San Francisco February 08, 2018
9 Scenic Bike Rides Around San Francisco Anyone Can Do
Biking doesn’t have to be as daunting as many think. There are some rides that are relaxing, easy, fun, and some that are challenging around San Francisco. Try out some of these rides and get fit while appreciating the beauty of the area.
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1. Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito
Start at the Golden Gate Bridge and head to Sausalito. This is a popular but doable ride that is worth the hassle and tourist crowds. Why? The Golden Gate is iconic and the ride into Marin is mesmerizing.
2. Bay Bridge Trail
The coolest and most spectacular path on the list. Recently renovated, the Bay Bridge offers a 4.4 mile round trip trail that allows bikes to travel from Oakland to Yerba Buena. Weekend shuttles are even available from Treasure Island!
3. Embarcadero Boardwalk
The famed Embarcadero Boardwalk is packed with tourists and bikes. You can run, walk, or bike if you want from Fisherman's Wharf to AT&T Park. Take it easy and enjoy the views and attractions like the Ferry Building.
4. Angel Island Loop
A wonderfully scenic and nature filled path in an overlooked part of the area. Angel Island is right in the center of the San Francisco Bay. Ride the paved, 5-mile long service road around the island.
5. Great Highway to Fort Funston
When you are in San Francisco, Great Highway offers an open and nice ride out of the city. The ride to Fort Funston is an accessible and flat trip down the Great Highway from Golden Gate Park.
6. San Francisco Peaks
San Francisco Peaks includes bike and hike trails through Glen Canyon Park, Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve, and Mount Davidson Park. It may look daunting, but the trail is easily accessible from many places in the city.
7. Lake Merritt
Oakland some spots that are easy to reach from the city. You could take Bart from the city to Lake Merritt or 19th Street Bart to reach the lake with your bike. The path goes around the lake and offers nice views, resting points, restaurants, and more.
8. Mission Peaks
Mission Peaks is in Fremont. This ride is not as well known, but impressive. Start at the Ohlone College campus parking lot to access the Peak Trail. Expect a challenging 5 mile ride though, so prepare.
9. Crystal Springs Regional Trail
In San Mateo, the Crystal Springs Regional trail offers a flat, paved, scenic path to take your bike for a roll. Go early or on weekdays because the trail is used by hikers, joggers, bicyclists, rollerbladers, and parents with strollers as well.
Have you been on any of these trails before? Let us know. Share your opinion.
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