It will take you up past the Cliff House
restaurant and nearby ruins of the
Sutro Baths. You’ll curve around the
coast and can take the coastal path
through lush woods up to the Holocaust
Memorial and Legion of Honor.
You can then make your way
through some of the historic military
batteries towards the iconic Golden
Gate Bridge. You can ride across the
bridge to the beautiful Marin Headlands
if you have time. Take a moment to
stop by the Golden Gate Bridge Pavilion
and check out the cross section of the
suspension cables and marvel at the
sheer size of it.
THE PATH MORE
There are great bike paths
throughout San Francisco; it’s a very
bike-friendly city. We took the lower
route on Old Mason Street along the
coast towards Fisherman’s Wharf. You
go right by Ghirardelli Square, a great
place to stop and eat. And who doesn’t
love good chocolate, right?
Then it’s time for the climb. Hyde
Street is one of the main streets for
cable cars, and for good reason—it’s
steep. Though not the steepest (by a
long shot), it’s still a 21-percent grade.
A completely human-powered bike up
this is heroic. With an electric bike with
enough power, it’s just plain fun!
But climbing Hyde isn’t just about
the climb. Near the top, you can take a
left onto the world-renowned Lombard
Street. Some call it the most crooked
street in San Francisco. It isn’t, but with
eight hairpin turns in one block, it’s a
fun ride down. Time it between cars,
put your bike on a little bit of regen and
get ready to turn, baby, turn!
Next, you’ll have some ups and
a lot of downs back to Fisherman’s
Wharf. Riding the bike lane along the
Embarcadero, you’ll have great peo-