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Pedal or Not... Electric Bicycle - Private Tours

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Address: 214 Pier Avenue, off Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone Number: 310-917-1111
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Description: Santa Monica's 1st all electric bicycle guided tour (maximum of 5 riders...
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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Highlight of our trip!

My daughter and I had a blast on her senior year, high school spring break. The tour was filled with the history of various spots on Santa Monica and Venice Beaches, along with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I had a blast on her senior year, high school spring break. The tour was filled with the history of various spots on Santa Monica and Venice Beaches, along with several stops that allowed for prime photo opportunities. We really enjoyed the tour guide and relaxing ride, pedaling if we wanted to :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

These bikes are very comfortable and easy to ride. They are set up for you before you start, and they make sure you are comfortable with the bike and the electrics before setting off. The tour covers Santa Monica boulevard to Venice Beach and the canals including the pier, old muscle beach, new muscle beach and the guest house. Barb... More 

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Waxahachie, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This was a great way to get a quick overview of both Santa Monica and Venice Beach. They really are too far to walk and enjoy both. The lady that took us on our tour could not have been friendlier. She gave us a couple of interesting stories. It was especially interesting to see and hear about the canals. She... More 

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Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We arrived with our family at Venice Beach to start our Pedal or not tour. My 14 and 17 year old were a bit hesitant at first because of the weight of the bikes. But once they got the hang of it they had a ball. Our guide was fantastic very informative. It was a great way to see Venice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

we booked the 10am tour this wednesday 7th of january for all the 3 of us. it was the funniest way to discover santa monica and venice beaches. we had fun during 2 and a half hour with barb who was very good as tour guide. i recommand this tour to every one who want to discover Santa monica areas... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Barb was the best tour guide. While I had been to Venice Beach several times on foot I had never made it Santa Monica Beach. The tour started there at their shop close to the beach. Started out with a quick lesson on the electric bike (absolutely necessary for me). My twenty something kids got the hang of it right... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

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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