Hi, We will be driving through from Pismo Beach and wanted to hire bikes to cycle this trail. Can you tell me where is best, closest to the trail and is there parking beside it? thanks.
It looks like there is an electric bike rental at Avila Beach:
If you rent things from them, you can start the Bob Jones Trail from that end. Or else it would need to be from San Luis Obispo, which adds a few miles up north.
If you end up not renting bikes it's really easy just to walk the trail. It's relatively flat and it doesn't take too long to get to Avila. There's a nice cafe, Woodstone Marketplace, along the trail if you get hungry.