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Santa Monica Bike Center

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Address: 1555 2nd Street, Unit A, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number:
+1 310-656-8500
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7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Santa Monica Bike Center offers a full range of bike rentals for the...

The Santa Monica Bike Center offers a full range of bike rentals for the entire family including child seats, kids bikes, tag-a-longs, family cargo bikes, cruisers, city comfort, mountain, and road bikes. We also offer a great selection of guided bike tours that explore hidden gems in Santa Monica, Venice and West LA.

                   

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We reserved our bikes ahead of time and requested phone mounts. The staff were very friendly, but reserving did not seem to do much good because we had to wait 20 minutes as the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Edmund P
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We reserved our bikes ahead of time and requested phone mounts. The staff were very friendly, but reserving did not seem to do much good because we had to wait 20 minutes as the pulled our bikes and set them up... also they could not attach the phone mount on one of the bikes... should probably not offer it as... More 

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Thank Edmund P
Hamilton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very good bikes very friendly and professional staff on the second day loaned us 2 complimentary rentals because my deposit had not been taken into account on the bill from day 1.This avoided much paperwork and was a break on the day 2 rental price.

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Thank Jack O
Newport Beach, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I rented a mountain bike - the renting process was smooth. I rented online and was called 5 times prior to my rent date due to rain by 3 people. I sensed some tension about renting the MB (a mid-line Trek). I was told when I arrived that they don't rent MB's unless going on trails because they don't want... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we hired a single bike and a bike with a timber cart on the front for our 2 kids (2 and 4). The ride from Santa Monica to Venice was our favourite thing to do in LA. we all had a great time and the hire was good value. It was also the only bike hire place we saw that... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

We had a great time riding to Venice and back but my bike was pretty squeaky. I didn't feel like riding back to tell them. But shouldn't have to. Would use them again.

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Thank will g
Ron D, Owner at Santa Monica Bike Center, responded to this review

Hi Will, thank you for your feedback! I agree with you, when renting a bike, you want to be able to fully enjoy the ride and you should not have to report back any mechanic or maintenance issues. With the large amount of wet weather we've been experiencing, we have been trying to keep up with the maintenance of our... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

Overall was good. We booked bikes online, then no confirmation email. Then I call and they confirm that my bikes are in stock and good to go. Then I get an email to confirm all is good. Then I get a call to say my bike was not available. Not the end of the world so I choose something different.... More 

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Thank Taha J
Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

Good service. Bikes well maintained, but mine (hybrid road type) slipped gears a bit on the rear cluster. Overall: good service, excellent location (base of Santa Monica pier), reasonable bikes.

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Thank CA_TravelnTheWorld
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

excellent service. got exactly the bike i wanted. great location. i rode 250 miles without a problem

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Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

We found SMBC to be very convenient for our family bike rental starting from Santa Monica beach. They had a decent 20" bike available for our son and included handlebar bags for carrying small items. While the booking system didn't give us a confirmation after 3 days, the reservation was confirmed after a quick followup phone call. All in all,... More 

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Thank worldtek
Salzburg, Austria
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

We rented a few bikes from the shop in November. The team was very helpful, the bikes were great and overall a very positive experience. Would definitely go there again.

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