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Explore San Francisco like a local during an invigorating San Francisco Bike Tour!  There’s so many things that most visitors miss during their San Francisco sightseeing trips because they choose to ride around in a car or on mass transit systems.  But, on a bicycle, you can take in the sounds of the city and the aromas emanating from the cafés as you check out the top San Francisco attractions!  And, as one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world, San Francisco basically lays out the red carpet for all cyclists with dedicated bike lanes, special bike trails, and other available infrastructure.  Plus, you’ll find a number of exciting packages that combine a San Francisco bike trip with other fascinating San Francisco experiences.  Why not cover the #1 San Francisco point-of-interest with an Alcatraz Island & Bike Tour?  Or, take care of all of your transportation needs with the Skyline Sightseeing San Francisco Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus & Bike Rental Combo!  You can even get back in touch with nature during your San Francisco trip with a Golden Gate Park Bike Ride!  Breaking free from the isolation of the automobile and becoming one with the S.F. streets is one of the best things to do in San Francisco if you actually want to experience the city for what it truly is!

 

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Our tips for San Francisco

• Sharing is Caring. If you find yourself in one of the many bike lanes that is separated from the road only by paint and not a physical barrier, keep in mind that the lane is not all yours.You have to share it with the cars.

• Rain, Rain, Go Away!One of the most common hazards to a S.F. Bike Tour is the rain.If it’s raining, be careful to avoid the road paint.It’s slippery!

• Muni Mayhem.Watch out for the municipal rail tracks!If you get caught riding parallel to them, your tire could slip into a groove and cause an accident.All guides will help you steer clear of them.

Insider Tip –

Want to know the rules of the road?  Great!  Remember that most laws applicable to cars are also applicable to bikes.  But, you should also use common sense and listen to your S.F. tour guide.  Advanced riders can treat stop signs as yield signs and red lights as stop signs without much trouble.

 

Good to know

Best time to visit

In terms of weather, the best time to visit San Francisco is in the spring and fall.  Specifically, the months of May, June, September, and October deliver the best possible weather and have the added benefit of drawing smaller crowds than the summer months.  Surprisingly, San Francisco sees its sunniest, warmest days of the year in fall, so it’s a bit of an insider’s secret to book your San Francisco Bike Tour for October.  Summer is often cooler than most visitors expect and many end up needing to buy clothing suitable for the weather.  Winter is understandably chilly; but, should you schedule your San Francisco sightseeing trip for December through February, then you can anticipate much smaller crowds. The best time of day to take a San Francisco bike trip is probably in the early morning or just before sunset.  The ideal lighting of the Golden Hour makes for a dreamy ride and some fantastic photographs.  But, if increased visibility is important to you, then midday would be the time to start out on a San Francisco bike adventure.  It’s what to do in San Francisco if you want to minimize the chance that you run into some fog. 

Getting there

Getting around San Francisco to reach the meeting point for your S.F. bike tour is a breeze!  This major metropolis is stuffed to the gills with mass transit options.  Perhaps the most famous mode of transportation is the BART system.  This heavy rail system serves well over 400,000 people per day over 5 unique routes; so, you know it will get you where you need to go.  Also, the city is home to 5 different commuter rail systems, each with a different name:  ACE, Caltrain, Capitol Corridor, eBART, and SMART.  These tend to service the outskirts of the city and beyond; so, depending on where you want to go, you should have no difficulty finding a commuter rail that’ll serve your purposes. But, there’s even more rail in San Francisco beyond heavy and commuter rail.  San Francisco also boasts four light rail systems, including the famed San Francisco Cable Car and the San Francisco Heritage Streetcars.  But, the most commonly used light rail is the Muni Metro, which operates within the San Francisco municipal area.  Busses are frequent, inexpensive, and rather safe to use.  Taxis are available, but in one of the most expensive cities in the world, you will certainly have to pay for it.  Regardless of your sensibilities and budget, you can be sure that you’ll find an easy way to reach the starting point for your S.F. Bike Tour!

 

Did you know?

• San Francisco’s 1997 Bicycle Plan added hundreds of bike racks and miles upon miles of bike lanes to the city.

• San Francisco has a number of bicycle clubs, like the S.F. Cycle Club, Different Spokes, Mission Cycling, Velo Girls, and more!

• The city’s Bike to Work Day puts experienced bicycle commuters in touch with individuals who wish to ditch their cars and pedal to work!

• In 2019, the S.F. Municipal Transportation Agency voted to restrict automobiles from driving down Market Street.Bicycles are still O.K., though!

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