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 The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society’s Southern California and Nevada Chapter is relocating its annual Bike MS Coastal Challenge ride to Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, Biking

National Multiple Sclerosis Society To Move Bike Ride Challenge To Santa Monica

Posted Apr. 20, 2014, 9:06 am

A new start venue, point-to-point structure, and exciting new coastal routes are the centerpieces of the annual Bike MS Coastal Challenge: Santa Monica to Santa Barbara to be held on October 11 and 12, 2014.

Rent a bike at one of Perry’s on the Beach’s four Santa Monica locations and exploring beautiful Santa Monica on two wheels.

News, Dining, Health, Fitness, Santa Monica, Biking

Create Customized "Wellness" Pairing During Santa Monica Eat Well Week

Posted Jan. 6, 2014, 10:01 am

In celebration of Santa Monica's 2nd annual Eat Well Week, the Santa Monica Convention and Visitors Bureau is encouraging the community to create customized "wellness pairing" experiences.

The green bike lanes on Main Street and Broadway will be installed using the same material and color that was used on the Ocean Park Complete Green Street project (pictured).

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Biking

Green Bike Lanes Coming To Main Street, Broadway In Santa Monica

Posted Nov. 30, 2013, 8:56 am

Santa Monica City Council members unanimously approved Tuesday night a contract for the installation of Green Bike Lanes on Main Street and Broadway.

A Santa Monica Airport Bike Ride will be held Sunday, Sept. 15 at 10 am.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Biking

What's Hot: Santa Monica Airport Bike Ride To Be Held Sunday Morning

Posted Sep. 13, 2013, 9:10 am

Santa Monica Airport is a part of the city of Santa Monica that many residents rarely see and use – and even fewer see it by bike – and fewer yet, understand potential cycling connectivity relating to this space and even its potential for future non-aviation use, such as a park.

Garrett Shay's ride across the country will help the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem.

News, Santa Monica, Biking, Boys And Girls Club

From Massachusetts To Santa Monica: 22-Year-Old Concludes 5,000 Mile Ride

Posted Aug. 26, 2013, 9:08 am

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica will welcome 22-year-old Garrett Shay Monday afternoon when he concludes his 5,000-mile bike ride to California to raise funds for his local Boys & Girls Club.

Participation in the Santa Monica Museum of Art’s Tour da Arts is completely free.

Museum, Seven Days, Fitness, Santa Monica, Biking, Arts

What's Hot: Tour da Arts Returns To The Streets Of Santa Monica This Sunday

Posted Aug. 16, 2013, 8:56 am

The Santa Monica Museum of Art presents the Tour da Arts, vol. 5 from 11 am to 5 pm this Sunday. Beat the pump, cycle the town, and enjoy Santa Monica’s sights and sounds.

Participation in the Santa Monica Museum of Art’s Tour da Arts is completely free.

Museum, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Biking, Art

Santa Monica Museum Of Art's "Tour Da Arts" Returns Sunday, August 18

Posted Aug. 8, 2013, 8:05 am

The Santa Monica Museum of Art’s fifth annual free bicycle-themed festival Tour da Arts will be held Sunday, Aug. 18. Advance registration is encouraged.

The annual Pedal on the Pier fundraiser will be held today, June 2.

News, Santa Monica, Biking, Pier

Pedal On The Pier Today

Posted Jun. 2, 2013, 9:42 am

The Harold Robinson Foundation presents its annual bike ride, Pedal on the Pier, at the Santa Monica Pier today, June 2. All of the proceeds will go to providing a camp experience for underprivileged children who would otherwise never get the opportunity.

News, Santa Monica, Biking

Santa Monica Students Prepare For “Bike It! Walk It!” Week May 7-10

Posted May. 2, 2013, 8:30 am

Students, parents, and staff within the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District are preparing for the 2013 “Bike It! Walk It!” week that runs May 7 through May 10. The initiative encourages school students and staff to leave the car at home and utilize active modes of transportation.

Seven Days, Fitness, Santa Monica, Biking, Youth

Santa Monica "Kidical Mass Ride" To Be Held Saturday, April 13

Posted Apr. 9, 2013, 9:14 am

Santa Monica's first ever "Kidical Mass Ride" will be held this Saturday, April 13, which will be a fun and comfortable bike ride experience for families and youth -- coordinated by biking professionals.

A pedestrian is hit after walking across the bike path without checking for cyclists.

News, Beach, Santa Monica, Biking

Is A Turf War Brewing In Santa Monica Between Cyclists And Pedestrians?

Posted Mar. 26, 2013, 12:15 pm

Are Santa Monica’s chaotic bike paths a major accident waiting to happen? According to a recent KCAL9 news report, a turf war is brewing between cyclists and pedestrians.

Santa Monica College has completed a new 400-space south campus bike parking lot.

News, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Biking

Santa Monica College Completes $600,000 400-Space Bike Parking Lot

Posted Feb. 14, 2013, 8:40 am

Santa Monica College has built a new $600,000 bike parking lot with 400 spaces, bringing the campus total to 710 spaces.

A celebration of the Ocean Park Boulevard 'Complete Green Street' will be held this Saturday, Feb. 9.

News, Ocean Park Association, Santa Monica, Biking

Ocean Park Boulevard Green Street Celebration Saturday: Free Jazz, Ice Cream, Demos

Posted Feb. 4, 2013, 10:44 am

Santa Monica residents are invited to enjoy a free afternoon of live jazz, bicycle demonstrations, and bicycle-made ice cream this Saturday, Feb. 9 to celebrate the completion of Ocean Park Boulevard's "Complete Green Street" between between Lincoln Boulevard and Nielsen Way.

A bicyclist takes advantage Ocean Park Boulevard’s “Green Street” that runs between Lincoln Boulevard and Nielsen Way.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica, Biking

Santa Monica's 'Green Street' Becomes Reality On Ocean Park Boulevard

Posted Jan. 20, 2013, 8:54 am

Ocean Park Boulevard’s “Green Street” project is almost complete with sections of the bright green bike lanes between Lincoln Boulevard and Nielsen Way now open to bicyclists.

Flying Pigeon LA cargo bike offered test rides at Santa Monica Family Bike Festival on Dec. 8.

News, Santa Monica, Biking

Santa Monica Family Bike Fest A Success With 250 Families In Attendance

Posted Dec. 13, 2012, 4:15 am

The first ever Santa Monica Family Bike Fest on Saturday Dec. 8 at the Civic Auditorium was a success with more than 250 families attending.

Local bike enthusiast Daniel Campbell with his son Gabriel and his friend Daishell Krepela who look forward to the first Family Bike Fest this Saturday.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Biking

First Annual Santa Monica Family Bike Fest To Be Held Saturday

Posted Dec. 7, 2012, 12:57 am

Santa Monica’s first Family Bike Fest will be held this Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium. Residents are invited to the free event that will feature a bike swap, bike skills training, test rides and accessories, route planning and information, food, and fun activities.

The first Family Bike Fest in Santa Monica is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Civic Auditorium.

Health, Seven Days, Fitness, Santa Monica, Biking

First Annual Santa Monica Family Bike Fest To Be Held Saturday, December 8

Posted Nov. 28, 2012, 1:40 am

Santa Monica’s first Family Bike Fest will be held next Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium. Residents are invited to the free event that will feature a bike swap, bike skills training, test rides and accessories, route planning and information, food, and fun activities.

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica, Biking

Ocean Park Boulevard Bike Lanes Welcome: Letter To The Editor

Posted Sep. 1, 2012, 11:00 pm

I just wanted to give my public thanks to the City of Santa Monica for their continued effort to make life safer for all its bicyclists. 14th Street and Ocean Park Blvd. bike lanes have been completed and are very welcome. Where cars park along the curb the bike lane has been made wide enough that, if someone suddenly opening their car door, it won't send you sprawling on the pavement as long as you're riding toward the outside of the bike lane.

The Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway is expected to include facilities such as a neighborhood greenway, bike paths, and shared lane markings.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Biking

Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway Planned

Posted Aug. 20, 2012, 2:43 am

Santa Monica’s Bike Action Plan (BAP) is barely nine months old, but the wheels of its implementation have already begun to move. One of the handfuls of projects included in the five-year BAP implementation is the Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway, located just east of Santa Monica Beach.

The Tour da Arts returns today, Aug. 19 from noon to 6 p.m.

Museum, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Biking, Art

Santa Monica Museum Of Art's Tour Da Arts Today, August 19

Posted Aug. 19, 2012, 1:45 am

Beat the pump, cycle the town, and enjoy Santa Monica’s sights and sounds with Cause for Creativity: Tour da Arts today, Aug. 19 from noon to 6 p.m. The Santa Monica Museum of Art’s 4th annual event underscores the creative side of bike culture and takes you on a ride filled with music, dance, and art.

The Tour da Arts returns today, Aug. 19 from noon to 6 p.m.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Biking, Art

What's Hot: Santa Monica Museum of Art’s Tour da Arts Today

Posted Aug. 19, 2012, 1:42 am

Beat the pump, cycle the town, and enjoy Santa Monica’s sights and sounds with Cause for Creativity: Tour da Arts today, Aug. 19 from noon to 6 p.m. The Santa Monica Museum of Art’s 4th annual event underscores the creative side of bike culture and takes you on a ride filled with music, dance, and art.

One thing that is known is that biking, like other aerobic activities, helps to stimulate the brain, and reduce the burden of stress.

Health, Santa Monica, Columnist, Biking

Biking For Your Mind And Body

Posted Aug. 16, 2012, 1:09 am

The annual Tour de France bike race in Europe is one of the ultimate tests of strength, endurance, and tenacity. Just completing the race is a life accomplishment for most riders. But recently, scientists who have been studying the effects of biking on the brain and body have found biking can improve brain health as well as having physical benefits.

John Palfreyman was recently inducted into the BMX Hall of Fame.

Sports, Santa Monica, Biking

BMX Bad Boy 'Snaggletooth' Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

Posted Jul. 19, 2012, 1:34 am

Pioneer BMX Racer John “Snaggletooth” Palfreyman, son of champion American Side Car rider John Palfreyman Sr., practically grew up inside his father’s Motorcycles Unlimited Bike Shop on 10th and Pico, a shop that was famous for fixing late Hollywood actor Steve McQueen’s motorcycles.

Santa Monica will be opening an off-street bike campus just south of Ocean Park Boulevard at Santa Monica State Beach.

News, Santa Monica, Biking, Bike Campus

Santa Monica’s First Bicycle Campus Opens April 22

Posted Apr. 19, 2012, 7:52 am

The City of Santa Monica is pleased to announce the opening of Bicycle Campus on Earth Day, April 22, 2012. The Bicycle Campus is an off-street lea...

The unofficial grand opening for new bike corrals on Main Street was held outside of Peet’s Coffee at 2439 Main Street.

News, Main Street, Santa Monica, Biking

New Bike Corrals Celebrated On Main Street

Posted Apr. 5, 2012, 1:49 am

The unofficial grand opening for new bike corrals on Main Street was held Saturday, March 24, outside of Peet’s Coffee at 2439 Main Street. ...

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