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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 10 August 2019 via mobile

    Part of me loved this trip, especially seeing my 8 year old’s confidence shine through. However, the bridge was very busy and a bit stressful to navigate, Also, the queue for the ferry crossing was long and we had to rush back to hand the...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank ChristineH2253
    blazingsaddlesteam, Manager at Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your overall experience on our bikes. We sincerely apologize if any part of this activity caused stress for you or your family. Safety is always of the utmost priority...More

    Reviewed 9 August 2019

    From start to finish the whole biking experience was fantastic and was well worth doing!! The Blazing Saddles staff are very friendly, personable and professional and were happy to answer any questions. Prices were reasonable. Be aware of the ferry trip back from Sausalito, it...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Craig A
    blazingsaddlesteam, Manager at Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Kudos for riding both ways with your kids! We do our best to make this trip as fun, easy, and memorable as possible. Sounds like you were 100% satisfied with your experience from start to...More

    Reviewed 8 August 2019

    We booked on line which was very easy & cheaper. The pick up & return process was easy & the staff were great. We booked an ebike so needed to pick up from their main location which was nice & close to start of bike...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Harrisfamily845
    blazingsaddlesteam, Manager at Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We take a lot of pride in our customer service and take feedback like yours seriously. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your overall experience on our bikes. The bridge can be very busy in...More

    Reviewed 6 August 2019

    Bikes fine, advice on route across the bridge fine - service on return was very annoying. We had a cable car ride to the Ferry Building and stumbled across one of their sites, showed them my Fishermans Wharf booking and asked if i could collect...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank WorsleyTravels
    BlazingSaddleSF, Manager at Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2019

    We apologize you had a disappointing experience with our company. We take a lot of pride in our customer service and take feedback like yours seriously. As you can see from our reviews, the majority of our customers really enjoy this experience as well as...More

    Reviewed 5 August 2019

    It's a must to bike the Golden Gate Bridge. I rented a e-bike and went on a self guided tour over the bridge and to Sausalito. The instructions were clear, the bike very good and off we went. A morning tour and the there were...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank birgitteespersen
    BlazingSaddleSF, Manager at Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2019

    Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your overall experience on our e-bikes. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again in the 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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