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Metro Bike Share Community Ride: to the Beach!

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Santa Monica Spoke and Metro Bike Share for a memorable community ride celebrating summertime. Join us for a leisurely bike ride starting from 17th St / SMC Expo Line station, where you’ll pedal through lively neighborhoods and charming cafes. Enjoy the fresh air as you make your way towards the coast, where the tranquil beach awaits. At the shoreline, take in the serene views and sea breeze before returning to the station.


Start and End:

Length: 8-mile round trip bike ride on flat streets using bike lanes, bike paths, and shared roads.

Experience Level: This route is great for novice riders, those who haven’t ridden in a while, and for those looking to socialize. You must be 16+ to ride a Metro Bike. This ride is welcoming of children on personal bikes. Children must either be secured in an approved child carrier or riding their own bicycle and supervised by an adult at all times.

Getting There:

Public Transit: This ride is accessible via the Metro E Line to 17th St / SMC Station, as well as by bus. For assistance in planning your route, please visit

Parking: Paid parking and metered parking may be available nearby on a first-come, first-served basis.

What to Bring:

  • Participants 16 years and older can reserve a Metro Bike at no cost to attend this event
  • A functional bicycle or wheeled device (highly recommended with gears) if you would prefer to provide your own. We do not have a mechanic on the ride and recommend you carry your own tire repair kit.
  • Hand sanitizer
  • TAP card or money for fare if you plan to use the Metro bus or train ($1.75 per ride)
  • A helmet (If you do not have one, one will be provided free of charge)
  • Water bottle

Safety Protocols:

We will be observing strict protocols during the ride to ensure the safety and comfort of all participants. Please keep in mind the following rules while attending the ride:

  • If you are feeling sick or unwell, please stay home.
  • Metro Bike Share will provide helmets, water, and ride marshals.
  • Participants are required to sign a release of liability. No exceptions.

About Santa Monica Spoke:

Santa Monica Spoke is a community-based nonprofit organization 501(c)3 dedicated to improving walking, biking and healthy active transportation in the City of Santa Monica —working to make Santa Monica more sustainable, and a better place to live, walk, bike, work and play.

Santa Monica Spoke’s mission includes advocating for the implementation of Complete Streets Policies that support and protect all road users, (prioritizing our most vulnerable- people walking and biking) and the use of public transit and shared mobility options to promote fewer single car trips for a healthier, safer, more sustainable environment for all.


17th St / SMC E Line Station
1610 Colorado AveSanta
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States