San Francisco: Tips to cycle in San Fran

San Francisco is home to a little bit of everything. Whether you’re a first time visitor or a long-time local, San Francisco’s Golden Gates welcome all. The best way to see San Francisco’s best side is to use a bike. Truly. With the huge bike culture and bike lances criss-crossing every neighborhood, it’s by far the greatest and most fun way to commute. And now you get all the tips you should know before biking in SF.

First of all you should definitely know the rules on the road. Stop at stop signs and lights, yield to pedestrians, front and rear lights required at night, sidewalks are for pedestrians and kids on bikes and you can ride in the middle of a lane if you need to.

A good lock is everything. If you’d like to discover SF with your bike you really need a good bike lock, because bike theft is prevalent in SF. Cut down your chances by getting a solid U-lock. And don’t forget: Always lock your bike to the frame, not to the wheel. Nothing worse than seeing a well-locked wheel sitting frameless on the sidewalk.

Be Mindful. Locals love that visitor appreciate the City by the Bay and all its various delights. But local cyclists, don’t love the fact that tourists on the bikes are often guilty of stopping in the bike lanes to snap photos. Especially around popular spots like the Golden Gate Bridge. So always remember to pull aside and stay right if you’re on a sightseeing ride and want to take pictures. Don’t stop too abrupt.

Let’s talk about public transport. All riders can bring their bikes on the MUNI buses, BART subway trains and Caltrains. Bikes are not allowed on the MUNI Light Rail, the historic streetcars or the cable cars.

The helmet discussion. Based on the slogan “helmet hair, don’t care!” you should always wear a helmet. While California laws mandate that only people under 18 must wear a helmet at all times, it is highly recommended that every rider does.

Now you know all the tips. And with a little pre-ride planning and attention to basic rules, cycling in San Francisco can be the best way to explore this beautiful city with its iconic spots! 

 

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San Francisco Bay with Unlimited Biking: Where to go? What to see?          La Baie de San Francisco avec Unlimited Biking : Où aller? Que voir?

San Francisco is the New York of the west coast, it can be difficult to navigate sometimes because the city is so huge. Here are some places you can visit by bike during your stay! Enjoy the ride! San Francisco est le New York de la côte ouest, il peut être parfois difficile de se retrouver dans la ville car elle est vraiment immense. Voici quelques endroits que vous pourrez visiter à vélo pendant votre séjour! Appréciez la balade!

To facilitate your stay here are places to see and visit by district or area:      Pour faciliter votre séjour, voici des endroits à voir et à visiter par district ou par région:

  • Golden Gate Bridge the most famous bridge in the world! Le pont le plus célèbre du monde !
  • Presidio a 1,500-acre park next to Golden Gate Bridge. Est un parc de 1 500 acres à côté du Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Sausalito former fisherman’s hamlet. Un ancien hameau de pêcheur.
  • Vista Point the best views of the Golden Gate Bridge! Les meilleures vues du Golden Gate Bridge !

  • Palace Of Fine Arts a monumental architecture constructed for the Panama-Pacific Exposition. Le palais a une architecture monumentale et fut construit pour l’exposition Panama-Pacific.
  • Fisherman’s Wharf one of the city’s busiest tourist areas with a lot of souvenir shops. Une des zones touristiques les plus fréquentées de la ville avec de nombreuses boutiques de souvenirs.
  • Ghirardelli Square is where you can find the famous Ghirardelli chocolate company. Vous y trouverez la célèbre boutique de chocolat Ghirardelli.
  • Lombard Street one of the most famous streets in San Francisco, it is known for its bends and the fact that the street is very steep! Une des rues les plus célèbres de San Francisco, elle est connue notamment pour ses virages et le fait que la rue soit très raide !
  • Alcatraz Island 1.25 miles offshore from the city, Alcatraz is the most known prison in the world. À 1,25 kilomètre au large de la ville, Alcatraz est la prison la plus connue du monde.

  • Transamerica Building the second-tallest skyscraper in San Francisco! Le deuxième plus grand gratte-ciel de San Francisco !
  • Jackson Square is one of San Francisco’s oldest historic districts. C’est l’un des plus anciens quartiers historiques de San Francisco !
  • Union Square is a public plaza in downtown San Francisco known for the central shopping, hotels and restaurants. Est une place publique du centre-ville de San Francisco connue pour ses boutiques, ses hôtels et ses restaurants.
  • Chinatown in San Francisco is one of the oldest Chinatowns in the U.S you can find there traditional eateries, herbalists, bakeries and souvenir shops. C’est l’un des plus anciens quartiers chinois des États-Unis. Vous y trouverez des restaurants traditionnels, des herboristes, des boulangeries et des boutiques de souvenirs.

  • Embarcadero with its iconic clock tower you can find there several waterfront attractions, piers offers ferries to Alcatraz Island, there is also restaurants and Bay Bridge views. Avec son emblématique tour, vous trouverez plusieurs attractions sur le front de mer, des quais proposant des ferries pour l’île d’Alcatraz, des restaurants et une vue impressionnante sur le Bay Bridge.
  • Rincon Park is a great place if you want to lay down in the grass along the promenade. You will also be able to admire the Cupid’s Span sculpture! C’est un endroit idéal si vous voulez vous allonger dans l’herbe le long de la promenade. Vous pourrez également admirer la sculpture Cupid’s Span !
  • Oakland Bay Bridge is the world’s widest bridge! Ce pont est le plus large du monde!
  • Coit Tower is a memorial for the volunteer firemen who had died in San Francisco’s five major fires. The tower is made of reinforced concrete and measure 210-foot. La tour est un mémorial pour les pompiers volontaires décédés dans les cinq principaux incendies de San Francisco. La tour est en béton armé et mesure 210 pieds.

  • Ocean beach is not far from the Golden Gate Park, the beach is located on the westside of San Francisco bordering the Pacific Ocean. Cette plage n’est pas loin du Golden Gate Park, elle est située à l’ouest de San Francisco, en bordure de l’océan Pacifique.
  • Sea Cliff this district is known for the amazing ocean views. Ce quartier est connu pour la vue imprenable sur l’océan.
  • Golden Gate Park is 20 percent larger than Central Park in New York. Ce parc est 20% plus grand que Central Park à New York.

  • Twin Peaks are a pair of 922-foot-high summits with a 360-degree views on San Francisco City. Sont une paire de collines de 922 pieds avec une vue à 360 degrés sur la ville de San Francisco !
  • Painted Ladies located at Steiner St this victorian houses are very famous for their colors and style! Situées à Steiner St, ces maisons victoriennes sont très célèbres pour leurs couleurs et leur style !

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