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Bike the Big Apple

New York City, NY 10065 (Manhattan)
347-878-9809
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Ranked #27 of 512 activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Not all bike tours are created equal. Since 2001, the expert, experienced, professional guides of Bike the Big Apple have been safely taking guests... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Lier, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Last week we (parents & 3 children) did the "Dutch tour" with guide Marc. It was a great experience , riding on a bike alongside the Hudson or through Harlem. We highly recommend discovering New York on a bike! Thanks Marc.

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Toronto
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We took the Sunday Soul and Central Park tour with Mark and Manny. 6 1/2 hours of them making us feel at home, while at the same time painting for us a beautiful in depth picture of the city and it's people (within the Central Park and South Harlem area). The wealth of knowledge was presented in a manner that... More

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Laurel, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Our tour included riding through Queens, Brooklyn and some of Manhattan. Our guides Jay and Jesse were excellent. We felt safe at all times even in rush hour traffic. Our guides love of New York City was evident in the wonderful stories, articles and sites they shared with us on the tour. This is a fantastic journey through neighborhoods where... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We loved this ride on our first day in NY. It was great to see lower Manhattan, the bridges and Brooklyn Heights at such an intimate level. The traffic was never a problem. Highly recommend this tour.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

During a 7 hour tour, we were able to see lots of different places, accompanied by interesting stories and facts, some of which you would never be able to find from a tour guide. Our guides Max and Richard did a great job accompanying us through the busy streets of the city, so we felt safe, entertained and happy throughout... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Mark was a fantastic tour guide. Informative and VERY funny. We went on the Harlem and Central Park tour. We would have never considered venturing to Harlem without this tour. Beautiful city and very memorable. Was able to go to church and to see church members passionately singing and dancing. Also Mark gave a fantastic overview if the history of... More

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Cernusco sul Naviglio, Italy
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I really enjoyed it because I could have never seen those things in Brooklyn if I went there on my own. It was not a simple classic touristic tour but a tour off the beaten track. Jesse, our guide, was really prepared about the history of New York and Brooklyn. He brought us to see many different areas in Brooklyn... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

Ray and Kennith both seem to have an endless supply of energy, knowledge, and smiles to share. As a local (and one that happens to love sunset bike rides with friends) they still managed to amaze me. Taking us to hidden romantic alleys of NYC, going down the West Side Highway and through Battery Park and over the Brooklyn Bridge... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Unfortunately our tour was rained out, but the guide made the experience as painless as possible and treated us better than we could have asked for. There were very strong thunderstorms when our tour was scheduled to leave. The guide gave us the option of transferring to a different tour over the next couple of days or receive a full... More

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St Neots
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Had a wonderful time with George & Chris doing the tour of Harlem & Central Park. I found the tour very informative at an easy pace. We were an international group and time was taken to explain points of interest in both French and English. We visited a local Church and later had a taste of local cuisine. Today there... More

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