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Bay City Bike Rentals and Tours

Closed Now: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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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...more
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501 Bay St, And- 2661 Taylor, 2830 Jones, 2800 Leavenworth, 1669 Haight, San Francisco, CA 94133-1705
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
+1 415-346-2453
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 26, 2012

We hired two bikes for the day and set off about 10.30. I opted for a girl's bike which was far easier to get on and off than my Giant blokes bike at home. It was robust and comfy and the gears were easy to...More

5  Thank PollardHackett
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 14, 2013

I wish that I could give Bay City Bikes a rating of -5 stars. What should have been a lovely day turned out to be a never-ending nightmare. This nightmare began when my boyfriend accidentally booked 2 tandem bikes instead of 1 on Bay City's...More

10  Thank Shelby T
BayCity B, Guest Relations Manager at Bay City Bike Rentals and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2013

Shelby: Your review is astoundingly inaccurate. Firstly, there are not two charges on your boyfriend’s credit card- he SIGNED the refund receipt upon bike pick up. He had booked two tandems online (four bike seats) for two people, and when you came to pick up...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Cheapest bike rental deal that I could find, through the deal on groupon! You can call them in advance and just reserve that deal!Took the sunset tour, and it ended up being just us 2 people - I'd potentially not recommend the sunset tour, especially...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Good equipment, price is as quoted no hidden charges , location very good just off fisherman’s wharf

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Reviewed yesterday

Super day for this tour and we really enjoyed it our guide was very informative and looked after the whole group really well I'd really recommend this.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed this bike tour - the guide was knowledgeable and the route was great along the bay and over the bridge. The bikes are okay. I would consider upgrading to electric if you have low level fitness as it’s a fair way and there...More

Thank petatehan
Reviewed 4 days ago

Friendly, helpful staff; great service; wonderful experience and can’t wait to go back and do it again.Our only regret is that we didn’t hire the bikes for longer.

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Thank Steve J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made our resevation at our hotel concierge and the bike shop was just a two minute walk away. We hired a tandem which did prove a little difficult to ride (due to a lack of balance from my wife on the back), but all...More

Thank Barry M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 13 year old son and I rented a bike today, and bikes all over San Fran (the hills are a killer). We rode across the bridge and took the ferry back. What a cool experience. Great value from Bay City Bikes (rent online and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really helpful service from assistant Reid - he gave us lots of information and ensured we had everything we needed for a fun and safe day cycling the Golden Gate Bridge including good places to stop for refreshments. He also sold us tickets for the...More

Thank kazzym
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bike ride itself was great. Bikes can use some fine tuning though, check the air in the tires, clean and grease the chains, etc.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Alcatraz was sold out, so I had to buy a tour package to get tickets. I'm glad I did. The bike tour was fun. I'll be honest, the tour is longer than expected. The guide provides wonderful stops and information along the way. The guide...More

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Sonia M
June 12, 2017|
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Response from BikeRentalManager | Property representative |
Thanks for the question. We do offer a bike pick up in Sausalito. It can be convenient if you wish to take the ferry without the bike. (the line to board is shorter for people not bringing bikes) As Jimmojo mentions... More
Bev R
March 22, 2017|
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Response from BayCity B | Property representative |
Hi there It depends on the level of disability. I too have a disabled son with muscular challenges (also affects balance)- he always rides with us - when younger on a tag along and now on a tandem. Email me offline through... More
Donna C
December 30, 2016|
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Response from Office M | Property representative |
Hello Donna, Thanks for the question! Yes, we have size appropriate bikes for youngsters. And I've seen children as young as 6 ride the whole way across Golden Gate Bridge. We have 2 sizes of kids bikes: 20" wheels and 24... More