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Bay City Bike Rentals and Tours

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Address: 501 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: +1 415-346-2453
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Description: Bay City Bike, a 15 year veteran in the bike rental & tour industry, is...
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!
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Excellent Bike Tour!

We were vacationing in San Francisco and thought it would be fun to tour the city on bikes. We had such a good time and learned a lot about the city! Our tour guide (Robert... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Calabasas, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We were vacationing in San Francisco and thought it would be fun to tour the city on bikes. We had such a good time and learned a lot about the city! Our tour guide (Robert) really took the time to get to know us and was extremely knowledgeable about the city and it's history. He took us to some sites... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

With just two hours of time on a busy trip to SF my husband and I went to Bay City Bikes to see if we could rent bikes to ride over the golden gate bridge. It was a wonderful experience and the highlight of the trip. The staff was very nice and helpful. We were able to rent great easy... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

We were a family of 12 people doing the activity. The rest of my family booked through an intermediate, we booked directly on their website. I personally booked a Tandem with my boyfriend, which is a double bike. The staff was great on giving us instructions, great guy at the welcome desk. We got on our way to the tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We had a fantastic time on this bike tour! We felt like locals cruising through the streets of San Francisco, and learned a lot about all the different neighborhoods from our super friendly guide. The city is very bike friendly, and picking up/dropping the bikes off was a breeze. My highlights were seeing the murals in the Mission District, stopping... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Robert was our guide and he was great! We went to Sausilito and we had a great time. The bike was in good condition and Roberts patience and guiding of the tour was top rate.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I was heading to another shop, and entered in this one by mistake. When they realized we made a mistake, they offered a really good deal for day rentals, so we decided to rent from them. I cannot complain about the service, they did what it was expected. But service was plain, so I really cannot recommend their services (nor... More 

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BayCityBike, Manager at Bay City Bike Rentals and Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for "Choosing" Bay City Bike and we want o first off apologize that our service and your experience was sub par. We pride ourselves in our service and attention to our customer needs. If you are in the city once again, we hope to exceed your expectations. Come try us again at a discounted rate. Bike on! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Great service! Quick fast and affordable. Friendly and very helpful, we booked for 4 hours but did it in 2 so they only charged us for 2. Highly recommend :)

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This was a great experience. It was amazing to see so many different sights in a matter of a few hours. It was so beautiful, and it was great to exercise while seeing so many sights.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Rented from the one on Haight St. We had a groupon. Dennis was so helpful and kind. We had a grand time and would do it again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Easy and fast to rent good bikes. You can buy directly the ferry tickets if you choose to go to Sausalito biking and coming back by ferry and they give you directions. Enjoy!

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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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