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“The Strand” – Best Bike Path for E-Bikes in South Bay

According to Southern California Beaches, “The Strand” which is also known as The Strand Bike Path/ Marvin Braude Bike Path is “one of the most fun things to do on vacation in Southern California.” 

This path technically starts from Torrance, CA and goes all the way up to The Will Rogers State Beach which is a total of 22 miles to be precise; however, the most popular segment of this path starts around Redondo Beach and reaches Santa Monica Beach which adds up to 16.5 miles. 

When you’re planning for a bike ride like this one, you should pack and be ready for a 40-mile round trip. Make sure to bring your bike locks as there are a lot of places and activities that might interest you along the way, sunscreen, plenty of water, and a couple of snacks. 

The beauty of this bike path comes down to the fact that for the majority of the ride, it keeps you along the coast, it goes through all of the main South Bay beaches in addition to two iconic harbors. 

This action-packed ride is one filled with views of beach volleyball, surfing, hang gliders, sun-baked sandy beaches, gorgeous waves, and towering palm trees. It’s really something you have to experience for yourself because words don’t do it justice. 

When you start your ride at the Redondo Beach Pier, after shortly passing the Seaside Lagoon on N Harbor Dr, you reach The Strand path which passes by the Hermosa Beach Pier, then the all too well-known Manhattan Beach, followed by Dockweiler Beach where you’ll be able to watch some hang gliders, and then Playa Del Rey

Shortly after you take a right at Playa Del Rey, you’ll find the gorgeous Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve. Then you have the option of making a stop at Venice Beach, or continue to Santa Monica beach

Near Santa Monica Beach, you’ll find the perfect coffee shop, Urth Caffe – Santa Monica which offers amazing food, pastry, and coffee. 

However, if coffee is not really your thing or you just want some high-quality American food, then the Library Alehouse might be your best next option. This is a nice and casual food spot that offers an amazing selection of craft beers and comfort foods all in a library setting. Which is truly a unique experience. 

Another spot along the path that is the perfect stopping point is Manhattan Beach. It has a pier and an Aquarium that’s currently closed due to safety measures, Roundhouse Aquarium

As far as food options go, Manhattan Beach also happens to be the ideal spot for that as well. There’s Uncle Bill’s Pancake House, Nick’s Manhattan Beach, The Kettle, Rock’N Fish, and Paradise Bowls depending on what you’re in for. 

Uncle Bill’s Pancake House is ideal for breakfast, lunch, and coffee. It has spacious outdoor seating and beautiful views of the ocean. 

Nick’s Manhattan Beach specializes in traditional American food and is currently rated 4.6 stars on Google (695 reviews). However, please note that this restaurant is a little bit on the budget-unfriendly side. 

The Kettle is one of the best diner options that’s both affordable while it maintains excellent quality. 

Rock’N Fish is perhaps the best choice for seafood lovers and it offers some of the most outstanding cocktails that you can find along the coast. 

Last but not least, when it comes to food, Paradise Bowls is the healthiest option that offers the most fruity and light acai bowls. 

Before you leave this page, remember that here at Synaptic Cycles, we carry the perfect kind of electric bikes for this type of route. You can ask for our super-quick Aventon Pace 500, or our 750W Fat-Tire Beach Cruisers or Folding Bikes. 

It really comes down to your choice and where you plan on riding the bike. No matter what, we will ALWAYS have an option for YOU. 

We can get as many bikes as you would like delivered to you for a full day or a number of days.

For more information, Press the Call Button on this site or give us a ring at (949) 484-6409

Our favorite road cycling routes in Southern California

South from Dana Point/San Clemente hills: https://www.strava.com/activities/1548142204

South from Dana Point to Las Pulgas- flat/coastal: https://www.strava.com/activities/585447942

Laguna Niguel/Dana Point climbs: https://www.strava.com/athletes/408629

Newport Coast/Shady Canyon Loop: https://www.strava.com/activities/402103875

Shady Canyon bike path

Santiago Canyon, Live Oak Canyon, Silverado Canyon: https://www.strava.com/activities/583537272

Laguna Beach Climbs- amazing views: https://www.strava.com/activities/784510328

San Gabriel mountain/Glendora Mountain Road to Hwy 39 to Crystal Lake: https://www.strava.com/activities/98155429

Glendora Mountain Road (previous Tour of California route)

Mount Baldy ride: https://www.strava.com/activities/39266087

Swami’s ride from Encinitas: https://www.mapmyride.com/us/encinitas-ca/swami-s-saturday-ride-route-63844274

Rancho Palos Verdes ride: https://www.strava.com/activities/220287131

Simi Valley/Thousand Oaks/Santa Monica Ride: https://www.strava.com/activities/99133843

Yelp Reviews

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W. G.
W. G.
2020-11-27 09:32:39
I rented an electric bike for an out of town visitor so he could join me riding around Dana Point and San Clemente for a day. Shawn made it very easy. He... read more
Aubrey H.
Aubrey H.
2020-11-09 09:04:42
Synaptic Cycles were the only ones renting bikes in the area during covid. Imo renting a bike can be done completely Covid friendly, so I'm not sure why... read more
Kristin Lewis P.
Kristin Lewis P.
2020-09-17 15:33:32
Great experience at Synaptic! I needed a tube replaced on my "purchased for the pandemic cheap and cheery" bike and Shawn took care of it in under 10... read more
Anthony S.
Anthony S.
2020-09-16 10:05:21
If you don't have a way to get your bike to a shop Synaptic is the way to go. Pick up and delivery is such a convenience. I highly recommend them. read more
Nails By Stephanie R.
Nails By Stephanie R.
2020-08-15 20:50:41
We had company in town during Covid and wanted to check out Electric bikes. Shaun was amazing to work with, he has several different types of bikes to rent... read more
Brian V.
Brian V.
2020-08-06 18:34:45
Was difficult To find a bike shop during Covid Called Shawn and he took my bike ... He also takes the time to explain things to you. and yet they deserve... read more
Jessica K.
Jessica K.
2020-05-20 21:19:33
Quarantine restlessness got the best of me but I couldn't find a bike in stores so I ordered one online. It arrived mostly assembled but I quickly realized... read more
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