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About The Bike Center
When we opened our place in 2011, our mission was to provide a support center for bicycle commuters in our city. We connected with people like us: people who love to ride bikes and want to learn more about them. Over the years our business has grown, but that love of the ride is still at the heart of everything we do. Today we serve every need L.A. has when it comes to bicycling in our city. Not only do we provide commuter parking and amenities, but we welcome cyclists new and experienced alike to shop our bikes and retail, book a tour of the city, and bring their bikes in for repairs. The pros at The Bike Center are ready to welcome you to the family and help you with anything you need.
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Tours and Tickets by The Bike Center
Santa Monica Sweet Spots Dessert Bike Tour
$89.00 per adult
Santa Monica and Venice Beach Bike Adventure Tour
9 reviews
$69.00 per adult
Taste of Santa Monica Walking Food Tour
5 reviews
$79.00 per adult
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sisters and I like to find interesting ways to celebrate our birthdays by doing something together. We thought a walking food tour would give us a chance to reconnect with each other while trying out some of the great eateries of Santa Monica. It...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Ron D, Owner at The Bike Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm thrilled that you and your sisters had a fun time celebrating your birthdays on the Taste of Santa Monica Walking Food Tour, Laura -- what better way to bring people together than through food? It's wonderful that Sandra could teach you a little more...More

Reviewed December 31, 2018

We found this awesome place while walking near the Pier. We picked one of the bikes with a front-wagon that seats two. My wife, son and I had a blast on the ride around Pier. The staff were really nice and took the time to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Ron D, Owner at The Bike Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2019

I'm happy that you guys stopped by and we could help you pick out a bike to enjoy the Pier! There's nothing better than a family bike ride along the coast of California. Come back and see us next time you're looking for another adventure....More

Reviewed December 30, 2018

Patrick was an excellent guide. Informative and interesting tour of Santa Monica. So glad we did it.More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Ron D, Owner at The Bike Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2019

I'm thrilled that Patrick could show you a new side of Santa Monica on the tour! So glad you had a fun time biking around city and beach. We've got other tours you can try out the next time you're in the area! All the...More

Reviewed November 25, 2018

Have rented here before. Reasonable rates, good bikes. Friendly, helpful staff made sure I had a bike suitable for the 20+ mile trip I planned. Provided map and advice regarding navigating the 26 mile bike path where it leaves the beach in Venice and goes...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Ron D, Owner at The Bike Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

We're so happy we could set you up with the best bike for your adventure, in addition to helping you map out the best route to take. Safety is our number one priority for both our riders and our bikes, so we always encourage people...More

Reviewed August 15, 2018

We got to experience the city and the beach on the same tour. Sandra was awesome at leading my family on the tour. We stopped long enough at each stop to rest and get a bit of history along the way and we got ice...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Ron D, Owner at The Bike Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review the tour, we are very happy you enjoyed it! We hope you visit Santa Monica again soon, and rent some bikes with us on your next trip. Bring some friends and maybe you can show them around...More

Reviewed July 31, 2018

I was really trying to get on the electric bike tour because the video looked like fun, but it was booked, so I then booked this tour, and I'm so glad I did. I visited Santa Monica for 4 days with my 23 year old...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Ron D, Owner at The Bike Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Wow, thank you, thank you, thank you for such a glowing review!!! The Santa Monica & Venice Beach Bike Tour is one of our most popular and for good reason too. There's a lot to see and many places visitors might pass by without realizing....More

Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

Patrick was our tour guide. He was very considerate during the entire tour of us when we needed brakes and information. He was able to take us to all the “cool “leases in Venice Beach and Santa Monica. The ride was almost all flat ground...More

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Ron D, Owner at The Bike Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Thank you for the review!! We're so happy you enjoyed the tour and hope it was a highlight of your trip. Next time you are in town, stop by and grab a bike rental from us - we'd love to see you again. Cheers!

Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

Had a great bike tour yesterday with Tucker. Very friendly guide who took us all over Santa Monica and into areas of Venice that I never even knew existed. He was very considerate checking we were all ok and keeping up with him. Went at...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Ron D, Owner at The Bike Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2018

It's awesome that you had a such a fun time on your guided tour with Tucker and got to see new parts of the area! We take extra precaution to ensure everyone's safety on these tours, which is why we ride at a steady pace...More

Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Great service very friendly and efficient close to the pier and easy access to the beach bike path. Had a fun dayMore

Date of experience: April 2018
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Ron D, Owner at The Bike Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2018

Even though we see some time has passed, Andrea, we just wanted to drop by and say that we're so happy we could contribute to your fun day. It's always a good time to take a bike down to the pier and cruse around! Hope...More

Reviewed February 22, 2018

Went to Santa Monica over the weekend and found this bike rental location extremely convenient. It's located on the 1st floor of a parking garage (corner of Colorado Ave & 2nd St). After visiting the pier on foot with my wife we came back and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Ron D, Owner at The Bike Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2018

Even though some time has passed, I still wanted to drop by and thank you for your support. I'm so glad you and your wife had a fun time riding along the coast in Venice with our rentals. It's great that we can provide a...More

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veeavila002
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Hi Vee, Most people rent a comfort bike or city bike, both options are $20/two hours, $25/four hours, $30/day rate. The bikes are multi-speed and include a lock and optional helmet.
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