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Bike the Big Apple

New York City, NY 10065 (Manhattan)
347-878-9809
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Ranked #27 of 522 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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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is the 2nd time I have used the guys at Bike the Big Apple and I was not disappointed ! Myself and my girlfriend (now fiancé !) did two tours - the all day Tuesday which I had done before and the evening Central Park ride - This was where I proposed to my girlfriend with help from the... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had done a tour with the same company in summer 2012, and joined a tour today around Lower Manhattan with Battery Park, China Town, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights - the guide Ray was friendly, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and he was helped by Chris who also very friendly and helpful. A fantastic tour!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Those who like to glide through New York in a cushioned cocoon might find even the best bike tour (and it's hard to see how it could get better than BTBA) distastefully unpredictable. But if you're checking out this listing, you'll probably love the experience. We did the Brooklyn Bridge and Skyline at Twilight Tour, with guide Johannes and sweep... More

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Barry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I would never have pictured myself riding in New York traffic, however, it was a fantastic experience and we all commented how in control we felt throughout, thanks to Marc and Dallia. A really good way of seeing the day to day sights, covering some ground, learning some not so well known facts and great international harmonious singing.The time flew.... More

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Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Marc is an amiable guide, patient and handling the group of bikers pretty well and guiding them safely. The tour was interesting, we took the Central Park and Harlem tour. Marc was not focussing on "how expensive, how heavy how old..." but gave insightful information on developents of culture and society, very interesting. But the bikes were not in good... More

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Morgan City, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Did my second bike tour in two years. Last year did the Central Park and Harlem and this year did the lower Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge. Kid you not but this the best way to tour NYC. You cover a lot of territory and with guides that have a genuine interest in providing you with history and information.Taking another tour... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Tour guides were very informative and extremely personable. The main guide, Jesse, was extremely knowledgeable. Next time in NYC would love to do the Brooklyn Tour ! The sweepers, Ira and Kenneth, were also great !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

Such a unique way to see Central Park. Ray was a fantastic and knowledgeable guide. Natalie was was a safe and patient sweep. Everyone was so friendly. The park is closed to cars after 7, so it was a calm enjoyable tour. The tour had a couple of up hills to keep the heart pumping. Eat the warm cookies at... More

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Seattle/Tacoma
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I only had one day as a tourist in New York City so I thought what better way to see the most than by bike. I was born and raised in NY and have been back many times since my move to the West Coast so I have seen and done many of the "must sees and must dos". I... More

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Melbourne
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This was my first visit to NYC and we were only in town for 4 days (not long enough... I know!), and so I thought what better way to get a general feel for the city than a bike tour. Well, I was not disappointed at all!! I thoroughly enjoyed this bike tour of New York. We did tour A... More

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