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Blazing Saddles

Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA
415-202-8888
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Ranked #85 of 283 activities in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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75 reviews 75 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Super and friendly welcome. Slightly rushed briefing & induction but bike was great and instructions clear. They were happy to wait ages for you to come back. No hard sells for add ons. Ferry back to pier 39 was heaving and couldn't believe you had to lug your own bike up internal stairs on the boat.... Beware! Be sure to... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

A great way to see the sights of San Francisco. The ride isn't too hard. Bikes are comfortable and staff helpful and friendly.

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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I've been to SF many times and had never heard to this activity. It was my all-time favorite thing we did during our week there! What a blast. We rented bikes from Blazing Saddles just up the hill from the Buena Vista restaurant. The ride across the bridge was awesome! We rode into Sausalito, walked around, ate lunch, then took... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A well run business, easy to find and to book in. The tour itself was a good balance of easy and slightly trickier terrain. The guide was knowledgable and helpful. Just as a side note- if you are used to biking it is probably better to just hire and ride yourself, then you can control the pace etc. The pathways... More

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

My friend and I did this as a different way to explore SF. We started around 2pm and biked into Sausalito. I'd recommend starting earlier in the day so that you have time to get to Tiburon (and take the ferry back to SF from there). We had an awesome day and enjoyed exploring on bikes! Some advice: bring water... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

One of the best experiences with a tour company ever. Blazing Saddles is so well run, with enthusiastic workers, a very streamlined, and expeditious process. We were able to walk in without an appointment, had directions and instructions, fitted for helmet and bikes, and off on our adventure in a very short time. The bikes are fantastic, and we had... More

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Hopewell, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We rented a couple of bikes from Blazing Saddles to bike across the Golden Gate bridge and return via ferry. I don't know if what we encountered was normal for SF but the ride over the bridge was very crowded and a bit dangerous. Lots of riders not making emough room for others and causing accidents on the bridge, I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

We did the guided trip to Sausilito over the Golden Gate Bridge and thoroughly enjoyed it. Staff were friendly, knowledgeable and very enthusiastic. Did this with kids aged 13, 10 and 4 and didn't have any problems, although there can be queues for the ferry back at the end of the day. Would definitely recommend as a great day out.

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jeffblazing, Manager at Blazing Saddles, responded to this review

We're delighted your guided tour was a success! It's a great activity for families with children of all ages and skill levels. We're glad you found our staff to be helpful and knowledgeable. Thank you for recommending our company, and we hope to see you again in the future! -Sandra More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We'd had lots of word of mouth tips from friends about Blazing Saddles, so hired a couple of bikes and cycled from Fisherman's Wharf to Sausalito (we got the ferry back). We're not the fittest of people, but the cycle was fine - only 1 hill we pushed the bikes up, and plenty of fitter people were doing that too!... More

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jeffblazing, Manager at Blazing Saddles, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. It's great to hear you were completely satisfied with your experience with our company and staff. We take a lot of pride in our customer service, so it's always rewarding to receive feedback like yours. We hope to see you again next time you're in SF. Please thank your friends... More

London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

What an excellent experience... Such an incredible way to see something as iconic as Golden Gate Bridge. Tita helped me out with advisable routes, etc and then off I went. I did cycle to Sausalito and then back again (that climb back before the bridge is pretty intense!). If you're in SF, cycle along the bay, over the bridge and... More

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jeffblazing, Manager at Blazing Saddles, responded to this review

We love hard-core riders who bike both ways over the bridge! Kudos!! We're always pleased to hear when customers have "too much fun" - that's definitely a good sign. We take a lot of pride in our customer service, and it absolutely makes our when customers report that their ride was one of the highlights of their trip. Please come... More

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