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Pedal or Not... Electric Bicycle - Private Tours

Address: 214 Pier Avenue, off Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone Number: 310-917-1111
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Ranked #2 of 55 Activities in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Santa Monica's 1st all electric bicycle guided tour (maximum of 5...
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Santa Monica's 1st all electric bicycle guided tour (maximum of 5 riders per guide) along the beach thru the Venice Canals. See sights where tour buses and cars can't take you. Let the electric bikes take you further than you thought you'd go in this 2 1/2 to 3 hour adventure. Pedal...or Not.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The tour guide tailors the bike ride so that you see the attractions that you are most interested in. Using electric bikes was also a unique feature which made this tour stand out. If you get tired of pedalling or choose not to pedal at all, you can use the electrical power to cruise down the bike lines of Santa... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We were a party of 5 in the 30's and 60's and we really enjoyed this tour. Barbara is a fantastic tour guide and we could see all what Santa Monica and Venice Beach have to offer. The electric bicycle is fantastic for people who are not used to bike or have physical conditions. You can choose to pedal or... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

This ride was a brilliant way to see Santa Monica & Venice. We didn't want to spend all day there as we were going further up the coast for the afternoon, so riding along with Barb for the morning was perfect. We did the 9am ride which I would say is the best time to ride as it isn't too... More 

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Cold Lake
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My family and I, (myself, my husband and our two sons ages 12 and 15) just returned from Santa Monica where we booked a tour with Pedal or Not. It was a great way to discover Santa Monica. Barb was our private tour guide and she was wonderful! The bikes are so fun to ride and a really big hit... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Barb took us out for a 9am ride and we were lucky to have her to ourselves for an intimate tour. It was the perfect way to take in the early morning sights of the beach and early riders/skaters. The beach came alive by brunch time and we got a great feel for being amongst the locals and Barb had... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I have been here once before but saw this on TA and decided to give it a try. Enjoyed Barb and the entire experience. I had done the segways in other cities. This tour was a little longer and seemed to cover more ground and was a little cheaper so I decided on this one. Bikes were comfortable and spent... More 

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Noosa, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Barb was very knowledgeable on the history in the area and gave us enough stops to get a feel for the place and people watch. I am truly the worst bike rider but picked this electric bike up very quickly and really enjoyed the rude. We recommend this to everyone. Kat, Kris & Belle

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Highlight of our CA trip. Bikes were a ton of fun. Tour and tour duration were perfect. Tour guide, Barb, was terrific.

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Braidwood, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Blow those jetlag cobwebs away and take in all the amazing views of Santa Monica and Venice beach. Admire the rich mix of people and activities with great commentary from the lovely Barb - beaut orientation tour to get a sense of where you are

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Forest Knolls, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This was my first time riding an electric bike. It was really fun to ride the beach bike path and actually have a motorized thrust of power just when I needed it to pass. Bonus... the scenery and the exercise I got from pedaling. Super fun tour. Highly recommend Barb and Pedal or Not.

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