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Exploring Santa Monica with Mayor Ted Winterer

October 30, 2017 11:00 AM
by Ted Winterer

Exploring Santa Monica with Mayor Ted Winterer

With a family of four, my wife and I have shared one car for the last 15 years. Most days I use a blend of Big Blue Bus, Breeze Bike Share, Expo, and Lyft to navigate through Santa Monica and beyond. Last year, my wife and I spent less than $1500 on these other modes of transportation for the entire family, which is far less than the cost of owning a second car.

Each monthly bike ride is a new adventure, bringing together a mix of old and new faces. From exploring the City’s parks to coasting down the California Incline and hanging out with neighbors in Mid-City, I love touring people through this great city. We even witnessed the debut of the Main Street Parklets and the Beach Restoration Pilot Project together. In August, we rode as a group to several of Santa Monica’s Community Gardens. Santa Monica is, without a doubt, a great place to ride your bike.

With Breeze Bike Share, over 100 miles of bikeways, and relatively flat terrain, it’s easy to get around these 8.5 square miles on a bike. 

City Manager Rick Cole and a group exploring Santa Monica during one of Ted's rides.

We do ride on some city streets without bike lanes, so everyone attending should feel capable of street riding. Please bring your own bike, helmet, and water. On average, we cover five to seven miles of riding with several stops. If you don’t have a bike, there’s no better time to test out Breeze!

Join us on November 4th for our next ride as we celebrate Breeze Bike Share's 2-year anniversary! 

The ride will depart at 10:00 am from the 17th Street Expo Station. It will be a 5 mile ride that will end at The Albright (258 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401) at 11:00am. 

Bring your own bike, helmet, lock & water bottle. Children should be capable of street riding or in an appropriate child seat or trailer. There is no cost to participate.

No bike? No problem! Breeze is offering free ride time all day! Monthly, annual, student, and pay-as-you-go members will not be charged for their ride time. Not a member? Give it a try by signing up for a Pay-As-You-Go membership at or download the Social Bicycles app.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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