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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
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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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Bronx tour - highly recommended

On what was a record breaking day (temperature wise) we had a great tour. Marc is a very knowledgable guide who keeps an eye out for everybody's safety while informing you of the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Kralendijk, Bonaire

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Kralendijk, Bonaire
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On what was a record breaking day (temperature wise) we had a great tour. Marc is a very knowledgable guide who keeps an eye out for everybody's safety while informing you of the neighbourhood that you are going through. We learned a lot about the history and development of the Bronx and had great fun during the entiry day. Since... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As I say in the title, 'Don't Panic'. The six of us, two teens and four fifty somethings, booked for the Saturday 'Delights of Brooklyn' tour. Some of us had not cycled for many years and were a little concerned about getting on a bike again, especially in New York! We arrived at the shop and Richard greeted us with... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A big thank you to our guide, Marc, for an exceptional day! What a tour it was. So much fun visiting places I would not have discovered on my own. Marc's knowledge is amazing and entertaining. He is a very safe guide and I highly recommend him and Bike The Big Apple for exploring NYC by bike. Keep up the... More 

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Bangalore, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 12 people, with 7 adults and 5 children, 3 of them below the age of 10. Marc and Chris were our tour guides, and they did a great job. Their precise instructions and friendly attitude put the kids at ease immediately, and soon our little troop was out biking on the streets of the big... More 

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Calgary
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an ideal bike tour, especially for the first full day that you are in New York City. We cycled the lower Eastside, the East Village, and much of Brooklyn. It was wonderful to have the tour led by two long-term Brooklyn residents Richard and Ira. You get a real feel for what it is like to live in... More 

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1 Thank carpediemmyfriend
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant tour. We were only in ny for 3 nights and with the tour got to see parts of new york i would never have got to see in the short time i was there. Marc was a excellent tour guide,great laugh 👍👍

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1 Thank Jonathan C
Harstad, Norway
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I have participated in two different bike tours and they both made my New York stay special, particularly the Central Park and Harlem Tour on April 2. I strongly recommend the company if you are looking for activities in NY. The guides are knowledgeable and they make the bike rides through the different neighbourhoods of New York an amazing experience😀

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Laurel, Maryland
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Loved the tour. Guides provided excellent, interesting information about the neighborhoods we rode through. We made frequent stops to point out landmarks that made 22 miles easy. We had lunch in a wonderful little local place that we would not have known about had it not been for the tour. The guides truly love their job and city.

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1 Thank Stephanie P
Oslo
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Very nice way to see NYC. We went through Central Park, experienced a gospel in Harlem. Marc did a very good job, we really enjoyed.

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oslo
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

We had a great day biking Central Park and Harlem with our guide Marc and Bike the Big Apple. Try the Sensational Park and Soul Tour on Sundays! What a way to see, experience and get to know NYC!

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