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Bike the Big Apple

New York City, NY 10065 (Manhattan)
347-878-9809
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Ranked #26 of 521 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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Seattle/Tacoma
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I only had one day as a tourist in New York City so I thought what better way to see the most than by bike. I was born and raised in NY and have been back many times since my move to the West Coast so I have seen and done many of the "must sees and must dos". I... More

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This was my first visit to NYC and we were only in town for 4 days (not long enough... I know!), and so I thought what better way to get a general feel for the city than a bike tour. Well, I was not disappointed at all!! I thoroughly enjoyed this bike tour of New York. We did tour A... More

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I had a delightful experience visiting Central Park and Harlem last Sunday. The tour was very well-designed. We first made a few stops in the park, learning about the history behind it and seeing important landmarks. Then we made our way through Harlem, getting the real story of what neighborhood has been through, and a can't-miss experience at a local... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I toured the Bronx recently with Bike the Big Apple and guide George Pingeon. A fabulous experience! It's definitely one of the most interesting tours I've done in the New York City area. George is a thoughtful, well-informed guide who entertains you with historical anecdotes. The path is well planned and takes you past surprising Beaux Art style buildings and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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

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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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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