Get Rolling: How to Get Started Biking in San Francisco
Want to start biking in San Francisco? That’s terrific! Biking is by far the best, fastest and most fun way to get around the city. In the last five years, the number of people biking in San Francisco has risen a dramatic 71%! So you’ll be in good company in the ever-growing number of bike lanes.
We’re excited to offer you tips and best practices on how to get rolling!
Bicycle Education Class
Take one of our classes and learn how to ride in the City
The best way to learn about biking in San Francisco and gain confidence riding in the city is to take one of our free bicycle education classes. We teach a series of adult and family bicycling classes--all free!
Maps and Route Finding
Plan Out Your Route for a Smooth and Safe Ride
There are now 63 miles of bike lanes in San Francisco, and we're working to get even more. Find out the best, safest and least hilly way to get around the city by bike! When you join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, you’ll get a free bike map to help with route planning.
Locking Your Bike
Get a Lock and Learn How to Secure your Bike Properly
While finding a place to park your bike is easier than ever, (thanks to bike corrals and racks all over the city) bike theft is still a problem. Learn how to lock your bike correctly so your can protect your ride. And find out how to bring your bike into the office, so you don’t have to leave it locked outside all day.
Great Places to Practice Biking
Practice Riding your Bike in a Safe and Comfortable Location
Looking for a good place to start biking in San Francisco? Sundays in Golden Gate Park are car-free and a great place to pedal. JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park has a 1.5 miles of protected bikeway. And the Embarcadero and Crissy Field have nice shared paths to bike on.
Bikes on Transit
Bring your Bike on BART, Muni, or Caltrain
Want to take your bike on BART, Muni or Caltrain? We’ve got you covered. Combining bikes with transit is one of the best ways to get around the Bay Area. Find out the details about bringing your bike on board.