Heart of the City Tour


$65 per person

$5 discount for students, teachers, and military
(gratuities not included – please consider tipping your guide)

All tours start and finish at our location in Hayes Valley (click here for Map and Directions). To view tour dates and to book, click here. Prices include bicycle and helmet. You should wear layered clothing, and bring a bottle of water.

Duration: 3 to 3.5 hours.  Distance: 8-10 miles. Ages 13 and up.

We created this tour to showcase our wonderful city in about 3 to 3.5 hours. It has a bit of everything: Golden Gate Park, Haight-Ashbury, funky street art in the Mission, Victorian architecture, and a historic “wiggle” route used by the city’s founding missionaries. Most importantly, this tour can be done by almost anyone. We really do avoid the hills. This city changes everyday, so depending on the sunshine and your interests, we may visit some other hidden spots as well.

Neighborhoods visited:

Hayes Valley, Civic Center, Mission, Lower Haight, Golden Gate Park, Haight-Ashbury, Nopa, Alamo Square.

Who this tour is for:

  • You appreciate famous parks, street art, and local gems.
  • You’d love to visit the Mission, but don’t know how to get there by bicycle.
  • You can ride a bike 10 miles (16 km) at a mellow pace and ascend a few gentle hills (we navigate around the big ones).  And don’t worry – we make frequent stops, so your legs get plenty of rest.


Our easiest tour. Casual pace, shorter distance, less elevation gain. However, you are still riding a bike and going up some minor hills.

This tour has a 2-person minimum.


We take safety very seriously. Our tours take you on San Francisco’s safest bike lanes, bike routes, and quiet streets. We provide safety instructions before each tour. Helmets (provided) are mandatory.

Before and After Your Tour

Need to grab a coffee or a bite to eat before or after your tour? Check out our recommendations here.

Continue your Bicycle Adventure

We offer bike tour participants a 50% discount on bike rentals at our sister company CityRide Bike Rentals. We include a rental discount code in your bike tour confirmation email. Make sure to enter this code when reserving your bike rental online at the CityRide web site. Please contact us if you don’t find it or have any questions.

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