Los Angeles may have a reputation as a traffic-heavy, gridlocked city, but it can also be bike-friendly with its hundreds of miles of bike paths and temperate weather. Biking around Los Angeles can be a great way to see the city—and, especially during rush hour, it can be faster than driving. Here’s what to know about pedaling LA.
- Cycling the streets of Los Angeles means you can access spots inaccessible by bus or car.
- Los Angeles’ temperate climate makes for comfortable cycling year-round.
- Standard bike tours let you combine exercise with exploration, while electric bike tours let you cruise in comfort.
Electric Bike Tours
If you like the idea of pedaling through the streets of LA, but are not so keen on making too much of an effort, you can take an electric bike tour—especially attractive for tackling the inclines of the Hollywood Hills. Riding an electric bike also means you can travel farther without tiring, so you can spend hours exploring areas such as Santa Monica. Of course, if you want to do some pedaling yourself, simply flip the switch.
Standard Bike Tours
Group bicycle tours abound in Los Angeles. You can choose from a comprehensive tour of the city’s diverse neighborhoods or take a tour that’s focused on a specific topic, such as downtown architecture, Beverly Hills and Bel-Air celebrity homes, Hollywood, or taco stands and trucks. You can explore even more of LA by booking a combination hop-on hop-off bus and self-guided bike tour.