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Bike the Big Apple

New York City, NY 10065 (Manhattan)
347-878-9809
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Ranked #16 of 482 activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Suffolk England
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Booked this for the evening bike ride starting at 5 till 10 and so glad we did . Was a great experience , from biking over Brooklyn bridge to cycling through China town . Great family trip , the only way to see New York , George our tour guide was excellent . Plenty of stops along the way ,... More

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Me and my son was in NYC for the first time in the start of Easter. Biking was one of the best thing we did in NY and we can recommend it for everybody. You get to see the city from an other angel. The trafic is not so bad for cycle as long as you stay away from the... More

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Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

My 18 year old son and I recently went on the Secret Streets Tour. The tour was enjoyable and we saw a lot of things but I would not recommend it for everyone. New York is obviously a very busy city and at times we were trying to ride thru and around people even on sidewalks and some of them... More

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Newcastle, UK
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This was our first visit to NYC so we there was a lot we wanted to see. Yes all the iconic sights were great but the guided bike tour of Central Park and Harlem was definitely the best part of the trip. You get to see things you'd never see on your own and learn loads of interesting facts -... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We booked with Bike the Big Apple after a colleague recommended it as the best thing she'd done in New York and we agree! We booked the Central Park and Harlem tour last Sunday, guided by Marc who was such a knowledgeable, friendly and interesting bloke that this became the highlight of our week in New York. It was cold... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Second time we have been on a tour with bike the big apple Absolutely great way to experience New York at a leisurely pace with our guides info really bringing the city to life

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This is the second tour I've taken with Bike the Big Apple, and both were awesome! I would highly recommend this tour, it was a great way to get a little taste of Brooklyn as we were staying in Manhattan. The pace of the biking is very easy, and it was neat to drive over the Brooklyn bridge. The tour... More

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Gravesend
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Although it was a freezing cold day in December we did one of the bike tours with this company and thoroughly enjoyed it. The best thing about bike tours is that you see things that you would otherwise miss on a tour bus, and you can't fall asleep! We cycled about 14 miles over 7 hours with a lunch break... More

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I got a gift certificate as a birthday present (I frequently visit NYC), so we did the "Delights of Brooklyn" tour. Even though the weather was not what you typically consider nice biking weather, it did not matter. The day flew by! Johannes was so informative and was able to answer every question we threw at him. Thanks!

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I did the Friday night tour with Max and Christian. The ride included Brooklyn Bridge, the Financial District, Greenwich Village, a cruise uptown along the bikeway before we cut back into Times Square, teeming after 11pm on a Friday night and then back to where we started. Max has a memory like a steel trap - his recall of details... More

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