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Santa Monica Bike Center

1555 2nd Street, Unit A, Santa Monica, CA 90401
+1 310-656-8500
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Great way to get to Venice Beach from Santa Monica. Friendly staff too! Lots of bikes on site and... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Crown Point, Indiana
4th visit, easy parking, well organised, not on the beach

Have rented bikes for the family (4) here 4 times now over a few years. Always receive good... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
via mobile
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The Santa Monica Bike Center offers a full range of bike rentals for the entire family including child seats, kids bikes, tag-a-longs, family cargo bikes, cruisers, city comfort, mountain, and road bikes. We also offer a great selection of guided bike tours that explore hidden gems in Santa Monica, Venice and West LA.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1555 2nd Street, Unit A, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Great way to get to Venice Beach from Santa Monica. Friendly staff too! Lots of bikes on site and locks are provided (which is a plus)

Thank Shill_12
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Have rented bikes for the family (4) here 4 times now over a few years. Always receive good service, locks, helmets for the kids (required by California law) and help ensuring bikes are correct size etc... Depot is back from the beach (where you will...More

Thank Neulara
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This place charges $20 for a 2-hour rental, which I opted for. I headed north (Palisades) once on the beach path (dedicated lanes for bikes) and reached the end in about 45 mins (heading south would take you to Venice). Friendly staff and great bikes!

Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Had a great time doing a full day of 2 tours with this company. Started the morning with the walking food tour. It's more than a food tour. The food stops were delicious (obviously) but what made it special was our guide, Gary. Gary is...More

Thank Nigel_Kaw
Reviewed 5 June 2017

My dad and I rented two bikes with batteries for 2 hours. The gal who waited on us was very helpful in explaining were the places to ride were and the laws about bikes on sidewalks. It was a great day to ride along the...More

1  Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

No trip to Santa Monica is complete without bike rental. Rent a bike and head to Venice Beach and Marina Del Rey. Take your time stopping along the way to eat and soak in the sights! Fun, fun, fun!

Thank Smileymamaw
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We reserved our bikes ahead of time and requested phone mounts. The staff were very friendly, but reserving did not seem to do much good because we had to wait 20 minutes as the pulled our bikes and set them up... also they could not...More

Thank Edmund P
Reviewed 13 March 2017

very good bikes very friendly and professional staff on the second day loaned us 2 complimentary rentals because my deposit had not been taken into account on the bill from day 1.This avoided much paperwork and was a break on the day 2 rental price.

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Thank Jack O
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I rented a mountain bike - the renting process was smooth. I rented online and was called 5 times prior to my rent date due to rain by 3 people. I sensed some tension about renting the MB (a mid-line Trek). I was told when...More

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Thank MaximusNB
Reviewed 4 March 2017

we hired a single bike and a bike with a timber cart on the front for our 2 kids (2 and 4). The ride from Santa Monica to Venice was our favourite thing to do in LA. we all had a great time and the...More

Thank pet87a
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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Questions & Answers
Vee M
30 May 2017|
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Response from Ron D | Property representative |
Hi Vee, Most people rent a comfort bike or city bike, both options are $20/two hours, $25/four hours, $30/day rate. The bikes are multi-speed and include a lock and optional helmet.