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“The Dutch roots tour is a Great way to experience the many faces and places within the bronx.”
Review of Bike the Big Apple

Bike the Big Apple
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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!
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“The Dutch roots tour is a Great way to experience the many faces and places within the bronx.”
Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

Guides were very friendly and attentive to the groups needs. My tour mountain bicycle was comfortable and ready to roll. Over the 7.5 hr tour the guides did a very good job of guiding us safely through the city and tying in some elements of its Dutch roots/history along the way. Many of the neighborhoods on this tour are in transition which also has it's own story to tell. The attraction s were given a three in the review because they didnt always tell a cohesive story as it relates to the tour theme. Many were impressive for their historic significance but NY is neglecting proper care and maintenance of many of these sites in the bronx. That being said everyine had a great time and this is a memorable exp. Bottom line I would definitely come back to exp one of their other tours.

Visited May 2013
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Wijchen, The Netherlands
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Unique New York experience!”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

The best way to get to know New York is by bike. We took the tour with Mark. Although it was cold, we got to see the best of Harlem, Colombia Unversity and Central park. The stories Mark told were so passionate and alife that you just feel like a real New Yorker after the tour. Oh, and before you subcribe for the tour, practice your singing skills, because Mark loves to sing :)
Thanks for the greatest tour ever!!!

Visited March 2013
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Cumbria
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23 reviews
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“Twilight Brooklyn bridge tour”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

We did this with our teenage daughter and had a great time. Cycling safely through NYC was a great experience, our guides were helpful and informative all the way
Wonderful feeling getting off on Brooklyn bridge and taking in the city at night
Look forward to taking another tour next time we are back

Visited April 2013
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Austin
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70 reviews
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“Bridge tour!”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

Have had strictly excellent experiences with Bike the Big Apple on a number of occasions. Did the bridge tour May 6, 2013. Marc did a great job with the guide work. He's funny and obviously loves his work. We rode in and out of Brooklyn and Queens, onto Ward island , had lunch at a restaurant catering to Hasidim in Williamsburg, and rode back on the bikeway and on into Union Square on busy second Avenue. We all had a blast. A fun and informative 25 miles. Lots of stops allowed a couple levels of riders to easily coexist. These guys really have it together. Even charged my phone up on the way back.

Visited May 2013
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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“The Best Tour By Far”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

At first I was skeptical when given a gift of riding through New York on a bicycle - crazy was my first thought, madness...second, however, this was brilliant. Myself and my husband decided upon the Friday Night Lights tour at the end of April 2013. We arrived at the bike shop and within minutes we were on our way on a comfortable bike carefully minding the potholes. Our guide (Max?) was friendly, engaging, funny and hugely informative. Although this tour takes you around the big sites of Brooklyn Bridge, Wall Street, Broadway etc you also get to hear about the much smaller parts of NY that you would never think to venture to and would certainly not notice.

Thanks Bike the Big Apple this certainly was a brilliant tour and worth every minute...I recommend to everyone. Great fun and unique. Do this.

Visited April 2013
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