San Francisco Electric Tour Company Inc.
757 Beach St San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 474-3130

SCOOTERS: How Do I Learn to Ride a Electric Scooter ?

Scooters require side to side balance similar to riding a bike. We strongly suggest that all guests have bike riding experience. 

If you do not have bike riding experience this might not be the best activity for you.

All riders are required to wear a helmet and bright colored reflective safety vest.

NOTE: If you have never ridden a bike this may not be the activity for you. The equipment recap and skills overview session provides riders with a quick overview of the scooter controls, knowledge, and experience needed to safely operate the Scooters. You will  be guided through a low speed ride and an emergency stop to ensure a safe, enjoyable experience. 

Due to time limits we cannot NOT provide riders with no previous bike riding experience with a full training on riding and balancing on a scooter. We do provide a recap of the scooter controls and a short ride at low speed to practice before departing for the route.

Each Scooter is equipped with a speed lever and a brake lever on the handlebars.

On some hills the scooter will require a bit of "kick" to maintain momentum. The electric motors are helpful on the hills but are not strong enough to propel heavier guests up some slopes. Be prepared to kick.

Guest Reviews

"This was a well organized tour with safety being paramount. Impressed with the service and the guide. Lots of fun riding the Segways."

- Marie, Quebec

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Three Locations

Fisherman's Wharf Office: 757 Beach Street @ Hyde Street San Francisco CA, 94109
Located in rear parking lot. Hyde Street Cable Car turn around is across the street. Wells Fargo Bank ATM is at the entrance to our driveway.


Golden Gate Park Location: 82 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive San Francisco, CA 94118
Look for a blue tent in paved area directly behind the large band stage in Music Concourse. Near Japanese Tea Garden, California Academy of Science and deYoung Museum.


Fisherman's Wharf VIP Office: 417 Beach Street @ Taylor Street San Francisco CA, 94133
Only the Advanced Waterfront & Hills Tour, 1.5 Hour Wharf Mini Tour and Alcatraz plus VIP Segway Tours depart from this location.