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Contact us at TheBikeHut@gmail.com or call 415 543-4335
Generally, we’re open Wednesday through Sunday 10 am to 6 pm; usually closed Mondays, Tuesdays and very rainy days.
We will be open Easter Sunday, 10 to 6.
We are located at Pier 40, near Oracle Ballpark (home of the Giants), at Townsend and the Embarcadero. We are NOT near Pier 39 or Fisherman’s Wharf. [Even numbered piers are south of the Ferry Building (Market Street), odd to the north.] If you are doing a map search- enter ’40 Pier’, rather than ‘Pier 40.’
The Bike Hut is run by the Bike Hut Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission is to promote cycling through youth training and providing affordable bike rental, repairs, and sales. We also try to recycle donated bikes and parts to reduce the waste stream.
We have mostly hybrid and mountain bikes for rent, but we also have some tandems, touring, road, cruiser, single-speed/fixie, tag-a-long, kids’ bikes and others. We don’t have any electric bikes or scooters.
Here are pictures of some of our rental bikes.
$7.00 per hour or $26 per day for adult hybrid and mountain bikes
$8.00 per hour or $36 per day for an adult road, touring and fat-tire bikes
$12 per hour or $43 per day for tandems
$5 per hour for tag-a-longs or trailer or $15 for the day.
$3.50 per hour for kids’ bikes
$10 flat rate for baby seat rental
We accept credit and debit cards. There is a one dollar discount on adult daily bike rentals for payment in cash.
We also have fixed gear/single speed and good touring bikes with racks and panniers. Why spend $250 to fly your bike in when we can outfit you for a fraction of the cost? We also have SPD and other clipless pedals that can be installed by request. Touring bike rates are $120 for the first week and $10 per additional day. This includes racks, panniers, sleeping pad, lock, helmet, tax, and fixins.
Also available are baby seats, one Burley trailer and two tag-along attachments for kids. Please email or call ahead to give us time to set one up on an appropriate bike.
Rates include lock and helmet. We do offer significant discounts on multi-day and long-term rentals. Bikes must be stored indoors at night, so check with your hotel, et al., beforehand. Day rentals are for up to 24 hours, but we must be notified of your intention to keep it overnight. Bikes must not be left outside the Bike Hut when we are closed. We don’t have a two-hour minimum.
Long-term rates for most bikes are generally calculated as listed below:
$26 for 24 hours- tax, helmet and lock included.
$20 the first additional day.
$15 each additional day.
$80 for a week.
$130 for two weeks
$180 for one month.
$240 for two months.
Road bikes, touring bikes and special requirements additional.
Reservations are helpful but not usually required. Please email us at TheBikeHut@gmail.com with details of the number in party, male/female, and approximate heights and we will try to have the most appropriate bikes ready for you.
The ocean side of the Golden Gate Bridge is closed to bicycles until 3:30 pm on weekdays. Cyclists may share the east (Bay) side with pedestrians. Allow extra time to get to Sausalito and please be careful of/respectful to the understandably in-awe or in-a-daze pedestrians on the bridge. The Sausalito ferry is about $11, one-way. We do not sell ferry tickets.
The ferries in Sausalito do fill up, so try to get there early. The ferries dock in San Francisco at either the Ferry Building (about a mile away from the Hut) or Pier 41 (near Fisherman’s Wharf, about two miles away from the Hut), so it is best if you take whichever one leaves next. You might want to consider taking the ferry TO Sausalito and riding back. It is a bit of a slog up the hill from Sausalito to the bridge, but you do have the westerly afternoon wind at your back from the bridge back to the Bike Hut.
Linked below are maps and directions for two popular routes:
Visit the Wave Organ on your way to the Golden Gate Bridge:
4-hour social, historical, and ecological tours through San Francisco. Shaping San Francisco Bicycle Tours