Bike Rental in San Francisco
Here we have good information about bike rental in San Francisco to help you choose which company will be best for you.There is a lot to see and do in San Francisco, getting on a bike makes it really easy and affordable to enjoy it all. Go ahead dining out, sightseeing San Francisco streets, visiting the Golden Gate Park and, of course, the most precious ride ever: bike the Golden Gate Bridge!
Also, if you plan to ride with children under 18 years old, are looking for a specific type of bicycle like an electric bike, are interested in a guided tour, or would like to keep a bike in your possession for several days at a time, renting a bike in San Francisco is your best bet.
There are a lot of bike rental places in San Francisco: at the Fisherman’s Wharf, the Golden Gate Park and at the Golden Gate Bridge mainly. Here are the best ones:
SF Yellow bikes offers electric assist bike rentals and guided tours.
Prices: Starting at $45 for 4 hours
Options: Standard Unisex 26″ electric bicycles.
Rental Length: 4 hrs rentals
Hours: Daily from 8 AM to 12 PM and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Includes: Helmets, water bottle holders, and lock.
Pickup & Drop-off Locations: We are at the end of Hyde stree on Hyde and Jefferson.
Bay City Bike
Bay City Bike offers bike rentals and guided tours. They also offer helmet rentals for $5 per day.
Prices: Starting at $32 per day ($10 restocking fee for returning bikes to different location)
Options: Bikes for men, women, kids; hybrid, electric, road, tandem bikes, tagalongs, trailer bikes and child seat available
Rental Length: Full day rentals
Hours: Daily from 8 AM to 8 PM (hours vary according to location)
Includes: Helmets, front camera bags, bells, maps, water bottle holders, puncture repair kits and locks
Pickup & Drop-off Locations: 501 Bay Street @ Fisherman’s Wharf; 2661 Taylor Street @ Fisherman’s Wharf; 2830 Jones Street @ Fisherman’s Wharf; 2800 Leavenworth Street @ Fisherman’s Wharf; 1669 Haight Street
This is a trusted bike rental company with 7 locations in San Francisco, offering specialty bikes and guided tours.
Prices: Starting at $8 per hour
Options: Bikes for men, women and kids; electric, road, mountain, tandem bikes; baby trailer, baby seat and tagalong equipment available.
Rental Length: Hourly up to 24 hours
Hours: Daily from 8 AM to 6:30 PM (hours vary according to location)
Includes: Helmet, small pouch, bike lock, map
Pickup & Drop-off Locations: 2715 Hyde Street; Pier 41; 465 Jefferson Street; 550 North Point Street; 2555 Powell Street; 757 Beach Street; 433 Mason Street @ Union Square
Golden Gate Rides
Golden Gate Rides provides bike rentals and tours as well as camera gear rental.
Prices: Starting at $36 plus taxes per for full day on hybrids and 95/day for road/mtbs.
Options: Bikes for men and women; comfort, mountain, off-road, performance, race.
Rental Length: Rent for half a day, full day, weekly or monthly.
Hours: Daily 6 AM to 9 PM (when reserved online) or 8 AM to 8 PM (for walkins) Break between 2-4PM.
Includes: Helmets, locks, water, maps, free bike swap, roadside assistance if needed.
Pickup & Drop-off Locations: 609 O’ Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Parkwide provides bike rentals and tours. They also provides “Spider Bikes” that seat 7 for special events.
Prices: Starting at $32 for a full day
Options: Bikes for men, women and kids; electric and tandem bikes, tag-a-long, kid’s trailer and child seats available
Rental Length: Full day rentals
Hours: Daily from 10 AM to 6:30 PM
Includes: Helmet, small pouch, bike lock, maps
Pickup & Drop-off Locations: Golden Gate Park – Bandshell; Golden Gate Park – Stanyan & Haight Street; Justin Herman Plaza; Fort Mason; Union Square Plaza
Bike Rental San Francisco
Prices: Starting at $16 for two hours; $6 extra to drop off at a different location; 20% online discount of full day rentals
Options: Bikes for men, women and children; comfort, mountain, performance, race, tandem bikes; baby trailer, baby seat and tagalong equipment available.
Rental Length: Rent for 2 hours minimum or full day
Hours: Daily 9 AM to to 7:30 PM (hours vary depending on location)
Season: Closed in winter during heavy rain
Includes: Helmets, maps and locks
Pickup & Drop-off Locations: 425 Jefferson Street @ The Cannery at Fisherman’s Wharf; 1816 Haight Street; Ferry Building
Streets of San Francisco Bike Tours
Named “Best SF Bike Tour” by U.S. News & World Report in 2017, Streets of San Francisco Bike Tours offers a great insider’s view of the city’s most popular neighborhoods.
Prices: Tours starting at $79/person
Options: City bikes with multiple speeds and upright sitting position, or electric bikes with five levels of pedal assist
Rental Length: Tours lasting 4-6 hours; private tours also available
Hours: Tours offered daily with various start times
Location: 370 Linden St, between Octavia and Gough, in Hayes Valley
The Bike Hut
The Bike Hut is a socially responsible company providing affordable bike rental.
Prices: Starting at $7 per hour or $26 per day
Options: Mostly hybrid and mountain bikes, along with some tandems, touring, road, cruiser, single-speed/fixie, and kids’ bikes; baby seats, one Burley trailer and two tag-along attachments for kids are also available
Rental Length: Hourly, daily, weekly or long-term
Hours: Wednesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 6 PM
Includes: Helmet and lock
Pickup & Drop-off Location: Pier 40, near AT&T Ballpark at Townsend and the Embarcadero
Wheel Fun Rentals
With a spectacular waterfront setting, gorgeous vistas, and exclusive amenities, Wheel Fun Rentals at Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 43 1/2 represent the best venue for recreation, education, and leisure in San Francisco!
Prices: Hourly starting at $8 and 24 hour starting at $32.
Options: Infinity Shifting hybrid bike, Road and mountain bike, Youth and tandem bikes, Kids’ seats and trailers available.
Rental Length: Hourly – 24 hours
Hours: 8am – 8pm 7 days/week, all year
Includes: Helmet if requested, and required if under 18.
Shop Locations: Taylor and North Point, 2627-A Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94133 and Pier 43 1/2 Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
Bike share is similar to bike rental, but with a few distinct advantages. It consists of bikes that are locked into a network of docking stations throughout the city. Bikes are simply unlocked from one station and returned to another station in the system, making bike share ideal for one-way rides.
Ford GoBike offers a share program designed to give residents and visitors a fun, affordable and convenient alternative to walking, taxis/rideshare, buses and subways.
To use Ford GoBike, purchase an Access Pass (unlimited 30-minute rides in a 24-hour period for $9.95), a 3-Day Access Pass (unlimited 30-minute rides in a 72-hour period for $19.95) or a Single Ride (one 30-minute ride for $3). You’ll get access to all bikes in the system in San Francisco, San Jose and the East Bay.
If you live locally or will be using the system frequently throughout the year, it may make more sense to purchase an Annual Membership for $149 (unlimited 45-minute rides).
Ford GoBike Access Pass or 3-Day Access Pass will allow you to take as many rides as you’d like while your pass is active, with the first 30 minutes of each ride included in the cost of the pass. Get a Pass
Popular Bike Rides in San Francisco
Here are some great rides around San Francisco and the East Bay that you can try:
SAN FRANCISCO YELLOW BIKES
By providing your credit information and your personal information, you accept the following conditions, agreement or waiver:
BIKE RENTALS TO TOUR THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE ONLY!!
I agree to do not take the bicycle beyond the established touring area, which is the Fishermans Wharf, Marina, Crissy Fields, Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands, and Sausalito. Transport on the ferry is OK.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT – SAFETY
I acknowledge that I have been advised to wear an approved helmet while cycling. I am aware that the use of the bicycle is subject to any applicable municipal and provincial highway traffic regulations.
I am familiar with the proper use of the bicycle, including bikes with electric assist and all quick release mechanisms, brakes, and gear shifters. I am aware that there are technicians, guides or instructors available to answer any questions that I may have as to the proper use of the bicycle.
ASSUMPTION OF RISKS
I am aware that cycling activities involve many risks, dangers and hazards including, but not limited to: changing weather conditions; mechanical failure of the equipment; loss of balance; difficulty or inability to control one’s speed and direction; variation or steepness in terrain; rapid or uncontrolled acceleration on hills and inclines; variation or changes in the cycling surface including holes or depressions in the roads; failure to cycle safely or within one’s own ability or within designated areas; negligence of other participants; and NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF SF YELLOW BIKES OR THEIR STAFF INCLUDING THE FAILURE ON THE PART OF THEIR STAFF TO SAFEGUARD OR PROTECT ME FROM THE RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS OF ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES. I am also aware that the risks, dangers, and hazards referred to above exist throughout the area used for cycling and that many are unmarked.
I will not attempt repairs or removal of bike parts held by screws or nuts. Saddles and pedals are exempt. Repairs needed are to be done by any local bicycle shop. Reimbursement is handled upon return of the bicycle.
I AM AWARE OF THE RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH CYCLING ACTIVITIES AND I FREELY ACCEPT AND FULLY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS AND THE POSSIBILITY OF PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE AND LOSS RESULTING THEREFROM.
I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO THE RENTAL BICYCLE OR BICYCLE PARTS AND ACCESSORIES INCLUDED WITH THE BICYCLE DURING MY RENTAL. I AM FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR REPLACING OR REPAIRING THE BICYCLE AND ANY OF ITS COMPONENTS UPON LOOSENING OR REMOVING & REINSTALLING PARTS, OR BENDING, BREAKING, RIPPING OR THEFT DURING MY RENTAL. THIS EXCLUDES PEDAL INSTALLATION AND SADDLE ADJUSTMENT.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
In consideration of SF YELLOW BIKES allowing me to participate in cycling activities and permitting my use of bicycles, streets, bike parks, bike trails, race courses and other facilities, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is acknowledged, I hereby agree as follows:
1. TO WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS that I have or may in the future have against SF YELLOW BIKES and their directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (all of whom are hereinafter collectively referred to as “THE RELEASEES”), and TO RELEASE THE RELEASEES from any and all liability for any loss, damage, expense or injury including death that I may suffer, or that my next of kin may suffer resulting from my participation in adventure activities DUE TO ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR BREACH OF ANY STATUTORY OR OTHER DUTY OF CARE, AND ALSO INCLUDING THE FAILURE ON THE PART OF THE RELEASEES TO SAFEGUARD OR PROTECT ME FROM THE RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS OF ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES REFERRED TO ABOVE;
2. TO HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY THE RELEASEES from any and all liability for any damage to property of or personal injury to any third party, resulting from my participation in touring the Golden Gate Bridge and the State of California;
3. This Agreement shall be effective and binding upon my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators, and representatives, in the event of my death or incapacity;
4. This Agreement and any rights, duties, and obligations as between the parties to this Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted solely in accordance with the laws of San Francisco, CA, and no other jurisdiction; and
In entering into this Agreement I am not relying upon any oral or written representations or statements made by the Releasees with respect to the safety of adventure activities other than what is set forth in this Agreement.
I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS AGREEMENT AND I AM AWARE THAT BY PROVIDING MY CREDIT CARD AND PERSONAL INFORMATION I AM WAIVING CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS WHICH I OR MY HEIRS, NEXT OF KIN, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND REPRESENTATIVES MAY HAVE AGAINST THE RELEASEES.