Pick up a classic or electric bike and start exploring San Francisco bike routes in the Presidio.
Rent a Bay Wheels bike using the Lyft app. Note that you must be 18 years or older to rent an electric bicycle.
This section describes what’s available and the rules of the road in the Presidio. For details on Bay Wheels, visit their website.
Enjoy San Francisco cycling in the Presidio on a Bay Wheels bike. They come in two styles: classic (non-electric) and electric.
There are four Bay Wheels Bike Share stations in the Presidio to pick up or return classic (non-electric) bikes. Note that you must return classic bikes to an official station in the park or elsewhere in San Francisco. See a map of all Bay Wheels stations.
Tackle the Presidio’s hills on the Bay Wheels electric bike. Download the Lyft app to find an electric bike or visit one of the four bike stations in the Presidio (see above).
End your ride by placing the electric bike in any Bay Wheels station dock or using the cable to lock to any bike rack within the service area. Note: you must be at least 18 years old to rent a Bay Wheels electric bike.
For more, see the Bay Wheels Bike Share Safety Primer.
Start by downloading the Lyft app on your smartphone. Tap the bike icon to find a bike or a station near you. Then, using your phone’s camera, scan the QR code on the rear fender to unlock.
Electric bikes feature e-assist to provide a boost every time you pedal. The harder you pedal, the more motorized assistance (up to 20 mph) you’ll receive.
No, they’re considered motorized vehicles and are not allowed on Presidio trails, including paved trails.
Areas of the Presidio managed by the National Park Service (including Baker Beach and Crissy Field north of Mason Street) are not currently in the e-bike service area. You can ride the bikes there, but you must return the bike to a rack within the Bay Wheels service area or you’ll be charged a fee.
Per the California vehicle code, bicyclists and bicycle passengers under age 18 must wear an approved helmet when riding on a bicycle.
Riders must be 18 years old or above.
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