Tandem Bicycles and the Beach:
How romantic is that?
Cruising along on tandem bicycles or their 4-wheel bicycle
cousins is a great way to take advantage of Ventura’s year-round mild
climate as you peddle
along side the shoreline soaking up the sights
and the fresh ocean air.
For first-time riders, tandem bikes take some getting
but you should handle it well after simple instruction. Just remember
to go into the turns carefully because the weight
of the bike handles differently then your conventional beach cruiser.
The rider in the front steers the bike while the rider in the
provides the motor power (of course, the main advantage the
back rider has is that he or she can sing songs along the way while the
front rider is unable to get away, no matter how fast they peddle!).
it's tandem bicycles, 4-wheelers or beach cruisers, cycling adds
fun to romantic weekend getaways. It’s also a unique way to explore
Ventura’s scenic coastline with a little exercise thrown in. There are
convenient rentals sites within an easy walk of all the downtown and
coastal midtown hotels (see the end of this page). Each rental site
offers trail maps, locks and helmets.
Favorite Trail for
Tandem or 4-wheel bicycles
Where to rent?
site is competitive in price and you can rent by
half-day or full day. In addition, most sites offer anything from
kayaks and boogie boards, to beach cruisers and 4-wheeled and tandem
bikes. Bicycle sizing is available so be sure to let the rental
agent know what feels best for you. All rental sites provide quality
service and know their stuff so choosing the right one is simply a
matter of location convenience.
- A short walk from the Clock Tower Inn. This is a better starting
point for tandem bicycles than for 4-wheeled bicycles - lumbering back
up the path from the beach on a 4-wheeler isn't the best use of your
239 West Main Street
Fun Rentals at Ventura Pier
- An easy walk from the Crowne Plaza and the Bella Maggiore Inn.
850 Harbor Blvd
Wheel Fun Rentals at Marriot Ventura
- This is really convenient if you’re already staying at the Marriot or
at the Inn on the Beach.
2055 Harbor Blvd.
Ventura, CA. 93001
Surf & Sport
- A good choice if you are staying at the Inn on the Beach; tandem
bicycles or 4-wheel cycles are not available at this time.
1082 S. Seaward Ave.
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