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This self-guided bike tour is perfect for the adventurous traveler, giving you the freedom and independence to explore the city at your pace!

Our electric bikes are the absolute best way to explore San Francisco. We highly recommend this tour for the following reasons:

– No pedaling required! Our e-bikes can get you up and down the infamous San Francisco hills with ease. Just try not to laugh at the people on 7-speeds as you pass!

– Capture the perfect photo at the Golden Gate Bridge and feel free to bike or walk across this stunning piece of architecture.

– Set your sights on our largest green space in the city, Golden Gate Park. You’ll want to stop for the iconic Murphy windmills, the roaming bison and the stunning Conservatory of Flowers.

– Stop in the birthplace of the Summer of Love, Haight-Ashbury, and explore some of the city’s best shops and people watching!

– Be sure to grab a selfie in front of the Full House Victorian and enjoy a picnic lunch in Alamo Square with views of the famous Painted Ladies.

 

Example Itinerary // What to expect 

Note – times vary and additional route details and information provided in person

9:00am-12:00pm – Pick up your bike – 782 Columbus Ave, Dylan’s Bike Shop                                       

  • Upon arrival, our staff will provide you with your bike, as well as detailed directions along with a map and suggested stops for your ride!
  • Picking up your bike anytime in this window allows plenty of time to explore all 20 miles of our recommended route. The earlier you pick up your bike, the more time you’ll have to explore.

11:00am-5:00pm – See San Francisco’s most scenic destinations!

  • You’ll have all day with your electric bikes to effortlessly glide around and explore the area’s off the beaten path; such as Ocean Beach, Golden Gate Park, Lands End, and more!

*5:00pm-6:00pm

  •  After an amazing day of riding, and capturing breathtaking photos across all of San Francisco, you’ll return your bikes to Dylan’s Bike Shop – 782 Columbus Ave.  

*Times vary

The Original City Loop Tour

Start Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

Meeting location: Dylan’s Bike Shop – 782 Columbus Ave

Route: Roughly 20 miles 

Difficulty: Beginner/Intermediate

Electric Bike Only

$79

This self guided bike tour is perfect for the adventurous traveler!

Pick up your bike in the morning from Dylan’s Bike Shop, and take our suggested (or don’t!) scenic route around San Francisco’s hard to get to destinations! We provide the bike and will help with suggested routes, and the rest is up to you to explore!

Example Itinerary // What to expect 

Note – times vary and additional route details and information provided in person

9:00am12:00pm – Pick up your bike – 782 Columbus Ave, Dylan’s Bike Shop                                       

  • Upon arrival, our staff will provide you with your bike, as well as detailed directions along with a map and suggested stops for your ride!
  • Picking up your bike anytime in this window allows plenty of time to explore all 20 miles of our recommended route! The earlier you pick up your bike, the more time you’ll have to explore.

11:00am3:00pm – Explore San Francisco’s most scenic destinations!

  • Depending on your cycling pace, and when you picked up your bikes, you’ll have all day with your electric bikes to effortlessly glide around and explore the area’s off the beaten path; such as Ocean Beach, Golden Gate Park, Lands End, and more!

*4:00PM

  •  After an amazing day of riding, and capturing breathtaking photos across all of San Francisco, you’ll return your bikes to Dylan’s Bike Shop – 782 Columbus Ave.  

*Times vary

Areas to Explore

North Beach (Start/End)

  • Voted as one of the USA’s “ten great neighborhoods”, North Beach is best known as the home of Little Italy. From delicious restaurants to authentic sidewalk cafes and bakeries, you will feel the charm of San Francisco as soon as you arrive.

Fisherman’s Wharf

  • One of San Francisco’s most popular destinations – from old shipyards, to Boudin’s Bakery and the smell of fresh clam chowder, and of course, the sea lions of Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf has it all.

Aquatic Park

  • Positioned near the end of the Hyde Street Cable Car, Aquatic Park is a National Historic Landmark on the San Francisco Bay. Featuring one of the cleanest beaches in California, be on the lookout for the bold open water swimmers who frequent the area.

Palace of Fine Arts

  • Inspired by Roman and Greek architecture, the Palace of Fine Arts was originally constructed to celebrate San Francisco’s recovery from the 1906 earthquake. Surrounded by a peaceful garden, it is great for photos.

Fort Point

  • Located just beneath the Golden Gate Bridge, Fort Point gives you a front row seat to the San Francisco Bay. This former military fortification was used during both the Civil War and World War II.

Golden Gate Bridge

  • Declared “one of the 10 wonders of the modern world,” the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most recognized symbols of San Francisco. Simply stunning!

Presidio

  • Former military base, now a beautiful park that includes Crissy Field, Fort Point, Lucasfilm’s (George Lucas) headquarters and the Walt Disney Museum.

Legion of Honor

  • Called San Francisco’s most beautiful museum, the palace occupies an elevated site in Lincoln Park and displays a collection of ancient and European art, in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.

Ocean Beach

  • Bordering the Pacific Ocean on the western edge of San Francisco, Ocean Beach is a popular destination for seasoned surfers. Characteristically foggy, the area offers a serene setting outside of the bustling city.

Golden Gate Park

  • Clocking in at over 1,000 acres, Golden Gate Park is the largest man-made park in the world. With beautiful Eucalyptus trees, gorgeous gardens and museums that will appeal to all ages (including the De Young and Academy of Sciences), this green space is a highlight of the tour

Haight Ashbury

  • The origin of the hippie culture and the birth place of the “Summer of Love.” From the stunning Painted Ladies to the homes of music’s favorite 60’s bands, this district started the counter-culture movement across the USA.

Painted Ladies

  • Lining Alamo Square, the Victorians along Steiner Street are the most famous of the Painted Ladies, aka “Postcard Row.” These houses are best known during the opening credits in television’s Full House!

Pacific Heights

  • Offering one of the most scenic outlooks in all of Northern California, Pacific Heights is home to Billionaire’s Row, featuring the estates of politicians, tech titans and other San Francisco celebrities (includes Mrs. Doubtfire house!)

Chinatown

  • Boasting the largest Chinatown in the United States, this 24-block mecca is bustling with energy, amazing food, and unique and colorful shops that give this area its charm.
North Beach (Start/End)

Voted as one of the USA’s “ten great neighborhoods”, North Beach is best known as the home of Little Italy. From delicious restaurants to authentic sidewalk cafes and bakeries, you will feel the charm of San Francisco as soon as you arrive.

Fisherman’s Wharf

One of San Francisco’s most popular destinations – from old shipyards, to Boudin’s Bakery and the smell of fresh clam chowder, and of course, the sea lions of Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf has it all.

Aquatic Park

Positioned near the end of the Hyde Street Cable Car, Aquatic Park is a National Historic Landmark on the San Francisco Bay. Featuring one of the cleanest beaches in California, be on the lookout for the bold open water swimmers who frequent the area.

Palace of Fine Arts

Inspired by Roman and Greek architecture, the Palace of Fine Arts was originally constructed to celebrate San Francisco’s recovery from the 1906 earthquake. Surrounded by a peaceful garden, it is great for photos.

Fort Point

Located just beneath the Golden Gate Bridge, Fort Point gives you a front row seat to the San Francisco Bay. This former military fortification was used during both the Civil War and World War II.

Golden Gate Bridge

Declared “one of the 10 wonders of the modern world,” the Golden Gate Bridge not only one of the most recognized symbols of San Francisco, but one of the most photographed sites in the world. Simply stunning!

Presidio

Former military base, now a beautiful park that includes Crissy Field, Fort Point, Lucasfilm’s (George Lucas) headquarters and the Walt Disney Museum.

Lands End
Legion of Honor

Called San Francisco’s most beautiful museum, the palace occupies an elevated site in Lincoln Park and displays a collection of ancient and European art, in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.

Ocean Beach

Bordering the Pacific Ocean on the western edge of San Francisco, Ocean Beach is a popular destination for seasoned surfers. Characteristically foggy, the area offers a serene setting outside of the bustling city.

Golden Gate Park

Clocking in at over 1,000 acres, Golden Gate Park is the largest man-made park in the world. With beautiful Eucalyptus trees, gorgeous gardens and museums that will appeal to all ages (including the De Young and Academy of Sciences), this green space is a highlight of the tour

Haight Ashbury

The origin of the hippie culture and the birth place of the “Summer of Love.” From the stunning Painted Ladies to the homes of music’s favorite 60’s bands, this district started the counter-culture movement across the USA.

Painted Ladies

Lining Alamo Square, the Victorians along Steiner Street are the most famous of the Painted Ladies, aka “Postcard Row.” These houses are best known during the opening credits in television’s Full House!

Pacific Heights

Offering one of the most scenic outlooks in all of Northern California, Pacific Heights is home to Billionaire’s Row, featuring the estates of politicians, tech titans and other San Francisco celebrities (includes Mrs. Doubtfire house!)

Chinatown

Boasting the largest Chinatown in the United States, this 24-block mecca is bustling with energy, amazing food, and unique and colorful shops that give this area its charm.

Where To Meet

Our San Francisco electric bicycle tours meet at Dylan’s Tours bike shop, located at 782 Columbus Avenue.

Have questions? Here’s the most frequently asked.

How does hotel pick-up work?

Hotel/AirBnB Pick-up:

We are proud to now offer hotel or AirBnB pick-up to any location in the San Francisco area for just $20. We utilize both ride-share and tour bus pick-ups depending on location in San Francisco; please be ready 45-minutes prior to your tour time if you do opt-in for the pick-up option.

Why choose Dylan’s e-bike tours?

Our Pedego electric bicycles are fun, easy to use, and the perfect way to conquer San Francisco’s infamous hills. Just adjust the throttle and enjoy the tour!

2. 100% Refund Guarantee:
Is it supposed to rain the day of your tour? We will happily refund you if the weather doesn’t cooperate.

3. Go Where Tour Buses Can’t:
From iconic Golden Gate Park to the Painted Ladies to the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, see SF’s best sights up-close and personal.

4. Independently Owned:
We aren’t one of the big bike rental companies, and it shows. Our team is friendly, approachable and eager to accommodate you.

5. Your Experience is our Top Priority:
From our convenient meeting location to each stop on your tour, our goal is to make your tour fun and enjoyable. We have thought of the small things so you don’t have to.

6. No Extra Costs:
Our prices are inclusive of all taxes and fees.

What is an electric bike?

An electric bike, also known as an e-bike, is a bicycle with a battery and a motor.

Do you have to pedal on an e-bike?

What makes the e-bike great is that you are welcome to pedal normally, or you can use the throttle, located on the right handlebar, to help propel you along. Whether you are in the mood to get some exercise or just want to sit back and relax, the bike empowers you to get up (and down) the hills of San Francisco with ease!

Bottom line: Our e-bikes make for a really easy, enjoyable and exhilarating tour.

What is the weight capacity?

The weight capacity of our e-bikes is 250 pounds.

Pre-trip test ride requirements on e-bike?

For your safety, the group’s safety, and the safety of our equipment, all participants MUST be able to confidently ride a bike. If a guest is not riding confidently enough to travel safely on San Francisco streets, we will prohibit that guest from riding.

What if it rains (or is supposed to rain) on the e-bike tour?

If the forecast is showing a strong likelihood of rain on the day of your scheduled ride, it will be up to us to cancel the tour and keep you safe.

If we do have to cancel, we are happy to refund or re-schedule.

If weather conditions are not to your liking, we are happy to refund you at any time.

What should I wear on the e-bike tour?

We strongly encourage you to dress in layers as weather can vary from neighborhood to neighborhood.

We also recommend wearing closed-toed shoes and comfortable clothing during the tour.

“The electric bike option was by far the way to go and felt like a mix between a moped and a bike, but without the gasoline engine. Riding in the city in rush hour traffic was no problem.”

CASEY FRAHM FROM HOUSTON, TX

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