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“Terrific family fun...on wheels”

Parkwide Bike Rentals & Tours
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US$32.00*
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Union Square Bike Rental
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Owner description: Rent a bike from Parkwide and experience San Francisco like a local. Explore the city's world-class parks, unique architecture, and breathtaking views of the Bay.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We were in SF with our teenagers, on a rare sunny day in March. We saw the surrey (4 person bike) rental and decided to do a 1 hour rental. The bike was in great condition and very well maintained, the gentleman who helped explain everything and get us set up was super friendly, and we had the best time! The views along our ride were of the Goldengate, the bay, beautiful residential architecture, and beach. It was such a fun family activity and we laughed more during that hour than any other time during the trip. It was a great way for our family to do something as a team, and get a little bit of exercise in the process. Would highly recommend Parkwide rentals!

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

This was the opportunity of a lifetime and worth every penny. My teenage daughter and I rented two electric bikes and picked up in the Union Square location. The one worker that was there was trying to do everything he could but the lack of cooperation from their main office made it challenging. They required a $200 per bike deposit and when they ran my credit card and said it didn’t work they tried again and resulted in my credit card freezing my account – the first authorization had gone through but for whatever reason no one wanted to help this guy out. After 45 minutes on the phone with my credit card company and him talking to the main office -we finally got on the road – it was time lost on our trip and we had to cut a couple of sites off of our list in order to make it back by 6 o’clock to return the bike. Someone had recommended that we use the electric bike to cross the Golden gate Bridge and they were right – spend the extra money to get the electric bike and you will enjoy the trip so much more. There are several different companies you can rent from and we picked this one because of the good reviews.

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BikeRentalManager, Public Relations Manager at Parkwide Bike Rentals & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018


Dear OSUcowgirl92,

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your rental with us. Electric bikes are a great way to zip through the city and explore each of our culturally unique neighborhoods. I am sorry that it was a bit difficult for you to get your authorization through. We are comprised of many satellite locations throughout the city. While most of our equipment has a fast check-out process, we do require re-authorizations on our electric bikes. Sometimes, with international credit cards authorizations can take longer to process. We apologize for any inconvenience. It is a strict requirement we have and it sounds like both staff on either end of the phone were trying to make sure our protocol was followed correctly. The temporary hold placed on credit cards should not freeze any cards. Please do not hesitate to contact us if any of the issues regarding your pre-authorization were un-resolved.
Also- stay tuned! We are currently underway improving our booking systems. We hope you will visit us again when these updates are complete to enjoy our renovated services!

Cheers,

Andy

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Bike was in good condition. Map and lock provided and a front pouch to carry things. Man working that day was helpful with bike set-up and directions.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We rented the bikes online based on another TripAdvisor review. Booking online also gave us a discount with a weekend promo code. We had so much fun biking around Golden Gate Park. The bikes were in great shape. The staff for pickup and drop off were friendly and recommended a good route for us to see as much as possible.

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

My wife and I spent a few days in San Fran, we chose to explore the Golden Gate park on bikes and these guys were a great help for us. It was quick and easy to get bikes and get on the road and their location was perfect, right in the hub of all the beauty. The rates were good. We enjoyed every bit of the park and when it was time to return the bikes, again, a quick and easy process. Most of all the workers there were friendly and even the I spent 5 minutes talking to them, it was a pleasant experience. Thank you guys for adding to our great weekend.

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