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Bike and Roll San Francisco

899 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Russian Hill)
415-229-2000
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Ranked #154 of 307 Activities in San Francisco
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Type: Tours
Owner description: 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.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I hired bikes from these guys and we were happy with them. She went for the standard bike, and I went for the road bike (carbon fibre forks version). They had no problems, and it was a great way to see the city! One thing I'd mention is that I wasn't hugely impressed by the list of... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Great staff and great bikes. So easy- we turned up, hired (and the best bit is that you don't need to decide how long you want it for until you return) and off we went. It took us about 45 min to get to the start of the Golden Gate Bridge then we rode across. It is so worth it!!... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We rented bikes from Bike and Roll in fisherman's warf. What's cool about this company is that they have several locations and you can drop off your bike at any of the locations throughout the warf. The bikes we got worked fine and come with a helmet and a lock. We used the bikes to go over the Golden Gate... More

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

My friend was provided with a bike, which seemed allright for the first half an hour but as soon as we have to shift gears, the chain came iff. As my friend is quite handy, he could repair it himself. On the way back from Sausalito to downtown, it got worse on the bridge....the complete gear broke in two pieces... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We rented Trek bikes to ride from the far end of Fisherman's Wharf across the Golden Gate Bridge and back. The total trip was about 4.5 miles. There definitely are some strenuous sections with steep uphills, so many folks need to walk their bikes up. It's not a ride for novices. You can take the ferry back, but after all... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

To see the golden gate this is a must. Bikes are pretty good, there are a number of companies to choose from. If you are going to ride over golden gate don't leave it to late, pre book your tickets for the ferry ride back so you don't miss our it is a long way back and a couple steep... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

We hired the Trek-bikes at Fisherman's Wharf. Both gears and breaks worked very well and also in other respects the bikes had been maintained professionally. Bike tour to Sausalito is a must. When you arrive at Sausalito, park your bike next to ferry terminal and don't forget to get a priority token from the booth and to buy your ferry... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Harrison did a great job at the Hyatt Regency on Embarcadero, but one of the bikes was worn out. Shifting was nearly impossible, and it was needed for the bike ride across the Golden Gate bridge

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BikeandRoll, General Manager at Bike and Roll San Francisco, responded to this review

Hello Lisa, Glad to hear you enjoyed our staff, but was very sorry to hear you didn't like one of the bikes your group was given. We have mechanics who work full-time and look over the bikes to make sure they are ready for riding, but sometimes things pop up that we can't foresee. Please accept my sincere apologies and... More

Belfast, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I rented a bike from Bike and Roll yesterday (25th May) and was severely disappointed with the bikes I had. Started off with a bit of brief info from the guy at the Hyatt location. Got as far as the ferry terminal and had to go back as there was an issue with gears, new bike given. Just past Pier... More

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BikeandRoll, General Manager at Bike and Roll San Francisco, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear about the numerous mechanical problems you had with our bikes. We have 3 full time mechanics who service our bike fleet on a daily basis, so a situation in which 3 bikes break down for one person is highly unusual. We pride ourselves on working with people when they have problems and trying to quickly... More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My family and I (six of us) wanted to cycle to Sausalito. We knew we'd be tired afterwards so we figured we'd rent somewhere near the Bart station (Embarcadero) or the Ferry Building instead of from the shops at the Fisherman's Wharf so we can get home faster. My boyfriend and I tried Bay City Bike last time and we... More

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BikeandRoll, General Manager at Bike and Roll San Francisco, responded to this review

We apologize for any confusion on our end. I know it can sometimes be a struggle for those on our staff to remember all the different closing times at all the locations and sometimes make mistakes, but it is never an excuse to inconvenience a customer or to put them through a big hassle. We always want to err on... More

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