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Basically Free Bike Rentals

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At Basically Free Bike Rentals you can take a leisurely ride on one of our super comfy 2015 Cannondale Adventure 3 Hybrid bikes, race around on a 2015 Cannondale Synapse aluminum frame road bike, team up on a Tandem or ride on the ultimate in...more
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1196 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-1708
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
+1 628-208-0402
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked 5 bikes for our party of 2 adults and 3 children (10, 8 and 8) We arrived at lunchtime and hadn’t eaten yet, so we grabbed some sandwiches from across the road, and the guys at BFBR were happy for us to sit...More

Thank Liwsi H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Rented bike to ride towards the golden bridge, the bike were good comparing to city rental bikes, everything worked well. The idea of getting the money back for the sports store is brilliant, stopped on our way back and got everything back :-) well also...More

Thank KateSh_32
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yesterday my boyfriend and I cycled over the Golden Gate Bridge. I would highly recommend hiring from Basically Free Bike Rentals - it is located on 1196 Columbos Avenue. I reserved bikes online the night before - you do not need to pay in advance...More

Thank DJohnston25
Reviewed 1 week ago

Renting a bike here is a no-brainer! + Good selection of regular and electric power assist bikes. Includes helmet and bike lock. + Friendly, competent, efficient staff. It was busy but we had pre-registered and got in/out very quickly. + Fee for bike rental converts...More

Thank Arlene K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rented bikes for a day to ride to Sausalito. Highly recommend this bike rental as the shop is opened until 8 pm which gives you a longer day in case you return on a later ferry. The sweet bonus is that the rental shop gives...More

Thank HopSkipnFly_88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking to rent a bicycle on your trip to San Francisco then this is the place to go. Just a short walk from fisherman's wharf and near the start of the bike trail across the golden gate bridge. The best thing about this...More

Thank MarkC73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is so clever! You rent your bike and get a voucher for the full price which you can spend in the Sport Basement Store next to the Golden Gate Bridge there‘s no trick or anything! We went to the Store in Berkeley the other...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just great. We’ve hired bikes from other places before but this beats them. If you like sports / walking gear then you easily can make this worthwhile. The hire shop was very close to our hotel but is easy to find, just a few blocks...More

Thank pmac1969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got the electric bikes and I was the best for the SF hills!!! We were able to bike all the way to Sausalito and come back with quick stops at the golden gate park, the 16th avenue tiled steps and Alamo Square. All in...More

Thank Fredebi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Basic costs are low, cashback in the store where you can buy a lot of tracking stuff. But the normal and electrical bikes bring you around SF which is a superb experience. We biked for hours and took the ferry back. (PS you can't take...More

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
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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.
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Syed A
July 3, 2018|
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Response from Zack F | Reviewed this property |
You might be able to park at the big store for free (and a little closer to the Golden Gate if that's where you are riding) The big store is called Sports Basement - and is where you stop to get the money off on... More
Natalie K
March 18, 2018|
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Response from Sarichan | Reviewed this property |
It took us about 15 min. without taking pictures and looking around since we were in a hurry on the way back. We needed in total 2 hours to cycle from the rental shop and to come back, crossing over the bridge, taking... More
Ramon G
March 5, 2018|
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Response from Chris E | Reviewed this property |
I would think you can. But to stay in the safe side, just give them a call.