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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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Great way to see the real NYC

After a few attempts to book with other bike tour operators, I found these guys. Yes, the tours are longer and therefore cost more, but after doing both, tour B and C, I can't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Kristine R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After a few attempts to book with other bike tour operators, I found these guys. Yes, the tours are longer and therefore cost more, but after doing both, tour B and C, I can't imagine doing a shorter tour. It would just not provide authentic experience! Each tour has a lead guide and the follower who takes care so that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the Sunday bike tour and we are so happy we did it. We toured through Central Park and surrounding areas and Harlem. Got great insight and also had some memorable stops. To city in at the Baptist church was so powerful and amazing to see. Lunch was true soul food and yummy. Our guide Mark was great, good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had booked the tour for a Sunday evening. Rain was predicted and when we got to the bike shop we were given the option of doing the tour in the rain or coming back Monday when better weather was expected. We chose to come back and do the tour in the better weather and we were glad we did.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've done other companies in nyc and abroad. I've now done 4 tours with these guys. They are simply the best. Best sights, food, stories, help when you need it, safety...you name it. Saving money with other companies is wasting all the money you spent to be here, and no, I'm not a relative or friend, I'm a regular visitor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took Tour D - Secret Streets, and really enjoyed the whole experience. It was just me, an Irish family of four, and our very nice and knowledgeable guide. We managed to see a lot but still keeping a leisurely pace. And then, biking on the streets of the Big Apple is really cool :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a cycle tour of New York and china town. I must say that this is one of the best cycle tours I have taken. There were 2 tour guides. One to lead and he other looking at the tail end. What was outstanding was the passion with which they showed us everything. The tour guide was caring an album... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thanks Max for your tremendously prepared and realized tour through all relevant places around mid-town and south Manhattan and Brooklyn. Max has been very flexible and spontaneous on our wishes. It is not a perfect city visit without a bicycle tour! So, go and take the chance. Good equipment and nice guides.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Joined the "secret streets of new york" tour on thursday. We were 9 participants and 2 guides who were really friendly and knowledgeable. Biking in the streets of ny was easy with them and the atmosphere was relaxed at all times. I learned many facts on this tour and would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to get to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Joined a bike trip to Brooklyn. Stopped at a nice little brewery and restaurant with very good food and beers. Great guiding. Perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Spent 5 hours biking round new York last Wednesday. Informative and lots of interaction with the guide who was always happy to share a story or personal experience with the group. Great bagels and pizza helped fuel the journey.

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