"The Santa Monica Beach Bike Path extends from Will Rogers State Beach, at its northern terminus, south through Venice and Marina Del Rey to the bridge that crosses Ballona Creek. Along the way, you can see professional and aspiring volleyball players competing, body builders lifting at Muscle Beach, drum circles in Venice, sunbathers galore, and, if you’re out early enough, the crew teams from University of California, Los Angeles and University of Southern California out rowing on Ballona Creek. Road surface: Good, except for the asphalt in Marina Del Rey. Road traffic: Very light. Exposure: Mornings can be overcast. Scenery: Beach, ocean, an enormous marina full of boats, and the crowd at Venice Beach."