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The Bike Center

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When we opened our place in 2011, our mission was to provide a support center for bicycle commuters in our city. We connected with people like us: people who love to ride bikes and want to learn more about them. Over the years our business has...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1555 2nd St, Unit A, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2338
Santa Monica
+1 310-656-8500
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We rented bikes here for our ride along the nearby beachfront bike trail. You park in the parking deck next door (the rental center is kind of tucked within one corner of the parking deck). We arrived about 9:30am on a Sunday and had our...More

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Ron D, Owner at The Bike Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

Thank you for the thorough and thoughtful review! One of the biggest things we enjoy providing at the Santa Monica Bike Center is a well-maintained bicycle fleet which is less than a year old. Additionally, we're one of the few rental locations in Santa Monica...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2018

We got to experience the city and the beach on the same tour. Sandra was awesome at leading my family on the tour. We stopped long enough at each stop to rest and get a bit of history along the way and we got ice...More

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Ron D, Owner at The Bike Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review the tour, we are very happy you enjoyed it! We hope you visit Santa Monica again soon, and rent some bikes with us on your next trip. Bring some friends and maybe you can show them around...More

Reviewed 1 August 2018

I was really trying to get on the electric bike tour because the video looked like fun, but it was booked, so I then booked this tour, and I'm so glad I did. I visited Santa Monica for 4 days with my 23 year old...More

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Ron D, Owner at The Bike Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Wow, thank you, thank you, thank you for such a glowing review!!! The Santa Monica & Venice Beach Bike Tour is one of our most popular and for good reason too. There's a lot to see and many places visitors might pass by without realizing....More

Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Patrick was our tour guide. He was very considerate during the entire tour of us when we needed brakes and information. He was able to take us to all the “cool “leases in Venice Beach and Santa Monica. The ride was almost all flat ground...More

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Ron D, Owner at The Bike Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thank you for the review!! We're so happy you enjoyed the tour and hope it was a highlight of your trip. Next time you are in town, stop by and grab a bike rental from us - we'd love to see you again. Cheers!

Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Had a great bike tour yesterday with Tucker. Very friendly guide who took us all over Santa Monica and into areas of Venice that I never even knew existed. He was very considerate checking we were all ok and keeping up with him. Went at...More

Thank Goldilocks1982
Ron D, Owner at The Bike Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

It's awesome that you had a such a fun time on your guided tour with Tucker and got to see new parts of the area! We take extra precaution to ensure everyone's safety on these tours, which is why we ride at a steady pace...More

Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Great service very friendly and efficient close to the pier and easy access to the beach bike path. Had a fun day

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Went to Santa Monica over the weekend and found this bike rental location extremely convenient. It's located on the 1st floor of a parking garage (corner of Colorado Ave & 2nd St). After visiting the pier on foot with my wife we came back and...More

Thank filmmofo
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Very conveniently located just a couple blocks from the beach. Rental process was easy and straightforward. Had a fun morning riding to Venice Beach and back!

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Arrived at the store to hire 4 bikes. The staff member was serving a couple who were returning some bikes, he gave us a map, and we went to check out the signs about hiring and costs. At that time we were the only others...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Extremely rude and unhelpful staff. Would not go back. Instead I recommend Sea Mist rentals, on Ocean Front Walk.

Thank Vivien P
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Show up, pick out your bike style from a large selection, fill your out a short form, give them a credit card and you are biking in 5 minutes. The selection of bikes really sets them apart from other places that mostly have beach cruisers....More

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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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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.