Best Bike Rentals In Los Angeles

April 12, 2014 6:00 AM

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A scenic bike ride along the Pacific Coast Highway is a great way to kick off your spring fever. These Los Angeles bike rental shops will help you navigate the best bike for your activity.

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Bikecology
9006 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 278-0915
www.bikecologyla.com

Bikecology combines its knowledge of West Los Angeles and the surrounding beach communities with the staff’s expertise on finding the perfect bicycle for your needs. With locations in both Los Angeles and Malibu, you will feel right at home amongst the bike experts and their guide to riding around the city. The shop features brands including Raleigh, Schwinn, Trek, DiamondBack and Dahon and the rental rates are competitive with other bike stores. Bikecology offers its customers true personalized service as each store associate takes the time to discuss your experience level, the kind of riding activity you are interested in and the right fit for your body size. In addition, the staff will help you pick a bike route that will give you a full So-Cal experience.

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Spokes-n-Stuff
4730 Crystal Springs Ave.
Griffith Park, CA 90027
(323) 662-6573
www.spokes-n-stuff.com

Located in one of the largest parks in Los Angeles, Spokes-n-Stuff is your ideal bike rental spot for a riding tour through Griffith Park. Start out at the store’s location on Crystal Springs and head south until you come across the LA River Bike Path. Featuring a wide range of bikes, Spokes-n-Stuff is run by a bike-riding lover who will outfit you for your ride and help guide you to seeing the beautiful community around Griffith Park. With over 35 years of experience in Los Angeles, Spokes-n-Stuff offers rentals including hybrids and six-gear bikes as well as BMX bike brands such as Jamis™, Fuji™, Masi™ and SE™.

Related: A Guide To Biking Along L.A. River

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Venice Beach Station
100 Venice Way
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 399-1499
www.venicebeachstation.com

The epitome of beach living is riding a bike through historic Venice Beach. Rental bikes from the Venice Beach Station will help you and your bike-mates choose the best rental for your needs – whether it is a lazy Sunday afternoon or a quick jaunt to Manhattan Beach for exercise. The Venice Beach Station rents wheels including traditional bicycles, four-seat bikes and tandem bikes. A bicycle built for two is the perfect way to spend a relaxing, romantic day in Southern California, and the Venice Beach Station has the perfect one for you.

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Pedal or Not – Santa Monica Electric Bicycles
214 Pier Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 917-1111
www.pedalornot.net

When you are looking for something unusual and fun to do in Los Angeles, make a reservation for a riding tour of Santa Monica at Pedal or Not. Known as the first all-electric bicycle rental shop and tour guide, Pedal or Not’s rentals will fill your day with an exquisite view of the Venice canals and beachfront properties. Reservations for bikes and tours can be made online through the Pedal or Not website and the fees are $75 for one rider and $59 per rider for two or more riders. Tours take place in Venice Beach and Santa Monica and each tour is three hours.

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Topanga Creek Bicycles
1273 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Topanga, CA 90290
(310) 455-2111
www.topangacreekbicycles.com

A ride through the Topanga mountains is exhilarating and filled with breathtaking views. Topanga Creek Bicycles is known for its quality, high-functioning bikes including the best brands such Pivot, BMC, Salsa, TCB and Niner as well as titanium and full carbon mountain bikes. Each of the mountain bikes Topanga Creek Bicycles offers are ideal for the So-Cal mountain topography and will ensure a performance level that won’t disappoint the rider. Reservations for your rentals are suggested, however the bike shop will not turn away walk-ins. Make sure you come equipped with the necessary gear including helmet, water and emergency snacks. In addition, the shop offers on-site parking so you can easily park and ride.

Related: Great Bike Paths For Kids In LA

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Jennifer Geisman is a freelance writer and faithful beauty junkie living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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