Self-guided tours & rentals in San Francisco

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Self-Guided Tours & Rentals in San Francisco

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What travellers are saying

  • Emma A
    Edinburgh, UK14 contributions
    Very professional and organised. Arrived at the shop and promptly provided with bike and instructions and helpful tips. We cycled over the bridge and visited nearby town Sausalito which was lovely. Lots of people used the bikes and they were noticed regularly around city. Would recommend this company.
    Written 3 October 2022
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  • D D
    1 contribution
    We pre-booked three normal bikes and an e-bike which were all ready when we arrived to collect them, seats adjusted quickly for each family member, route advice given and very simple to return. Connor who served us was friendly and very efficient.
    Written 28 July 2022
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  • LizUk
    UK37 contributions
    We loved our bike ride over the Golden Gate Bridge. Couldn’t fault anything.
    Bikes were great and staff so helpful
    Would highly recommend
    Written 13 May 2022
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  • Mark G
    1 contribution
    First off, I used the Haight Street location. I reserved two e-bikes for an entire day and when I arrived in the morning on the day of, I was told that they were out of bike locks for the day. The store was still very full of bikes, so they must not carry many at all. A lock is one of the specifically listed items that come with a rented bike and I would consider possibly the most important. I was offered an email address for a refund. I instead went to a local bike shop and purchased a lock. Once on the bikes, we discover the brakes hardly stop at all and were screaming noise the whole time. They had obviously not been serviced or inspected and were at a dangerous point, since San Francisco is all steep hills. Overall, a pretty awful experience.
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • jeffbblack
    Florida6 contributions
    Great day exploring San Francisco on bikes from Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Park, Persido, over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito with a ferry ride back. Alex and Maggie made everything a breeze. Will do again next visit to SF.
    Written 17 August 2021
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  • abamama
    New Westminster, Canada5 contributions
    Very convenient location to Golden Gate Park. Teenaged daughter and myself rented electric bikes so we could head up Twin Peaks and other hills. Bikes were in great condition. Staff friendly and very helpful. We brought our own helmets but they have them for rent, along with locks and - most helpfully - a holder for our iPhones. All in all a great experience and we would definitely rent from them again.
    Written 5 April 2022
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  • HBarn
    Dorchester, UK92 contributions
    Bikes were absolutely fine and we had a good day. We had pre booked our bikes online. When we got there to pick up the bikes there were a lot of staffing seeming to do nothing and one on the desk. The queue built up and they eventually got more to help on the desks. Drop off was much better. Would recommend
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • Dlanabry
    Ambler, PA35 contributions
    Great day! Booked the rentals ahead of time through Viator. Got there around 9 am when the shop opened. Several associates were there to assist us. Shout out to Sadiq for taking care of us! We were on our bikes with locks and helmets in minutes. One of the guides helped us adjust our seats and we were off.
    The booking clearly states the Beach Street address. Right next to Ghirardelli and easy access to Golden Gate Bridge.
    Our family of 5 biked to Sausalito without a problem. We had plenty of time to enjoy lunch and shopping before taking the ferry back. Then biked around the wharf a bit. The shop closes at 7 so no rushing necessary. I would definitely recommend this company!
    Written 28 August 2022
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  • Absinthe H
    Philadelphia, PA266 contributions
    A nice selection of bikes, easy to reserve. The bikes are well maintained, the service is with a smile and a pleasant conversation. I would definitely rent a bike here again, only this time I'd get an electric bike as the Golden Gate Park is hilly, and I was not in the best shape then.
    Written 3 January 2022
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  • jebb6
    10 contributions
    Convenient location and excellent friendly staff. The bikes were great and woman in the shop was so great! Highly recommend.
    Written 21 July 2022
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  • Edmundo80
    Buenos Aires168 contributions
    I found Bike & View by googling when I searched for bike rental for one day. The online rental process is very easy and convenient. The price paid is cheaper than renting the bike at the store. They give you together with the bike a lock and helmet. You should return the bike at the latest at 4.45 pm which is enough time to take the bike at 10.30am, cross the bridge, have a lunch at Sausalito, enjoy the city a couple of hours and come back by crossing the bridge either by ferry or by bike.
    Written 13 February 2022
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  • Emma F
    34 contributions
    Rented electric bikes and cycled over the Golden Gate Bridge getting the ferry back from Sausalito. Really enjoyable day - would definitely recommend the electric bikes.
    Good service and bikes well maintained. Only down side was we bought ferry tickets from the company so we wouldn’t have to get them later and only realised we didn’t have them when we got to Sausalito. In fairness we could have asked ourselves but asked so many questions we forgot this one so would have been nice if they’d given them to us automatically to save us a phone call from Sausalito when we got there. Cost of the tickets was refunded with no issues on our return though to so no real harm done.
    Would use this company again.
    Written 24 October 2019
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  • Pierre-Yves T
    Paris, France2 contributions
    Excellent location, high quality bike, battery fully charge for a whole day experience (if you don't bike on level 5 all day of course but hey, it's still a bike not a Harley D), easy online renting, around 100$ with bike insurance to go from Lombard to GGB, Sausalito, Presidio, Marina and more... It really was a fantastic way to discover a part of this magic city ! Thanks so much. And people there are great and very helpful !
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • Tiffany P
    4 contributions
    Easy peasy! We didn’t have a clue what we were doing, but they provided a map and we’re friendly. It was cold and rainy, but the bikes held up great.
    Written 8 January 2022
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