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Bike the Big Apple

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Address: New York City, NY 10065
Phone Number: 347-878-9809
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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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Harlem and Soul Bike tour with Max

I had a great day out in Central Park and Harlem with Max as our guide. He was superb - giving us history in a nutshell with quirky stories and humour, including eloquently read... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I had a great day out in Central Park and Harlem with Max as our guide. He was superb - giving us history in a nutshell with quirky stories and humour, including eloquently read poetry, as well as a safe passage around the city. Henry was Max's trusted lieutenant, sweeping us up and guarding our bikes. I was the only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I had the greatest taste of Manhattan and Queens and Williamsburg... It was a great ride, I really recommend this tour to everyone who enjoys riding a bike or to those who wants to have an another sight of Manhattan and surroundings

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

What an amazing bike tour. It was time and money very well spent in NYC - ticked lots of boxes - 75% of central park (tick), Harlem streets and history (tick), a Baptist church experience (tick) and amazing soul food (tick). Max was a great tour guide - so knowledgable and witty and very chilled. The four of us from... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We were led by George on a wonderful bike tour of Central Park and upper Manhattan. We made several stops along our evening tour in Central Park, Harlem, Morningside Heights, Columbia University, Grant's Tomb, Riverside Park, along the Hudson River and the upper west side. George gave us some history at all of these stops along with pictures from an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We did the Brooklyn Bridge tour that is offered on Sunday evenings. My boyfriend & I both agreed that it was the best part of our trip. It was lengthy -- from about 5:30PM - 10:30PM -- but it goes at a nice pace with lots of stops. I will say, though, that if you've been walking all day that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My husband and I do bike rides in every city we visit. It is a great way to see parts of the city and hear stories you wouldn't otherwise hear. Our guide Marc, and his cohort, (I am so sorry I cannot pronounce his name) were just fabulous. We actually rode our bikes a good distance, which we love to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Our Friday Night Lights Tour was with George and Rasheed and it was awesome! The pace was great, the stops were informative and the guides were thoughtful about stops required for restrooms and even snacks. One of us had multiple flat tire along the tour and they were prepared with equipment to fix them. Thanks George & Rasheed. Wish we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Awesome! Great guides. Fun day. We covered quite a bit of ground and really got a feel for the city. Much better than a bus tour. Ride was easy. Very flat. Great stop in Chinatown for lunch. Guides were very knowledgable and friendly. Was concerned about traffic and safety when I signed up for this tour but we were on... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It was the perfect blend of exercise and education in the Bronx. Our guide, Marc and his fact check partner, Johanis were very informative with Bronx history and information. We were quickly set up with bikes upon arrival and it seemed like our entire group was pretty much on the same biking ability. Johanis always kept up with any of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This was the highlight of our trip! We did the Park and Soul Tour and Max was our guide. He was knowledgeable and fun! Kept us safe through NYC Traffic.

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