Learning to ride a bike is like swallowing a bowling ball—once you’ve done it you’ll never, ever forget it. Pick up where you left off with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $24 for a two-hour bike tour for one, which includes bike rental and optional helmet (a $49 value)
- $45 for the above bike tour for two (a $98 value)
For two hours, up to 20 tourists pedal single-speed cruisers past approximately 5–7 miles of Venice’s most scenic locales. Tours commence at 9 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m. at the Venice canals and then zoom across boardwalks toward famous homes, including the house in which Jim Morrison composed songs such as “People Are Strange” and “There’s a Tour Group Outside My House.” Along the way, an expert guide spouts stories, facts, and myths about each location. Tours frequently pause for photo ops, giving people the chance to snap shots along the boardwalk and the famous skateboarding locations of Dogtown. All guests must have a valid ID.
Venice Beach Bike Tours
Bryan Freeman wanted two things out of his career: to meet new people and spend time outdoors. With this in mind, Mr. Freeman's path seemed obvious. He would start giving bike tours. A self-described "fact guy," the expert guide draws upon his extensive knowledge of the Venice area to delight both tourists and California natives. From the Venice canals to the spacious mailboxes of celebrity homes, the expert guide tells stories about famous locations and uncovers some of the area's hidden gems. "Everyone always says they had no idea the tour would be so exciting," he says. "People think Venice is just the beach, but just a block away there is so much more."
Mr. Freeman doesn't keep his groups confined to the seats and cowboy saddles of bicycles. He frequently points out ideal spots for photo ops and occasionally pauses for activities, such as letting groups spray paint their names onto a legal-graffiti wall. He also supplies optional helmet cams that capture videos for souvenirs.