TOUR DE MERMAID SAN FRANCISCO
San Francisco - The Presidio
Sunday, May 22nd, 2016
Please note: This event will not be taking place in 2017. We hope to offer the Tour in future years.
The 2017 Tour de Mermaid San Francisco will not be taking place. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. We hope to offer the event in the future.
Ride the Golden Gate Bridge and discover the San Francisco Bay by bike in the Tour de Mermaid San Francisco! Mermaids can ride with friends or make new friends along the way. This fun, supported bike ride is NOT a race. Choose from four routes based on your biking experience. All routes will start in The Presidio and go across the Golden Gate Bridge.
- Fully supported route
- Course water and food stations
- Post ride food
- Ride t-shirt
- Ride finisher's medal & charm
Recreational & Beginner Routes:
Golden Gate Tour - 7 mile [printable map]
Ideal for the recreational rider, families & kids. Route is half on road and half on bike path. Minimal climbing and minimal traffic.
Fort Baker Tour - 11 mile [printable map]
Ideal for the beginner rider. Route will has two climbs, one on each side of the bridge. Mermaids should be comfortable riding on roads with traffic
Sausalito Tour - 20 miles [printable map]
Mermaids should be comfortable riding on open roads and following all
Tiburon Tour - 30 miles [printable map]
Mermaids should be comfortable riding on open roads, following all traffic laws and being on the bike for several hours
Hawk Hill Challenge - 40 miles [printable map]
Mermaids should be comfortable riding on open roads with traffic, following all rules of the road, climbing and descending.
Mighty Mermaid Challenge - 60 miles [printable map]
Mermaids should be comfortable riding on open roads with traffic, following all rules of the road, climbing, descending and riding long distances.
The open starting window gives you flexibility to begin your ride when YOU want.
7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.: 30 Mile, 50 Mile
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.: 7 Mile, 15 Mile
RACE DAY - If not SOLD OUT (cash or check ONLY)
Can't attend one of our events?
We will be happy to issue you a credit toward a future Mermaid Series event. To receive a credit, you must email us a minimum of 10 days before the event date. We will email you back a confirmation along with the total amount of your future race credit. Please keep the confirmation email for your records. Credits are good through the following calendar year. Credits are nontransferable. The following credits will be issued:
• Duathlon - Entry fee minus $10 processing fee
• Triathlons - Entry fee minus $10 processing fee
• Run - Entry fee minus $10 processing fee.
6/4 - Sunday packet pickup
When: 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Where: Sports Basement Presidio (610 Old Mason Street, San Francisco)
**Athletes must bring a photo ID in order to pick up their packet
Directions to Sports Basement Presidio
5/1 - 5/20
** Youth Pricing - 19 & Under ***
1/1 - 1/31
2/1 - 4/30
2/1 - 4/30
1/1 - 1/31
The start and finish will be located at the Sports Basement parking lot in the Presidio. NOTE: There is no event day parking at Sports Basement. Paid parking will be available on a first come first served. Free parking is available at the Little Marina Green, Exploratorium and the Marina Green.
610 Old Mason St
San Francisco, CA
The Tour de Mermaid is a "for fun" Gran Fondo style ride. This is NOT a race. Awards are not issued to the fastest riders. The goal is to have fun, laugh, ride with friends and celebrate as you roll across the finish line.
Riders are required to obey all traffic laws, i.e. stoping at red lights and stop signs. The routes are very popular amongst cyclists and police officers frequently patrol the roads to enforce the traffic laws. The Mermaid Series is not responsible for any citiations or tickets you receive.
When riding on the Mill Valley-Sausalito Bike Path and the Tiburon Linear Path, Mermaids MUST ride single file and obey the posted bicycle speed limit. The speed limit is 10mph. Park Rangers can and will issue citations for participants NOT following the rules.
A timing clock will be at the Start / Finish for participants to track the time it takes them to complete the course.
Photos will be available approximately one to two weeks following the event.
2016 Photos - coming soon
Event photography by: Facchino Photography specializes in off-road
event photography. Capturing athletes in their moment and allowing
them flexibility in viewing and ordering convenience.