STARTER ROUTES FOR CYCLING TO SAN FRANCISCO STATE
Please note: These routes can help get you started. As you bike to campus, you will undoubtedly discover your own preferred tricks and side streets. You can also view a map of city-wide bike routes (which includes the bike lanes and paths that connect to these routes) at http://www.sfbike.org/maps Previewing your ride on this map is recommended! Another important resource is talking to your fellow cyclists about the routes they take. Ask other SFSU riders how they get to school; you’ll find a route that is right for your comfort and speed.
Head southwest on Market St. then make a left onto Valencia St. Take the Valencia St. bike lane south, turn right onto the Tiffany St. bike boulevard, turn right onto 29th St., then a quick left onto San Jose Ave. Follow the San Jose Ave. bike lane until the Arlington/Wilder/Bosworth exit (follow bike lane). Follow Wilder to Diamond, turn left onto Diamond, then right onto Monterey. Follow Monterey straight onto Circular Ave. From Circular Ave., turn right on Hearst, then left on Gennesee. From Gennesee, make a right onto Judson, then a left onto Phelan, then a right onto Ocean. From Ocean, make a left onto Harold or Lee, then a right onto Holloway. Pedal all the way into campus.
From the Inner Sunset:
Take the 7th Ave. bike lane, which turns into Laguna Honda. Veer right onto Dewey Blvd. then take a left onto Claremont towards Portola. Make a right on Portola, then a left onto Junipero Serra. Follow Junipero Serra to Holloway; make a right and pedal into campus.
Take 20th Ave. south, turn right on Wawona for one block then and quickly left into Stern Grove Park at 21st Ave. After crossing Stern Grove Park and Sloat Ave, continue south following 20th St through the Stonestown Galleria parking lot. Take a left on Buckingham, then a right onto 19th Ave. There is a short stretch of sidewalk to negotiate if you don’t want to ride with the cars on 19th. Remember, when on the sidewalk: walk your bike, go slow, and watch for pedestrians.
From the Outer Sunset:
Take 34th Ave. south until you arrive at Ocean Ave. Make a left onto Ocean heading east until you arrive at Middlefield. Make a right onto Middlefield, and cross Lake Merced Blvd. When you arrive at the bike path, go left and continue on the path as it wraps around the lake. Turn left onto Font, which will lead you into campus.
From Daly City BART:
From Daly City BART, exit the main fare gates, walk to your right, then take another right as you leave the building. Walk up the sidewalk against the direction of traffic, then ride to where the street (St. Charles Avenue) veers to the left (in front of you is the gate to a parking lot). Take St. Charles straight over the freeway overcrossing and through the intersection with Alemany Boulevard. As St. Charles turns to the left, there is a pedestrian walkway on the right. Go down the pedestrian walkway, cross Brotherhood Way at the crosswalk, and walk up the pedestrian walkway on the other side of Brotherhood Way. You will be at the bottom of a hill in a cul-de-sac on 19th Avenue. Ride up the hill, and at the top, make a very slight left to stay on 19th Avenue. Make a right onto Beverly Street. Proceed on Beverly Street until you reach Holloway Avenue. Turn left on Holloway Avenue, and continue downhill on Holloway until you reach campus.
From Balboa Park BART:
Exit the Balboa Park BART station to the north onto Ocean Avenue. Take Ocean Avenue west past City College to the light at Lee Avenue and turn left onto Lee – crossing in the crosswalk at Lee with the light is easier than fighting traffic to make this left turn, and you will also avoid getting your wheel caught in the rail. Take Lee south one block and turn right onto Holloway. Holloway jogs to the left at Ashton Ave, but stay on Holloway and pedal downhill all the way to campus.