It’s no secret that at Bike Shop LA, our favorite way to see the city is by bicycle- and we’ll be honest, the BEST possible way to experience LA is on one of our LA bike rentals! We love our Los Angeles tours, and highly recommend that you take an LA tour with us- but for those of you looking for an adventurous escape, we recommend that you book one of our bike rentals to see our favorite places in the city, and zoom around LA in style. When you book one of our rentals, we’ll hook you up with a premium brand bicycle (electric, pedal, road, or mountain!) a state of the art helmet, bike lock, and our favorite recommendations for where to visit on your bike rental. Read further for our insider tips for what to check out when you rent a bike from Bike Shop LA.
LA Bike Rentals – 5 Things You’ll See When You Rent a Bike from Bike Shop LA!
1. Iconic Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood
The first thing you’ll see when you pedal away from our West Hollywood tour company and flagship store is the iconic Santa Monica boulevard. Bikes and Hikes LA Tours and Bike Shop LA are located in the heart of West Hollywood, one of the most historically diverse and vibrant neighborhoods in all of LA. Known for its groundbreaking LGBTQ history and exhilarating nightlife, WeHo (as we call it) has been leading the charge in progressive, inclusive policies and diverse residents. The crux of LA’s LGBTQ scene, the city of West Hollywood features countless restaurants, bars, clubs, and nightlife hotspots where everyone is included. West Hollywood also boasts some of the best real estate in the city (Hello, Selling Sunset!) and music venues in the world (think The Troubadour, Whiskey A-Go-Go, the Viper Room, etc.,) and some great spots for comedy, like the Laugh Factory and the Comedy Store. It’s also one of the most pedestrian friendly areas in all of LA, and excellent for people watching as your stroll Santa Monica Boulevard. When you book an LA Bike Rental from Bike Shop LA, you’ll be able to see West Hollywood in an up close and personal way. Welcome to the neighborhood!
2. Some of the Tallest Buildings on the West Coast on the Downtown LA Skyline
LA isn’t necessarily a city known for its sweeping urban landscapes or high rise skyscrapers, but if you’re an East Coast transplant looking to feel slightly more at home in this suburban sprawl, take a spin on one of our LA Bike Rentals in Downtown LA, a hybrid metropolis where classic LA architecture and futuristic steel spires meet. Downtown LA is home to two of the tallest buildings on the West Coast, including the US Bank Tower, and the Wilshire Grand. In addition to the towering-downtown LA skyline, you’ll get up close and personal with some of LA’s coolest graffiti murals and LA instagram walls. As a bonus, if you’re looking for the inside scoop about things to do and places to go in Downtown LA, check out our Downtown LA Bike Tour -your guide will share stories and insider tips about the top restaurants and places to go in Downtown LA. Pedal through Downtown LA on an LA bike rental, and don’t forget to look up– you won’t want to miss some of the architectural delights this sweeping skyline has to offer!
3. The Hollywood Sign
Our next guest needs no introduction! When you rent one of our LA bike rentals, you have the opportunity to see the Hollywood Sign! One thing we love about Los Angeles is its abundance of outdoor spaces and urban parks- right in the heart of the city! Jump on one of our rental bikes and cruise through the Hollywood Hills. LA is home to Griffith Park, one of the largest urban parks in the nation, and the West Coast equivalent to New York’s Central Park. Griffith Park boasts miles and miles of hiking and biking trails, sweeping views of the entire Los Angeles Basin, the famous Griffith Observatory, and of course, the Hollywood Sign! If you’re feeling the need for speed, hop on one of our bike rentals and head to Griffith Park, where you’ll get the picture perfect shot of the world’s most famous sign. Most importantly, however, you’ll get the thrill of the ride of a lifetime, and memories to last for years to come.
4. The Movie Star Homes of Beverly Hills
Cue the Weezer song! Beverly Hills is one of the most luxurious cities in the nation, and at Bike Shop LA, we are so lucky to have some of the world’s biggest movie star homes right here in our back yard! Hop on your bike rental and pedal through the lush streets and gorgeous neighborhoods that make up this celebrity enclave. You’ll see some of the most famous celebrity homes in the world, as well as famous filming locations, swanky boutiques, world-class restaurants, and posh hotels. You may even want to stop and pull out your camera, since you’re bound to see some A-Listers and paparazzi dotting the streets. If nothing else, you’re going to feel moved to snap some star-studded selfies surrounded by THIS paradise city. Our Beverly Hills bike rentals are sure to be the highlight of your trip to LA. (And if you’d like an even more intimate Beverly Hills Experience, check out our iconic Beverly Hills Tour by electric bike- sure to electrify your LA vacation to the nth degree!)
5. Hollywood’s Hancock Park and LACMA Lights
Finally, for your bike rental excursion, we’ll leave you with one of LA’s best kept secrets: the stunning streets of Hancock Park, or Beverly Hills 2.0! Hancock Park is a gorgeous neighborhood in the heart of Hollywood, featuring stunning estates, sweeping grounds, and charming, palm tree-lined blocks. Another hidden gem about Hancock Park is its BIKE LANES, located along 4th Street, and passing through some of the swankiest neighborhoods in town. Hancock Park frequently doubles as the East Coast/anywhere charming in the movies, so keep your eyes peeled for trucks and cameras (and perhaps a celebrity or two!) while you bike through on your LA bike rental. As you cycle out of Hancock Park, head towards the LA County Museum of Art (LACMA!) to catch a glimpse of its beautiful grounds, the neighboring La Brea Tar Pits, and the iconic LACMA lights in front of the museum. Bonus tip- take your bike rental by LACMA on a Friday afternoon and treat yourself to some outdoor jazz- COVID safe AND undeniably charming! Take your LA bike rental through Hancock Park and the rest of Hollywood for a cinematic experience of your very own! (Feeling like a Los Angeles Tour? Book our Hollywood Tour by Bike for an insider’s perspective on Hollywood’s famous filming locations!)
In conclusion- rent a bike from us. Our LA bike rentals are the best way to experience Los Angeles- outdoors, in the fresh air, with plenty of sunshine and LA sightseeing. Bike Shop LA is open 365 days per year, and we’re so excited to share our city with you! Life is short- ride a bike. Or in this case, rent one;) Book your LA bike rental, and we’ll see you on the streets!