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 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 great 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 in the Presidio, bring your bike on the free
Presidio GO Downtown Shuttle, which offers daily direct service from the Transbay Terminal and Embarcadero BART to the park.
If you don’t own a bike, you can always rent a Bay Wheels bike though the Lyft app or stop by Sports Basement and rent a bike. Another option is renting an electric bicycle, which can make it much easier to navigate the Presidio's sometimes steep 25 miles of terrain.
Bay Wheels bike share dockless electric bikes, also activated through the Lyft app, can be accessed by those over the age of 18. Just use the app to find a bike in a safe location and use an e-bike as an option for getting to and around the park. You can also rent an electric bike at
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. There are also three Bay Wheels bike share stations in the Presidio to pick-up or return classic bikes: at the Presidio Transit Center near Letterman Digital Arts Center, and at MacArthur Meadow. While riders must return classic bikes to a station, electric bikes may also be parked at Presidio bike racks. Explore the
real-time Bay Wheels map for station and bike locations on their website. If you have a recommendation for a new bike rack location, call the Transportation Hotline at (415) 561-2739, or email
Electric bicycles are a great way to navigate the Presidio's hills.
Bay Wheels bike share dockless electric bikes are now available in the Presidio, making it easier to explore some of the park’s sometimes steep 25 miles of terrain. Activated through the Lyft app, those over the age of 18 can use the app to find a bike in a safe location and use an e-bike as an option for getting to and around the park. You can also rent an electric bike at
Head to Crissy Field’s
Roaring Mouse Cycles or Presidio
Sports Basement for a quick fix, bike maintenance, to purchase a bike, or purchase bike parts so you can patch things up yourself.