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Bike the Big Apple

New York City, NY 10065 (Manhattan)
347-878-9809
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Ranked #26 of 524 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Did the Brooklyn twilight tour on Sunday 21st September, guides were Max and Dalia. Fantastic experience from the moment we turned up, very friendly, enthusiastic, entertaining guides. Felt totally safe, great way to see New York, highlight of our trip. Even the fireworks over Brooklyn bridge added bonus. Thoroughly recommend this, you won't be disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our tour guide Johannes has lived in NYC since 1992 and knows his stuff. He took as to Washington Square, Greenwich Village, Hudson River Park, Battery Park, the Financial District, Brooklyn Bridge into Brooklyn and back over the Manhattan Bridge past Chinatown, lower East side East village and back to Union Square. All very educational with an emphasis on the... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Second time touring w/BtBA. Last year I had a great time with visiting with Levi and Dahlia and this year Max really blew me out of the water as an excellent guide. The route taken/stops totally differed from the previous tour and Max gives a great performance that is both genuine and informative with personal touches. We were a small... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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 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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Boston suburbs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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
2 reviews
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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