the hundreds of participants that made
Santa Monica's First Family Bike Fest a
success! Find out more in the
post-event press release.
The family oriented event
included a bike swap, family bike demo
center, youth bike skills
stations, bicycle safety
information and route planning and more!
Download the event
Frequently Asked Questions, or find
out more on the
Family Bike Fest facebook page.
Santa Monica Bike Center
Downtown Bike Center is one year old!
350 secure bicycle parking spaces, bike
rental, repair, and 2 hours free valet
bike parking, the
Center has exceeded all projections for
number of users and rentals.
Membership is available, and provides
showers and lockers for commuters.
and skills classes are hosted
well. A pilot
commuter bike program started this
Summer offers a free 2-week trial
commuter bike, lock, membership and
To find out the latest
news and information follow THE BIKE
CENTER on Twitter @smbikecenter.
FINAL Bike Action Plan Released
The FINAL Santa Monica Bike Action Plan
has been released. This
comprehensive document provides both a
5-year implementation plan, as well as a
20-year vision for further integrating
bicycles into the fabric of everyday
life in Santa Monica. The final
document is available for
download or may be purchased at City
Hall at the City Planning public counter
NEW Bike Education Videos & Bike Campus
Check out the new beach
bike campus with interactive bicycle
education videos at
1 Ocean Park Boulevard or
watch the videos now.
NEW Bicycle Facilities
The City is implementing
the bike action plan and installing over
30 new miles of bike lanes and sharrows,
almost doubling the miles of bike
facilities in the City.
NEW Bicycle Racks
In 2011-2012 hundreds of bike racks were installed
Main Street and other commercial
corridors, and at various locations where
they were requested
or where the existing racks were
heavily used. More racks will be
installed citywide, including the City's
Parks and other popular destinations.
This effort implements the City's Bike
Action Plan and makes Santa Monica more
To request a rack at your
favorite destination, please visit
www.smgov.net/go and click “submit a
request” at the bottom of the page.
than Just a Great Workout
Biking is an excellent way to explore
the world around you. As an alternative to
driving, biking also helps reduce air pollution
and traffic congestion.