May 18, 2021 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

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

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.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their child’s bike to the event for a safety check by on-site mechanics, or if it’s been outgrown, give it a new home through donation to the bike swap.

Families who donate a bicycle will have the opportunity to browse the bike swap to see if there is a suitable trade to bring home.

Cyclists Inciting Change thru Live Exchange (CICLE), a Los Angeles-based nonprofit will offer bike skills training, both for children on their own bikes and for parents who can learn how to teach bike safety skills to their children.

Helmets will be required for children, and will be available on-site for a low fee.

Parents can also test-ride a wide variety of bicycles and accessories that can carry kids.

Bicycle and helmet decoration stations, plus photo booth and local food trucks – including ice cream churned by bike – will make this a fun family outing.

Other activities include route planning assistance, bicycle safety information, booths from many local groups like CicLAvia and Metro, and a family fun ride.

All locations are wheelchair accessible.

This free event is part of the Safe Routes to School Pilot Project, hosted by the City of Santa Monica in partnership with Active Santa Monica, the Santa Monica-Malibu PTA Council, the Santa Monica Bike Center, and CICLE.

For more information, visit www.smgov.net/bikesm.

Event details:

— Where: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street

— When: Saturday, December 8th, 10 am – 2 pm

— Cost: Free to the public

— Parking: Free valet bike parking, or auto parking ($1/hour)

in News
Related Posts

Palisades Fire at 23 Percent as Arson Suspect in Custody

May 17, 2021

May 17, 2021

Arson suspect in custody for starting fire that has burned over 1,000 acres By Sam Catanzaro The Palisades Fire is...

Historic Mural in City Hall Covered Due to Racial Concerns: Santa Monica Beat – May 17, 2021

May 17, 2021

May 17, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * City Council Begins Search for City Manager * Historic Mural in...

Vice Media Co-Founder Sells Santa Monica Canyon Estate for Record Price

May 14, 2021

May 14, 2021

Shane Smith sells Channel Road estate for nearly $50 million  By Chad Winthrop The co-founder of Vice Media has sold...

Construction Underway for Mixed-use Lincoln Boulevard Development

May 14, 2021

May 14, 2021

47 units with retail under construction  By Sam Catanzaro Construction is underway for a four-story mixed-use development spanning a whole...

Edify TV: Culver City Ivy Station Complete

May 14, 2021

May 14, 2021

Four years of construction and $350 million dollars later, the Culver City Ivy Station development is ready for people to...

Santa Monica Fire Chief Bill Walker to Leave Department for Texas

May 13, 2021

May 13, 2021

Chief moving to Texas to head up new position, be closer to family  By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica’s fire chief...

Suspect Sought in Attack on Elderly Asian Man on Third Street Promenade

May 13, 2021

May 13, 2021

Santa Monica police looking for suspect in May 1 Third Street Promenade battery  By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica police are...

Ben & Jerry’s Closes Santa Monica Shop

May 13, 2021

May 13, 2021

First West Coast Ben & Jerry’s closes up shop on Main Street  By Kerry Slater Ben & Jerry’s has closed...

SMMUSD’s Music Education Program Receives National Recognition

May 11, 2021

May 11, 2021

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District honored with the “Best Communities for Music Education” designation For the 19th straight year, the...

Edify TV: A Look Into the Cold War-Era as Wende Museum Reopens

May 11, 2021

May 11, 2021

With relics of the Cold War-era on display, the Wende Museum in Culver City has reopened for in-person visits. Learn...

Convicted Arsonist Making Fire Pits in Palisades Bluffs

May 10, 2021

May 10, 2021

Homeless man named Hilton making fire pits in fire-prone hillside area By Sam Catanzaro   A convicted arsonist continues to make...

Rapper Saweetie Gives Surprise Performance On The Pier: Santa Monica Beat – May, 10, 2021

May 10, 2021

May 10, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Rapper Saweetie Gives Surprise Performance On The Pier * Santa Monica...