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San Francisco Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf or Union Square

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    What to Expect
    When you arrive at either the Fisherman’s Wharf or Union Square location to pick up your bike, a staff member will provide you with a safety orientation so that you feel comfortable with your new ride. Here, you can also familiarize yourself with some of the city’s numerous cycling routes. You’ll have a range of bicycles to choose from, including a comfort hybrid or mountain bike, tandem or electric, and kids’ bicycles are also available. A helmet, bike lock, bike bell and rear rack (along with a bungee cord for securing backpacks) are all provided, as well as a city map complete with layouts of San Francisco cycling routes. Once you’re all geared up, it’s time to start exploring!

    If you’re leaving from Fisherman’s Wharf, you can follow a mostly flat route that meanders along San Francisco Bay into Fort Mason, continuing through the Marina and into the Presidio, where you’ll reach historic Fort Point. From here, it’s an upward (though well worth it) climb to the Golden Gate Bridge, which offers fantastic views of the San Francisco skyline, as well as Alcatraz and Angel Island. Once across the bridge, enjoy a downhill roll into Sausalito, a lovely seaside town. You can also continue on into Tiburon or Mill Valley, home to some of California’s iconic redwood trees. For your return trip, choose between the Golden Gate Bridge or a scenic ferry ride from either Sausalito or Tiburon.

    For a similar route from Union Square, ride east along the Embarcadero, past the triangle Transamerica Pyramid and Coit Tower, a 210-foot-tall monument rising from atop Telegraph Hill. From here, you can hook up with the Fisherman’s Wharf path that leads to the Golden Gate Bridge. Another Union Square option is venturing west along Market Street to ‘The Wiggle,’ one of the city’s most popular bike routes since it bypasses numerous hills for a flat ride into Golden Gate Park. At the corner of Scott and Fell streets, consider taking a one-block detour north to Alamo Square. The eastern side of this well-known park is home to the Victorian ‘Painted Ladies,’ beyond which is one of the city’s prettiest views of the SF skyline. Snap a pic, then continue onto into Golden Gate Park, past the Conservatory of Flowers and the park’s resident buffalo, eventually making your way to the Pacific Ocean.

    The bike is yours for a full 24 hours, so feel free to continue exploring on your own. There’s plenty to see, from San Francisco’s vibrant North Beach neighborhood to the Mission District, where a burrito stop is definitely in order. Return your bike to the same location where you picked it up.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1: Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA, USA
    2: Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
    Departure Time
    Rental shop open 8am - 6pm in winter; 8am until 7:30pm in summer. 24-hour garage available for after-hours bike return
    Duration
    24h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Use of bicycle
    • All necessary equipment (helmet, lock and rear rack)
    • Safety orientation
    • City map and route suggestions
    Exclusions
    • Guide
    • Food and drink
    • Ferry ticket ($12.50)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please bring your credit card for security deposit
    • Baby seats and trailers are available. Please call the local supplier to reserve and pay
    • Please note: Union Square rental shop only offers the deluxe comfort and comfort tandem bikes; kids' bikes or electric bikes should be collected at the Fisherman's Wharf location
    • Electric bike rentals are only available for ages 16+
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    Easy bike rental. We booked online the night before, and when picking up the bikes the next morning it was an easy and efficient service. Good safety video and directions given. Worth paying extra for a comfortable seat, for the ride across the bridge. Really...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Hayley T
    Reviewed yesterday

    The folks at Blazing Saddles were awesome especially CJ, Jackie & Marina. We used a Groupon to rent 6 bikes all day to bike over Golden Gate, down to Sausalito and up Mill Valley. They fit your helmets, show you how to use your bike,...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Karin H
    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    Came here to rent a couple of bikes. Everything looked fine and friendly. When we asked a couple of questions regarding the contract they were asking us to sign (not even tricky ones), staff started to become arrogant and unfriendly, mainly because they didn't even...More

    Thank alexandrep2013
    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    Hired 2 bikes from Hyde St. Had paid for rental online & so staff weren’t particularly interested in us, & fairly abrupt. The process was all fairly chaotic, they just seemed to want to do the whole thing as quick as possible (after trying 2...More

    Thank BeckiG178
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    We rented two hybrid bikes to bike through the Presidio and across the Golden Gate Bridge and back, and had a wonderful day. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we changed our plans and rented two more bikes the next day, and spent that day...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
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    14 July 2019|
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    Response from Nettie2010 | Reviewed this property |
    Pretty sure it’s from pick up time and although they provide locks, I’d be reluctant to park them overnight at a rental lodging.
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