If there’s one thing Bay Area folks love, it’s bikes. Well, okay — maybe it’s Patagonia down jackets and kombucha, but biking is a close second. San Franciscans ride to work via The Wiggle (a zig-zagging route that more or less avoids the city’s hills), then spend their weekends cycling through Golden Gate Park.
Marin County’s own Mount Tamalpais is known as the birthplace of mountain biking and is still home to many Bay Area bike tours for cross-country and downhill riders, while the East Bay’s regional parks have some of the sweetest singletrack around. Factor in boozy bike rides around Wine Country and the coastal trails of the peninsula, and it’s easy to see why the region is so obsessed with moving on two wheels. Whether you’re a local looking for an afternoon date idea or an out-of-towner looking to see the city from a different perspective, one of the 11 Bay Area bike tours below will definitely suit your needs.