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Bay City Bike Rentals and Tours

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Address: 501 Bay St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1705
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+1 415-346-2453
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08:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 19:30
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Bay City Bike, a 15 year veteran in the bike rental & tour industry, is...

Bay City Bike, a 15 year veteran in the bike rental & tour industry, is the only authentic San Francisco Bike Rental and Tour Company with local expertise. Self-Guided, Daily Guided & Customized Group Tours! We feature a fleet of 1,000+ bicycles; from standard Comfort Hybrids, Performance Bikes & Tandems to Electric, Kids & Road Bikes, we give you the option to experience SF like a true native. Indulge in the road less traveled and the exciting "underground" routes through this spectacular city as you partake in a Self-Guided or Daily Guided Tour. 4 Prime Locations in the Fisherman’s Wharf!

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The 8-9 mile Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito guided bike tour was a great way to experience San Francisco and the surrounding area, taking in sites that I would not have ventured... read more

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The 8-9 mile Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito guided bike tour was a great way to experience San Francisco and the surrounding area, taking in sites that I would not have ventured to on my own. Robert did a fantastic job managing the group of about 16 people, and was knowledgeable and friendly. Bay City provided a comfortable bike equipped... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don’t let San Francisco's hills scare you: biking is a fantastic way to spend the day and see SF. My wife and I left from their Haight location (a unique stretch of SF), biked up through the presidio (plenty of hills, winding roads, and ocean views), across the Golden Gate Bridge and down into Saulsalito. We had lunch looking out... More 

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Ciudad de México, México
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everything was perfect, excellent service, friendly and nice people. I'd definetly go there again, and recommend it.

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Hartford, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Robert was a great guide. He was knowledgeable in local history, but was always checking in on members of our group that were having early issues with the ride, their ability, etc. You could not have asked for a better combination in a guide.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My two friends and I absolutely fell in love with our Bay City Bikes during our day trip around SAN Francisco. The two attendants were very friendly and helpful, showing us an extended route we could take across the Bridge and then the though Golden Gate Park, by way of the Cliff House and Sutro Baths. Helmets and tires held... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did the Golden Gate Park tour, and the weather was perfect that day. Our tour guide Pinky was super nice and she did a great job on the tour. The tandem bike we got did make some noises as if a chain was loose when we started pedaling, but it actually was ok. The tour was very scenic and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a great time biking over the Golden Gate Bridge. The location of the bike shop is perfect...with all of our stops to take pictures along the way and to enjoy the view, we made it to Sausalito in 2 hrs and 45 minutes. The Ferry ride back was the perfect end to our trip.

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This activity is a must when visiting San Francisco, I fully recommend it. The paperwork was a bit long winded when we arrived so be prepared for at least 30 mins before setting off, a helmet and lock is included in the rental but an additional $10 was optional for insurance (electric bike) A holding deposit was also required to... More 

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Oxford, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Biked in the rain from pier 39 to Sausalito. Worked fine and no damage of bike. The bike was a little slippery but manageable throughout my journey.

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BayCityBike, Public Relations Manager at Bay City Bike Rentals and Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Rainy rides can be a different kind of fun. I'm glad that you enjoyed it! We'd be pleased to see you come back when the California sun is shinning! -Sam More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Myself and a friend rented bikes from Bay City Bike Rentals to cycle across the bridge and get the ferry back from Sausilito. We rented the performance bikes which had 21 gears and they were excellent. There are some steep hills on the route so we were glad of the extra gears, however, you could walk the hills if you... More 

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BayCityBike, Public Relations Manager at Bay City Bike Rentals and Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and the tips! In addition to the map with the route, we also give detailed directions to Sausalito, Tiburon, or anywhere in San Francisco that riders want to go! -Sam More 

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighbourhood home.
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