San Francisco Bicycle Coalition: 49-Mile Scenic Ride

Event has passed (Sat Oct 28, 2017 - Sat Oct 28, 2017)
San Francisco City Hall
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sports / Fitness


Come play tourist for a day and enjoy the sights of our city the best way possible: by bicycle!

Inspired by the classic 49-Mile Scenic Drive, this intermediate-level casually-paced ride rolls past a plethora of San Francisco’s iconic attractions and neighborhoods, including the Painted Ladies, Twin Peaks, North Beach, Great Highway, Mission Dolores, and of course the Golden Gate Bridge.

This full-day event includes a midday on-your-own lunch stop in Golden Gate Park and post-ride celebration, including a free beer for each rider, thanks to Fort Point Beer Company, at the Ferry Building.

-Meet on the Polk Street steps of City Hall at 8am for an 8:30am roll out
-This intermediate skill level ride is 49 miles with 2,600ft of elevation gain. We’ll ride at a 10mph average pace.
-Bring/carry your own lunch or plan to purchase lunch at one of a few food kiosks located behind the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park
-Be sure to bring at least one water bottle, layers, lights for your ride home, and tools to fix a flat (hopefully not needed – but just in case!)
-This is an inclusive event and all are welcome!

In need of a bike for this ride? City Ride Bike Rentals (370 Linden St. in Hayes Valley) is offering a 50% discount on road and hybrid bikes, meaning $24 for a Specialized road bike or $19 for a Specialized hybrid bike. Bike needs to be picked up on Friday, 10/27 since City Ride Bike Rentals does not open until after the ride departs on Saturday morning. Use the code “49Miles” to save. All rentals come with helmet, lock and map.


  1. San Francisco City Hall 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA