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SUGGESTIONS FOR RECREATIONAL CYCLING IN SAN FRANCISCO
A "Bike Commuting Tips" Visitor Wrote:
Dear Paul, Marianne, and Muki,
GOSH, was I ever THRILLED bumbling into your Homepage. Just started bike commuting this week (30 miles RT) to my job (I'm also a writer/editor for a small educational publisher in St. Louis, MO) and while beset by a few tortured stretches of mega-traffic, I'm LOVING it! (How to resist the warm smugness that comes over one after yet another day of resisting the ugly quotidian?!)
Coincidentally, am visiting San Francisco with my partner, Danny, August 13 - 19 and was wondering about bike rental, good bike trails, good bike routes while in town. If you have any ideas in this regard, please advise.
Many thanks and best wishes,
Thank you for your message.
Regarding bicycling in San Francisco: There are several great bike rental businesses in San Francisco. The going rate is about $25 a day. I highly recommend Blazing Saddles, who have five locations in the Fisherman's Wharf and North Beach areas. There are also several bicycle shops along Stanyan Street near Golden Gate Park that rent bicycles. Which shop you choose probably depends on where in San Francisco you're staying. Any bike shop can provide info on trails and routes, depending on your interests and available time. But there are three San Francisco cycling experiences that you should NOT miss:
1) Ride across the Golden Gate Bridge
2) Angel Island
3) Golden Gate Park
Anyway, enjoy your visit to San Francisco. Best of luck with your bike commuting as well. Thanks for visiting my web pages.
Helpful guide books for bicycling in San Francisco and Bay Area:Bay Area Bike Rides: Third Edition
Short Bike Rides in and around San Francisco, 2nd (Short Bike Rides Series)
Adventure Cycling in Northern California: Best Tour and Mountain Bike Rides
Send other suggestions or experiences to me.
Comments? Suggestions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org || Updated 11.18.06