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Bike the Big Apple

New York City, NY 10065 (Manhattan)
347-878-9809
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Ranked #26 of 519 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

When my boy friend said I had to ride a bike around New York for 7 hours I was less than impressed!... It was AMAZING ... Fantastic route, brilliant tour guides and they couldn't have been more helpful! They even helped my boyfriend implement a secret plan to propose on the tour! We would thoroughly recommend this to anyone!... It's... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We (my sister and I) really enjoyed the Bronx tour with George. We took the Bronx tour and really had a great time. He is a wonderful guide and although the idea of riding a bike in NYC can be a bit daunting, we both felt safe the entire ride. George was really a great guide and the stops along... More

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Heiloo, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The Newyorkcitytrippers did the “Back to the Old Country, The Ethnic Apple Tour”, tour A of Bike the Big Apple. Not because that was what had our interest, but because that was the only tour that fit into our schedule. We will never forget that first time biking on the Queensboro bridge with cars and trains passing underneath us. Taking... More

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South Carolina
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great bike ride on a Saturday. We did the ride from Manhattan to Brooklyn across the Williamsburg bridge and then came back by way of the Brooklyn Bridge. Sebastian was our guide and Ira was our sweep. Both were very knowledgeable and added so much to the trip. We were 5 plus the two guides and it was an easy... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I wouldn't go to the Bronx by myself, because I wouldn't know what to check out, that's why we went for the Bronx Tour. And it was great. I don't usually ride a bike in busy cities, but I felt at ease here because we were with two professionals that were checking on us constantly. One was going at the... More

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Lier, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Last week we (parents & 3 children) did the "Dutch tour" with guide Marc. It was a great experience , riding on a bike alongside the Hudson or through Harlem. We highly recommend discovering New York on a bike! Thanks Marc.

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Toronto
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We took the Sunday Soul and Central Park tour with Mark and Manny. 6 1/2 hours of them making us feel at home, while at the same time painting for us a beautiful in depth picture of the city and it's people (within the Central Park and South Harlem area). The wealth of knowledge was presented in a manner that... More

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Laurel, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Our tour included riding through Queens, Brooklyn and some of Manhattan. Our guides Jay and Jesse were excellent. We felt safe at all times even in rush hour traffic. Our guides love of New York City was evident in the wonderful stories, articles and sites they shared with us on the tour. This is a fantastic journey through neighborhoods where... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We loved this ride on our first day in NY. It was great to see lower Manhattan, the bridges and Brooklyn Heights at such an intimate level. The traffic was never a problem. Highly recommend this tour.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

During a 7 hour tour, we were able to see lots of different places, accompanied by interesting stories and facts, some of which you would never be able to find from a tour guide. Our guides Max and Richard did a great job accompanying us through the busy streets of the city, so we felt safe, entertained and happy throughout... More

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