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Bay City Bike Rental and Tours

Bike across the Golden Gate Bridge, check out quaint Sausalito and then return to the city by ferry. Or, opt for the self-guided tour and cycle around San Francisco at your own pace. See why savvy travelers call this the best part of their trip.
  • Adult gate price $32.00
  • Child gate price $20.00
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Bike San Francisco! Bay City Bike Rentals & Tours offers an awesome variety of rentals and opportunities for self-guided biking tours that will let you see the best of San Francisco in the most efficient and fun way. Biking is not only a great way to burn some vacation calories, but it’s also the most environmentally-friendly and smart way to see a city that prides itself on its outdoor culture, great weather, and environmental conscience! Whether you’d like to bike across the Golden Gate Bridge, head to Sausalito and check out some waterfront cafes and shops, or go all the way to Tiburon, Bay City Bike Rentals and Tours can help you arrange the perfect day of cycling!

The company provides an awesome bike map that gives you options for taking your own adventure via many self-guided tours. Some of the fantastic spots that you can access within a day by bike include the green and beautiful Presidio Park, Golden Gate Park area, or the scenic Ocean Beach. If urban scenery is more your thing or if you’re up to the challenge of cycling alongside traffic and the famous San Francisco trolley cars, you can hit the Russian Hill neighborhood and head to Chinatown in the Financial District.

Bay City Bike Rentals and Tours offers you a great cruising bike- the Sedona DX (or similar model) that will give you a great ride and will be perfect for the kind of terrain you’re traversing in the San Francisco area. Trailers are available for an additional cost. Bay City guarantees that its equipment will be “fresh”, which means it’s completely tuned up and ready to ride. Please note that there are multiple Bay City Bike Rentals in the city, but you will need to pick up your bike from the 501 Bay Street location. Helmets and maps are included for free with the rental of your bike. Also free with your rental is a front camera bag, a bell to alert oncoming traffic, a map holder, water bottle holder, puncture repair kit, and a lock- which you should definitely use to avoid theft!

Reviews for Bay City Bike Rental and Tours

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 4.5 out of 5 stars (based on 4 customer ratings)
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Outstanding
By Marianna from San Francisco - from East Coast on
Pros:
East Map To Follow, Scenic Ride, Great Staff
Best Uses:
Golden Gate Bridge Ride,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Bay City Bike Rental and Tours:

bikes were great - came with locks and even my kids bikes had storage bags. bikes easy to handle and in good shape maps easy and helpful ride through bay area, over bridge and into Sausalito was amazing. My kids were pros and did great!!!! Everywhere was easy to follow and safe if you stay on the bike path *return ferry procedure from Sausalito confusing

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[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

Wine tasting and Biking all in one day
By Friends from LA from LA, CA on
Pros:
Easy Safe Convenient
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Bay City Bike Rental and Tours:

We did a double whammy - we used the bike rental on the Go Card to get over to Sausalito where we enjoyed wine tasting on the Go Card. It was so convenient because we did not have time to go to Napa and we were able to try a variety of wines at this tasting room. They provided us with everything - locks, helmuts and maps we did not have to worry about anything.

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[10 of 10 customers found this review helpful]

A MUST DO!!!!
By Star from Texas on
Pros:
Rent bike each day, Bike where you want, Easy to find locations
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Bay City Bike Rental and Tours:

THIS IS SUCH A MUST DO!! My husband at first was not to keen on going on a ride. We are 29 years old and in good shape, he was just not liking the fact of riding a bike through busy S.F. Well, needless to say we ended up getting bikes for three days, he enjoyed it. The shop gives you maps and on those maps are different tours you can take on your own. If you have the time and the energy, its an awesome ride to Sausilito and into the mountians. We had the 7 day GO S.F. Card and we were able to rent a bike for each day that you have the valid card. It saved alot of gas, time, and not to mention money..its expensive for parking!!

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[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

Biking over the Golden Gate Bridge
By Fun in San Francisco from Dallas, TX on
Pros:
Easy to rent, Good Bikes
Cons:
San Francisco Hills, Windy Day
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Bay City Bike Rental and Tours:

The Bikes and helmets were very nice for rentals. The clerks at the bike shop chose the right size bikes for my family (husband, three boys) and I to ride. Bay City Bike Rental has several locations, making it easy to rent. I would just suggest choose a day that is less windy, than the one we choose. When you are riding against the wind it is much more difficult to go up hills. Riding over the Golden Gate Bridge was an amazing experience.

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Bay City Bike Rental and Tours Details

Phone: (415) 346-BIKE (2453)
Address
501 Bay St./Taylor St (at Cable Car Turnaround)
San Francisco, CA 94133
Hours
March–October: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am–7:00 pm.
Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 am–8:00 pm.
November–February: Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–6:00 pm.
Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 am–7:00 pm.
Note
Special Upgrade Option: Your Adult Go San Francisco Card includes a self- guided comfort bike rental. Trailers and baby seats are only included with a child Go San Francisco Card or they may be rented separately.
Closings
Store closing hours do vary by location and season. Please confirm closing times during check-in.
  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • No restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • No disabled access
  • Reservations not required

Directions and Transportation

Address
501 Bay St./Taylor St (at Cable Car Turnaround)
San Francisco, CA 94133
Public Transportation
Take Powell Mason cable car to last stop @ Taylor & Bay. Or, take the F-Line toFisherman's Wharf stop at Jefferson & Taylor.
Driving Directions
F-Line to Fisherman's Wharf or Cable Car.

Admission and Offer Information

Proceed to 501 Bay St/Taylor St location. Present your admission pass to ticket agent for Comfort Bike day rental. Be sure to get your admission pass back from the staff as you will need it to access your other attractions

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