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South Bay Bicycle Trail

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Address: , Santa Monica, CA
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Nice family bike ride.

Bicycle hire is $19 per hour on average, helmets are available as are locks, the routes are flat and well maintained and off road with plenty to see but be careful of pedestrians... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Bicycle hire is $19 per hour on average, helmets are available as are locks, the routes are flat and well maintained and off road with plenty to see but be careful of pedestrians crossing without looking.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

if you are in Santa Monica/Venice Beach, this is the only way to get around town ... completelty flat tracks and available from toddlers onwards just watch out for the tourists who cannot figure out how to ride a bike properly :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We were staying at the Shutters . Saw all the bikes and joggers so we rented bikes and joined the crowd . Most people were friendly and cautious . There were a few locals who showed off and went at great speed frightening most of us on the path . Cafes along the way played lovely mellow Jazz . Walk... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Smooth trail. Well marked and scenic. Wonderful views of the ocean and great people watching. Go early as it can get very crowded. We rented bikes at Santa Monica Bike Rental for $20 full day and they worked great. Can get a little dicey riding on the street to get to the trail even with the bike lanes as this... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Rent a bike or walk the path, well actually your only allowed to ride a bike on the bike path, but it's used for so much more, skateboarders, runners walkers and yes, you can rent a bicycle and ride it. It runs from north of Santa Monica Ca all the way to the South Bay 20 plus miles through the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

rent bikes with your friends. ride leisurely and enjoy the scenery, stop to grab a burrito or a nice avocado sandwich, or find a spot to park your bike and have a little picnic.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

my wife and I and our 8 year old rented our bikes and spent about 3 hours riding on the South Bay Bicycle Trial, covering practically every corner of the Santa Monica Beach and Venice Beach. We also encountered a group of small children on a day trip on the beach, playing with the waves. It was good to see... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I wish it went all the way to Long Beach but it doesn't:( It is a great trail. It is fun to ride it with a group of friends and make stops to eat and see the sites. It is a good bike workout when there are no people around. i.e. very early in the mornings. When it is full... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Amazing bike path that stretches for miles, with wonderful views to enjoy whilst keeping fit and enjoying the sunshine. Incredibly popular, and rightly so.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A must do! It's a great way to get exercise and see the different beaches. You can rent a bike at Santa Monica, Venice or Marina Del Rey. Here's a couple of links to help plan out your route. http://www.labikepaths.com/bike-paths/south-bay-along-the-beach/ https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?ie=UTF8&msa=0&z=11&mid=z17ciwecSJDk.k9Rm4MuN_9Vo

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