What are your Holiday Hours?

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Santa Monica Holiday Hours:
Thanksgiving Day 10a-5p
Christmas Eve 8a-5p
Christmas Day 10a-5p
New Years Eve normal hours
New Years Day 10a-6p

What's your cancellation policy?

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We offer full refunds for any cancellations made at least 24 hours before your tour or rental booking.

I'm traveling with my whole office/bachelorette party/the entire cast of Game of Thrones. Can you accommodate us?

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Yes! We have years of experience working with big groups of people for corporate outings and special events. Check out our Group Bookings & Private Tours page.

How fit do I need to be?

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If you’re taking a tour, you should be fit enough to be able to cycle around for a few hours at a comfortable pace. Sometimes, stops are a short distance from one another. Other times, we’re riding for 15-20 minutes straight to arrive at our next destination.

If you’re renting a bike, you set the pace and decide how far and how long you want to ride. It’s completely up to you. Know your body and what you can handle.

Are bike tours suitable for children?

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We leave it up to parents to decide whether or not their children are capable enough to join our tours. Small children can sit in a child’s seat attached to an adult bike. Older children requiring their own bike should be comfortable and confident riders. Please contact us with your specific questions or doubts.

Is it safe?

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While much of our riding takes place in bike paths and lanes, we do occasionally need to ride in the street. Our guides will always choose the safest and easiest route, but we do suggest that tour-goers be confident bike riders.

Must I wear a helmet?

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Anyone under 18 years old must wear a helmet on a regular bike. Anyone 21 and under is required by CA state law to wear a bicycle helmet while riding an electric assist bicycle. We will always provide helmets, free of charge, along with your rental or tour.

What are the requirements to ride an e-bike?

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You must be at least 16 years old to ride an e-bike. Anyone 21 and under is required by CA state law to wear a bicycle helmet while riding an electric assist bicycle.

What happens if it rains on the day of my tour?

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In the very unlikely event that it is pouring rain in Los Angeles and we cannot conduct our tours, we offer a full refund or reschedule you on another available day.

I'm not an experienced cyclist. Which tour is best for me?

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If you are truly not comfortable cycling, why not try our Taste of Santa Monica Walking Tour or Santa Monica & Venice Beach Segway Tour! If you want to cycle but want a bit of an easier ride, we recommend the Santa Monica & Venice Beach Bike Adventure.

Do we stop for food on the tour?

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On our Taste of Santa Monica Walking Tour and our Sweet Spots Dessert Bike Tour, food samples will be included at our 3-4 tour stops. Any additional food or drink will be at your own cost. Our other Santa Monica tours do not include any food or drink, though we may be able to accommodate a quick stop to grab a snack at your own cost.

Will there be bathrooms along the way?

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If you need to use the restroom, we will find you one!

Do I have to make a reservation in advance for a tour or rental?

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You must make a reservation in advance for a tour. You can, but do not have to, make a reservation for a rental. We welcome walk-ups for rentals!

How do I get to your Santa Monica location?

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The Bike Center Santa Monica is easily accessible by public transit. The closest metro stop is the Expo Light Rail station located at 4th/Colorado. The closest parking structure is Structure 8 Public Parking.