Santa Monica's city bike share program - the first bikeshare system in Southern California - is well into its third year of operation and going strong.
The bright-green Breeze bikes sponsored by Santa Monica-based Hulu are a common sight on city streets these days. And its ranks are growing - as are the locations you can pick up and return the green bikes.
The city bikes are easy to use, whether you'll 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.
Breeze bikeshare bikes can be found at any of the more than 75 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.
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.
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.