Spring Break has officially arrived in San Francisco this week. Whether you’re here with your family or a small group of socially distanced college friends, we have created a list of top places to visit while you’re here — and that can be visited, even during the Covid-19 restrictions. Now more than ever there is no better way to get around than via bicycle, so we’ll focus our list on attractions and sites that are best seen via two wheels!
Golden Gate Bridge. Every visitor to San Francisco has got to see the bridge and use a selfie stick to chronicle the outing. Crossing the bridge via bicycle allows you to stop along the way, lean over the railing (for those with a strong stomach), and smell the ocean breezes.
Golden Gate Park. Definitely leave the car behind when visiting our beautiful park. There are so many trails and hidden nooks and crannies that you would never see if you were in a vehicle. The best way to see everything is to ride one way on Martin Luther King, Jr Drive and then return via John F Kennedy Drive. This way you are sure to explore as much of the park as possible. Make sure to stop by the SkyStar Wheel for a spin on the newly opened ferris wheel.
The Embarcadero - from the Aquatic Park, past the Ferry Building to the newly opened Oracle Center – home of the Golden State Warriors (see the top image). One of our most beautiful boulevards in the city! It doesn’t matter which end you start, this is a great bike ride.
The Transamerica Pyramid
The Embarcadero boasts a very deep sidewalk and is the only sidewalk in the city where you can legally ride a bike. From the beautifully revamped Ferry Building (don’t miss the Farmers’ Market on Saturdays), to the outdoor exhibitions at the Exploratorium, to the smelly (but adorable) Sea Lions at Pier 39 – this route will get you excited to be in such a vibrant, diverse city. These outdoor attractions are all open during Covid-19 restrictions!
Marin Country. The birthplace of the mountain bike still has some of the most beautiful, rider-friendly biking around. Once you hit the north end of the bridge, either head west to the Marin Headlands or down Alexander for the fun, windy ride into Sausalito. Either way, you’ll see plenty of sunshine, water, and smiling bikers.
The Wiggle. Just ‘cause we like to say the word “wiggle”. This is the nearly flat route through the city that was created by local cyclists who wanted to bike from point A to point B without getting sweaty along the way. The Wiggle begins in the Mission District at Duboce and Market Streets and ends at Ocean Beach. You’ll pedal through many of our diverse neighborhoods and get from downtown to the beach in no time flat. Try to do that in a car. We dare you!
Riding the Wiggle is easy and interesting!
So, there you have it. Five awesome places to see during your spring break that will delight you and make you wish you lived here year-round. (Until you try to find a place to live, that is!)
We can help you pick the right bike for any of these routes if you come in to our stores, or you can rent a bike online and get 20% off (from $25.60 per day).