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Bay City Bike Rentals and Tours

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Address: 501 Bay St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1705
Phone Number:
+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
Fee: Yes
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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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US$55.00*
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San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge Bike Tour
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US$95.00*
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Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Tour
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US$32.00*
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San Francisco Independent Bike Tour with Rental

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Get a city bike for $20 each and go riding around. The place is beautiful and the food is great. We rode all the way towards the Golden Gate Bridge but got tired so we stopped on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Oral W
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Kingston, Jamaica
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Kingston, Jamaica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Get a city bike for $20 each and go riding around. The place is beautiful and the food is great. We rode all the way towards the Golden Gate Bridge but got tired so we stopped on the beach and chill.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family of 4 rented bikes and went across the Golden Gate Bridge. The service was fantastic, we even had to change bikes before leaving the shop. No hassles for that and great directions on the route we needed to take.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I haven't been on a bicycle in 10+ years so I was very nervous at first. Within 30 min I got comfortable and the rest of the day was amazing!! It's awesome to be able to cover so much more area and be able To stop whenever and wherever you want. The electric bikes made the hills so much fun... More 

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Halle (Saale), Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice and easy-going shop. I really appreciated! I arrived very early in the morning, the guys provided me a sportive bike to make possible for me visiting the city in 1 day. I biked 4 hours under a slight rain crossing downtown streets in the traffic jam, then reached the Golden Park, passed through the forest on the pacific... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had lots of fun riding around the city and across the Golden Gate. Super easy to get the bikes and make our way around. Bikes come with maps :)

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The service was great I purchased a groupon and was in and out of the store within 10 minutes. I rode the bike about 20 miles throughout the bay area and the bike held up great. I would definitely recommend Bay City Bike to others visiting the area!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service and assistance was provided to myself and family. Nothing was too hard. Even when one of my children changed her mind not to ride, a refund was no problem. The bikes were great to ride as well.

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

Thanks for your comments! I am happy to hear that we were able to make accommodations for your family. We hope to see the whole gang again on your next visit! -Sam More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cycling around San Fran is a fabulous way to see the city. We rented at Union Square and rode the entire day - Golden Gate Park, Presidio, Fisherman's Wharf, Embarcadero. Lovely. Previous years we have ridden to Sausalito - highly recommended, although don't count on taking the ferry back on a beautiful day. It is crowded late in the day... More 

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

Sounds like a great ride! There are so many great places to see on a bike in San Francisco. Be sure to ask our shop attendants for fun routes and local favorite neighborhoods to check out. Thanks for the review! -Sam More 

Merida, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was just great, the booking, the service, the bikes and the people! We had no problems and all the information needed was provided by the staff, go where just great! Thanks!

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

Thank you for the review! I'm happy to hear you had fun. We hope to see you again on your next visit! -Sam More 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sales assistant was very helpful and informative, I was a bit apprehensive at first, but it was the best thing I could have done to see the Golden Gate Bridge

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

So glad to hear that you went for the ride to Golden Gate Bridge despite your initial apprehension. It would be a shame to miss such a great ride! Thanks for your review! -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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