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San Francisco Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf or Union Square

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    What to Expect
    When you arrive at either the Fisherman’s Wharf or Union Square location to pick up your bike, a staff member will provide you with a safety orientation so that you feel comfortable with your new ride. Here, you can also familiarize yourself with some of the city’s numerous cycling routes. You’ll have a range of bicycles to choose from, including a comfort hybrid or mountain bike, tandem or electric, and kids’ bicycles are also available. A helmet, bike lock, bike bell and rear rack (along with a bungee cord for securing backpacks) are all provided, as well as a city map complete with layouts of San Francisco cycling routes. Once you’re all geared up, it’s time to start exploring!

    If you’re leaving from Fisherman’s Wharf, you can follow a mostly flat route that meanders along San Francisco Bay into Fort Mason, continuing through the Marina and into the Presidio, where you’ll reach historic Fort Point. From here, it’s an upward (though well worth it) climb to the Golden Gate Bridge, which offers fantastic views of the San Francisco skyline, as well as Alcatraz and Angel Island. Once across the bridge, enjoy a downhill roll into Sausalito, a lovely seaside town. You can also continue on into Tiburon or Mill Valley, home to some of California’s iconic redwood trees. For your return trip, choose between the Golden Gate Bridge or a scenic ferry ride from either Sausalito or Tiburon.

    For a similar route from Union Square, ride east along the Embarcadero, past the triangle Transamerica Pyramid and Coit Tower, a 210-foot-tall monument rising from atop Telegraph Hill. From here, you can hook up with the Fisherman’s Wharf path that leads to the Golden Gate Bridge. Another Union Square option is venturing west along Market Street to ‘The Wiggle,’ one of the city’s most popular bike routes since it bypasses numerous hills for a flat ride into Golden Gate Park. At the corner of Scott and Fell streets, consider taking a one-block detour north to Alamo Square. The eastern side of this well-known park is home to the Victorian ‘Painted Ladies,’ beyond which is one of the city’s prettiest views of the SF skyline. Snap a pic, then continue onto into Golden Gate Park, past the Conservatory of Flowers and the park’s resident buffalo, eventually making your way to the Pacific Ocean.

    The bike is yours for a full 24 hours, so feel free to continue exploring on your own. There’s plenty to see, from San Francisco’s vibrant North Beach neighborhood to the Mission District, where a burrito stop is definitely in order. Return your bike to the same location where you picked it up.
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    Departure Point
    1: Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA, USA
    2: Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
    Departure Time
    Rental shop open 8am - 6pm in winter; 8am until 7:30pm in summer. 24-hour garage available for after-hours bike return
    Duration
    24h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Use of bicycle
    • All necessary equipment (helmet, lock and rear rack)
    • Safety orientation
    • City map and route suggestions
    Exclusions
    • Guide
    • Food and drink
    • Ferry ticket ($12.50)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please bring your credit card for security deposit
    • Baby seats and trailers are available. Please call the local supplier to reserve and pay
    • Please note: Union Square rental shop only offers the deluxe comfort and comfort tandem bikes; kids' bikes or electric bikes should be collected at the Fisherman's Wharf location
    • Electric bike rentals are only available for ages 16+
    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 18 August 2019

    We biked to the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge and back in just under 3 hours (from Fisherman’s Wharf). It was very enjoyable but there were LOTS of other people doing it and not all of them knew what they were doing. We...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank cm9720
    blazingsaddlesteam, Manager at Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

    Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We're glad you enjoyed your overall experience on our bikes. For future reference, we do recommend riding early morning during the week to avoid crowds. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again...More

    Reviewed 17 August 2019

    My family group of 6 booked the basic bikes from Union Square. Picking up the bikes was handled quickly and efficiently, despite a fairly long line. The bikes had clearly been well used but all seemed in good order and we experienced no problems. Cycling...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank JamesF696
    blazingsaddlesteam, Manager at Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

    Thank you for recommending this activity and our company. We're glad to hear you and your family enjoyed your overall experience on our bikes. We do our best to make this experience as fun, smooth, easy and memorable as possible. Sounds like you were pleased...More

    Reviewed 16 August 2019

    We hired two tandems from the Blazing Saddles shop at the bottom of Hyde St. San Francisco. The staff were very helpful and made sure the bikes were adjusted ready for our adventure across the Golden Gate bridge and down to Sausalito. It was a...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Alfie L
    blazingsaddlesteam, Manager at Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

    Thank you for recommending our company. We take a lot of pride in our customer service and take feedback like your seriously. We appreciate that you took the time to post a review and hope to see you again in the future.

    Reviewed 14 August 2019

    Excellent, efficient service. Booked online a couple of hours before and got bikes cheaper. Staff very knowledgable and helpful. Gave useful map for journey across bridge. Super experience. Only negative was the pre-booked ferry back from Sausalito. The queue was enormous and not well organised....More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Happiness706747
    blazingsaddlesteam, Manager at Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2019

    We love to read a review like yours! We do our best to make this trip as fun, easy, and memorable as possible. Sounds like you were 100% satisfied with the service provided by our company. Though they are a separate business, we do apologize...More

    Reviewed 11 August 2019

    This is the 3rd time I've booked with Blazing Saddles in San Francisco. Superb service and they looked after me really well, again. I'll certainly be back for me, hopefully, in the near future. Well done Blazing Saddles!!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Chris C
    blazingsaddlesteam, Manager at Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2019

    We appreciate your positive feedback and look forward to seeing you again in the near future!

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    Response from Nettie2010 | Reviewed this property |
    Pretty sure it’s from pick up time and although they provide locks, I’d be reluctant to park them overnight at a rental lodging.
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