Described below are sample bicycle routes to campus to get you started biking to campus. Another important resource is talking to your fellow cyclists about the routes they take. Ask other SF State riders how they get to school; you’ll find a route that is right for your comfort and speed. You can join the SF State Bicycle email list to find other bike commuters by going to https://gateway.sfsu.edu/distributionlistsubscription. Then click on subscribe next to the bicycle list.
Riding on campus is only allowed in designated routes.
Head southwest on Market Street then make a left onto Valencia Street. Take the Valencia Street bike lane south, turn right onto the Tiffany Street bike boulevard, turn right onto 29th Street, then a quick left onto San Jose Avenue. Follow the San Jose Avenue 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. Once on campus, follow the campus bike routes or dismount and walk your bike through main campus or areas not on designated bike routes.
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. Once on campus, follow the campus bike routes or dismount and walk your bike through main campus or areas not on designated bike routes.
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. Once on campus, follow the campus bike routes or dismount and walk your bike through main campus or areas not on designated bike routes.
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. Once on campus, follow the campus bike routes or dismount and walk your bike through main campus or areas not on designated bike routes.
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. Once on campus, follow the campus bike routes or dismount and walk your bike through main campus or areas not on designated bike routes.