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NOW OPEN: Full Day Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf provided by Bay City Bike Rentals and Tours

NOW OPEN: Full Day Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 20-07-13 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-07-13 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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. On 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. Curbside pick-up is available to ensure a contactless rental experience.
You'll start at
501 Bay St
501 Bay St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USAShop opens daily at 8am
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    San Francisco
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pass by Fisherman's Wharf
    Pass by Aquatic Park
    Pass by Fort Mason Center
    Pass by Marina District
    Pass by Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
    Pass by Crissy Field
    Pass by Warming Hut at the Presidio
    Pass by Fort Point National Historic Site
    Pass by Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center
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    Golden Gate Bridge
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    Sausalito Boardwalk
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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    Pass by Ferry Building Marketplace
    Pass by Union Square
    Pass by Civic Center
    Pass by Painted Ladies
    Pass by Haight-Ashbury
    Pass by Mission District
    Pass by The Castro
    Pass by North Beach
    Pass by Lombard Street
    Pass by Pier 39
    Pass by Lands End
You'll end at
501 Bay St
501 Bay St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USAShop opens daily at 8am
See address & details
  • All equipment is sanitized before and after rental with no human contact required!
  • Independent bike tour of San Francisco with full-day rental
  • Explore as much of San Francisco and the surrounding area at your own pace
  • A great way to exercise while on vacation
  • Opt for purchasing a ferry ticket for a return trip from Sausalito
What to Expect
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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Important Information
Departure Point
501 Bay St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
1–24 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Full day bike rental
  • En route roadside assistance
  • Helmet, Bike lock, Bike bag
  • Map and Map-holder
  • Guide
  • Optional ferry ticket (14.50 USD; payable to supplier at time of travel)
  • Optional electric bike upgrade ($35, payable to supplier at time of travel)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Rescheduling is available in the event of inclement weather
  • Infants must be at least 6 months old and able to sit up to use a baby seat or bike trailer
  • Children age 4-11 can use kid bikes or Tagalongs
  • Comfortable shoes and clothes, water and sunscreen are recommended; dress in layers as weather is likely to change quickly
  • Helmets are provided and recommended, though not required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Visitors are required to maintain 6ft of social distance from other parties and staff.
  • Curbside pick-up is available for all rentals. Bikes will be brought out to you and likewise you can leave them outside upon your return.
  • All staff is required to wear PPE to ensure everyone's safety. Visitors will be asked to come wearing their own PPE. Masks are available for sale for those that do not have their own.
  • Staff will disinfect the equipment before a safety demonstration so you will know that it is clean.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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OPal wrote a review Nov. 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Great experience hiring these bikes, worked well & cheap insurance. Recommend the independent tour so you have time to explore on your own and spend as much time as you want in certain areas. The only tip is that the ferry charges are more expensive from the shop as opposed to
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from ReservationsDesk, Manager at NOW OPEN: Full Day Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf
Responded Nov. 27, 2019
Thank you so much for your feedback and for your recommendation! It means a lot to us that you took the time to write about your good experience. I am so glad that you enjoyed the bikes and the independent tour route. The ferry tickets we sell at our shops are open ended tickets and are valid on either of the two ferry companies in Sausalito at any time, hence the price difference. Buying the tickets in advance also allows you to skip the line to buy tickets at the Ferry. I apologize if this was not explained to you at check out- it should have been. I am sorry for any inconvenience we caused you and am happy that you loved the bikes! Thanks again and we hope you'll come visit us again soon! Ashley
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MCH65 wrote a review Oct. 2019
American Fork, Utah244 contributions47 helpful votes
We have been to San Francisco many times and were looking for a new experience so we rented bikes and did the ride over the Golden Gate Bridge and then took the ferry back to the Ferry building. the ferry ticket is included with the rental price of the bike. Total tour took
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from ReservationsDesk, Manager at NOW OPEN: Full Day Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf
Responded Dec. 15, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! I'm so glad you enjoyed your rental and you had a great bike trip over the Golden Gate Bridge! It was a pleasure having you here at Bay City Bike and I hope you'll come back and visit us again soon to try our electric bikes. Thanks again, Ashley
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Matteo wrote a review Sep. 2019
1 contribution
we rented two bikes for the whole day, paying a surcharge to get insurance coverage. after an hour of use my bike broke, becoming unusable. I had to take a bus back to the bicycle depot .. open claim for refund amount (I had paid extra insurance) but this reimbursement did not
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from BikeRentalManager, Guest Relations Manager at NOW OPEN: Full Day Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf
Responded Sep. 23, 2019
Dear Matteolambretta, We are sorry to hear that you experienced issues during your rental. We offer a $4 per bike optional damage insurance that covers any damage to our equipment bike during your rental. We also have roadside assistance to quickly swap out bikes that experience issues during your rental duration. All you have to do is call and we will dispatch your problem. If you were charged for damage after purchasing insurance, then this was done by mistake. Please contact us with more information so we can reverse these charges for you. Thanks! John
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Ingvar G wrote a review Aug. 2019
1 contribution
It’s a great way to explore the city, good service and great e bikes. We recommend e bikes because of all the hills. Ride over the golden gate, explore china town.
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alejandro c wrote a review Aug. 2019
San Francisco, California4 contributions
The bike that we rented was not working properly. It was a frustrating experience. When I complained. They just said to file a complaint and they didn’t even review the bike. The manager was the worse of the staff
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Response from BikeRentalManager, Manager at NOW OPEN: Full Day Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf
Responded Aug. 5, 2019
Sorry to hear this. When folks rent we require them to test ride and come back during the test ride If there are any issues. If any problems occur during the ride we include free emergency rescue service; seeing that you are local we wish you had just called us as we would’ve brought you a replacement bike. It would have been so easy to resolve during the ride! Finally although you aren’t privy to our operational procedures we do mark bikes that people complain about and send them to the mechanic for review. The customer service staff you encountered would not take care Mechanical issues
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Bay City Bike Rentals and Tours
Bike Rental
The staff was helpful with deciding bike routes and provided bikes which were clean and in good condition!
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Great ride!
We had a great experience with this rental shop. The staff were so helpful and the process was quick and easy. It w
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Stephen B
Golden Gate Guided Tour
Well organised, friendly and knowledgeable staff. The tour catered for everyone's needs and was very informative. W
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Monty P
Great location, selection of bikes, and price
One of the bikes we rented, got a flat tire a few miles away from the store. They drove their truck over and droppe
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Great Experience
Super easy and fun! We walked into the shop and were helped right away. The staff was very friendly. We rode our bi
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A must for any visitor
All staff were friendly and helpful. Kevin our guide made sure we were all happy with our bikes and explained the t
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Thumbs up
They gave us great directions to ride across San Francisco bridge and great directions for nice places to eat :)
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February getaway
Excellent tour over the Golden gate. Our guide was very informative and pleasant. Made the the experience extremely
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Bike Location
A very good moment for visiting San Francisco (Golden Gate ...) and nice personal (Andy). I recomand.
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Absolutely Awesome, no kidding !
Fantastic tour!!! I was the only one who rode back rather than ferry back, glad I did (My tour guide was also amazi
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Poorly Organized
Guide was terrible. Guide not keeping track of where the tour members were. He didn't care about his job. No planni
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Amilton M
Excellent service
Service was excellent. Electrical bike battery was low after biking for 8 hours and they provided us a new bike for
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The bike route was well thought of, the guide loves to bike and enjoys the Q&As and is very informative
The guide was excellent, an asset to the Bay City crew. The route had a few attraction stops so the beginners and
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So much fun!
Really enjoyed this bike tour. The guide was very attentive to everyone's needs and paced the bike appropriately. I
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Bridge & Alcatraz
Golden Gate & Alcatraz.I booked a trip over the bridge. I ended up with a trip who only took me half way. Good gui
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