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At Basically Bike Rentals you can rent a high-quality hybrid, electric, road and/or kids bike ... basically ! You receive the full value of your rentals to use as store credit at Sports Basement, San Francisco's #1 sports store located on the way to the Golden Gate Bridge! There are no strings attached either! There is no minimum purchase at the store and your credit can be used for any of the awesome items we carry at Sports Basement like Nike, The North Face, Ray-Ban, and Patagonia! We have everything from drinks and snacks, to sporting goods, clothing and fun toys like kites, balls, frisbees and a ton of other stuff. Come check us out today and see how great a Basically Bike Rental can be! But don't take our word for it ... read the reviews above : )
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Departure Point
Basically Free Bike Rentals & Tours, 2568 Jones St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Use of bicycle
  • Credit for your entire rental at Sports Basement, SF's #1 sports store!
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I rent a bike for two days which was the best I could do to get around in SAN Francisco and I found basically free next corner. It was easy and not complicated at all and the staff was very helpful and nice. I would...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Ulrike_Ziegler
Reviewed 4 days ago

Second time hiring bikes from Basically Free Bike rentals, the last time 4 years ago. Once again they were fantastic. Easy getting the bikes and stopping at Sports Basement to spend our voucher. No catch to it. Would hire from them every time!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Hillbilly978
Reviewed 4 days ago

Booked online and was able to arrive at the store 30 minutes later and get fitted out for a bike for me and my wife within minutes. The customer service went up another notch when we were advised the bikes we booked online could be...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Brad G
Friends a, Manager at Basically Free Bike Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks, Brad! We're so glad to hear that you had such a great rental experience and that you loved our awesome rental deal :-) We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 4 days ago

Just stop if you’re considering renting anywhere else in the city. Top rate customer service! We rented five bikes all day and set out on ride over GG to Sausalito. Shop was great getting us ready and who can beat the discount pass for shopping...More

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Date of experience: July 2019
Thank OnAir62785
Friends a, Manager at Basically Free Bike Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you!! We're so happy to hear that you had a great trip and that we were able to assist with the issues that arose :-) We look forward to seeing you again and hope that everyone gets to enjoy their entire day's rental next...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

My son and I rented bikes from Basically Free and we were very pleased with everything. The bikes were of a good quality, they provided helmets and a lock so we could stop along the way. We rode from their shop to Fisherman's wharf and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Michael B
Friends a, Manager at Basically Free Bike Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Howdy! WOW! Thank you so much for the incredibly amazing review! That's right! There is a bit of an inline so we suggest trying out an Electric Bike for next time-maybe even visit Sausalito! We're so glad that you got to the use the credit...More

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July 22, 2019|
Response from Sue A | Reviewed this property |
You just have to have the bikes back before the shop closes. On Sunday it was 8:00. We rented for the entire day.
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