Since cheetah shoes don't yet exist, and a tree stump with a saddle on it is hopelessly immobile, bicycles remain the best way to tour a city. See the sights in two-wheeled fashion with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a self-guided bike tour for two (up to a $64 value), plus two waters (a $6 value) from Bay City Bike, a professional bike-rental company with three locations on Fisherman's Wharf (up to a $70 total value).
Bay City Bike allows trekkers to explore the sights of the city from the open-air comfort of a bicycle. On self-guided bike tours, riders have the freedom to explore the bay at their pace over a period of 24 hours. Launch pathway excursions from any Bay City Bike location, where a cycling specialist outfits guests with a current-year-model bike (a $32 value for an adult bike, $20 value for a kid's bike or trailer), plus helmet, front handlebar bag and gear rack, map, and route instructions. Name the number of miles you wish to add to your wheels and a staff member will plot a complimentary course of action to keep you and partner rolling along between quarrels over who gets to hold the map.
Bay City Bike's three locations present optimal launch pads for exploratory biking. Coast through the city's hilly arteries or navigate through Presidio, Golden Gate Park, and Ocean Beach. Those who choose to cross an iconic engineering feat will bask in the sleepy romanticism of northern California towns. Here, riders may stop for lunch in a coastal-view café or recreate an escape attempt from Alcatraz, should the mood arise.
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.