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Santa Monica/Venice Stories and Secrets

Santa Monica, United States

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Experience hosted by Barb

3 hours
Includes drinks, transportation, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Santa Monica is a part of the entertainment world full of actors, entertainers and behind the scenes stories. To glimpse this world come ELECTRIC BIKE ride with me while l share stories and secrets. Who owned this pink house; which president slept here? See the historic site where the stars hung out and partied during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Name three movies shot at that pier. I’ll help.
Vibrant Venice home of the Skate Park in the city where vertical skateboarding was invented. We once spotted 3x Olympic Gold Medalist, Shaun White defying gravity. Did you know he was discovered by Master of the skateboard Tony Hawk?
Deedotdolla is a regular with his cans of paint for the Venice art walls. We could interrupt the creation of his latest Venice mural for a hello and the positive impact of this spot for legal graffiti.
Continue on to explore the canals of Venice as you roll over historic bridges. See canoes, paddleboarders & ducks. I can show you an original cottage, a tribute to hippies from the sixties or my guess for the winner of the upcoming home decorating contest. Make a final stop at Muscle Beach made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 70s. If he’s not off making movies you may meet the new Arnold, 6’9” Ike Catcher a true eye catcher and biggest man on the bars. He’ll pose with you cuz you know you want that muscle beach photo. Snap. And we cruise back.
Other things to note
You must be a comfortable bike rider to do this tour.
Ages 13-75, 100– 250lbs.
Under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Guests must review and sign a liability waiver before riding.
No pregnant guests due to fall risks.
Any damages to bike or property are the rider's responsibility
Santa Monica is a part of the entertainment world full of actors, entertainers and behind the scenes stories. To glimpse this world come ELECTRIC BIKE ride with me while l share stories and secrets. Who owned this pink house; which president slept here? See the historic site where the stars hung out and partied during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Name three movies shot at that pier. I’ll help.
Vibrant Venice home of the Skate Park in the…

Barb's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Drinks
    A bottle of cold water to stay hydrated.
  • Transportation
    Colorful Pedego electric beach cruiser bicycle. Hop atop a not-so-average c...
  • Equipment
    Bicycle helmets are required and will be provided.
From $79
/ person
Sat, Feb 27
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$89 per person
$89 per person
Sun, Feb 28
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$99 per person
$99 per person
Mon, Mar 1
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$79 per person
$79 per person

Meet your host, Barb

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 2 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Pedal or Not electric bike tours Is the first electric bike tour in the Venice, Santa Monica area established in 2010. I am the creator, tour manager, and lead tour guide for this activity. I have been a resident of the Santa Monica area for over 25 years. I have been a casual family bike rider my whole life. I love these beach communities and the wealth of pop culture, movie locations, stars homes, local art and architecture. My background before tourism was in the radio world. I love to talk to people and share this these amazing places.
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Where you'll be

Local landmarks:
Santa Monica's award winning beach
Place where the rich and famous partied in the golden age of Hollywood
Homes with secrets
Newly expanded and improved Santa Monica Beach bike path
Vibrant Venice ocean front walk
Muscle beach home of famous bodybuilders
Venice art walls
Venice skate park
Quaint Venice canals

2 reviews

Victoria
December 2020
This is a must-do activity for those visiting LA for the first time. The bike ride is stunning along the beach boardwalk, and briefly through the canals of Venice. The best thing about this tour is the spotless electric bikes, which made going fast easy, even against some really strong headwinds. No complaints from my hard-to-please teens either! Barb is knowledgeable and friendly and the 3 hours flew by! Highly recommend.
This is a must-do activity for those visiting LA for the first time. The bike ride is stunning along the beach boardwalk, and briefly through the canals of Venice. The best thing a…
Dina
February 2020
I can't speak highly enough about this experience! I had such an amazing time! Everything from the beginning till the end was just flawless, entertaining and inspiring. Barb was very kind, welcoming and you could feel that she really cared. And she also had few surprises along the way which were totally unexpected for me but deeply appreciated. My trip to LA wouldn't be complete without this experience! Thank you, Barb!
I can't speak highly enough about this experience! I had such an amazing time! Everything from the beginning till the end was just flawless, entertaining and inspiring. Barb was ve…

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  • Sat, Feb 27
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $89 per person
  • Sun, Feb 28
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $99 per person
  • Mon, Mar 1
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $79 per person
  • Mon, Mar 1
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $79 per person
  • Tue, Mar 2
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $79 per person
  • Tue, Mar 2
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $79 per person
  • Wed, Mar 3
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $79 per person
  • Wed, Mar 3
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $79 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 13 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sunglasses

Sunscreen