We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bike the Big Apple

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: New York City, NY 10065
Phone Number: 347-878-9809
Website
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!
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 645 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 601
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
The Brooklyn Bridge and Skyline at Twilight Tour June 7th 2015

Most of our friends told us that we're crazy to book a bike tour in Manhattan. It was the right decision and so exciting (and safe)! Max is a great guide and has so many stories... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
MONA UND MAX T
Add Photo Write a Review

645 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Most of our friends told us that we're crazy to book a bike tour in Manhattan. It was the right decision and so exciting (and safe)! Max is a great guide and has so many stories about his city. We arrived a day before when we did the tour and it was a great start to explore the Big Apple.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Utah
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My brother and I did the Bronx Tour yesterday (6/25/15). Mark was our guide and Rashid was the sweeper. I cannot tell you in words how awesome it was, you just have to experience it for yourself. At first, I was surprised that we would ride in the streets with all the vehicle traffic... never would I have the nerve... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sparks, Nevada
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My husband, two teenage children and myself had a wonderful time with Bike the Big Apple. We chose the Tour E - Brooklyn Bridge tour. We saw so many things we would have never seen on foot or by bus. Our guides, Johannes and Patricia were full of fun facts during our tour. They did a great job informing us... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We decided to take the twilight Brooklyn Bridge tour with Bike the Big Apple on a weekend trip to New York. I think our friends thought biking in New York would be an adventure in itself. The tour setting on a Sunday night is perfect as it definitely is quieter on the streets and we never felt in danger on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This evening tour was the highlight of my week in New York in June. Not only did we ride through Central park, but also Harlem, Columbia University, Morningside Heights and along the Hudson River - all magical at night. Any apprehension I had of riding on the Manhattan streets was completely unwarranted as our guide, George, expertly led us along... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dallas, Texas, United States
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This bike tour was absolutely worth every minute and dollar. We did the Friday Night Lights tour with Max and it was enlightening and entertaining. We visited parts of the city we would have never been able to other wise. Highly recommend it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gallatin, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This was one of the best things we did on our trip to NYC. 4 kids aged 17, 16, 15, and 12 yo enjoyed. Great way to spend 4 hours. Our guide Max was excellent. This is a great way to see the city and the night views from the bridge were amazing . We definitely want to try the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
47 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Did the Saturday Tour (Brooklyn Bridge, Brewery, Chocolate Shop) with Levi. It was an amazing way to experience the city, biked across the Williamsburg Bridge to Brooklyn, and headed back to Manhattan via the Brooklyn Bridge. It was really fun!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Windsor, Connecticut
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Our guides Jesse, and Chris, were friendly, patient, and very skilled at biking in the city, helping us navigate Central Park, and Harlem, while stopping frequently to share history and stories of the sites.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Monaco
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Just done this tour with George. A great night out. 4 hours included the park - Harlem, Columbia Uni, river pathway, all of it better for being on a bike. George is an excellent guide.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Bike the Big Apple also viewed

 

Been to Bike the Big Apple? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Bike the Big Apple

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bike the Big Apple and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Bike the Big Apple staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?