Bike, Blade & Beach Rentals

Boardwalk Skate & Surf

Boardwalk Skate & Surf

Bike and blade rentals as well as beach gear, including boogie boards and surf boards. The place also sells stuff like flip-flops and various beach wear and accessories. A plan: Rent bikes here, roar around Venice for a while, bring them back in time to snag a table next door at On the Waterfront for a sunset Erdinger. Cheers.

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J’s Rentals

J’s Rentals

Bike, blade and beach rentals right in the thick of things at Windward Ave and the boardwalk. This means you can watch the loincloth man balancing on a ladder while clutching rubber cobras while they’re setting up your ride. Jay’s also performs repairs, just in case you get a flat or blow out a blade wheel.

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Perry’s Rentals

Perry’s Café & Rentals (end of Hollister Ave)

Perry’s will hook you up. And it’s to this location that all you fledgling bladers should come for a lesson with the incomparable Debbie Merrill.

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Perry’s Rentals (Ocean Park Ave.)

Perry’s Café & Rentals (end of Ocean Park)

One of eight Santa Monica and Venice locations renting bikes, blades, beach chairs, umbrellas, mats, boogie boards, volleyballs, storage lockers and more. KCRW members get a 15% discount. Private and corporate groups of all sizes accommodated. Plus, it’s playground and cafe-adjacent (actually, what isn’t around here?) in case the kids (or BF) throw a tantrum on the bike ride.

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Perry’s Venice One Stop (end of Rose Ave)

Another Perry’s, this one in the beach parking lot at Rose Ave. looking a little like a bunker. One of eight Santa Monica and Venice locations renting bikes, blades, beach chairs, umbrellas, mats, boogie boards, volleyballs, storage lockers and more. KCRW members get a 15% discount. Private and corporate groups of all sizes accommodated.

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Venice Beach Rentals (Venice Blvd.)

Perry’s Venice One Stop (end of Venice Blvd)

In the Breakwater parking lot at Venice and Ocean Front Walk. And don’t run me down with your rented recumbent tricycle.

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Perry's Venice One Stop (end of Washington Blvd)

Perry’s Venice One Stop (end of Washington Blvd)

In the parking lot by the Venice Pier at Washington Blvd. and Ocean Front Walk. Giving park-and-ride new meaning.

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Sea Mist Skate & Bike Rentals

Sea Mist Skate & Bike Rentals

Santa Monica Pier adjacent skate and bike rentals. This place, like many rental establishments along the beach, is directly adjacent to a bar. Upon return from strenuous bike ride chasing bathing suit-clad rollerbladers, it’s good to know there’s a place nearby to hydrate as necessary.

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Spokes ‘N Stuff Rentals (Santa Monica)

Spokes ‘N Stuff Rentals (Santa Monica)

Bike and blade rentals just south of the Santa Monica Pier. Also, repairs and sales of new and used gear. Con: Yes, nerds, Spokes ‘N Stuff rents Segways. Terrorize people on the boardwalk if you must. Pro: They sell chalk blocks for use on the various adjacent gym apparati. I’ll be the guy doing the iron cross.

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venice bike & skate

Venice Bike & Skate

Rent or buy bikes and blades at this longtime Venice beach business. Plenty of quality bikes to rent. And if you’re considering buying, they have some cool beach cruisers at affordable prices. The staff is warm and fuzzy. Okay, some are warm and fuzzy. Some are just fuzzy.

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