A San Fernando Valley staple since 1964, Cycle World has locations in Chatsworth and Northridge to keep bicyclists riding smoothly and safely with helpful services as well as equipment and accessories from top brands. Riders of all experience levels can peruse bicycle models by manufacturers such as Specialized, Cannondale, and Cervélo. The shop also maintains a busy schedule of events geared toward enthusiasts, hosting both road and mountain rides on several days each week.
A full-service bike shop embracing road, mountain, and casual riders alike, Santa Monica Mountains Cyclery suits every whim and riding style, from its mechanics performing basic repairs or complete system overhauls to its supply of custom-built frames and wheels. Two-wheeled mounts from brands such as Trek, Jamis, and Knolly wag their handlebars from racks along the wall, and the shop rewards new adopters with a slew of perks, from free tune-ups for a year to unlimited cups of coffee for owners and hot WD-40 for bikes. In addition, 5% of all pre-tax profits help benefit organizations dedicated to preserving California’s natural gems and cycling havens, such as the Santa Monica Mountains Fund and the Mountains Restoration Trust.
Pedaling is optional aboard Pedal or Not's electric bicycles. Riders can always give their legs a break and let their bike's battery do the work during the company's guided bike tours. As the expert guides share facts about local history and art, groups cruise along the waterfront past the Santa Monica Pier, the Venice canals, and the skate park, where skaters can let their boards off their leashes. To complement their tours, the company also sells electric bikes by Pedego and A2B, in chic shapes and colors from lavender to orange.
Active Movement's fleet of pedal-assisted and full-throttle electric bikes allows visitors to savor the sights of Santa Monica with minimal effort. Couples and small groups of friends can mount the bicycles and take a private ride past Hermosa Beach, the Venice Beach skate park, and the Santa Monica Pier. And, they also have the option to join an organized adventure in order to pedal past a handful of the area's historic sites, taking well-composed snapshots to share with friends or empty photo albums.
By trading in gas pedals for bike pedals, Bikes and Hikes LA riders adopt a green method for sightseeing the shores and slopes surrounding Los Angeles on top-notch, fully suspended hybrid road bikes from specialized brands such as Trek and Fuji. Carefully researched routes—such as that of the Movie Star Homes Tour that takes guests down Rodeo Drive and the Sunset Strip, and includes a walking tour of a famous Beverly Hills mansion—lay the groundwork for what is ranked as TripAdvisor's best tour in West Hollywood. For the LA in a Day tour, sightseers pedal by celebrity homes in Beverly Hills and Bel-Air before exploring picturesque Venice, Santa Monica, and Marina Del Rey. Tour guides can accommodate groups of 2–100 people, providing translators in any language and building custom experiences, such as scavenger-hunt bike rides or group levitations, upon request.
Bicycle John’s embodies serious cycling. Bicycle John’s is built on their namesake’s vast experience – quickly approaching half a century (not the 100-mile ride, mind you) – and commitment to knowledge and enthusiasm. Bicycle John’s staff is passionate about the world of cycling and this passion is made manifest in everything they do. Bicycle John’s offers a selection of brands –Bianchi, Calfee, Connondale, Dahon, De Rosa, Eddy Merck, and more – that are sure to satisfy your every biking needs. You can even take advantage of Bicycle John’s Demo Program that allows you to take a bike home and try it on your favorite road course or off-road trail before buying. Bicycle John’s has a fleet of bicycles for all your demo needs. So if you’re serious about cycling too, pedal your ride to Bicycle John’s for the best the bicycle world has to offer.