How it works

  1. Reserve

    Book a bike

    To rent a bike, enter your account number or tap your member card on the bicycle keypad. You can also download the Social Bicycles mobile app to find and reserve a bike.

  2. Release

    quick & easy

    Once prompted, just enter your 4-digit PIN code using the keypad on the bicycle. To release the bike pull out the yellow lock bar and place it in the holster.

  3. Ride

    get around

    Adjust the saddle height and check the brakes before riding. For quick stops during your ride use the “HOLD” button by the keypad and secure the bike to any bike rack. To unlock again enter your 4-digit pin code.

  4. Return

    Lock & GO

    To end your trip, just return and lock the bike to a Breeze station, or a rack within 100 feet if the station you choose is full. You can lock to any other public bike rack for a small fee. Check the screen on the bike for return confirmation.

Plans & Pricing



  • Overtime fees prorated by the minute $7/hour

  • Return bike to non-Breeze hub location within the system area $2

  • Leave bike out-of-system area$20

  • Return “out-of-hub” bike to Breeze hub location $1 credit

Additional Terms: For the Pay As You Go plan, minutes are purchased in advance and balance of available time is reduced when used, with no expiration. For Monthly and Annual memberships, “Daily Riding Time” is the number of minutes included with your plan each day; no rollover credit; riding minutes in excess of plan minutes will be charged per minute at Pay As You Go hourly rates.

Minimum age: 18 years old to check out a bike with a credit card. 16 years old to ride.

Prices don’t include sales tax.

Employee Benefits Plans

Are you a business owner or employer that wants to provide bike share to your employees? Breeze now offers two program options that allows you to bulk purchase Annual subscriptions for your employees at reduced rates. The plans are designed to let you choose the right plan for your company based on the number of employees, level of interest, and expenditure budget.

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Low-Income Options

Are you a Community Corp. of Santa Monica resident? You may be eligible for discounted Annual subscription.

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Purchase your membership card at a station kiosk

Your Breeze Bike Share Membership card can be used as your access key to unlock Breeze Bikes. Instead of entering your account number, just hold your card to the keypad, and enter your 4-digit pin to unlock the bike. If you didn’t purchase your card upon sign-up, you can return to a station kiosk at any time and use your original credit card to log into your account.

To cut down on card clutter in your wallet, you can sync your TAP card to your Breeze Bike Share account and use the TAP card as your membership card to unlock a bike. Simply login to your Breeze Account page at to enter the 16 to 20-digit TAP card number, or log into your account at a station kiosk by using your original account credit card.

*Note: You must subscribe as a Breeze Bike Share user and have an active account to sync your TAP card to Breeze. You cannot use your TAP card’s Stored Value to access Breeze Bike Share.

For questions about syncing your TAP card please call or email Breeze Bike Share customer service at 310-828-2525 or

Mobile Application

Find and Reserve via

SoBi on mobile devices

Download the Social Bicycles App to find and reserve your Breeze bike! With the App you can also share your rides with friends, take advantage of local promotions, and enjoy other functions to enhance your ride.

Remember to ride responsibly, keep your mind on the road and your phone in your pocket while riding.

* One app works across all networks!

About us

Want to know more


Breeze is a public bike share program brought to you by the City of Santa Monica and built to empower personal mobility, heighten livability, augment existing transit, stimulate economic growth, and promote an active and healthy lifestyle for residents and visitors in Santa Monica.


Breeze will be located at 75 convenient hubs throughout the city of Santa Monica and additional bonus hubs in Venice (City of Los Angeles)


The full 500-bike system launched on November 12, 2015.


Getting around by bike offers many health, environmental and community benefits:

  • A quick and convenient way to get around the city.
  • A healthy and sustainable form of transit that is friendly to the environment.
  • A great way for visitors to experience the oceanfront vistas and shopping corridors that make our city a great place to live, work and play.
  • A fun way to embrace an active lifestyle.
  • A means to reduce traffic congestion, mitigate traffic and enliven commutes.

Our Partners

Our Team

The Breeze Bike Share program is brought to you by the City of Santa Monica. The City will oversee the program and CycleHop, a private bike share company, is responsible for daily operations. The bicycle technology and station equipment is provided Social Bicycles (SoBi). 

CycleHop is proud to be working with Social Bicycles and the City of Santa Monica to provide a great bike share experience for everyone living in and visiting the area.   

Social Bicycles provides the industry’s best-in-class bike share platform featuring GPS tracking and an integrated lock that works with affordable bike racks, the SoBi system is the ideal way to Breeze around by bike.

Funding for the bike share equipment is provided by federal grants thru the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD). Expansion efforts are underway to bring other cities in the region into the Cyclehop/SoBi network. 

CycleHop logo    Social Bicycles


Breeze Bike Share will soon be hiring a number of positions. We will be posting more information about job opportunities in the near future. If you would like to learn more please let us know by using our contact form.

Comparing Bike share vs. bike rental

Is bike share or bike rental better for you?

Bike share is best for:

  • Quick one-way trips around Santa Monica
  • Connecting first-last mile to bus and train transit stops
  • Frequent short trips, generally under 20 minutes (2-3 miles)

Bike rentals is best for:

  • Families and groups with riders under 16 years of age
  • Riders who want to take long recreational bike rides to explore the Westside
  • Riders who want lighter, faster performance bikes such as mountain or road bikes

Visit a local rental shop in Santa Monica

Breeze bike share encourages those interested in longer excursions or day trips to rent a bike from one of Santa Monica’s great local bike rental shops listed below. Many of these shops also offer helmet rentals and bike accessories to enhance your ride.

  1. Santa Monica Bike Center
  2. Perry’s Café and Rentals
  3. Spoke and Stuff
  4. Blazing Saddles
  5. Sea Mist

Safety rules

Stay safe follow the rules

Remember to wear a helmet and ride safely!

Every Breeze Bike Share member is eligible for a 30% discount on professional BERN Helmets purchased online. New members receive a welcome email that includes a BERN discount code after joining Breeze.

Support our local bike shop partners and get in-store discounts on helmets and accessories. The following local bike shops are offering a 20% discount on helmets and 10% discount on in-store accessories purchased at the shops listed below. Redeem this offer at time of purchase by showing either your Breeze Membership Card or an active Breeze account on Social Bicycles mobile app.

BERN Helmet

Santa Monica Bike Center

1555 2nd St,
Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 656-8500

Giant Santa Monica

2411 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405 (310) 399-6200

Raleigh Santa Monica

2803 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405  (310) 310-8846

Bike Attack Electric+

2904 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405 (424) 744-8148

The Bicycle Workshop

1638 Ocean Park Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 450-3180

Cynergy Cycles

2300 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 857-1500

Bike Effect

910 Broadway #100
Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 393-4348

PUBLIC Bikes + Gear

2714 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405 (424) 221-5209

Remember to follow these safety tips:

  • Follow the Rules

    Yield to pedestrians. Stop at all red lights and stop signs. Ride in the direction of traffic and never ride on Santa Monica sidewalks. Use the grip bell to signal your presence. Do not wear more than one earphone while riding.

  • Plan a Sensible Route

    Plan your route before you ride to follow the safest route to get you where you want to go. You can use our app to find your way to a bike you’ve reserved or to a hub when you want to end your ride.

  • Do a Pre-Ride Check

    Check the bike’s tire pressure, try the grip bell, and if you’re riding at night check that the front and rear lights are illuminated.

  • Be Predictable

    Make it easy for the other traffic around you. Don’t make unexpected turns that put yourself and others in danger. Ride at a steady pace so other vehicles can anticipate your movement.

  • Wear a Helmet

    Wear a helmet whenever you ride. Always buckle the strap. Replace your helmet after any crash and whenever you see signs of damage. Avoid these common helmet mistakes

  • Tips for Turns

    Use hand signals to let drivers and other cyclists know your intention to turn or to stop. Don’t turn or change lanes without knowing the position of the cars and bikes around you.

Drop us a line

Best way to contact us

Breeze Bike Share

1631 Colorado Ave

Santa Monica, CA 90404

(310) 828-2525

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