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“Sensational” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bike the Big Apple

Bike the Big Apple
New York City, NY 10065 (Manhattan)
347-878-9809
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Ranked #32 of 809 Activities in New York City
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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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“Sensational”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

My teenage son and I had 8 days in NYC and did 3 fantastic tours. The cycling was leisurely, mostly cycle paths, and in traffic the guide led and the sweep blocked the traffic so we were always 100% safe. Jessie, George & Levi, were generous with what they showed us, and stories they shared - everything from Henry Ward Beecher to where Madonna lives, how Harlem came to be, to the street where Carrie was mugged in Sex & The City. So fabulous!!!!! Best experiences: joining the gospel service in Harlem & cycling Brooklyn Bridge.

Visited June 2013
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“The best way to discover the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Took the night tour, we had to change the route several times due to a parade, but that didn't make a difference to our enjoyment. Guides where very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. There was no rushing, they took their time to go through all the questions and even went to a few places by request. At the end we were compensated with a snack for the inconvenience of the changes in the route, which I thought was very sweet and ethical.
I think is an expensive attraction but worth every penny.

Visited June 2013
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“Great way to spend the 4th of July!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I joined a tour on the 4th of July and enjoyed a leisurely ride around Brooklyn and lower Manhattan, learning about the Battle of Brooklyn, fought during the War of Independance.
The guides were knowledgeable, the bikes in good condition and the route was a lot safer that I expected it to be given the location. Great to meet other people on the tour and share the experience of learning about an historical battle while standing on the key points of interest.

Visited July 2013
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“Brooklyn Tour with the family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

This was our second Bike the Big Apple experience. This time we brought our teenagers along. And again it was the Highlight of our Stay in New York City. We saw places, we would not have seen otherwise, we learned a lot and we enjoyed the cycling too. The pizza at Brooklyn Brewery was delicious and the beer tasty. Our guides Levi and Erin were brilliant. Cycling in Manhattan was busy but the guides looked after us like shepherds look after their flock. If you visit NYC don't miss out on a tour with Bike the Big Apple. We can highly recommend it!

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“Tour B The Delights of Brooklyn”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

My husband and I did this tour and had a fantastic time. Our guide and sweep were both wonderful and looked after all our group very professionally. It was a great way to see New York and we covered lots of different areas and learnt about the history. The brewery and pizza were a welcome break and the bridges were fun. The bike lanes made it all easy. HIghly recommended

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