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Bike the Big Apple

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Address: New York City, NY 10065
Phone Number: 347-878-9809
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Description: Not all bike tours are created equal. Since 2001, the expert, experienced...
Not all bike tours are created equal. Since 2001, the expert, experienced, professional guides of Bike the Big Apple have been safely taking guests far off the "beaten path" - in all 5 boroughs! With us, you will venture into real ethnic neighborhoods, and experience what life is like beyond the skyscrapers. In fact, we are quite proud to still be the only company to do bike tours of our beloved Bronx - seldom seen by visitors to the city.Why take a bike tour? Walking tours are severely limited in the distance they can travel; you are either going to visit a very small area of the city, or spend half of your day underground. Bus tours can cover plenty, but you are completely removed from the neighborhoods by glass. On bike, you can cover much and still get a real "feel" for the neighborhoods we take you to.Come ride with us!
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Fantastic informative tour

I do a lot of walking tours in cities but decided to give biking a go. We covered quite a lot of ground on our tour of the Lower East side and Brooklyn and learned an enormous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I do a lot of walking tours in cities but decided to give biking a go. We covered quite a lot of ground on our tour of the Lower East side and Brooklyn and learned an enormous amount from our guide Jesse. Jesse was accommodating to all our needs including but not limited to, speed of the trip, stops for... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We had a fascinating and enjoyable day exploring the Bronx. Marc was a great guide - very passionate and knowledgeable and we would thoroughly recommend his tours. Don't be put off by the traffic or even the fact they drive on the wrong side of the road (we are British), the drivers are all very courteous, and the cycle routes... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I can't express just how much I loved this tour. I actually did it in 2012 but never got round to writing a review. I did Tour F which started at about 6pm and finished after midnight. It was really magical and I felt I learnt loads. The reason I can say it's one of the best things I've ever... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Me and a friend joined five Big Apple bike tours in June 2014. It was a great, unforgettable time for us in New York and we especially enjoyed the two tours with Marc Seidenstein as a guide, a really genuine, genial, funny and extremely well-informed guy - who was, among other remarkable things, reciting a poem by Poe to us... More 

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Plymouth, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Pros -Great company and excellent customer service- good website with lots of info and easy booking process with lots of information given. Jesse our tour guide checked in with us the day before to discuss the weather and frosty conditions and let us know what conditions we could expect. -Get to see lots of sights you wouldn't see without being... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This was our second tour with Jessie. He is a fantastic guide ! We did tour D in lower manhattan en Brooklyn bridge. We had a lovely day ! Absolute must to do in NY, to have a general overview of lower manhattan, with a lot of really great insider knowledge. Would definitely recommend it to anyone !

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Marc did an amazing job of taking us exactly where we wanted to go, showing us exactly what we wanted to see, and telling us tons interesting stories and facts about the city. For photos, see my review here: http://www.melhattie.com/blog/the-best-bike-tour-in-new-york-city Highly recommend!

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Fredrikstad, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Our group did the Tour C in Central Park and Harlem with the wonderful guide Mark. This is a must to do in NY!!! Passionate and cool guide leaded us safely and next time in New York we´ll do another tour with "Bike the Big Apple" for sure!! Thank you Mark!!

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We did Tour B - The Delights of Brooklyn in October of 2014. The tour guides were professional and passionate about their job. We have gone on other tours but none had such an insider look at both the history and culture of the city. Even after living in NYC for ten years, we learned fascinating NYC history as well... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Did the Brooklyn bike tour with Jesse, taking in some upper east side, niche parts of Brooklyn and Queens, lower east side and through mid town. Saw more of NYC than ever and now have a better understanding of the city and it's layout. Be ready to ride...18 miles total, but plenty of stops in between, good food, coffee, chocolate..so... More 

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