Santa Monica Festival is a great way to start Bike Month!  Visit us at our Bike Exhibition this Saturday at Clover Park.
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Santa Monica Festival celebrates it’s 20th Anniversary at Clover Park this Saturday, May 7th from 11am to 6pm.  It gives us great pleasure to report that “Bikes” will play a large roll in the festivities this year.  Santa Monica Spoke is excited to be participating by putting on a “Bike Exhibition”.  The concept will demonstrate the wonderful versatility of the bicycle and how it can enhance our lives as a healthy, sustainable part of our city and the environment.  We will demonstrate the adaptability of bicycles and how bicycles can be more than just for pleasure - they can get us to work or school, go shopping, get groceries, run errands, and take us on terrific adventures from cruising in the sun to bike touring destinations near and far.

We will have a large variety of bicycles on display from standard cruisers, mountain bikes and road bikes to the newly popular cargo bikes and folding bikes.  We will have trailers for hauling all kinds of cargo from your children and pets to trips to your local farmers market, weekly groceries and weekend shopping sprees.  We will also have some nice vintage bikes on display as well, still ready for daily use.

Bikes on display are courtesy of Santa Monica Spoke, along with generous help from local bike shops.

Santa Monica Spoke will also be hosting a special guest, Steven Carr - fit expert from Bike Effect who will give a talk on how to “fit your bike” and be there to answer questions about bike fit, saddle choices,shoes, what size bike is right for you.  Steven is scheduled to be with us from 1 - 3 pm.  He will give an informational talk about the importance of a proper bike fit at 1:00pm and be there afterwards to answer your questions.

Have a bike collecting dust in a corner somewhere?  Get it out and bring it down; the folks at Bikrowave will be there to help you get that bike back on the road.  You can learn to “do-it yourself” bicycle repair, get maintenance advice and safe riding tips.  The City of Santa Monica’s Planning and Community Development Bike Learning Area will be there for you to practice defensive riding techniques and how to ride safely in the street.  The Santa Monica Museum of Art presents “Ticket to Ride” for you to track your trek by filling in a scrapbook preloaded with inspiring bike quotes, illustrations, cycling tips and rules of the road.

 Ride your bike to the festival, Free Bike Valet will be provided by the City of Santa Monica.

We look forward to you visiting our exhibition and talking with you about bicycling in Santa Monica and the city's progress on the Bike Action Plan.

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Each year since 1992, Community Arts Resources, (CARS) who also has produced this event that has grown into Santa Monica's largest celebration of its civic identity. The Santa Monica Festival expresses the city's persona through a two-pronged approach: culture and the environment. Now one of the greenest festivals in the Los Angeles area, the event employs solar-powered stages, carbon offsets, waste diversion and product replacement to be as sustainable as possible. The festival, located in Clover Park since 1994, also celebrates the amazing diversity of Santa Monica through programming on two stages, a Town Square of local non-profits and government agencies, a Global Café, and a Marketplace of diverse vendors. The festival is presented by the City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division as well as the City's Office of Sustainability and the Environment.

SANTA MONICA, CA (APRIL 10, 2011) – Commemorating its twentieth year, the Santa Monica Festival has evolved into a celebration of the unique intersection of art and the environment.  Festival-goers can celebrate Mother Earth and all moms this Mother’s Day weekend with an eclectic mix of live music and dance, DIY art workshops utilizing recycled and repurposed materials, guilt-free shopping from vendors featuring earth-friendly artistic wares and local resources offered by a variety of City and local non-profit organizations.

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