Seeing the world by bike beats seeing the world by bus, as bus tours are often ruined by engine exhaust, construction detours, and guides who deliver facts by honking them in Morse code. Enjoy the calm of a two-wheeled trek with today’s Groupon to Bay City Bike. Choose between the following options:
- For $29, you get a bicycle-rental package for two (a $68 value) with the following:
- Two 24-hour bicycle rentals
- Directions for a self-guided bike tour
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- For $50, you get $100 toward the purchase of a new, used, or electric bicycle.
The bicycle enthusiasts at Bay City Bike rent out well-maintained cycles at each of their three full-service bicycle shops on Fisherman’s Wharf. Adventurers begin self-guided tours by renting a lightweight Cypress or Sedona DX comfort bike outfitted with a handlebar bag and a rear gear rack to carry cameras, water bottles, and VHS copies of Breaking Away. Bay City staffers bequeath advice on tour routes based on bikers’ experience levels and desired ride lengths before cycling duos don helmets to keep thoughts secure in skulls and pedal forth, map and route instructions in hand. A 24-hour rental gives bikers enough time to test calf muscles on the city’s hilly terrain, admire the shimmering bay while rolling across the Golden Gate Bridge on an eight-mile jaunt to Sausalito, or take a 21-mile odyssey that spans Ocean Beach, Haight-Ashbury, and paths through the historic Presidio.
Alternatively, Groupon holders can use a $100 credit toward a bicycle, either new or culled from Bay City Bike’s rental fleet. All-purpose bikes such as the 2011 Cypress ($250) or the 2011 Sedona DX ($250) boast comfortable seats, lightweight aluminum frames, and a sturdy suspended frame for riding easily over rough terrain, including mud, gravel, and crumbled potato chips. Bay City Bike regularly rotates its rental fleet, and all wheeled steeds are consistently maintained throughout their fleet careers.
Though Bay City Bike sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Bay City Bike
Bay City Bike serves as the brick-and-mortar trailhead for bikers looking to cruise through the scenic streets and notable sites of San Francisco and the Bay Area. Cyclists can ask staffers for directions to a number of scenic routes, including a path that crosses the Golden Gate Bridge and crosses into Sausalito, Golden Gate Park, Haight Ashbury, or tours of historic locales such as the Palace of Fine Arts or the famed phone booth known for letting people teleport out of Alcatraz.