There are a variety of ways to get to the Event and the Start/Finish Lines of the ride. Listed below are options and instructions.
Participants are encouraged to bike to and from the event. We are working on start-line parking options and will let you know when we know more.
If you drive to the start line, it’s an easy cross-town bike ride from Golden Gate Park back to the start line area. We’ll have maps available at the info booth at the finish line festival. You can also view the map here.
Muni has a number of buses that will take you back towards the start line, but remember that each bus can only take 2 bikes!
If you want to have someone pick you and your bike up near the finish line, we recommend having them pick you up on Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, between Transverse Dr. and Sunset Blvd.
If you are using public transit, try The San Francisco Trip Planner – An easy to use site that allows you to put in your starting point and destination and then gives you the easiest option to arrive at your destination using public transportation.
MUNI: The Muni schedule is at 511 transit.
BART: Those of you traveling from the East Bay or the South Bay to San Francisco, please note that BART does not run in the very early morning hours. There will be no BART service on Sunday until around 8 a.m. BART will be available after the event – to see a route from the CycleSF Finish Line to the BART station click here.
Alternative Transportation to San Francisco – All Nighter Bus Service
An alternative is to utilize the All Nighter service provided by five different transit agencies.
In San Mateo and San Francisco counties, service is operated by SamTrans and Muni.
AC Transit operates service between San Francisco and the East Bay, and in the East Bay along the Richmond and Fremont BART lines. For a detailed map of routes and bus lines: http://transit.511.org/providers/allnighter.pdf
From the East Bay:
Route 800 West, AC Transit, runs from Richmond Bart Station to Market and Van Ness in San Francisco, making stops along the way in Berkeley and Oakland. Transfers from Routes 801, 802, 805, 820, 840, and 851 to Route 800 can be made at 14th Street and Broadway. A Sunday/Holiday timetable for Route 800 West can be found at: www.511.org
From the Peninsula:
SamTrans 397 North OWL services the South Bay to San Francisco, beginning at the Palo Alto CalTrain Station and ending at Mission and Transbay in San Francisco, making stops in Redwood City, San Carlos, Belmont, San Mateo, Burlingame, South San Francisco, and San Francisco International Airport. A Sunday timetable for can be found here: www.511.org
For other routes and transit information on OWL services, visit www.511.org.
Parking will be available at 3rd and Channel. This lot is located between 3rd and Terry Francois (on the east), and Terry Francois (on the north) and Mission Rock, right next to the start line. The lot opens at 5:30 am and will cost $10.
If you’re driving- PLEASE do your best to carpool with other bikers. It helps minimize congestion and helps the planet.
Limited street parking will be available, please read posted signs to avoid parking in a tow zone.