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Bike the Big Apple

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Neighbourhood: Manhattan
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Address: New York City, NY 10065
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+1 347-878-9809
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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My husband and I did the Bridges tour (many options are available) with a great guide, Max. We were able to see more of the city than we would ever be able to do on our own. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 May 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2012

The organisation pre ride was great, staff very accommodating for a group of 6 people who booked the Brooklyn tour as two groups. 15 Riders in total, one guide with two other assistants. All worked hard to keep group together and answer questions. Always felt safe even in heavy traffic. The Brooklyn brewery for lunch and the ride through Haisdic... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2012

My husband and I did the Bridges tour (many options are available) with a great guide, Max. We were able to see more of the city than we would ever be able to do on our own. We did a private tour which allowed us to move at our own pace and see things that were of interest to us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

Having planned to take a trip with these guys on our fist visit to NY, and booked back in Feb, when we finally arrived the weather was a little too cold and wet for us weedy Brits! Service and communication from this company up to this point had been faultless and on the day they refunded the complete cost of... More 

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

Our tour of Central Park and Harlem was on a lovely Sunday. This is a tour that anyone that can ride a bike can participate in. The bikes are comforatable and in good repair. Our guide Mark was super friendly and not too hung up on a bunch of protocol that woud have detracted from the expereince. The stops were... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

This was a really awesome tour and despite the cold (we biked in 20 degree weather back in Jan 2012) we had a really good time, I felt like I've gotten to know some interesting sights and facts about the history of the city that I wouldn't have learned otherwise if I hadn't taken the tour. We did the Wall... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

Took the sensational park and soul trip on Easter Sunday and the tour really lived up to its title. Marc was our guide and he was fantastic, a font of knowledge on all things to do with the city. He showed us all the secret places in Central Park and had tons of information about everything we saw. In Harlem... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

We had Jessie as our main guide. He has been doing this for 7 years now and he has managed to stay on his toes with brilliant comments and remarks about various news and trends both on the historical and gossip side of things meaning everybody will benefit from this kind of trip. We went on the C tour (from... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

Just got back from New York City. One day my wife and I did a tour with Bike the Big Apple. They have a number of routes, ours went into Queens, Brooklyn, then back up Manhatten. We really enjoyed it, the guide was great, knew all sorts of stuff, and we saw a lot of areas we probably would not... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

We did the afternoon-evening tour that took us around the Village, the financial district, China Town and over the Brooklyn bridge for a view of the skyline by night. It was a great way to visit a lot of neighborhoods at once, since it would have taken us much more time to do it by ourselves on foot. The guide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

Jesse, the owner of "Bike the big Apple" is one of the best guides one can dream of. showed us around during a 6 hours private trip. not only did we discover and learn a lot but Jesse is very good company. Makes you feel safe, at home, is not too present but just enough to appreciate everything. Have already... More 

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