What are the best San Francisco bike tours?

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Kimberley Lovato

Despite the numerous hills, San Francisco is a great place to bike, and what an extraordinary way to explore the hidden neighborhoods. Bike tours are popular with tourists and several outfits offer self guided or guided tours. Either way you'll be armed with a bike, helmet, lock, and map. Bring your positive attititude, camera, and sense of adventure!

Blazing Saddles has the largest fleet so you don't need to reserve, but you can get a discount online if you reserve ahead. Rent by the day from $32 or by the week from $99. You can also book guided tours.

Streets of San Francisco rent bikes but are known for the friendly and authentic bike tours through some of San Francisco's neighborhoods. All tours start and end in Hayes Valley. Try the Heart of San Francisco tour ($65 per person, 3.5 hours) and discover Haight Ashbury, the Mission, and Golden Gate Park. Basic bike rental pricing starts at $32/day or $8/hr.

Bay City Bike is similar to the authors, and rents performanc bikes (for off roaders) and tandem bikes for lovebirds and kids. Daily bike tours begin at 10am and 1pm. The "Golden Gate Bridge Tour" visits  "must see" places like Aquatic Park, Fort Mason, The Marina District, The Palace of Fine Arts, Fort Point and the Golden Gate Bridge. The guided tour ends in Sausalito where you then have the option to continue with one of our self-guided tours of Marin or ferry back with the bicycle. Of course you can always cycle back over the Golden Gate Bridge too.

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