I’ve always wanted to ride a bike across the Golden Gate Bridge, so when I realized a handful of my other friends had the same desire we pulled a group together and rented some bikes for a self guided tour of the North Bay. We rented our bikes from Sports Basement in the Presidio since it’s the closest to the bridge. You can also rent at Pier 39 if you’d like.
Of course we stopped to take a few photos 🙂 This is the full biker gang.
After riding over the bridge, we made our first stop in Sausalito at Bar Bocce for some snacks and an ice cold beer.
After some rest and snacks, we hopped back on the bikes to head to Tiburon.
The bike paths are beautiful in the north bay!
We cruised around Tiburon for a while before catching the very windy Ferry back to the city (Pier 39).
The sun was starting to set as we took the ferry back to the city and it was gorgeous.
Riding bikes through the pier was fun to check out the performances. This guy and all of his sound inventions were awesome!
Riding along the bike path back to Sports Basement was beautiful. We rented the bikes for the day so we just needed to make sure we returned them before they closed.
The total loop was about 17-20 miles. There were some little hills and that not so little hill up to get on the bridge but every hill rewarded us with a spectacular view of some kind.
We felt pretty accomplished after our ride so we stopped for a sunset jumping photo :).
This is a great, active and outdoorsy thing to do on a perfect weather day in San Francisco!
Ahh that looks amazing, love the sunset pic at the end!! Adding this to the bucket list 😉 xo
yes!! it’s a good one because you get a food tour but also a workout and not to mention killer views!
This is awesome! I was born and raised in SF and still have yet to do this… or learn how to ride a bike But it is certainly on my to-do list. Enjoy beautiful SF! I’m in NYC right now- so not the same. Cheers!
Aw! I’ve only been to NY once and for a very short time, I’d love to explore it more. Have you found any places there that remind you of home? xoxo
You absolutely should! NYC is a fabulous place for a vacation! The main thing I miss from SF is the easy access to beaches, hiking and nature. A few places I love to go when ever I’m missing home include Chelsea Market, any of the beautiful farmers markets around the city, walks in Central Park where I can get away from the hustle & bustle of the city and Magnolia’s bakery in the Upper West Side (or any bakery really!) It’s interesting though- NYC really has such a unique feel, so nothing exactly feels like home. In a good way 🙂
cycle touring is the best touring! i aspire to ride my bicycle down the west coast from vancouver to san fran. This post got me even more excited; looks eccentric and very scenic. Can’t wait!
Wow, that looks beautiful!