Explore the Bay Area with a San Francisco bike rental!

We offer bike rentals for all ages, levels and rider types! Your San Francisco bike rental allows you to explore the city exactly as you’d like to! By constantly replenishing with new bikes & recycling the old, we can always provide high-quality bikes AND include expert, local advice on where to ride, sightsee, eat, and enjoy!

Our Full Fleet Of San Francisco Bike Rentals & Equipment

City Bikes

Grab your bike and get on the road with Bay City’s easy lightweight city bike rentals in San Francisco. With all the perks of a professional bike shop, you’ll love exploring San Francisco’s neighborhoods on your city bike rental. Our most popular bike rental is the City Bike!

Electric Bikes

Rent an electric bike from Bay City Bike. Get from A to B quickly and easy. With our electric bikes, you can travel faster than on a regular pedal bike. Perfect for those looking for a casual cruise, or riders wanting a supportive boost on San Francisco’s many hills!

Road  Bikes

At Bay City Bike, we know that bikes are an incredible way to explore the many natural and cultural treasures in our city. So we do what we do best – offer you a selection of high-quality, performance road bikes for rent at all of our locations. A road bike rental is a great option if you are planning a more extensive ride, such as SF’s scenic Hawk Hill.

Kid’s Bikes & Equipment

Kids bike rentals are the best way to kickstart your family’s fun in the outdoors in the San Francisco area. At Bay City Bike, we provide premium biking equipment perfect for young riders, ensuring a safe and exhilarating experience for the entire family.

Frequently Asked Questions

Choosing a bike depends on the type of ride you are looking for. The most popular bike for casual, round-the-bay trail touring is the comfort hybrid. The second most popular bike is the comfort mountain. For advanced rides up to Mt. Tamalpais a performance bike is recommended, while riding through the Marin Headlands might require a MTB. Please consult our staff during check-in if you have any questions regarding your preferred route and which bike to choose, we are happy to accommodate a bike change from your original reservation.

Helmets, front camera bags, bells, maps & map holders, water bottle holders, locks, and detailed map assistance are included with your Bay City Bike rentals! With the higher-end bikes- going long distances- they come with tube, pump and tools to fix flats.


Yes, you can pick-up a bike rental at one location and drop-off at a different one. We charge a $10 restocking fee; many people ride from our Golden Gate Park location to Fisherman’s Wharf and vice versa.

If you experience any issues during your bike rental period, call our emergency hotline, 415-346-BIKE.

Still have a question? Find more FAQs here or contact us!

Interested in a Private
Bike Riding Experience?

The Bay City Bike team specializes in planning and hosting customized private San Francisco guided or self-guided bike tours and group events!

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