City Bike Share: It's How to Pedal Around Santa Monica Quickly and Easily

On November 12, 2015, the City of Santa Monica launched LA County's first bike share system.

Breeze Bike Share presented by Hulu offers 500, 8-speed "smart bikes" at 83 stations throughout Santa Monica and 5 stations in neighboring Venice. Santa Monica's city bike share program - the first bike-share system in Southern California - is well into its third year of operation and going strong.

The city bike share rides are easy to use, whether you're local and cruising to the movies or going shopping, or visiting, and looking for an easy way to savor the sights and sounds of Santa Monica while avoiding beach traffic. You can get started riding city bikes by downloading the app here.

Where to Find City Bike Share Bikes

The city bikeshare bikes can be found at any of the more than 80 bicycle sharing hubs throughout Santa Monica and into neighboring Venice Beach.

You can view the complete map of city bike share locations here. 

In addition, the maps are conveniently located on all hub signs, which includes Santa Monica's growing network of bike lanes and designated bikeway streets to help the community make the most of the experience.

Get a Santa Monica bike map here.

The Benefits of Getting there on a Breeze Bike

Breeze bicycles offer flexibility for one-way bike rides to get around Santa Monica in a fun, healthy, and environmentally friendly way and achieve the city's goals to reduce car trips and GHG emissions.

Payment options include "pay-as-you-go" at $1/10 minutes, and monthly or annual membership rates that offer huge savings. You can register at www.breezebikeshare.com or through the social bicycles app for IOS and Android. Get more information on biking in Santa Monica, including routes and rental information, here.

Tips for Using the City Bike Share Program

  • Plan your route before you ride to follow the safest route to get you where you want to go.
  • Use the app to find your way to a bike you've reserved or to a hub when you want to end your ride.
  • Do a pre-ride check. Check the bike's tire pressure, try the grip bell, and if you're riding at night, check that the front and rear lights are illuminated.
  • Be predictable. Make it easy for the other traffic around you. Don't make unexpected turns. Ride at a steady pace so other vehicles can anticipate your movements.
  • Use hand signals to let drivers and other cyclists know your intention to turn or stop. Don't turn or change lanes without knowing the position of the cars and bikes around you.

If you're planning on a longer trek, you can get Santa Monica bike rental information here.

Discover the Best Biking Trails in Santa Monica here.

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