What to Know
Sunday, Sept. 15
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Portions of Ocean Avenue, Main Street, and Colorado Esplanade
So you say you're eager to go coasting?
That could mean that you'd like to visit the beach, possibly with a colorful towel and/or picnic hamper and/or over-sized umbrella in your trunk.
You might want to coast, as in glide forward under the power of delicious momentum.
And, yes: You could actually coast in three senses of the word that day, since you'll be close to the ocean and you'll be on skates or a bike, quite possibly, so you can coast in the forward-momentum sense.
It's a free, six-hour bash, one that closes two miles of major Santa Monica streets to vehicle-based traffic. No engines shall be vroomed, in other words, but people'll be pedaling along, and skating, and sauntering, and savoring a summer Sunday.
Ocean Avenue, Colorado Esplanade, and Main Street will be closed to cars, or at least large swaths of each will be, making for two miles of pedal-powered bliss.
And if you're feeling creative, there's a COAST contest involving lavishly decorated bikes and trikes and other forms of non-motorized movement. Past years have seen giant guinea pigs in attendance, and on-the-move couches, too.
Be out, bright/early, with your cycle, your tennies, your pals, your gussied-up unicycle, or what-have-you.
"What-have-you" is quite a big part of this whimsical affair, which begins at 10 in the morning.
Ready to coast at COAST, not far from the coast itself? Yes. Free and fun bike-y things with a side of ocean breeze and late-summer sunshine are too hard to resist, and we don't really want to try.