We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bay City Bike Rentals and Tours

501 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Russian Hill)
415-346-2453
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #82 of 307 Activities in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Book Now

Type: Tours
Owner description: Bay City Bike, a 15 year veteran in the bike rental & tour industry, is the only authentic San Francisco Bike Rental and Tour Company with local... more » Owner description: Bay City Bike, a 15 year veteran in the bike rental & tour industry, is the only authentic San Francisco Bike Rental and Tour Company with local expertise. Self-Guided, Daily Guided & Customized Group Tours! We feature a fleet of 1,000+ bicycles; from standard Comfort Hybrids, Performance Bikes & Tandems to Electric, Kids & Road Bikes, we give you the option to experience SF like a true native. Indulge in the road less traveled and the exciting "underground" routes through this spectacular city as you partake in a Self-Guided or Daily Guided Tour. 4 Prime Locations in the Fisherman’s Wharf! « less
Write a Review

274 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    174
    61
    11
    9
    19
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Guildford, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a fantastic time on the first part of this trip. Cycling from Fisherman's Wharf to Sausalito (over the Golden Gate Bridge) was a generally gentle ride along coastal cycle paths with stunning scenery. However, when embarked on this second part of our journey, from Sausalito to Tiburon, it was not the flat, easy cycle we had been promised.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Walnut Creek, California
Top Contributor
195 reviews 195 reviews
30 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

I went to Bay City to buy a San Francisco GO Pass. The location close to Fisherman's Wharf was totally crowded. They have a location two blocks away without the crowds. The GO pass is great - it includes almost everything you could want to do in SF - Museums - Sight seeing bus, bike rental at Bay City. It... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wanganui, New Zealand
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

These guys were great. I can't recall the name of our tour guide but she was awesome & so helpful. Actually all the staff that I came in contact with were so helpful. I highly recommend this guided tour, it was so much fun & such an awesome way to see/do the Golden Gate Bridge & Salsulitto.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Farnborough, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Brilliant day, thoroughly enjoyed by us all including our 12yr and 9yr old kids. The views of Alcatraz and the Bridge as you approach it, views from the Bridge looking back at the City and the thrill of cycling over the Bridge are amazing. The maps provided by Bay City Bikes were helpful, although not really needed since the cycle... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Carmel, IN
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

There were plenty of bike rental places in the Fisherman's Wharf area to choose from. We walked past Bay City Bike Rentals and were greeted quickly by their staff. This caught our attention, and we asked questions which were answered clearly. The whole process seemed very simple and rates were comparable to other locations as it turns out we later... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ajax, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My husband and I rented bikes and a trailer for our daughter and had a great day! The bikes were well maintained, and the staff was very helpful and friendly. If you book online in advance you can save 25%. We booked near midnight for 9am the next day and saved this way. Its a great way to see the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ashburn, Virginia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We rented 3 bikes with helmets & locks for a reasonable price and biked the Golden Gate Bridge. The bikes were well maintained easy to ride comfort hybrids with cushy seats. The bag in the front was convenient for holding the phone/id and some money.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

There are lots of bike rental companies in San Francisco, use one of the other ones and save yourself the headache! Long story short - chain snapped whilst we were riding, took 45 mins to get a replacement which cut our day short, but the real problem was that Bay City Bikes wanted to charge us for replacing the chain!... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

An electric bike for mum and top-end hybrids for me and the teenagers. All worked perfectly and the eBike had enough juice to get over the Golden Gate bridge and back with a visit to Sausolito. Perfect day and a perfect way to burn off those frozen yoghurt calories.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Purchased a Go pass for the day for SF and we rented bikes from here to use and bike around other attractions for the day. The clerks were super helpful, gave us directions of bike trails and other helpful information. We biked across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito and then took the farry back. Best decision ever! I would... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Bay City Bike Rentals and Tours also viewed

 

Been to Bay City Bike Rentals and Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Bay City Bike Rentals and Tours, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing