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Reviewed December 30, 2018

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

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 best,
Ron Durgin, Owner

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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 around Marina del Rey on city streets and other bike paths. Lock for bike is provided - USE IT - but only for bathroom breaks, and not in Venice! Tons of homeless and bike theft ..... and apparently little government resolve/ability to do much about it --Take the insurance!

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 to take the lock and get the insurance. We're thrilled we could be a part of a fun trip through Santa Monica for you! Come back and see us next time you're wanting an adventure.

Take care,
Ron Durgin, Owner

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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 cream! Great for beginner to advanced cyclists with mostly flat terrain. Many great photo ops. I would recommend this tour.

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 since you are a pro now ;)

Cheers!

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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 daughter. Originally, she discouraged me from booking a bike tour because she thought we could do it by ourselves. However, we both agreed it was AWESOME and there is no way we would have seen the areas of Venice or Santa Monica without our amazing bike tour guide, Shaun (who for whatever reason I kept calling Jeff). To name just a few of our stops, he took us to The Bungalow in Santa Monica, the beautiful Venice Canals, Muscle Beach, Abbot Kinney Blvd, and we were starving so he let us grab a quick bite, and then ice cream at Salt & Straw. We were gone for about 3 hours and it was a lot of fun riding along the shore with a little city cycling as well. Shaun was a really nice guy with a great sense of humor, and easy to follow. Definitely book it!

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. If you liked the ice cream, we recommend taking the Sweet Spots Dessert Bike Tour next time you visit, you'll get to see a completely different area of Santa Monica and snack on a ton of different treats. Thanks for being such fun and easy going customers, with great senses of humor as well!

See you next time!

- Jeff (Shaun)

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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 so it wasn’t too tough. We went at a nice pace. We highly recommend it.

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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!

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