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

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    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 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.

    Reviewed 3 August 2019

    One thing you must do is cycle the bridge. The welcome and organisation at Blazing saddles was superb. Bikes were great, clear instructions on route and what to do and where to stop , made our self guided tour so easy. We went to Sausalito...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank aledgriffiths1
    BlazingSaddleSF, Manager at Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2019

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We’re so glad you and your family had an enjoyable experience with our company. We sincerely appreciate your feedback and hope to see you guys again in the future.

    Reviewed 31 July 2019 via mobile

    We rented our bikes beside the Hyde st cable car. No need to book, just pop in. Once we completed our paperwork and watched a short film on the route to take over to Sausalito, we were sized up for helmets and our bikes. My...More

    Thank juliarodman
    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 love to hear when this activity is a highlight for families visiting San Francisco. We do our best to make sure all our customers, including kids, feel comfortable on their bikes. We appreciate your...More

    Reviewed 31 July 2019 via mobile

    We hired some bikes to cycle over the golden gate bridge, as heavily advertised at the many Blazing Saddles outlets in San Francisco. This was marketed as a 1.5 hour journey. Hiring the bikes itself was okay although you did feel just another in a...More

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    blazingsaddlesteam, Manager at Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2019

    Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We're truly sorry to hear you were disappointed with your overall experience with our company. We also apologize you had a frustrating time with the ferry company - unfortunately they are a separate company from...More

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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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