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San Francisco Independent Bike Tour with Rental

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Explore beautiful San Francisco at your own pace with this independent bike tour! Visit famous sites like Fisherman's Wharf, Haight-Ashbury, the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street and Chinatown. Enjoy the freedom to create your own itinerary with your full-day rental.
  • Independent bike tour of San Francisco with full-day rental
  • Explore as much of San Francisco and the surrounding area  as you'd like at your own pace
  • A great way to exercise while on vacation
  • Opt for purchasing a ferry ticket for a return trip from Sausalito
What to Expect
Begin your independent bike tour by picking your bike up at Fisherman’s Wharf for a full-day bike rental. Your bike includes a bell, water cage, bike rack, bungee cord, storage bag, helmet, and lock. Spend a day exploring San Francisco at your own pace. From Fisherman’s Wharf it’s a short ride south to North Beach, and from there to Chinatown and Union Square. Alternately, travel west to Fort Mason, the Presidio, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Where you go is up to you. Since you have a full-day rental, you have enough time to cycle across the Golden Gate Bridge. From there, see the city skyline and Alcatraz Island in the middle of the bay, and head to the charming waterfront town of Sausalito. If you’ve bought ferry tickets from the bike shop, easily board the ferry from Sausalito back to San Francisco. Finish by dropping your bike off at the original pickup point.
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Departure Point
501 Bay St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Full day rental of current year model City Bike
  • Step-by-Step Route guidance to ensure riders know all the details of their chosen bike ride
  • Current Year BEYOND The City bicycles, equipt with handlebar bag, map & map-holder, water bottle holder, lock, rear rack, bungee.
  • Pre-departure test ride
  • En route roadside assistance
  • Guide
  • Optional ferry ticket (13.50 USD; payable to supplier at time of travel)
  • Optional electric bike upgrade ($35, payable to supplier at time of travel)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Rescheduling is available in the event of inclement weather
  • Infants must be at least 6 months old and able to sit up to use a baby seat or bike trailer
  • Children age 4-11 can use kid bikes or Tagalongs
  • Comfortable shoes and clothes, water and sunscreen are recommended; dress in layers as weather is likely to change quickly
  • Helmets are provided and recommended, though not required
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a great way to explore the city, good service and great e bikes. We recommend e bikes because of all the hills. Ride over the golden gate, explore china town.

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Reviewed 5 August 2019 via mobile

The bike that we rented was not working properly. It was a frustrating experience. When I complained. They just said to file a complaint and they didn’t even review the bike. The manager was the worse of the staffMore

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BikeRentalManager, Manager at Bay City Bike Rentals and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2019

Sorry to hear this. When folks rent we require them to test ride and come back during the test ride If there are any issues. If any problems occur during the ride we include free emergency rescue service; seeing that you are local we wish...More

Reviewed 29 July 2019

We recently rented bikes through Bay City Bikes and went on a self-guided ride to Sausalito. Bikes were in great condition. One person in our party of 13 had an E-Bike and the rest of us were super envious. The hill leading up to the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Alex D
Reviewed 18 July 2019

This was a trip highlight for me on my recent stop over in San Francisco. I would recommend it to anyone. It is especially nice after a long flight to move the legs and get some fresh air and amazing views over the bay. The...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 12 July 2019

We enjoyed the rental, but for our day, the wind was really whipping as we attempted to bike down the Presidio after seeing the Palace of Fine Arts. We felt like wind sails, and although we are fit, this was way too hard to bike...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Paul T
BikeRentalManager, Manager at Bay City Bike Rentals and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2019

Hi there Unfortunately we don’t know when the wind will be more severe at the bridge. San Francisco is a city composed of many microclimates and from the wharf to the bridge the weather can change greatly. I assure you if we knew we would...More

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