Conveniently near the ferry landing at Jack London Square, Bay Area Bikes rents hybrid cruiser bikes for pedaling around town, as well as performance road bikes, mountain bikes and tandem bicycles. Every rental includes a lock, a helmet, and a bike map for exploring. You could start with a cruise down the waterfront in Oakland, or head inland to make a loop around Lake Merritt. You could even catch the ferry from Oakland to San Francisco’s Pier 41, then pedal from Fisherman’s Wharf out over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito, then take two ferries to get back to Oakland. Whew!
Rental rates start at $15 per hour, or $32 per day (just $12 for a kid’s bike). Hours of operation change frequently and seasonally, so call ahead before heading down to the rental shop or check their website for the latest updates.