On Thursday, March 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., thereÂ will beÂ a party â€” food and drink! â€” at Cyclehopâ€™s west coast headquarters to celebrate some of 2015â€™s Streetsie winners. Assemblymember Richard Bloom, Cyclehop, and Hulu will all be honored at theÂ party for their work in promoting shared streets.
Bloom, both at the state level and through his work on the Santa Monica City Council (1999-2012), has been a champion of sustainable and active transportation. He was also integral in bringing about Breeze Bike Share (operated by Cyclehop), Los Angeles Countyâ€™s first public bike-share system. Now, Beverly Hills and Long Beach have begun to follow suit, adopting bike-share systems also run by Cyclehop. And Hulu, located in Santa Monica, is helping to support sustainable transportation by generously supporting Breeze Bike Share to the tune of $675,000 a year.Â Tickets to Thursdayâ€™s partyÂ are available here. We hope you can make it.
Office of Assemblymember Richard Bloom, would like to invite local advocates to the Streetsie Awards Party & Fundraiser forÂ Santa Monica Next. Bloom’s office has offeredÂ to cover the entry for local advocates who may not otherwise be able to afford the ticket price.
Please messageÂ if interested.
We had such a blast with Countri Bike’s Jeffrey Tanenhaus yesterday!
We met at 26th & Broadway, Hulu headquarters at the Colorado Center Park toÂ ride with JeffreyÂ onÂ the last leg of his cross country journey throughÂ Santa Monica to the finish line and the end of Route 66 at the top of the Santa Monica Pier.Â The energetic happy group rode on Broadway withÂ SO MANY Breeze Bikes — and picking up more alongÂ the way!
We hadÂ a super fun finish line ribbon cutting withÂ press, photographers and a great crowd enjoying the festivities. Jeffrey isÂ always sayingÂ he’s met SO MANYÂ wonderful people on his journey across the US — but nothing like this fun event that brought such a crowd — including folks from near and farÂ that came out to help us celebrate theÂ finish line of Jeffrey’s wonderful tour.
We will have the photo gallery up soon, Including riding through the finish line!
For now enjoyÂ the video of smiles, bikes, NYC & SM Bike Share all together having a great ride.
We are planning to welcome Jeffrey to the West Coast with a ride along the last leg of his journey with City of Santa Monicaâ€™s ownÂ Breeze Bike Share, presented byÂ Hulu. Together we will ride with Jeffrey from Colorado Center Park to the Santa Monica Pier. There we will celebrate the end of his journey with a finish lineÂ ribbon cutting (3:00pm) at the iconic end of Route 66 atop of the Santa Monica Pier followed by a Handlebar Happy Hour atÂ Ristorante al Mare.
Though none would argue a public bike share bike is inteneded or would be most people’s choice for a long-distance bike ride, Jeffrey decided to ride the bike that had given him so much joy commuting to work and for his daily errands in New York City – promoting the versatility and benefits of healthy, active transportation and contributing to a less congestedÂ and more vibrant city.
“I hope to inspire you to make some changes in your own life to gain a little more happiness or see the city in a new way. Bike commuting did that for me.”
JoinÂ Santa Monica NextÂ and Santa Monica Spoke for a screening ofÂ Dogtown and Z-Boys, a look back at the Santa Monica and Venice of the 1970s where skateboarding was invented.
Join us Wednesday during BikeWeekÂ to watch the 2001 award-winning documentary.Â There will be snacks and drinks.Â There will a City GroupÂ Ride to the event posted soon.
While the movie is about the birth of skateboarding and the now famous Zephyr skate team, it also gives a unique look into Santa Monica and Venice in the 1970s, a gritty seaside city and a far-cry from the Westside we know today. Weâ€™ll be screening the movie right around the corner from Dogtown Coffee, located in the landmarked building that was once home toÂ Jeff Ho Surfboards and Zephyr Productions, the epicenter of Dogtownâ€™s skateboard culture.
This is one of manyÂ events going on in Santa Monica for bike week, so be sure to watch ourÂ calendarÂ for new events.