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Brooklyn Neighborhoods Small-Group Bike Tour provided by Brooklyn Giro Bicycle Tours

Brooklyn Neighborhoods Small-Group Bike Tour

Brooklyn Neighborhoods Small-Group Bike Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    10
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 64327P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bike
  • Helmet
  • Tour Guide
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Prospect Park
  • Entry/Admission - Raaka Chocolate
  • Entry/Admission - Widow Jane
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
Duration
4h 30m
Departure details
  • 1 Carlton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205, USA This is Lockaway Self Storage. There is a gate at the entrance. If a guide is not there to meet you, he or she may be with other guests fitting bikes, so please be patient.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 13 years old
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • Bike
  • Helmet
  • Tour Guide
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Prospect Park
  • Entry/Admission - Raaka Chocolate
  • Entry/Admission - Widow Jane
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
Departure details
  • 1 Carlton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205, USA This is Lockaway Self Storage. There is a gate at the entrance. If a guide is not there to meet you, he or she may be with other guests fitting bikes, so please be patient.
Duration
4h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 13 years old
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1 Carlton Ave
    1 Carlton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205, USA
    This is Lockaway Self Storage. There is a gate at the entrance. If a guide is not there to meet you, he or she may be with other guests fitting bikes, so please be patient.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Dumbo
    Dumbo
    Fort Greene
    Brooklyn Public House
    Park Slope
  • 1
    Prospect Park
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Red Hook Dock
  • 2
    Raaka Chocolate
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Widow Jane
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Cobble Hill
    Cadman Plaza Park
    Brooklyn Heights Promenade
    Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims
    Brooklyn Bridge Park
    Dumbo
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Dana C
1 contribution
Jun 2021 • Family
I did the half day in Brooklyn Bike tour with my brother, who was visiting from out of town. We were originally set to do the Brooklyn bridge tour but we were upgraded to the half day in Brooklyn tour. We had a blast! John was a great tour guide - he was very knowledgeable about Brooklyn and we learned a lot about its history. We also got some of the best frozen drinks in BK and a great slice from Frankie’s. I will definitely be recommending Brooklyn Giro Tours to friends and family who are visiting or are just looking for a great time in the city!
Written July 14, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Holli B
1 contribution
Aug 2020
I cannot say enough good things about our Brooklyn Neighborhoods Bike Tour as it more than exceeded our expectations. John is a skilled tour operator/guide with a vast breadth and depth of Brooklyn, past, present, and future. Although he has tremendous knowledge of the various areas, he is very conscious not to hijack the tour with information overload. He manages to balance the experience quite expertly. Furthermore, he consistently takes a pulse of his audience to make sure everyone is comfortable and enjoying their experience. I texted John a few days in advance as I had a few questions. He was quick to return my call and answer all of my questions. Also, he was able to recommend quite a few varied dining options in close proximity. The bikes were in excellent condition and easy to operate. He provided helmets which he assured us were recently sanitized. The car traffic on Saturday was minimal and all of the routes were very bike friendly. I would recommend plenty of sunscreen and some water to stay hydrated (each bike appeared to have a water bottle holder). This tour is for all fitness levels as the terrain is predominantly flat and there are plenty of stops for talking points. We definitely plan on partaking in some of John's other tours and learning about other parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Written August 23, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Stacey E
Ithaca, New York, United States9 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
John is fun and extremely knowledgeable. He instantly responded to our interests so we are felt like we were getting a tour tailored to us! Our group consisted on four competent cyclists who were all new to Brooklyn. We covered a lot of ground which gave us an excellent overview of the unique character of the different neighborhoods and some amazing views across the east river. John covered history from pre civil war up to the present and made some good guesses what the future was going to look like. He loves Brooklyn and his enthusiasm is contagious. This trip in not only for Brooklyn newbies though—he really notices details and has researched the history so someone who has lived in Brooklyn their whole life would love this tour too!
Written May 26, 2021
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John M
Thank you for writing a review.... we did a lot of research over the past couple of years and always seeking better ways to do our rides and always learning.... it is big part of what we do and I am glad our hard work is paying off so that wonderful guests like you can enjoy our tours.
Written June 7, 2021
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Gayle L
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Solo
Ok. Where do I begin! Best experience ever! I'm from Portland, Oregon. I'm staying in the financial district in Manhattan with a friend of mine I went to high school with. I called gyro bikes the day before to find out what route I should take to get there. Of course he gave me the correct route to go through the ferry but my friend said to take the subway. Don't take the subway from financial district lol. I was so far away had no idea where to get off and when I did get off the two guys in the subway station that work there were awesome and told me not to walk it. They had me call the guy that owns the bike company and we figured out I needed to go back and get off on a different exit. Needless to say the owner of Brooklyn Giro Bikes pick me up and brought me to get my bike and gave me the tour personally!! I was late for the group tour! It was an amazing tour he is full of knowledge and he has a great sense of humor! He went above and beyond and I did not even expect that I thought I would have to probably lose my money and cancel the whole bike tour! I had the best time. He took me to a great pizza place for a quick lunch. He grew up in the area so his knowledge of the area was off the charts. To make things even better he even walked with me when the tour was finished to help me get to the ferry to get back to the financial district which by the way is the way to travel! Took me maybe 10 minutes to get back to where my hotel was as opposed to the subway where I had no idea where I was and spent way too much time on when I should have been on the ferry!! Here is a tip don't listen to your friends listen to the locals lol.
So is he took me to the ferry I bought him a beer because we had a little time before it showed up. He literally walked me to it to make sure I found it and I cannot tell you how helpful and awesome that was. Not knowing the city like I should he really saved me and again went above and beyond! Who does that in New York City?? Not anyone I know!! I gave him a tip but wish I had more cash on me so I think I will be sending him something in the mail.
I highly highly recommend this company to do a bike tour of the city. I'm coming back next summer with my son's and my granddaughter and we will be calling him again!! Hopefully he won't hang up on me when he finds out it's me LOL!! Make sure you use the ferry if you are staying in the financial district to get to Giro Bikes! It's quick it's easy and it takes you just blocks from where they are located. And if you are lucky enough to get him as your tour guide you will absolutely love it! I am going to track him down next summer to make sure he is our tour guide!!
Thank you gyro bikes and John.... Could not have asked for a better experience and you took all the stress out of it as I was traveling to you. Thank you!
Written October 8, 2021
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Kstylin
1 contribution
May 2022 • Friends
We were greeted on our tour by John, the owner of the company. His Brooklyn charm made us feel comfortable right away! His passion and knowledge for Brooklyn was very obvious and he was able to customize our route based on our interest in history, buildings, and celebrities.
We were a bit nervous with the traffic but John always made sure that the group was together and adjusted his pace as needed.
We also bonded over our love for TGIF! After the tour was over, John was able to give us a great recommendation for pizza, coffee and gelato. I would highly recommend this tour if you'd like an intimate and customized tour 🙂
Written May 5, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Creighton T
11 contributions
Jul 2021
This was one of the highlights of our trip. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about Brooklyn's history, architecture, current events, and future plans. I just can't think of another way we could have gotten to know Brooklyn better than by biking through it with our tour guide.

Pros: Tour guide was great. Bikes were in great condition. Tour started on time. Beautiful views and lots of knowledge gained about Brooklyn.

Cons: I think the only thing the tour guide could do better was listen to his clients desires a little better. We were a small group of 4. There were a few times where he would point out something, (best place to get key lime pie, for example), and despite multiple comments made that made it clear there was interest to stop and try it, we kept going. This wasn't for lack of time as the tour ended about an hour early.

Be aware, this is NOT a grueling bike ride at all. This is very slow paced. For us, I think it was the ideal pace, and it gave the tour guide multiple opportunities to stop and point out some really cool things. But if you're an avid bike rider and are looking for something a little challenging, this may not be the tour for you.
Written July 31, 2021
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Tony P
Sydney, Australia21 contributions
Had the opportunity to do an extended tour of Brooklyn with John on Monday and managed to cove almost 40kms exploring the past, present and potentially future of the local area.

I would highly recommend ‘Brooklyn Giro Bicycle Tours’ for anyone that is looking for a ride with a difference’.

Knowledgeable guide + great bikes = an awesome experience!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Written February 25, 2020
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Kareem
Brooklyn, NY2 contributions
Jul 2020
I decided that I would arrange for a bike tour through neighborhoods in Brooklyn for my daughter's birthday who really loves to ride her bike. Unsure whether a child as young as her is common I called John a couple of days before and he reassured me that he would make sure that her experience was memorable. He delivered beyond expectations. He was engaged and engaging and shared his knowledge of the Brooklyn neighborhoods in such a friendly way that my daughter spent most of the time talking to him as I trailed behind. He shared some historical trivia that this Brooklyn born NYer had no idea of and my appreciation for the "borough that's thorough" has only grown.

The 15-mile tour was a bit much for me being out of shape but John always checked in and made sure that I rested when I needed to. My 10-year-old daughter, on the other hand, took the whole trip in stride and was eager to ride as much as possible. I couldn't have been more proud of her and more thankful that she came away from the tour even more excited about riding and her home, Brooklyn. Thank you John.
Written July 8, 2020
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John M
Wow, thanks for such a great review. Till next time.
Written July 9, 2020
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Cheyenne S.
Denver, CO1 contribution
Apr 2022
Excellent tour! Met our expectations and more. Tour guide was great, very informative, plus super patient when we wanted to stop for whiskey at Widow Jane. Would 120% do another tour with Brooklyn Giro the next time we're in Brooklyn! Also, if you're a regular rider, the hybrid Cannondales were fantastic; in very good shape and absolutely perfect for riding around Brooklyn - you won't want to go back to Citi Bikes afterwards! Highly recommend.
Written April 29, 2022
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John M
The title of your review is quite clever.. See you next time you are in NYC
Written May 1, 2022
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em2dee
Bronx, NY1 contribution
Oct 2020
Had a great fall day seeing Brooklyn, and highly recommend to others! Our group was all New Yorkers and experienced cyclists. John gave us a great tour, with history and places we would not have found, all at a perfectly adapted pace. The bikes were in great condition, and I didn't mind having not brought my own. We look forward to being back. (I did wish he used a mask for the indoors parts, but for outdoors we are fine, and he knows how to project his voice.) Full disclosure: I bought the tour at a charity event last year, with of course no idea of the coming pandemic. Thank you to John, for supporting the charity, and honoring the certificate despite this past year!
Written October 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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justmejoey
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Don’t miss this tour !
This is the second time we’ve used this company. Last time, I went with my daughters when the one moved to Brookly
jr652022
jr652022
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We had an amazing time
John was leading the Giro! Even tough we were only two, John did not cancel the tour which was highly appreciated.
AJK1976
AJK1976
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Great way to explore Brooklyn with James
I booked the 4 hour Brooklyn tour and our party of 4 (me, my two teenage daughters and my cousin) ended up being th
nnjtamayo
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Brooklyn Tour
The experience was superb. Highly recommended for couples, family and friends. Seth and James our tour guides were
aaronday55
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What a great time!!!
What a fantastic experience! We did the Ride the Bridges tour: Seth is incredibly knowledgeable about the areas we
abigailrn
abigailrn
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Fantastic Brookyn tour with Seth
Highly recommend a bike tour on your next visit to NYC. I loved seeing parts of Brooklyn I had not seen and Seth wa
Billmancs
Billmancs
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Good tour of parts of Brooklyn and lower Manhattan
It’s some time since I rode a bike for a couple of hours ! However the tour was worth the aches and pains afterward
Lisa A
Lisa A
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Good Intro for a First Visit to Brooklyn
Having been to NYC several times, but not to Brooklyn, this bike tour was a wonderful way to see some neighbourhood
643ishag
643ishag
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Amazing guide and beautiful views
Loved the tour! Seth took us to some amazing places which were a mix of tourist and unpopular (but not to be missed
katherring8
katherring8
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Fantastic
We really enjoyed the great ride for 4-5 hours through the Brooklyn area with great information about the history o
kwentzel
kwentzel
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Tour of Brooklyn from Williamsburg to Red Hook
Seth was an excellent guide with a lot of knowledge about the neighborhoods and best routes along the Brooklyn wate
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Jackie C.
Our group of friends enjoyed our tour of Brooklyn neighborhoods. John, our knowledgeable guide, was attentive to th
860conors
860conors
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Fantastic Trip! Need to do this again!
Believe it or not- this bike ride with John or "johnny bikes" was part of my proposal to my now fiance. (Long story
Galit L
Galit L
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Great bike day
Signed up last moment, ended up as solo rider with with super professional and knowledgeable guide. Had a great tim
joefleischmann
joefleischmann
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Great day to conquer Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges
Excellent tour. Lotsa fun and cool stops along the way for my 12-yr old grandson and I. Seth is a top-drawer tour
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