Venice, California is a beautiful place to ride your bike. But the city can be tricky to navigate when you’re on two wheels because of its many narrow streets and lack of bike lanes. That’s why we’ve put together this handy guide to help you use the Venice bike share system!

The good news is that Venice has a robust bike share program, so you’ll have no problem finding a place to rent a bike. The bad news is that it has limited availability, so you may need to reserve your bike in advance.  

To get started with bike share, you just need to follow these easy steps:

1) Go to the app store or Google Play Store (or Apple App Store if you’re an Apple fan) and download the app for the bike share service.

2)  Search for your city in the list that appears on the app.  

3)  Find the nearest bike station (it will be marked by a sign with an image of two bikes). 

4)  Select the type of bike you’d like to rent: one person or two people. 

5) Next you’ll need to enter your phone number and create an account with a credit card (you can also add cash if needed).

6) Once you’ve created an account, swipe or scan your phone at the kiosk and grab your first ride! 

Now that you’ve rented a bike, follow these instructions for getting around town:

1. Find a bike rack that has a bike share station nearby. You’ll be able to see which ones are nearby by searching for a location on our app.

2. Unlock your bike from the rack using the app or a card-reader if there is one next to the rack (and make sure you’re holding onto your card!).

3. Ride! You’re good to go!

4. When done taking off on your new ride, return it back! You can find an open dock using the app – (they’re marked green on our map). Park your bike there and lock it up with the lock provided at the dock.


If you’re visiting Venice, bike share is a convenient and affordable way to get around. So whether you’re looking for a leisurely Sunday afternoon stroll or an efficient alternative to public transit on your next work trip, bike share should be right up your alley.

Author bio- Oren Sabag is an entrepreneur with 21 years of retail/wholesale experience. He also founded one of the first startups in the world that provided financial services to migrant workers via a mobile platform, Neema. Asaph graduated from the Y Combinator program in Silicon Valley and led his startup to a $30M valuation with an EBITDA margin of 20% and acquisition. He now runs Bone Shaker Electric Bikes in Venice and Santa Monica.