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Bike and Roll San Francisco

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Address: 899 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: 415-229-2000
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Description: Bike and Roll is the nation's premier bicycle rentals and tours company...
Bike and Roll is the nation's premier bicycle rentals and tours company with locations in San Francisco, New York, Wasington, DC, Chicago, and Miami. Bike and Roll San Francisco offers you some of the most beautiful bike rides in the world. Imagine leaving Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, riding a bike path along the San Francisco Bay, through the Presidio and Golden Gate National Recreation Area, over the Golden Gate Bridge, and into Sausalito where one can board a ferry for a boat cruise back across the bay. Thousands of visitors make this journey on a daily basis throughout the peak visitor season as the Bay Trail bicycle ride has emerged as a must do visitor event in the city by the bay. For the more adventurous, San Francisco sits just below the Marin Headlands where the origins of mountain biking can be found. In addition to its line of comfort bikes for leisure riding, Bike and Roll offers a full line of high-end bikes for the more experienced or more adventurous rider.
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Love the experience but the bike ...ouch

There is no other way to experience the Golden Gate Bridge except on a bike with the wind blowing in your face. it may seem like its far to bike from Fisherman's Wharf but it's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Fort Worth, Texas
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San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We found that renting bikes in San Francisco was extremely worth our time and calorie burnout. For novice to mid level bikers I see no problem in this treat, not that there're many hills in this route : pay $30 for full day, peddle for 5-6 hours. Come on, you can do it. Start after a healthy yet light bkfst.... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

There is no other way to experience the Golden Gate Bridge except on a bike with the wind blowing in your face. it may seem like its far to bike from Fisherman's Wharf but it's worth it. We also went all the way past bridge through Sausolito and took the ferry back. LOVED THIS EXPERIENCE. .. DO IT!! I am... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

As far I've seen, all big bike rental shops are more or less similar in both pricing and bike quality. From what I've seen in reviews, you can be lucky... or not. We went to the Bike & Roll Leavenworth location, and the guy here was friendly and had a very good knowledge (even if that was not so useful,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

There are tonnes of bike rentals in SF and 90% stock terrible bikes and are staffed by really simple folk who never actually ride bikes and who don't even know the neighbourhood. 8/10 store attendees asked (including other bike and roll stores) couldn't actually direct me anywhere except to give me a map which doesn't have bike friendly paths. Bike... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I am very fond of the experience but not with the bike. The bike quality is not so good especially uphills (there are plenty of uphills in the track). In there catalog there are supposed to be plenty of bikes to choose from but sadly only the basic one is available. It is also such a bother that they have... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The bikes these guys have are complete wrecks. They'll offer discount for cash up front, because if you make it back in one piece, you certainly won't be paying after your experience. My bike gears were totally shot, but you don't find out until the first hill that's a few kilometres away. The promise of flat hills made me walk... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Rented a bike from Bike and Roll just across from the Ferry Terminal. Let's just say staff was mediocre... just getting the job done, didn't seem to know much about biking and recommendations etc. But when renting bikes, you really just need decent equipment. Well, the concierge at the Hyatt recommended Bike and Roll and said they had the newest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We found this the best value for bikes. And if you check with your hotel they have coupons for $5 dollars off. We cycled across the GG Bridge. Great day.

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Denver, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Was a fun trip and experience until the charges came in. I prepaid for the bike rental and had a great ride. When I turned in the bike a few hours later, they charged my card a second time for a lower rate. Called them 3 times and told "Rich" the simple error. He assured me someone would call me... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Overall, greaet experience with "Bike and Roll". Rented bikes around 9AM, good customer service. No issues with bikes. Bikes had maps of city, locks, helmets and had no issues. Would definitely use them again!

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Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighborhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighborhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighborhood home.
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