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Bike the Big Apple

Address: New York City, NY 10065 (Manhattan)
Phone Number: 347-878-9809
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Ranked #35 of 1,010 Activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Not all bike tours are created equal. Since 2001, the expert, experienced, professional guides of...
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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!
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Ghent, Belgium
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This was our second tour with Jessie. He is a fantastic guide ! We did tour D in lower manhattan en Brooklyn bridge. We had a lovely day ! Absolute must to do in NY, to have a general overview of lower manhattan, with a lot of really great insider knowledge. Would definitely recommend it to anyone !

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Marc did an amazing job of taking us exactly where we wanted to go, showing us exactly what we wanted to see, and telling us tons interesting stories and facts about the city. For photos, see my review here: http://www.melhattie.com/blog/the-best-bike-tour-in-new-york-city Highly recommend!

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Fredrikstad, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Our group did the Tour C in Central Park and Harlem with the wonderful guide Mark. This is a must to do in NY!!! Passionate and cool guide leaded us safely and next time in New York we´ll do another tour with "Bike the Big Apple" for sure!! Thank you Mark!!

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We did Tour B - The Delights of Brooklyn in October of 2014. The tour guides were professional and passionate about their job. We have gone on other tours but none had such an insider look at both the history and culture of the city. Even after living in NYC for ten years, we learned fascinating NYC history as well... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Did the Brooklyn bike tour with Jesse, taking in some upper east side, niche parts of Brooklyn and Queens, lower east side and through mid town. Saw more of NYC than ever and now have a better understanding of the city and it's layout. Be ready to ride...18 miles total, but plenty of stops in between, good food, coffee, chocolate..so... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We took the 'hidden paths' route with Marc. This was the highlight of our NYC trip, better than Statue of Liberty - which is really saying something ! Wear suitable clothing for forecast weather.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Our kids are 16, 14 and 12 and we all loved this tour and will definitely do another. No safety concerns at all -- we were on a lot side streets and given plenty of advance guidance on navigating sections with obstacles. When I signed up I worried 5 hours would be too much and bore or tire us, but... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday in New York! It was a cold morning in mid November and Mark provided an informative tour. Our bikes were in very good condition and we felt very comfortable on the roads and pathways of Central Park and Harlem. The gospel church welcomed us and we enjoyed being part of their celebration.... More 

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great itinerary, easy ride with stops for our guide to share history, anecdotes. Sunset was over Hoboken, not the Manhattan skyline as advertised. But that was fine. Amazing how many neighborhoods are crammed together at this end of Manhattan. You see a lot!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My wife and I first went on the Post New York Marathon bike tour with Jesse through Harlem, Central Park and around Columbia University. We so liked it that we went two days later on the Secret Streets tour through the financial district, Grenwhich, the Highline, China Town, along the Hudson, across the Brooklyn Bridge into Brooklyn Heights, also with... More 

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