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Bike the Big Apple

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Address: New York City, NY 10065
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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Tour E - Sunday Night Brooklyn Bridge at Sunset and some...

We always try and do a bike tour when away and we really enjoyed this evening one. Started from C&M Cycle Shop at 141 East 17th Street at 4.45pm. We ate a quick pizza locally... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2016
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 10, 2016

We always try and do a bike tour when away and we really enjoyed this evening one. Started from C&M Cycle Shop at 141 East 17th Street at 4.45pm. We ate a quick pizza locally before the tour. You could leave bags at the shop if required but we had mini a couple of mini rucksacks between the 4 of... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 4, 2016

We had amazing day on the Central Park/Harlem bike tour. I have to give big thanks to the guys too, as due to a total melt on the subway (without warning it didn't stop for like 5 stops!), we were late and one of the guys came back to pick us up. Obviously, don't be late - but they were... More 

Thank Amolta
Kirkland, Washington
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Reviewed September 1, 2016

Thank you Jesse (leader) and Frank (sweep) for a fantastic experience. For those wondering about the Friday Night Lights tour (above and beyond what you can read on Bike the Big Apple's website): Come to the ride fed, but not overstuffed. About half way through the tour we stopped for 45 minutes to have dinner in Greenwich Village, our group... More 

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Reviewed August 28, 2016 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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Reviewed August 28, 2016 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 

Thank Kerry H
Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed August 28, 2016

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 

Thank Brian H
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Reviewed August 26, 2016 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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Reviewed August 23, 2016

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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Reviewed August 7, 2016

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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Reviewed August 4, 2016

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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