The Golden Gate Bridge is arguably the most beautiful and well-known bridge in the US, maybe even the world. I usually go to San Francisco at least once a year to visit family and friends, so I have seen it many times. I have crossed the bridge a couple times in a car and even walked a part of it years ago. Also, I love photographing it and seeing if it will be covered in fog. This trip, I finally checked off biking across the Golden Gate Bridge from my bucket list.
First, I should again say I am not an experienced biker. Lately, I have really been enjoying biking (In Central Park and Redondo Beach), but I do still get nervous about other riders, pedestrians, or cars getting too close. I also don’t like to go too fast, so I am not best biking companion – so shout out to my friends Teju, Kerry, Kat, and Russell for being so patient with me.
If you want to bike across the Golden Gate Bridge, you can rent a bike in the Fisherman’s Wharf area. You can choose whether to bike across the bridge and ride all the way to either Sausalito (8 miles) or Tiburon (18 miles). Then you can take a ferry back to Fisherman’s Wharf to return your bike. I really wanted to go all the way to Tiburon, but Russell and I decided we could play it by ear and see how we felt. (more…)