You can rent bicycles, book a guided tour of Santa Monica State Beach, or arrange for a Beach butler experience at the Blazing Saddles Bike Rental Shop on the Santa Monica Pier. Bicycle rental rates start at just $10 per hour*. A bicycle is a great way to experience Santa Monica and its 100 miles of bike ways. Exploring the coastal shops and sights along the Marvin Braude Bike Trail is one of the top activities to experience when visiting Santa Monica.
The City of Santa Monica was ranked the No. 7 most bikable City in the US by People for Bikes. At just 8 square miles and plenty of public bike racks, you can explore all of Santa Monica on just two wheels. One of the most popular routes is to rent a bike at the Pier and follow the Marvin Braude Bike Trail to Venice Beach to see Muscle Beach, Venice Skate Park, and visit the many shops along the Venice Boardwalk. The trail to the Venice Fishing Pier is about 3.5 miles, so you can bike there and back in about an hour, although you should stop to see some sights along the way. Read more about the must-see Venice attractions here.
Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals also offers guided bicycle tours of the area. Bike tours can be booked for a minimum of two people and start at $69 each*. If you don’t want to explore alone, check out the The Legend’s Bike Tour which starts at the Santa Monica Pier; a knowledgeable guide will lead you south around Venice, stopping at the well-known Muscle Beach and winding through the Venice Canals, before heading back north to the Pier again.
Blazing Saddles is also a partner of Perry’s Beach Cafe that offers their exclusive Beach Butler service. Don’t lug all of your chairs and towels to the beach; Perry’s Beach Butler can set you up on the sand under a shaded umbrella and deliver drinks right to your chair.
Blazing Saddles is located on the Santa Monica Pier next to the Santa Monica Police substation, across from the north beach stairs, at 320 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica CA 90401. Their phone number is (310)393-9778.
*Prices are estimates and may change seasonally without notice. Please www.perryscafe.com or call (310)393-9778 for up-to-date information.