Bike the Bridge, San Francisco

Bike the Bridge, San Francisco

As a former resident of San Francisco, my home seemed to have a revolving door with all the house guests that visited over the years.  Most were first or second time visitors; and what better way to introduce them to the Bay Area than forcing them into joining me on a “triathlon” that combined biking, kayaking and swimming.  First, we would go to Pier 41 in the Fisherman’s Wharf area to rent bicycles, then pedal along Crissy Field and San Francisco Bay over the Golden Gate Bridge and into Sausalito – part 1 of the triathlon.  Once in Sausalito, we would rent kayaks and paddle around the houseboats and seals for a couple of hours – part 2 of the triathlon.  Next, we would get back on the bikes and ride through Marin Valley and around Richardson Bay to the quaint town of Tiburon to begin part 3 of the triathlon – “swimming” in margarita’s on the dock at Sam’s Anchor Café.  After all of that exertion, including the swimming, we would, in classic style, walk our bikes right on to the ferry for a relaxing ride past Angel Island and Alcatraz, right back to the bike rental outlet dockside on the San Francisco side.  What a great way to experience one’s first triathlon while taking in the outdoor recreational sights of San Francisco Bay!

Bike The Bridge

Seatrek Kayak Rentals

Sam’s Anchor Cafe

Blue and Gold Ferry

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  1. Sonja says:

    That’s my favorite way to visit the SF!!

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