The Marvin Braude Bike Trail

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The Best Bike Trails and Rides near Los Angeles Beaches

From the charming streets of Manhattan Beach to the energetic vibe of Venice Beach, these are best bike trails in town.

COASTAL BEACH CRUISIN’

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Marvin Braude Bike Trail Map

The best paved bike path in town is the Marvin Braude Coastal Bike Trail, or The Strand as it is known by locals in the South Bay. It runs 22.3 miles along the shore of the Santa Monica Bay from Torrance to Will Rogers State Beach in the Pacific Palisades. Steps from the sandy beach, the path includes numerous surf spots, beach volleyball and beach tennis courts, world-class restaurants, hotels and shops.

Redondo Beach

From the Beach E Biking location at the Redondo Beach Pier, you have direct access to the bike path after a short stroll down the ramp from our store. You can head south for a 2 mile ride to the south end of the path at Torrance Beach.  A 2 mile ride to the north will get you to the Hermosa Beach Pier and Plaza.  The Hermosa Beach Pier is just 1.5 miles south of the Manhattan Beach Pier.

Manhattan Beach

If you start your ride in Manhattan Beach, you can reach the bike path most easily at the Manhattan Beach Pier, Marine Avenue or at 1st Street. From the Manhattan Beach Beach, you can head north toward Marina Del Rey, Venice Beach, Santa Monica or south toward Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach and its harbor. The trail ends to the south at Torrance Beach, which is about a 6 mile one-way ride from the Manhattan Beach pier. If heading north towards Will Rogers State Beach in the Pacific Palisades, it is a 16.5 mile one-way ride from the Manhattan Beach pier.

When we are looking for a relaxing beach day, a simple beach and lunch destination are usually on our agenda.

TIPS FOR A STRESS-FREE RIDE

Make sure to charge up during the day if you venture further away. The electric bikes in our fleet can go 40-50 miles, if the rider uses little motor assistance. When you use electric motor assistance on your ride, you’ll have less distance on a charge. Wherever you choose to go, make sure you have enough juice for the uphill rides back home from the beach, that is when the ultimate joy of these beautiful bikes really kicks in.

What to Pack for your E-Bike Ride

When heading out for the day on the bike path, there are a few key items to make sure to pack along for the ride.  We recently met outdoor expert Dean, from hikingwithdean.com, which is a whole other story.  Here is what we learned from Dean about what to pack in your backpack for a day at the beach. 

  • Baseball Cap
  • Water Bladder or Water Bottle (filled with water)
  • Sunscreen
  • First Aid Kit
  • Cash
  • Spare Bike Parts with Tools

BRUNCH AT THE BEACH

One of our favorite Saturday morning outings is to take The Strand north to Playa del Rey for a yummy brunch at Playa Provisions. It’s 5.9 miles one way (less than 12 miles round trip) from the Manhattan Beach Pier and 9.2 miles one way from the Redondo Beach Pier.  Head north, passing through the towns of Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach and El Segundo along the way. The whole path is along the beach with very smooth concrete and only a few small hills. Playa Provisions is along the bike path and has a lot of bike parking in front.

R10 Social House is at the Redondo Beach Harbor, just a few pedal strokes away from the Beach E Biking location. You can start or finish your ride with Weekend Brunch here between 10 am and 3 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. We love the breakfast burrito and the lemon ricotta pancakes. Yum.

LANDMARKS WORTH VISITING

Redondo Beach Pier and Harbor

Hermosa Beach Pier Plaza

Manhattan Beach Pier

Marina Del Rey

Venice Beach

Santa Monica Pier

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Marina Del Rey Bike Map

Interactive Map of The Marvin Braude Bike Trail

Our Bikes

Explore our range of electric bikes and find the bike that is right for you!

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Model E

  • Comfort hybrid cruiser with Step-through frame
  • Select 26” wheels, standard size for riders 5’2” and up
  • Select 24” wheels, petite size for riders 4’10” and up
  • 12 Amp Hour Battery – up to 60 mile range
  • 5 level pedal assist
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Model s

Model S

  • Comfort beach cruiser
  • Step-through frame for riders 5’2” and up
  • 12 Amp Hour Battery with up to 60 mile range
  • 5 level pedal assist
  • Comfortable bike seat
$110 1 day
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Model r

Model R

  • Fully loaded rugged cruiser with puncture resistant tires
  • Step-through frame for riders 5’2” and up
  • 12 Amp Hour Battery with up to 60 mile range
  • 5 level pedal assist
  • Comfortable bike seat
$120 1 day
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Model C

Model C

  • Comfort beach cruiser with crossbar
  • Rider height: 5’5” and up
  • 12 Amp Hour Battery with up to 60 mile range
  • 5 level pedal assist
  • Comfortable bike seat
$110 1 day
$195 2 days
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$380 6 days
$420 7 days
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