WHERE TO RENT BIKES
Bike and Roll, http://www.bicyclerental.com, (888) 544-2453. Its location at 5 Embarcadero Center, across from the Ferry Building, is a good starting point for pedaling to Valencia Street or hopping on BART. Hourly rates begin at $8, daily rates at $32.
Yoga Tree, 1234 Valencia St.; (415) 647-9707, http://www.yogatreesf.com.
Mission Pie, 2901 Mission St., (415) 282-1500, http://www.missionpie.com. Open until 9 p.m. daily. Sweet and savory pies, as well as free-trade coffee.
Dema, 1038 Valencia St., (415) 206-0500.
Retro Fit Vintage, 910 Valencia St., (415) 550-1530, http://www.retrofityourworld.com.
Dog Eared Books, 900 Valencia St., (415) 282-1901, http://www.dogearedbooks.com.
826 Valencia/The Pirate Store, 826 Valencia St., (415) 642-5905, http://www.826valencia.org. Open noon to 6 p.m. daily.
Bar Tartine, 561 Valencia St., (415) 487-1600, http://www.bartartine.com. Brunch served Saturdays and Sundays.
Pizzeria Delfina, 3611 18th St., (415) 437-6800, http://www.pizzeriadelfina.com.
Bi-Rite Market, 3639 18th St., (415) 241-9760, http://www.biritemarket.com. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
The Art Appreciation Stop: ArtZone 461 Gallery, 461 Valencia St., (415) 441-8680, http://www.artzone461.com, Open noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays.
Munroe Motors, 412 Valencia St., (415) 626-3496, http://www.munroemotors.com.
ADS-Hats (Alternative Design Studio), 418 Valencia St., (415) 503-1316, http://www.adshats.com. Open Wednesdays through Saturdays.
Four Barrel Coffee, 375 Valencia St., (415) 252-0800, http://www.fourbarrelcoffee.com
TO LEARN MORE
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition website, http://www.sfbike.org, has a trip planner for cyclists. Type in your starting address and your destination address, then indicate whether you'd like the shortest or the flattest (always a relative term in San Francisco) route, and it will map the most bike-friendly journey.
Valencia Street corridor biking info
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