Biking in the Presidio of San Francisco
Photo Credits: James Kirby, Charity Vargas, Jay Graham
On a typical Presidio day you’ll see hundreds of happy cyclists enjoying a spin around the national park. Bicycling is a great way to explore the Presidio’s 1,500 acres of outdoor beauty and fun. The park is also a wonderful launching pad for biking adventures that extend well beyond the Presidio – our trails connect to San Francisco’s extensive waterfront (think the Marina Green, Fisherman’s Wharf, and the Ferry Building) and north across the Golden Gate Bridge to more fabulous biking in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Getting to the Presidio on a Bike
511 Regional BikeMapper provides turn-by-turn directions so you can find the fastest – or flattest – route to the Presidio, as well as
tips for safe cycling. If you’re looking to save energy for some of San Francisco’s best bike trails, bring your bike on the free
PresidiGo Downtown Shuttle, which offers daily direct service from the Transbay Terminal and Embarcadero BART to the Presidio.
Bike Link Lockers
Bike Link offers secure bike parking on the west side of the
Presidio Transit Center, across from the
Presidio Visitor Center. For a low hourly fee, you can safely store your bike and protect it from the elements while you explore the park by foot or shuttle. The lockers use "smart cards" to pay for the cost of storing the bikes. Visit
www.bikelink.org for the locations of card vendors and instructions on how to operate the lockers.
Bike racks are located throughout the Presidio. Check out the
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s page for bike rack locations, and find the perfect parking spot via their
handy map. If you have a recommendation for a new bike rack location, call the Transportation Hotline at (415) 561-2739, or email
Rent a Bicycle at the Presidio’s Sports Basement
If you're already in the Presidio and want to pick up some wheels, Presidio
Sports Basement is located at Crissy Field and offers bike rentals.
Head to Crissy Field’s
Roaring Mouse Cycles or Presidio
Sports Basement for a quick fix, bike maintenance, or bike parts so you can patch things up yourself.