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Blazing Saddles

Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA
415-202-8888
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Ranked #88 of 304 activities in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Bike the Bridge! At Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals and Tours we want our guests to come away from a day on our bikes feeling as if they have just... more » Owner description: Bike the Bridge! At Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals and Tours we want our guests to come away from a day on our bikes feeling as if they have just experienced the very best that our city has to offer. Whether it is a local resident enjoying our state of the art equipment or a visitor seeing the city for the first time, we encourage our riders to enjoy the bike friendly environment of San Francisco. Blazing Saddles was one of the first in the industry to develop a proprietary map of suggested routes and points of interest, and we have been a major pioneer in promoting cycling through the Presidio National Park, over the Golden Gate Bridge and into Sausalito and Tiburon. All of our seven locations in San Francisco have easy access to a car-free bike path that winds around the city by the bay. We have the largest fleet of bikes in San Francisco, including state of the art electric bikes, tandems and kids’ bikes. We also have high performance road and mountain bikes for those who want to explore Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Mt. Tamalpais State Park. We rent bikes 365 days a year and we open at 8am every day. For those that want something more we offer a daily tour with a friendly and knowledgeable guide. No reservations necessary, so come on down when you’re ready to Bike the Bridge! « less
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Bath, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

Of all the things we did when visiting San Francisco, this is the best one and the one that we will remember by far. We pre-booked the bikes online and saved 20% and did the full tour of the golden gate bridge and then on to Muir Woods and finally ending up at Tiburon passing through Sausalito. Sausalito is lovely... More

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Edinburgh
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23 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

The bike ride over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito and beyond is a wonderful part of a visit to SFO. I have done it a few times before and used Blazing saddles for bike hire. Doing it on a Sunday in July was very busy. The shop was frenetic but you get going reasonably quickly. I cycle a lot... More

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blazingsaddlesteam, Manager at Blazing Saddles, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the ride, and thank you for coming back. We love our returning customers! We apologize you were not 100% satisfied with the condition of your bike. Next time please let us know if there are any mechanical problems during your test-ride - we'd be... More

Lake Arrowhead, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

All the employees did their best to accommodate us. All very friendly and knowledgeable. Even though there were dozens of people wanting to rent bikes, there was virtually no waiting. Would recommend to anyone!

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blazingsaddlesteam, Manager at Blazing Saddles, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review! We do our best to keep things as efficient as possible. Thank you for your feedback, and we hope to see you again in the future. -Sandra More

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We did the city parks tour with Blazing Saddles which was just fantastic and very much in contrast to the Sausalito Golden Gate ride we did two days before with another company (Bay City Rentals and a Tours - see our desperate review on them). On the Blazing Saddles tour we were the only two customers who wanted to do... More

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blazingsaddlesteam, Manager at Blazing Saddles, responded to this review

We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your City Parks Tour. This tour really is a hidden gem. We do our best to accommodate all customers, even if this means going out in small groups. Thank you for taking the time to post a review - we really appreciate it! -Sandra More

San Fransisco
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I don't normally use trip advisor but today's experience has moved me into doing so. We hired bikes from blazing saddles today to bike over Golden Gate Bridge at 11.30am. When we got there it was clear staff were in a rush to process as many customers as they could quickly - I was whisked in off the street and... More

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blazingsaddlesteam, Manager at Blazing Saddles, responded to this review

We apologize you had such a negative experience with our company. Customer service is very important to us and we take reviews like yours very seriously. Summer months are our peak season, and this year we are experiencing even higher volumes of customers than usual. The ferry company is a separate business, but we provide ferry tickets as a convenience... More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Although the staff were friendly on arrival I can't help but feel that the information given was somewhat misleading. Prior to hiring the bikes I had approached a member of staff and asked how long it usually takes to cycle to and from the bridge, to which I was told that on average it takes about 3 hours. My boyfriend... More

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blazingsaddlesteam, Manager at Blazing Saddles, responded to this review

We apologize you were not 100% satisfied with your experience. We do our best to give accurate and helpful information to our customers, In addition to providing a map and written directions, we include a video orientation and test-ride before customers leave the store. We want you to be prepared and have the essential information you need to have the... More

North Carolina
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is well worth the effort, to cycle through town, the parks, over the bridge and far away. Maps, lock, helmets included. Good bikes. Good staff. Word to the wise though - the "hop on the ferry" in Sausalito to return to SF is a bit misleading, especially at busy times, we barely made the last one back in the... More

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blazingsaddlesteam, Manager at Blazing Saddles, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your overall experience with our company. We developed the ferry priority boarding system so our customers could avoid waiting in line and enjoy their time in Sausalito. However, there has been an unusually high volume of f bikers and visitors this summer, so it... More

New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Blazing Saddles has great bikes and a knowledgeable and friendly staff - big shout out to Shannon who helped us with our bike tour. My husband and I rented bikes at their Fisherman's Wharf location and spent a truly memorable day biking over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito and then to Tiburon where we boarded a ferry back to... More

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blazingsaddlesteam, Manager at Blazing Saddles, responded to this review

Sounds like you had a wonderful adventure on our bikes! We're delighted to hear your enjoyed your experience from start to finish. Thank you for taking the time to post a review - your feedback is very important to us! Please visit us again next time you are in SF. -Sandra More

Toronto
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We had a great time riding bikes on a self-guided tour across the Golden Gate Bridge and into Sausalito. Aside from a couple of steep hills that many riders walked up, the ride was pretty easy. The bikes we had were in good shape, but had been well used. We felt the safety instructions were a little rushed, as they... More

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blazingsaddlesteam, Manager at Blazing Saddles, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review! We're so glad this was the highlight of your trip to SF - it's always our goal to create a memorable experience for our customers. Regarding helmets, we disinfect them everyday and between rentals to keep them clean and safe. The shower chaps are a great idea, though! We really... More

Redlands, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

What an awesome tour! Amazing weather in cool SF! Great way to spend summer day! My 9yo 40# daughter had some trouble and walked her bike up a couple of hills- can't say enough about sweeper Liam who was so kind and encouraging! A bit chaotic checking in and a little nuts getting up on GGB. Lots of walkers and... More

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blazingsaddlesteam, Manager at Blazing Saddles, responded to this review

Our guided tour is a great option for riders who want to kick back and let someone else lead the way! We will make sure you are taken care of and that everything goes smoothly. We're happy to hear you were satisfied with your overall experience with our company. Thank you for your feedback, and we hope to see you... More

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