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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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San Francisco and its iconic attractions sit on the tip of a relatively small peninsula—it’s not a sprawling city, and great to explore by bike. With this tour, explore the city and surroundings at your own pace with the freedom that comes with traveling by bicycle. Start at Fisherman’s Wharf and head to North Beach, Chinatown, and Haight-Ashbury, or bike across the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • 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
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Reviewed 13 May 2018
Bikes are not in good shape

Rented 2 bikes a couple of weeks ago and they clearly had not been maintained in a long time. Both the bikes were very difficult to shift gears, which is super important on the hilly streets and paths of San Fransisco. The cables were clearly...More

Thank vh81624
BikeRentalManager, Public Relations Manager at Bay City Bike Rentals and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

Hi there, We have recently just launched our 2018 season fleet of bicycles, and we have heard nothing but rave reviews about our brand-new fleet of rental bicycles. Our equipment is maintained daily by our staff of technicians. If you feel the equipment is not...More

Reviewed 18 February 2018
Great service, prices and bikes!

We highly recommend this bike rental company. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, the bikes are in good condition and the prices are reasonable, especially as we were offered a deal when we told the staff our plans. We did a self-guided tour along the...More

Thank scubanormksi
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile
The best day in San Francisco!!

After reading a few reviews, we decided Bay City Bikes was the best place to go for bike rental, and we are very glad we chose them! From the moment we walked in to the shop at Bay St Fisherman’s Wharf, we we greeted by...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile
Fantastic day

We found an offer on Groupon & hired 4 bikes for $72 for the whole day. We were given excellent directions from the staff & we rode across The Golden Gate Bridge to Saulisito. Views were amazing along the way. No problems with the bikes...More

Thank 1970TravelChick
Reviewed 30 January 2018
A must do when visiting San Francisco

This is one of the quintessential independent tours to do when you're visiting San Francisco. This was the second time that I did this ride (first time I'm writing a review) - I live in SF and recommend that any tourists or even locals do...More

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