Bike It! Walk It! Bus It! week encourages kids to be active, by getting to school using alternative modes of transportation. National Bike to School Day is coming up on: Wednesday, May 3rdâ€¦an exciting event aimed at promoting eco-friendly and safe transportation options for students.
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May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling â€” and encourage more folks to giving biking a try.
Itâ€™s a celebration of bikes; a reminder to get rolling again; a gateway to riding more often; a time to evangelize the beauty of bikes; and much, much more.
Whether you bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment; or simply to explore your community, National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride. The momentum is building: With growing cultural awareness around health and wellness, sustainability and economic savings, bicycling is being seen by new and broader audiences as a simple solution to many complex problems, from reducing obesity rates to increasing mobility options. This year, we want to hear from you. Whatâ€™s your â€œwhy?â€ With so many reasons to ride, whatâ€™s yours? Use the hashtags #WhyIRide and #BikeLocalSM #BikeMonthSM on social media and also tag @SMSpoke @BikeLeague!
Each year the number and diversity of Bike Month celebrations continues to grow, accelerating the momentum around bicycling nationwide.
Free:Â Please RSVPÂ HEREÂ so we haveÂ enough refreshments andÂ activity supplies!
Join Santa Monica Spoke and the City of Santa Monica for theÂ nextÂ Kidical Mass Family Bike Ride.Â Â You never know what special guest could join us â€“ last year we were joined by Madi Carlson from Seattleâ€™s Kidical Mass and City CouncilwomanÂ Pam Oâ€™Connor – Maybe the Mayor?!.
Drawings and Prize for BEST DRESSED!
â€“Â meetÂ northÂ side of park at 22nd StreetÂ
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 byÂ TBD, &Â Check-in Arrive early and donâ€™t miss the FUN We return to CloverÂ Park for FUN and post-ride snacksÂ provided by KIND. Valentine Cookie Decorating is planned!
* 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€¦
Donâ€™t have a bike â€“
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.
Info at the event on MANGo phase II and Safe Routes to Edison Language Academy