Rest your legs on this easy, guided San Francisco Electric Bike Tour. Explore the city's iconic neighborhoods including North Beach’s “Little Italy”, Mission, Castro, Barbary Coast and NoPa. See the charming Painted Ladies of Alamo Square, and notable landmarks like the Transamerica Pyramid, the Giant’s Oracle Ballpark, and Aquatic Park. Enjoy a bonus bike rental at the end.
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Where does the tour depart?
The tour departs from Bay City Bike's Tour Center on Fisherman’s Wharf, located at 2661 Taylor Street. Guests should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure time in order to complete their paperwork and get fitted to their bike.
How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 15 miles and lasts 3- 4 hours, with a refreshment break along the way.
Where does the tour go?
Bay City Bike's Streets of San Francisco is a full-city, 15-mile all electric bike, tour that covers many of San Francisco’s unique city neighborhoods. This tour starts in Fisherman’s Wharf, and rides through North Beach (the little Italy of San Francisco). From there it winds past Chinatown into the Financial District, around the high-end industrial buildings and couture boutique stores. The tour then continues out to the Ferry Building, along the SF waterfront towards the Bay Bridge, looping behind Oracle Park, a world-class urban baseball stadium positioned right on the Bay. Along this tour you will also see Rincon Hill, Chase Center, the Design District, the culturally rich Mission and Castro Districts, the murals of Clarion Alley, Lower Haight Ashbury, Alamo Square overlooking the Painted Ladies, Nopa, City Hall a SF Opera House, Polk gulch (the OG LGBT neighborhood of SF), and Aquatic Park.
What is included in this tour?
This tour includes helmets, and pedal-assist Electric Bikes that can last about 25 plus miles depending on usage. The included helmets are mandatory, as the tour is done on Electric bikes on bike lanes in the Streets of San Francisco. After the guided tour ends you may enjoy a free, bonus bike rental as the battery permit.
Is the tour suitable for children?
This tour is for riders ages 13 and older. Bay City Bike may make exceptions for slightly younger kids who are correctly skilled and sized.
Can I bring my pet on the tour?
No, only service animals are permitted on the tour.
How many people would be in the tour group?
It depends on the season, day of the week, and the tour, but this tour tends to be smaller with more intimate groupings. The maximum number of participants in a given group are 15 riders.
What should I wear/bring?
Weather in San Francisco can vary from neighborhood to neighborhood. The atmosphere can be sunny one minute and then foggy the next- and that being said, it's almost always sunny and ten degrees warmer in Sausalito! Bay City Bike Rentals always recommend layers: dress comfortably enough for your bike ride but also consider the variations in the San Francisco weather. Water and sunscreen are also recommended.
The bikes have rear racks and bungees to strap down any extra layers. Ponchos for rainy weather are available for purchase on site.
Is parking provided? If so, what is the fee?
There are many garages and parking lots throughout Fisherman’s Wharf, two of which are the Northpoint Shopping Center Garage and the Longshoremen's Union Hall Parking Lot. Parking costs vary by garage and you can visit the Fisherman's Wharf website for more information on their rates. There is also metered parking throughout the Wharf area. Bay City Bike Rentals does not validate parking tickets.
Are there restrooms available?
Restrooms are available at Bay City Bike Rentals' facilities.
Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
Transportation and surfaces are wheelchair accessible.
What do I do if something goes wrong with the bike during my rental?
You can call their emergency hotline for bike related emergencies.