Below are a handful of questions we frequently answer – if you don't see the answer to yours, please don't hesitate to drop us a line!
Where do I meet you?
We will meet at the bike shop, Bicycle Odyssey. Please arrive 10 minutes early so we can fit your bike and helmet.
1417 Bridgeway (at the corner of Litho) Sausalito, CA 94965
Shop phone: 415-332-3050
Chain phone: 415-302-2462
What should I wear?
Light layers, especially if the summer fog rolls in (mornings and end of day). We have comfortable bike seats but bike shorts make riding even more comfortable.
What kind of shoes should I wear?
Closed-toe shoes are a must for safety and full foot support.
Do I have to wear a helmet?
Can I carry anything on the bike?
There is a bag attached to the handlebars to hold your phone, money, ID. Or, bring a small backpack that you can wear comfortably while riding. Please leave large purses or shopping bags behind.
What is included in the tour cost?
Bike, helmet, water bottle, and a fantastic lunch.
Can I order a vegetarian or gluten-free lunch?
What fitness level is required?
The routes for Thursday through Saturday are designed for recreational riders who have moderate strength and endurance from a regular fitness routine. The Sunday ride is for anyone – from bike novices to experts who prefer a leisurely, relaxed pace and a shorter day.
What kind of routes are available for advanced cyclists?
We have many options that range from 2-5 hours long and can include as much climbing as desired: Muir Woods; Mt. Tamalpais; Stinson Beach; Pt. Reyes; Alpine Dam, Marshall Wall. Just tell us what you’re up for in terms of total mileage and terrain. We’ll take care of the rest!
What kind of bikes do we ride?
Hybrid bikes with upright handlebars and flat pedals.
Can I rent a road bike instead?
Bicycle Odyssey has performance road bikes for rent, but you'll be faster and way ahead of the rest of us.
Can we have a group larger than 12?
Of course, with at least 1-week advance notice. We will have 2 leaders for larger groups.
When can I catch the ferry from San Francisco to Sausalito?
The most current schedule can be found at goldengateferry.org/schedules/Sausalito.php
What if it rains?
We'll still ride if it's a drizzle but if it's a downpour we will issue a refund or reschedule.
What is your cancellation policy?
With 48 hours notice, we issue full refunds minus a $25/per person administrative fee.
What if I want to quit before the ride ends?
You may decide to return to Sausalito at the lunchtime stop at no charge. Otherwise taxi transportation for bike and rider will be called and charged to you.
What age do I need to be?
18 years old
Where can I find your release of liability / waiver form?
Where is the Farmers’ Market located?
Sadly, just after printing our brochure, the Sausalito Farmers’ Market closed. Dangit! However, we have several other amazing markets, many of which are top destinations featured in food & wine magazines, located throughout the county. We are happy to customize a trip to include a visit to a farmer’s market.