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“Busy and filled with people who don't know how to bike”
Review of 26-Mile Bike Path

26-Mile Bike Path
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US$68.00*
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Electric Bicycle Tour of Santa Monica and Venice...
Ranked #2 of 108 things to do in Santa Monica
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Owner description: Starting at the Santa Monica pier, this is a popular path for biking, jogging and in-line skating along the Pacific Ocean.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Riding the beachside bike path is wonderful and infuriating. You got pedestrians who walk 5-abreast, people who wobble frantically all over the place and think it's funny, families who put young children on bikes and think we can see them when they suddenly dart over the yellow line. We witnessed a child get badly hurt when they just jumped out onto the path in front of a cyclist under a bridge. There was no way the cyclist could have stopped in time. If you're one of those people who thinks the rules of bike safety don't apply to you - do everyone a favour and stay off the bike path.

5  Thank rsulliva
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My two teen sons and I enjoyed renting bikes and riding along the path between Santa Monica and Venice. Rentals are $7 per hour. It was worth it!

Thank Shannon S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely cycle, lots of places to see, beautiful views, and it's flat, so easy for less proficient cyclists.

As for the walkers, by the end of my cycle I seriously considered the term "justifiable homicide". I really wish there were some enforcement, aside from being hit by s bike, which people clearly don't care about.

There is a walking path LITERALLY 2 steps away, yet people insist on walking and standing in the bike lanes. At first I was like, "look where you are, it's so beautiful, breath deeply, let it roll off you..." By the end I was cycling very close to people hoping to scare the crap out of them and yelling "bike path!"

So, beautiful, but it will not bring out your inner calm. And tourists and people of Santa Monica, be aware of your surroundings and read a damn sign.

3  Thank paynbow
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely rent some bikes for an hour and take in the views. Absolutely loved the experience and just enough time to see the ocean, people, mountains... many walkers but bikes are the way to go.

Thank theskiing62018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We rented bikes here and we worked on our cardio, place is really neat and roads are smooth, great way to spend your morning!

Thank Christopher A
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