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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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Located a couple of floors up in New York New York, this is a great roller coaster. It costs $17.99 to ride or there is a party of 4 ticket for $60 which includes photographs. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Located a couple of floors up in New York New York, this is a great roller coaster. It costs $17.99 to ride or there is a party of 4 ticket for $60 which includes photographs. We chose the latter. There are lockers immediately before you queue and pay for the ride and I would recommend these are used unless you... More 

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Florida, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Our guides George and Jade were excellent (and bi-lingual for anyone needing a French speaking guide. We enjoyed having a family from France and a woman from Belgium on the tour.) It was a liberating experience to move through the streets of New York City with a small group on bikes -- with speed and ease. Unlike anything we've done.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

If you want a great tour off upper west side Manhattan , Central Park, Harlem catch a gospel service and some jerk chicken then this tour is for you. We had a 5 hour bike tour with Levi who was great with his information but the bike ride was at a leisurely pace with stops . This meant we could... More 

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Rhenen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We find a guided bike tour the best way to explore New York City. One year we thought "let's save some money and do it ourself" This was a big mistake. In New York city riding on a bike via a street 1 or 2 blocks different can mke the diffrence between having a great experience or no experience.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

My husband and I, on our recent trip to New York, took 2 tours since we couldn't decide which one would be more fun. We did the High Finance to China Town and the EastSide/West Side. Both were great and guides on each (Marc and Levi) were knowledgeable and safety conscious. The High Finance one had a bit more traffic... More 

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Rochester, New York
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Our tour guides, Max and Kenneth, were a fantastic one- two punch of kindness, knowledge and friendliness that made our nighttime tour the most wonderful and enjoyable experience my wife and I have had in NYC in some time. We both love the big apple but Max and Kenneth made us feel like special guests to their city, showing us... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Enjoy being outdoors on bike and seeing and experiencing large parts of New York in about 5 hours. We had an outstanding guide in Mark who was a wealth of interesting pertinent information. Experience his favourite,out of any tourists reach, bagel store and pizza slices. Abely supported by Jonathan to keep you safe this is an absolute must do. We... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This tour should be one of the first things you do while visiting New York. I did the Sunday evening Manhattan, Brooklyn Bridge Sunset tour. You meet at the bike shop, meet everyone on your tour and ride out for a 4 hour bike ride through Manhattan. During the tour you will feel and become a part of New York.... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I done the Brooklyn Tour with Bike the Big Apple with my cousin and aunt on Saturday. It was by far the best tour I have done in New York, out of the many times I have visited. There was a lot to learn on this tour a lot of history and information about different areas of downtown Manhattan and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Our Bike The Big Apple tour through Central Park and into Harlem was the highlight our trip to New York. Jesse our guide made the day so enjoyable. Amazing to ride through Central Park and to visit a gospel church mid service and in full song. It's not often teenagers are impressed but our son loved the tour. A must... More 

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Address: New York City, NY 10065
Phone Number: 347-878-9809
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan

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