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Bike the Big Apple

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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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Fantastic Day with so many views

We did this ride yesterday what an experience. It was an all day 7 hour tour of parts of downtown Manhattan,battery park,Wall Street,9/11 the Brooklyn bridge. Brooklyn... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We did this ride yesterday what an experience. It was an all day 7 hour tour of parts of downtown Manhattan,battery park,Wall Street,9/11 the Brooklyn bridge. Brooklyn heights,Manhattan bridge then china town & little Italy. It was lead by Levi who was great with plenty of knowledge about the history and areas we went to and Louis who swept from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Our family of two adults and two teens did the Sunday evening 'Brooklyn Bridge and Skyline at Twilight' tour with Jesse, our knowledgeable, enthusiastic and very likeable guide. (Jesse absolutely made the tour for us). We wound our way through Greenwich Village, Soho, Battery Park and Wall Street and across Brooklyn Bridge and back through Chinatown. Five hours sounds like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We did the tour through Manhattan, including the ride across the Brooklyn Bridge and had a wonderful day. Clearly an efficient and exciting way to discover the city, all very professionally done with experienced guides in the front and at the end of the group and lots of interesting facts and stories to be told. I recommend doing this at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I like to do bike tours in big city. You can discover much more or in a unique way. I was happily surprised how easy it is to bike in NYC. To have a guided bike tour for a whole day was new to me. My tour was through East-South-NYC and Brooklyn. This is might be not the hot spot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

First and foremost, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! Some people thought we were crazy for biking outside the safety of Central Park....We just figured it would be an new adventure and boy was it worth it!! We did the twilight tour on Sun night and it was ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!! Our tour guides were two older gentleman (Bertie and Larry, I think) who had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We had a crazy schedule while in NY so I called and talked to Marc about how to fit in a tour. He worked to try and find a tour that worked, but he knew that the start time would be difficult for us. He offered to contact the other riders scheduled for the tour and ask them to start... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I did the 14 mile tour with my brother (18, I'm 17) and my mum. We all thoroughly ourselves. The tour guides were both informative and entertaining whilst taking us around many areas of lower Manhattan. We cycled at a leisurely pace that no one struggled with, taking stops to talk and drink. All bikes were safe and in great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My wife and I had a great time with another tour with Bike the Big Apple. My wife had previously been on the Harlem tour and said I had to try it. We decided on the full day Brooklyn tour and we had a fantastic time. A first I was a little hesitant about biking in New York City, right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We went on this bike tour seeking a look on the alternative side of New York, away from the mainstream touristic attractions and we certainly got that. Our tour guide, Richard, was certainly a heart warming, intellectual person who showed us why New York is loved by so many. Thanks Richard and Jad for their contribution of making our trip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The Brooklyn Bridge and Skyline tour was the highlight of our stay here in NYC. Johannes and Jonathan our tour guides were very knowledgable of the areas and had great stories to go along with the ride. We've never been the most avid of bike riders but that didn't matter as they made the tour fun and enjoyable. We preferred... More 

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