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Information on the Justice for Milt Olin ride, this Wednesday. #JusticeforMiltOlin

Information on the Justice for Milt Olin ride, this Wednesday. #JusticeforMiltOlin

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Judy Garland checks a bike tire. 

ridesabike:

Judy Garland checks a bike tire. 

Plenty of love for the “bike ride to the Emmys” folks, but @jimmykimmel rode the subway.

Plenty of love for the “bike ride to the Emmys” folks, but @jimmykimmel rode the subway.

Celebrate @samonext’s birthday by watching our most popular video, detailing the success of @smbikecenter to Santa Monica and cyclists everywhere.

Local bike advocates for go for a ride with Emmy Award Nominee Tom Smutts (Mad Men Writer) to the Emmy’s. More by Joe Linton later, but watch this video for now.

It would be a shame that those who oppose a livable [Glendale-Hyperion] bridge can simply lounge about in a recliner of ideology and prop their feet upon a footstool of the status quo and direct the entire show casually in robes and slippers on hunches and personal opinions.

- Matthew Mooney, representative Glendale-Hyperion Bridge Community Advisory Committee, in this Eastsider Article

#streetsare4families - For more pictures from this weekend’s Kidical Mass, click here. https://www.facebook.com/groups/SantaMonicaSpoke/?fref=ts photo: Jim Whistett

#streetsare4families - For more pictures from this weekend’s Kidical Mass, click here. https://www.facebook.com/groups/SantaMonicaSpoke/?fref=ts photo: Jim Whistett

Nothing says #streetsr4families quite like Kidical Mass. Tomorrow at 10 am in SaMo. You don’t really need an excuse to dress like a superhero and ride your bike around town, but it is definitely more awesome when you get a chance to do it with a group.
Join Santa Monica City officials for a superhero-themed “Kidical Mass” family bike ride starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 23. Since Santa Monica started its Kidical Mass rides in April 2013, they have been wildly successful.
The event, co-sponsored by Santa Monica Spoke, the City of Santa Monica, Active Santa Monica, and Safe Routes to School, will start at the northern end of Virginia Avenue Park with bike checks, face painting, snacks, a costume contest, and check-in.
From SMSpoke: “We will take a family friendly ride around the Santa Monica neighborhood, east of Virginia Ave Park along the planned Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway. Prize drawings plus Prize for BEST DRESSED!”
The ride starts at 10 a.m. with snacks and a raffle following. Please RSVP via Facebook or email toTransportation.Management@smgov.net by August 22.

Nothing says #streetsr4families quite like Kidical Mass. Tomorrow at 10 am in SaMo. You don’t really need an excuse to dress like a superhero and ride your bike around town, but it is definitely more awesome when you get a chance to do it with a group.

Join Santa Monica City officials for a superhero-themed “Kidical Mass” family bike ride starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 23. Since Santa Monica started its Kidical Mass rides in April 2013, they have been wildly successful.

The event, co-sponsored by Santa Monica Spoke, the City of Santa Monica, Active Santa Monica, and Safe Routes to School, will start at the northern end of Virginia Avenue Park with bike checks, face painting, snacks, a costume contest, and check-in.

From SMSpoke: “We will take a family friendly ride around the Santa Monica neighborhood, east of Virginia Ave Park along the planned Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway. Prize drawings plus Prize for BEST DRESSED!”

The ride starts at 10 a.m. with snacks and a raffle following. Please RSVP via Facebook or email toTransportation.Management@smgov.net by August 22.

A new bike meme making the round. Bit of a surprise ending.

A new bike meme making the round. Bit of a surprise ending.

On Saturday, the Ovarian Psyco-Cycles (above) — a “womyn of color bicycle brigade, cycling for the purpose of healing our communities, physically, emotionally, and spiritually” — took over one hundred riders on a ten-hour odyssey around Los Angeles in the quest to carve out a safe space for women and those who identify as women.

On Sunday, members of groups from Central and South L.A that work to empower their communities (below), including Los Ryderz, the East Side Riders, Multicultural Communities for Mobility, TRUST South L.A., Community Health Councils, the Southeast Bicycle Alliance, and the Asian and Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance, came together to promote health and unity on a ride from Little Tokyo to Watts and back.

http://la.streetsblog.org/2014/08/19/reclaiming-public-space-for-marginalized-communities-bikes-dont-fix-everything-but-they-can-help/