Bicycling to CCSF

Get Involved in Bike Advocacy and the College Bike Community

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Bicycling is a fun, inexpensive and environmentally friendly way to get to campus. It's also great way to stay in shape during your busy life as a student or CCSF employee. Another benefit of cycling is that you can make your own schedule.  No wasted time circling for car parking!

Below you will find plenty of information and links to outside resources to help you get started or improve your trip for the experienced rider.

Detailed Bike Routes to CCSF Campuses

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  Another important resource is talking to your fellow cyclists about their routes. Ask other CCSF riders how they get to school; you'll find a route that is right for your comfort and speed.

We are looking for contributions on detailed routes to CCSF campuses that seem to work well for cyclists. Please submit them to the Sustainability Subcomittee.

Bike Routes To:

  • Chinatown / Northbeach Center
  • Civic Center Center
  • Downtown Center
  • Evans Center
  • Fort Mason
  • John Adams Center
  • Mission Center
  • Ocean Campus
  • Southeast Center
  • 33 Gough

San Francisco Bike Map and Walking Guide

Most of CCSF's campuses are on major bike routes, and all of the campuses are accessible by bike. Visit to link to the citywide bike network map, which shows you all the city's bike lanes, official bike routes, and the location and street grade of the city's infamous hills. Experienced SF cyclists don't bike over the hills, they bike around them!

FREE Urban Bicycle Education Classes

If you're nervous about pedaling in the city, take a free Urban Bike Education class taught by a League of American Bicyclist certified instructor and sponsored by the City of and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.  For more information on these free classes, visit:

You can find info on riding a bike safely and comfortably in the city on the Municipal Transportation Authority's website: and on the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition's website:

Learn How to Tune-Up Your Bike

The San Francisco Bike Kitchen is a volunteer run organization where participants learn to fix flats, change cables, overhaul hubs, and more:

Bike Theft Prevention

Learn how to lock your bike properly or it will get stolen!

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition's website is a great resource for learning about bike advocacy and safety. It is also full of helpful information about cycling in wet weather, taking your bike on transit, and fun upcoming bike events: