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 #81 of 304 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

252 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    160
    59
    8
    8
    17
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Manchester
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I pre-ordered 4 bikes for the family to be picked up from the Columbus Ave store. We were met by Dietrich, who sorted us out with 4 bikes for our different sizes. We wanted a self-guided tour so Dietrich walked through the route to Sausalito with a big map on the wall behind the counter and a pointy stick with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I rented a bike from Bay City Bikes this weekend. The chain snapped in half while downshifting. That is frustrating enough, but when I called them they said where I was "out of their range" and that they couldn't help me. They also refused me a refund or even a discount. Poor quality bikes and they won't help you, nor... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
BayCityBike, Manager at Bay City Bike Rentals and Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. When our staff person rented the bikes to you, he was happy to offer you 25% off your all day bike rentals. As is protocol for all staff to tell island visitors, he also cautioned that our rescue service cannot go to Angel Island if anything happens: NO vehicles can... More

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

..... But that's no excuse. We do cycle tours in every city we visit around the world and have done at least a dozen. Our experience on the Golden Gate Sausalito ride with Bay City was awful to say the least. We pre-booked and pre-paid on Viator and when we checked in we were asked if we wanted to pay... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
BayCityBike, Manager at Bay City Bike Rentals and Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. This was a misunderstanding: on that day we experienced a high volume of bike rentals as well as hosting several guided tours. At the same time, your tour’s booked guide called in sick at the last minute, and we subbed in a freelance guide in-training, who had not yet completed... More

Lake Tahoe (California), California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We had the most perfect weather for our ride, and Ramondo was an excellent tour guide, the ride is fairly easy just a couple of hills. Make sure you go in the morning as you have more time for the ride as the bridge closes to cyclists at 3.30! Excellent value for money and well worth it, thanks.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Walked into the shop near Fishermans Wharf and hired bikes for our family of four. Excellent service and we were on our way quickly. Nice bikes (Giant) and well maintained. Helmets and locks included in the price. We cycled the 8 mile trail over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito and got the ferry back. Fabulous fun and the best... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kitchener, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My husband and I took the Golden Gate tour and it was my favourite part of our trip. Robert was our tour guide and did a phenomenal job. He shared a wealth of information on the city, ensured everyone was comfortable and took many photos for everyone. I was 5 month pregnant at the time and the ride was easy... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went on this Bike Tour + Ferry Ride on a recommendation from a friend and WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED! Best thing we did in San Francisco. Equipment was top notch. Tour guide was helpful, friendly, patient, and knowledgable. We did the 8 mile tour to Saucalito...it was work/exhausting, but a ton of fun and well worth it! Once in Saucalito... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Coquitlam, Canada
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Booked online for the discount :) ! Super friendly service during a very busy time. Bikes were in great condition with locks, maps and little storage bags. We did our own thing, not a guided tour. Map was easy to follow. A fun day out. Thanks to all at Bay City!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Miami, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We were a group of 11 on the Golden Gate Bridge bike tour and all were impressed by the well organized and professional service provided. The bikes were ready as planned and in great condition. Our tour guide, whose name I cannot remember, was patient, careful and informative. We had a wonderful experience throughout the entire ride with Bay City.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great deal on bike rentals...right now book online and get 25% off your rental. The staff is a hoot and the bikes are good. Get ready to feel the burn as you bike over the bridge, but do it; it's a great experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

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