Top of Page Skip to Content


Celebrate Bike Month in May
April 22, 2024

BIke Month Main Feature

May is National Bike Month!

Your bike. Our bus. One great ride.

At Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus, we believe we’ve got the best wheels around. Of course, sometimes our riders like to travel on two wheels. Our buses are equipped with convenient and easy-to-use front-mounted bike racks. Before you know it, you and your bicycle will be riding in style. Join us for these special events this month.

Bike It!, Walk It!, Bus It! Week: May 6-10, 2024

Bike It, Walk It, Bus It Week is held to encourage Santa Monica families to forgo driving in favor in of eco-friendly modes of transportation, like walking, biking, and taking transit to school. Big Blue Bus is celebrating this week by giving students free rides! There are two (2) easy ways K-12 students attending school in Santa Monica can ride Big Blue Bus for free during Bike It!, Walk It!, Bus It! Week:

1. Use Your GoPass TAP Card
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) participates in Metro’s GoPass Program. With GoPass, students can ride free on Metro, Big Blue Bus, and 11 other participating transit agencies in LA County at any time, including during Bike It!, Walk It!, Bus It! Week. Attend a SMMUSD school but not yet participating in the GoPass Program? Contact your school administrator to get your free GoPass TAP card. For more details, visit:

2. Show Your Valid School ID to the Operator
Show your valid school ID to the Big Blue Bus Operator when boarding, and your ride is free during Bike It, Walk It, Bus It Week! Don’t have a school ID? We’ll also accept a current report card, class schedule, or an official letter from your school verifying enrollment.

Don’t miss out on the fun from May 6 to May 10!

Bike Anywhere Day: May 16, 2024

Join Big Blue Bus and all the local bicycle commuters to celebrate Bike Anywhere Day on Thursday, May 16. On that day, bring your bike, folding bike or helmet on board a Big Blue Bus and you can ride for FREE. You heard that right!

Tell your friends and make sure you join us on the bus on Bike Anywhere Day (formerly Bike to Work Day).

More Ways to Celebrate Bike Month in Santa Monica

  • Saturday, May 4: Bike Safety 101 with the GoSaMo Transportation Management Organization (TMO) at 1744 Pearl Street from 11 a.m. to 12 noon
  • Saturday, May 11MANGo Milestone Community Ride starting at 17th St/SMC Station from 10 a.m. - 12 noon
  • Sunday, May 19Kidical Mass Bike Ride at Clover Park from 9 a.m. - 12 noon
  • Sundays, April 28 & May 5, 12, 19:Adult Learn to Ride Classes with Sustainable Streets at Beach Bike Campus (where Ocean Park Boulevard meets the Marvin Braude Beach Bike Path) 
  • Saturday, June 8: AIDS/LifeCycle Finish Line Festival at 2030 Ocean Avenue from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Bicycle Maintenance Classes with SMC - Non-credit classes providing a basic understanding of bicycle maintenance (Level 1) and a foundation for those wishing to pursue a career in the bike industry (Level 2).

New to biking? Here are some helpful resources:

• Read our tips for bringing your bike on board Big Blue Bus.
• Before you hit the road, download a copy of Santa Monica's Bicycle Map.
• BBB encourages bike safety. To learn more, visit: