Bike the Bay in ½ a Day - Your Way - A Bike Ride Over the Golden Gate Bridge

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Bored with all the same old touristy things to do in San Francisco? This trip, rent a bike and follow this specially designed 43 page itinerary that will guide the rider from downtown, to the Ferry Building, along the bay, past Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, Aquatic Park, Chrissy Field, Fort Point, Fort Mason, the Presidio, across the Golden Gate Bridge, down into Sausalito; then ride the ferry back past Alcatraz. WOW. All this in 1/2 a day, or longer, if you choose.

Looking for fun things to do in San Francisco? How about a bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridge? It's free (except the bike rental). It's fun, a great way to see 15 sites in the bay area, and get a little exercise in the process? Details include: where to rent a bike, where to start the ride, and how to get back on a relaxing ferry boat ride (and a cheap bay cruise past Alcatraz too). This jam-packed adventure can take as little as a ½ day … or longer. Power ride or linger along the way, pick-up a crab, some San Francisco sour dough, a bottle of wine, and have a little picnic on the beach, overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.

For details, go to, click on the blue and yellow button with the bikes, and instantly receive the free 43 page step-by-step itinerary. It's loaded with information, secret spots and 75 photos of sites along the way. Also on the blog site is access to 478 photos visitors can use for free … download to a computer, or use them to send email postcards!

Here are some of the sites riders can enjoy along the way:

  • Ferry Building
  • Pier 39
  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • Ghirardelli Square
  • Aquatic Park
  • Fort Mason
  • Crissy Field
  • Wave Organ
  • St. Francis Yacht Club
  • Presidio
  • Fort Point
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Sausalito
  • Bay Cruise
  • Alcatraz

In addition to this itinerary, there are 143 quirky things to do, put together by local San Francisco resident, RandySFO (Randy Schroeder). He's lived in and near the San Francisco Bay Area for over 30 years. "People who come here don't really know what to do; so they just go to the spots that are heavily advertised. These are generally NOT the interesting or fun things to do. They're usually commercially driven, and the places that sell things that end up in garage sales. Save your money and find out what San Francisco is all about," said Randy.

He loves helping people avoid the "normal" touristy rip-off things to do. He's an avid photographer and also gives users access to 478 beautiful photos of San Francisco. He has a beautiful collection of night shots, especially the one of the Bay Bridge, overlooking the city all lit up, on a clear summer night. He's also got the same shot during the day, and he provides tips on how to get to this spot to take those shots.

Explore all the features. There's a search engine for specifics. Or, use the "Categories" menu or the tags cloud (popular posts) to find things such as Free Things To Do, or just explore, by going to the "More" menu, and explore by the dates listed. Entries are listed by date, but it doesn't mean they're out of date; this is just how blogs work. Explore, explore, explore. Make comments and you might even get a response from Randy too.

For special information or his take on something to do, email him from the blog and he'll do his best to answer. He's also helped plan itineraries for people on a consulting basis; so if it's a special trip you want, he might be able to do all the legwork for a memorable experience here in this amazing city.

Randy also takes suggestions of things that aren't on his blog? Email Randy and he'll check them out, possibly post them, and give credit for the contribution too!

Visiting San Francisco like a local is fun, and Randy helps people make the most of their trip. For those who subscribe, they will receive periodic updates directly to their mailbox. Be sure to support the site by using the helpful links he provides on the blog - books, maps, travel, guides, cameras, and more. These links are free to the user, but when people buy things, the linking affiliate pays Randy a small percentage, which keeps the blog going.

Be sure to look into each tab across the top. Don't miss anything. There's more on the site than meets the eye. And, it's always nice to pass the link along to others:

Have a quirky time in San Francisco.


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