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A Bicycler's Guide to San Diego

Whether you are an avid bicycle enthusiast or just looking for an outdoor activity while you're on your romantic getaway, bicycling through Downtown San Diego is something that should be on your San Diego Things to Do list.

San Diego's climate is suited to bicycling tours as the mild weather provides many beautiful days to be enjoyed cycling. San Diego aspires to be bicycle friendly and many streets and highways are equipped with bike lanes. Perfect for cyclists are the many bike paths which are strictly reserved for transport that is not motorized. In San Diego, bicyclists can enjoy the varied terrain which ranges from flat to mountainous.

San Diego Bike Shop
Downtown 619 C Street
San Diego, California 92101
(619) 237-1245

Founded in 1998, this bicycle shop has become well known in the neighbourhood and strives to provide customer satisfaction. A variety of products and services can be found at the San Diego Bike Shop. Bicycles can be rented from this shop and it is possible to make reservations in advance. Helmets and locks are included in the rental price. Accessories are available from a variety of manufacturers. This store offers tune up and repair services. An appointment for repairs is not required, and free safety checks are offered. The staff are friendly and helpful providing a valuable source of knowledge on bicycles. San Diego Bike Shop also hosts rides if you would like to join in with other cyclists. The store is open Monday through to Saturday from 9:30am until 6:00pm.

PennyFarthing's Bicycles
630 C Street
San Diego California 92101
(619) 233-7696

PennyFarthing's Bicycles offers a variety of bicycles, accessories and clothes for sale. Rentals are available at an hourly rate and the store also offers bicycle repairs.

Hike Bike Kayak San Deigo
2246 Avenue De La Playa
La Jolla California 92037
(866) 425-2925

Hike Bike Kayak offers tours of Downtown San Diego. Tours start either from the Hike Bike Kayak Store, or from your San Diego Inn. This tour operator has been open since 2000, and has a variety of adventure sports on offer. It caters to individuals, families and groups. Experienced guides run the tours and assist to make the trips safe and fun. There are enough guides to give each participant enough advice and assistance. Taking a tour makes it easier for participants to navigate routes and see all the main attractions of downtown San Diego. Reserve a place on the tour in advance. Tours are held every day and last for approximately 2 hours. Children need to be at least 8 years old to participate. The tour is predominantly on flat ground along bike paths and occasionally on city streets. A bicycle and helmet is provided. Comfortable clothes should be worn. The store is open Monday to Friday, 8:30am until sunset. On Saturday and Sunday it is open 8:00am until sunset.

Bike Tours San Deigo
522 6th Avenue
San Diego California 92101
(619) 564-4843

Bike Tours San Diego offers tours of Downtown San Diego, ranging from beginner to intermediate level. Call in advance to make reservations. Tours are at a leisurely pace and allow participants to experience downtown San Diego with experienced guides. Routes are carefully planned and provide sight-seeing opportunities. The bike terrain is predominantly flat and ranges from bike paths to city streets. The store is open 7 days a week 9am until 5pm.

After your bike tour, return to your San Diego romantic bed and breakfast!