Bay City Bike Rentals & Tours in San Francisco, CA
501 Bay Street • San Francisco , CA 94133
For the best views of San Francisco, hop on a bike! Choose the guided or self-guided bike tour that suits your interest and explore San Francisco at your leisure. Along the way, you’ll see landmarks and sites including Union Square, Golden Gate Park, Crissy Field, and the AT&T Ballpark where the San Francisco Giants play. Guided tours include knowledgeable, local tour guides who will show you the way.
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What bike should I choose?
Choosing a bike depends on the type of ride you are looking for. The most popular bike for casual, around-the-bay-trail touring is the comfort hybrid. The second most popular bike is the comfort mountain. For advanced rides up to Mt. Tamalpais, a performance bike is recommended, while riding through the Marin Headlands might require an MTB. Please consult staff during check-in if you have any questions regarding your preferred route and which bike to choose.
What is the difference between self-guided and daily guided tours?
Self-guided bike tours are exactly that: self-guided. Our staff will give you a bike map and assist in determining the best route based on what you’d like to see. Our daily guided tours last up to three hours and are narrated by an experienced guide who leads the tour from Fisherman’s Wharf to Sausalito. Daily guided tours begin at our 2661 Taylor street location and end in Sausalito where you have the option to bike back to Fisherman’s Wharf or return by ferry.
What is an electric bike?
The power-assisted eco-friendly electric bikes to come equipped with a motor and torque sensor that provides an extra boost when pedaling. Electric bikes will help you get up those San Francisco hills and cover more ground without any extra effort.
We have young children, can they do these rides?
All kids have different riding skill levels. The good news is we have something for everyone! The baby seat can fit a six-month-old up to a sturdy toddler while the trailer is good for carrying 1-2 toddlers and their gear. Adults can pair up with a child, via tag-a-long or tandem bicycle: both are great for the budding cyclist who pedals only when inclined, but still feels the pride of the ride!
Is a helmet included with my rental?
Yes. California helmet law is mandatory under age 18.
Will you give us a lock?
Included FREE with all bike rentals are helmets, front camera bags, bells, maps & map holders, water bottle holders, puncture repair kits, locks, and detailed map assistance. With the higher end bikes, those going long distances, we usually throw in a tube as well.
I want to bring my own pedals. Can you put them on for me?
Yes. Please note we change pedals on the performance bikes only.
What will the weather be like? What should I wear?
Weather in San Francisco can vary from neighborhood to neighborhood! Weather can be sunny one minute then foggy the next- and it's almost always sunny and ten degrees warmer in Sausalito! We always recommend layers: dress comfortably enough for your bike ride but also consider the variations in our weather. Also, the bikes have rear racks & Bungees to strap down any extra layers. Ponchos for rainy weather are available for purchase at our shops.
How long is the day rental for?
Up to 24 hours.
Is it possible to bike on the Golden Gate Bridge?
The Bridge features a wide bike path on both sides.
How do most people get back from Sausalito?
Most people ferry as the 2 mile downhill into Sausalito from the Golden Gate Bridge is uphill on the way out.
What happens if something goes wrong with the bike during my rental?
Call the emergency hotline, 415-346-BIKE.
Where do I store the bikes if I keep them overnight?
Do not lock bikes up outside, as they are very likely to get stolen. Bikes kept overnight should be stored indoors-most hotels do offer complimentary bike storage. Check with your concierge!
When should I arrive for my daily guided tour?
Please arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to tour departure time for bike fitting and registration.
What does the Daily Guided Tour include?
Daily Guided Tour packages include: