San Francisco Bike Map: Spinlister’s Top 10 Bike Routes In San Francisco

San Francisco is the undisputed cycling capital of California, and one of the top 10 places to ride a bike nationwide. But don’t take our word for it. With all those cool neighborhoods, grueling climbs and stunning coastal views, not to mention the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, it definitely doesn’t take long for skeptics to become impassioned believers.

To help get you off the couch and out exploring on two wheels, Spinlister has put together a collection of 10 of our favorite San Francisco bike maps. From newbies to spandex spartans, there’s something here for everyone to appreciate. All you need is a rental bike and a little motivation.

We’re pretty sure we can help with that first one, too.

1.) THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE

It’s a San Francisco classic, and quite possibly one of the most memorable bike rides you’ll ever experience. Is your curiosity piqued yet? Click to find out more.

2.) THE WIGGLE TO GOLDEN GATE PARK

For fans of easy riding, this is as close to flat as you’ll find in central SF. It also happens to be one of the most historic trails in the city. Click to find out more.

3.) TWIN PEAKS

Great views and a manageable workout — well, by San Francisco standards, anyway. Check out this scenic, hilltop ride in the heart of the city. Click to find out more.

4.) BEST OF SAN FRANCISCO

From Union Square to Fisherman’s Wharf, this tour puts the city’s most famed attractions on full display. Be ready to sweat a little. Click to find out more.

5.) THE HAWK HILL LOOP

What, did you think biking the Golden Gate was it? The real test of your resolve comes once you’ve reached the other side. Click to find out more.

6.) MISSION DISTRICT MURALS

In a city rife with gentrification, the gorgeous Mission District Murals are a reminder of the city’s rich, activist, multicultural past. Click to find out more.

7.) THE GREAT HIGHWAY

Cruising down from the Sutro Baths along San Francisco’s coastal Great Highway is a pleasure reserved for those who don’t mind a little blowing sand and a hint of traffic. Click to find out more.

8.) SAN BRUNO MOUNTAIN

San Francisco’s lonely mountain might not be much to look at from afar, but it delivers where it counts: a challenging ride with incredible views. Click to find out more.

9.) THE EMBARCADERO

Take a ride on this lively, scenic bayside path and you’ll wonder how it could ever have been covered by a double decker highway. Click to find out more.

10.) VALENCIA AND MARKET STREETS

Sometimes simple is good. Taking your from the Mission to Downtown San Francisco, these two vibrant streets are about as uncomplicated and bike-friendly as they come. Click to find out more.


Originally published at www.spinlister.com on November 19, 2016.

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