based Brompteneers and fans of the urban lifestyle. It’s a great way to learn more about this incredible bike, meet like-minded people, suck in more of the iconic Brompton culture.

We’ll start the morning at 9:45am at Clover Park (adjacent to parking lot across from the Breeze Bike Share Station). We’ll take a 10 mile ride of the bike friendly urban landscape in Santa Monica and arrive at Aika around 11am for a casual English high tea, snacks and videos and more….

Dress your part, after all you might have your meet cute moment!
Come on your Brompton, if you don’t have one yet and would like to participate you’re more than welcome. Ride your own bike or if you’ll need a bike, Aika could help you out as well, just e-mail them ahead of time. We hope to see you there!

Aika Trading
2300 Lincoln Blvd #1, Santa Monica, CA


La Grange Brentwood Grand Prix: The Expo Ride 2

See last years event HERE

Join us on this FREE family friendly Expo Ride in collaboration with Velo Club La Grange and the race and festivities at the Brentwood Gran Prix

Day:       Sunday, August 2nd
Time:     9:30am – noon (aprox)
Place:    Brentwood Grand Prix (meet near San Vicente/Barrington)
Click HERE to register at active.com or RSVP to us HERE

The Expo Ride is a non-competitive community ride associated with the Brentwood Grand Prix Criterium Bicycle Race. The tour will visit the future Metro EXPO Line Phase 2 Stations in Santa Monica including Bergamot Art Center and the Terminus at 4th and Colorado, We will see the progress since last years ride now that the project is nearing completion!

We will make a brief stop at the new Tongva Park for refreshment & bathroom break before returning to the Brentwood Grand Prix along historic San Vicente Blvd. Wristbands will be given out to ride participants for rewards back at the Brentwood Grand Prix The goal of the Expo Ride is to get community members to come learn about cycling and multi-modal options on the West Side of Los Angeles, and particularly about how the Expo Line train can help get you where you want to go without a car. We “ride down memory lane” as we learn information about the historical RED LINE along our journey.

Join the community, show your support for more transit options in Los Angeles, and have a great time along the way!
Updates and addition info will be posted as it is confirmed.

We encourage you to Ride your bicycle to the event.  Bike Valet will be provided by SM Spoke / car parking is available at the VA Parking Lot, entrance on Wilshire Blvd. Please wear whatever is comfortable and safe, but ALL Participants MUST wear a helmet on the ride. Participants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by parent or guardian.