At Dandyhorse, we share true insider bike adventures packed with local charm, fresh air, and inspiration. We believe in providing true FOMO*-free explorations of San Francisco’s fascinating history, distinctive neighborhoods, quirky architecture, glorious nature, and irresistible food. Embrace curiosity, celebrate wonder, and get ready to experience more than you thought was possible. YOLO**!
*fear of missing out **you only live once
This electric bike tour highlights San Francisco’s most essential sights on one unforgettable adventure. Featuring SF’s best landmarks, parks, neighborhoods, Victorian architecture, and hidden gems, this electric bike tour gives you a completely unique perspective via the city’s most stunning viewpoints. We’ll even have a picnic in the park. Get ready for a perfect San Francisco day!
We characterize this tour as moderate. Physically this ride is easy.
Moderate = you should be confident and comfortable riding a bike with good balance and bike handling skills. Don’t worry, our bikes are easy to ride and we give you plenty of time to get comfortable before departing.
Notes about this tour and why it’s moderate: the ride requires that you navigate several hills, some of which are steep. Our bikes are well suited and safe for this terrain. The ride also follows quiet back roads and official bike routes the entire time, but you will have to share the road with cars at times.
Safety: We take safety seriously. There is an extensive pre-ride safety briefing and we provide the best quality helmets.
Questions: If you have any questions about the difficulty of this tour or if it’s right for you, please contact us, we’re happy to help!
PS If you’ve never ridden an electric bike or it’s been a while since you’ve biked we recommend a spin on SF’s electric bike share. It’s also a fun way to get to our shop!
Arrival and setup
Here, you’ll receive an overview of the route and a safety briefing, get fitted to the bikes, and go on a test ride. Once you’re comfortable, you’ll be ready for your adventure.
SoMa to the Wiggle
Ride SF’s most-biked road, Market Street, past famous tech world headquarters and historic U.S. Mint to SF’s most famous and beloved bicycle route, the Wiggle. Along the way, we’ll explore the charming Duboce Triangle and Lower Haight neighborhoods.
The Haight to Golden Gate Park
We’ll zoom uphill into one of SF’s most legendary neighborhoods, the Haight Ashbury, epicenter of the 1960s hippie movement. In the Haight, you’ll explore the city’s quirkiest business district and grand Victorian architecture and see SF’s “Painted Ladies.”
Castro to the Panhandle via the Wiggle
Cross Market Street into the tranquil Duboce Triangle neighborhood, then pick up the famous Wiggle bike route to the Panhandle, the start of Golden Gate Park.
Golden Gate Park to the Presidio
Discover the most beautiful, historic parts of our grand urban park, including the Conservatory of Flowers, the DeYoung Museum, and the California Academy of Science. We’ll roll into Richmond District neighborhood and pick up lunch at SF’s best Bahn Mi sandwich shop. Then, it’s just a short ride to our picnic spot in the Presidio.
Lunch to the Golden Gate Bridge
Enjoy a tasty lunch at Inspiration Point with sweeping views of Alcatraz, Angel Island, the San Francisco Bay, and Napa County. Next, we’ll roll through the lush cypress, redwood, and bunker-lined roads of the Presidio. Then, the grand reveal: the single most epic view of Golden Gate Bridge. This supreme panoramic view is framed by the Pacific Ocean, Land’s End, the Marin Headlands, and the Farallon Islands (and whales (!) on the clearest days).
Golden Gate Bridge Exploration
We’ll get up close and personal with our grandest landmark as you take a spin onto the Bridge for the best views and photo ops. You’ll learn the fascinating history of the Bridge’s engineering and construction. The incredible views continue as we roll down the bike path and connect to Bay waterfront for another Bridge view featuring iconic Ft. Point.
Crissy Field to Ft.Mason
Ride the waterfront bike trail along Crissy Field with panoramic Bay views to the last remaining building of the 1915 World’s Fair, the grand neo-classical Palace of Fine Arts. We’ll cruise through the pristine Marina neighborhood to the top of Ft. Mason for our last look at the Golden Gate Bridge and majestic Mt. Tamalpais, the highest point in Marin County.
Ghiradelli Square to City Hall and the Shop
Roll on down to Aquatic Park where you’ll get a view of Alcatraz and Ghirardelli Square at the edge of Fisherman’s Wharf. We’ll connect with the local’s side of town via a cool urban bikeway through the posh Russian Hill neighborhood. Minutes later, we’ll arrive at the Civic Center, home to SF’s grand City Hall and other titan buildings paramount to the city’s art and culture. Then, it’s just a short hop back to the shop.