High End Bicycle Rental in San Francisco

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  1. blayne13

    blayne13 New Member

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    I am going to be in San Francisco for business in a few weeks and I will have the opportunity to stay over the weekend and do some cycling. Rather than pack up my bike for just a few days is there anywhere that rents high end road bikes? Any cycling route suggestions would also be appreciated.

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    Blayne
     
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  2. cobraracer46

    cobraracer46 New Member

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    To the best of my memory, just about all of the rental places in SF have the Marin and TREK comfort bikes. Nothing like Seven or Serrota for rent that I know of.
     
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    Thanks, I've looked on the internet and haven't found much I think I will just have one of my bikes shipped any good bike shops near fishermans wharf?

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    Blayne

     
  4. friedmikey

    friedmikey New Member

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    Shameless plug for my good friend's shop...

    Check out Mt. Tam Bikes in Mill Valley (about 15-20 minutes from SF - just across the Golden Gate Bridge). If your going to be cycling out here, you'll most likely be in Marin County anyway, although there are good roads in the south bay too.

    While they don't have the ultra-bling race bikes you might be hoping for, they do have a couple road bikes that they rent. They're Jamis bikes, as far as I know - good enough to get you out on our great roads! They're the only shop in the area I know of that rents road bikes. Tell them Mike sent ya - I guarantee you'll get great service.... well, you'll get great service in any case, but hey, tell 'em I sent you - that would be fun.
     
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    big swingin cycles and city cycle are two bike shops that are about 2 miles away from fisherman's warf
     
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    blayne13 New Member

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    Thanks for the bicyle shop reccommendation. Any reccommendations for bicycle routes starting near or something I could cycle to from that area (Fisherman's Wharf)? I'll probably have 3-4 hours one day and as many as 8 hours the next. Something very scenic with a fair amount of climbing would be great!

     
  7. Triweek

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    Paradise loop is a great ride, very scenic, but It only has 1 little climb (for the bay area that is):



    PARADISE LOOP RIDE

    Distance: ~35 miles
    Hilliness 1/5

    ROUTE: Cross Golden Gate Bridge
    Ride thru parking lot and up the hill
    RIGHT Conzelman Road (to stop sign)
    LEFT Alexander Avenue
    go down the hill towards Sausalito
    RIGHT 2nd Ave (road sort of continues)
    RIGHT Richardson (road sort of continues)
    Richardson turns into Bridgeway thru Sausalito
    Enter bike path at 101 Entrance (next to Sausalito Cyclery)
    Follow Mill Valley =E2=80=93 Sausalito Bike Path under 101 to Blithedale Avenue
    LEFT Blithedale Avenue
    RIGHT Camino Alto
    Up over hill staying on main road (Camino Alto becomes Corte Madera Ave.)
    RIGHT at stop sign at bottom of hill
    Veer RIGHT onto Tamalpais Drive
    Go over RT. 101
    RIGHT San Clemente Drive=
    becomes Paradise Drive
    Follow slightly hilly road (no shoulder) along Bay to Tiburon
    Paradise becomes Tiburon Boulevard
    LEFT onto Tiburon Bike Path
    end of bike path stay left thru car barrier to Greenwood
    at stop light LEFT on Tiburon Boulevard
    Over 101
    Tiburon Blvd becomes Blithdale Avenue
    LEFT onto bike path (path taken earlier from Sausalito Cyclery)
    reverse back through Sausalito to Golden Gate Bridge

    If you REALLY want to climb, I can think of a few more.

    - R
     
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