The best bike rides in the San Francisco Bay Area are only moments from anywhere in the city.
The best bike rides in San Francisco include the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito. From easy to moderate, beach to mountains, they all boast beautiful views.
Biking leisurely for pleasure along the streets of San Francisco is a great way to see the City. It brings us in touch with the ground level sights, sounds, and feel of San Francisco.
John F. Kennedy said, “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.”
Enjoy an easy-going day with these preparations; wear layered clothing, bring a beach towel, sunscreen, picnic snacks, and bike lights. You will be ready to enjoy sunsets, sand, and any changes in the weather.
Sometimes riding a bike through the San Francisco streets is tricky.
However, there are a lot of well-marked bike lanes, stop lights, and enthusiasts who are watching. Be safe.
BAKER BEACH: Baker Beach is a lovely destination from anywhere in San Francisco. If you are coming from the center of the city it is a mostly flat ride of about five miles.
FORT FUNSTON: This is an easy, fairly flat, four-mile bike ride. Starting from the Golden Gate Park, keep along the Great Highway to Fort Funston. This is a very scenic tour of San Francisco passing windmills, parks, a fort, and the ocean.
GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE: This is an easy, beautiful, seven-mile ride that takes you passed iconic landmark views. The bike ride involves starting at Fort Mason, passing through the San Francisco waterfront, and crossing the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito.
HAWK HILL LOOP: The Hawk Hill Loop boasts a varied bike ride of over 12 miles. Sights include the Golden Gate Bridge, Alexander Road, the Conzelman climb to the Hawk Hill overlook. There are great views and vistas to photograph.
VALENCIA STREET CRUISE: This is an easy, inner city bike ride of about one to two miles. Valencia Street is home to eateries, shopping, and neighborhood sight-seeing.