Rent a bike

Riding his/her bike in San Francisco is a way of life, a political stand, but basically.... and physically for sure, a challenge!


So, renting a bike is a good way to start as a future city rider. 

It is also a pretty good way to discover the city through beautiful and amazing tours from the Piers to Sausalito, Ocean Beach...

Last but not least, it is a good idea for an entertaining Sunday with friends and/or family.



Bike the Parks!

5 ultra conveniently located spots in the city: 2 at the Golden Gate Park (strategic!), 1 in the Marina and 2 Downtown. Option to pick up at one location and drop off at another one.

Great with the kids (seats, trailers...)

Rather expensive but very convenient.





San Francisco Bicycle Rentals - Golden Gate Park

2 other locations: the Ferry Building and Fishermans Wharf

To ride across the GGP, ultra convenient location on Haight Street right before the Whole Foods Market.





The Bike Hut

Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Quite affordable rates: 6$ for 1 hour, 11$ for 2 hours et 22$ for the whole day (including locker and helmet).

Used and refurbished bikes are on sale from 40$ to 300$.

The social and community commitment of The Bike Hut is well known and recognized.

Pier 40

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Big Swinging Cycles

Sell quite sophisticated bikes, but  offer also demos (fixed rates to try a specific bike for a day or more), bikes rentals and tours (Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, Tiburon...)

Renting is from 30$ to 150$ a day depending on the kind of bike you choose. Mountain bikes guided tours around Santa Cruz or in Marin County are another possibility in their catalog.

2260 Van Ness

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Golden Gate Park Bike & Skate

Super close to the place where you can roller blade/dance (a bit further after the Conservatory of flowers).

Easy access to the GGP, especially on Sundays, when car traffic is closed . 

The range of things to rent is quite wide... frizbees included.

They do also consignment and sell used and refurbished bikes, skates, rollerblades...

3038 Fulton St

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Bay City Bike

Another place for guided and self guided tours. Range goes from apprentice level to Lance Armstrong!!! Rates are quite into line with competitors: here, it's 32$ per day for a regular bike (20$ for kids).

1325 Columbus Ave 

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Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals

Several locations in SF. Most of the tours start from Hyde street spot.

Guided and self guided tours are offered in San Francisco and Marin County.

Prices comparable with competitors (32$ and above).

The brand name is quite well known in SF, and does exist in NY as well.

1095 Columbus Ave

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Bike and Roll San Francisco

5 locations = 899 Columbus Ave, 2800 Leavenworth, Pier 43-1/2, 5 Embarcadero Center… Are doing business in several other big cities in the US.

Tours... wide choice range from city tours to Marin headlands mountain bikes ''expeditions''.

Offer also a daily GGB tour for 55$ including the ferry fare on your way back.

So many different kinds of bikes including funwheels.

Daily rates from 30$ to 75$, and 20$ for kids.

353 Jefferson St

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San Francyclo

Offered tours are a bit more diverse: Twin Peaks, Ocean Beach, Mount Davidson...).

Prices from 50$ to 150$ per person for a tour, that can last until 5 hours.

Also sell and rent bikes.

2446 Lake Street

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Stow Lake Boat & Bike Rentals

50 Stow Lake Dr


Boats and pedal boats are available.

Watch out. On sunny, warm Sundays, they can run out of stock.

With nuances of course, but could remind you (or give you an idea) of  ''le bois de Boulogne'' in Paris.


Easy access and parking close to Stow Lake. 

Funny and original bikes/engines to be rented, the kind of ones that kids are fond of (10 seats, round shapes...)

Perfect sunny family day @ the GGP!!! -- information about Stow Lake location. -- Same spot in the Marina (Fort Mason).