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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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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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We joined the Central Park and Harlem bike tour and were not disappointed. Mark and Larry were amazing and very knowledgeable. The route was well planned and hills manageable! We... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We joined the Central Park and Harlem bike tour and were not disappointed. Mark and Larry were amazing and very knowledgeable. The route was well planned and hills manageable! We felt safe and in good hands.Altogether a great experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 11 year old daughter and I took their Sunday morning tour of Central Park and Harlem and it was excellent, no question, one of the highlights of our trip to New York. Marc was our guide and from his enthusiasm and positive attitude, you could tell he loves what he does. There was another guide (Amin?) with us who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did the ethnic Apple tour with my two sons age 11 and 14 (where the 11 year old pass as a young teen) - and it was a great way of introducing them to the diversity of the city. The bikes were regular rental bikes from the bike shop where we started, and was easy to ride and comfortable throughout... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great day in the Bronx - including poetry reading, mulberry picking, best canoli ever, great pizza stop and THE Hall of Fame. Marc and Jonathan made the tour perfect with lots of very interesting information about the neighboorhod, history, literature, politics etc. If you are looking for a bit different New York, it's a great way to see it!!!

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Holland, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our second tour with Bike the big apple. We really like to see the city this way. This time we took the Brooklyn tour and we really enjoyed it. Levi was an good guide and Louis kept us in line. Very low key so don't be afraid of keeping up. Lunch and the brew pub was a highlight.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This was a great experience. My husband and I love to bike, but were nervous about doing it on our own in the city. This tour group was awesome - we did the Central Park and Harlem tour on a Sunday in May. This was my husband's first time in New York and we had an amazing time. Our tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Took the June 4, 2016 The Delights of Brooklyn tour. Amazing tour. The tour description from their website pals in comparison of what was actually delivered. The tour was well organized and very safe. It was a great way to see and feel NY. If you're looking for a bike tour, don't let the cost scare you away. Well worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The thought of a 5 hour bike ride scared us, but my wife and 2 teenage daughters loved it. We went on the Brooklyn Bridge Twilight tour and it was fantastic. Our guides were informative and all about safety. Biking around NYC at night is surreal!

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We loved our ride (BK bridge at twilight)! Our guide Levy shared tons of little known facts and fascinating tidbits of history that we didn't know (two of us live in NYC). We covered an incredible amount of ground, somehow maintaining a leisurely pace that my 60-yr-old parents could handle with ease. Highlight of our weekend, and we'll definitely do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Riding about through the streets of Manhattan sounds like a dangerous, or at least risky, idea. In fact it was easy and extremely enjoyable. Our bike tour was led by Mark, who is an enormously knowledgable and passionate New Yorker. His insights were beyond what you would expect from your standard tour guide schtick. Overall, a brilliant experience. We did... More 

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