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Bike the Big Apple

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Neighbourhood: Manhattan
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Address: New York City, NY 10065
Phone Number:
+1 347-878-9809
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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Bike the Big Apple Tour New York

We had an excellent time with Marc, it was a fantastic way to see the city and get our bearings. Marc is a true New Yorker and had great stories and historical information. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an excellent time with Marc, it was a fantastic way to see the city and get our bearings. Marc is a true New Yorker and had great stories and historical information. The highlight of our trip! Thank you again! Gen and Conor

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have been to NYC many times, but this is our first time biking through the city. We had a blast biking around and learning about the quirks of the Brooklyn bridge and Williamsburg bridge, and had a great meal in a cute pub in Williamsburg where they brew their own craft beer. Mark was a great... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Excellent 5 bridges ride through Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens with Marc. On a nice day there is no better way to go around town and get to the less visited corners. the views from the bridges are spectacular. highly recommended.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This is my first visit to NYC and what a great way to start, traveling the boroughs with Marc who gave great stories about each location, gave us time to take photos and be photographed, and really looked after everyone on the road.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I did a tour last week and it was great fun - despite my lack of fitness! I only managed to do 5 hours of the 3 hour trip but that was simply down to me being VERY unfit. What I did see and learn was great and different to your usual tourist tour. It's really apparent that the guides... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I haven't been on a bicycle since I was 12... That was a long long time ago but I couldn't miss cycling around Central Park and Harlam. We had Many and Chris looking after us and they were fabulous. Best way to see the sites and learn some very interesting info as well. Will definitely do another one next visit!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

took the Secret Streets bike tour with Levi again, after 3.5 years. This time with my wife and we loved it. What a great way to see New York in a different perspective. A 6 hour ride around lower Manhattan and Brooklyn (named after "Breukelen" a small village in the center of The Netherlands). Seeing the (not so) secret streets... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This company provides great bike tours of New York. This is my second tour. This time participated in the Friday ethnic neighbourhood tour. I couldn't have been happier with the guides, the route, the information and i almost forgot, the food. If I go back to New York I will partake again trying out another tour. Felt safer on both... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

As above! Not sure if the tour ('C') was going to go ahead but the guides said forecast was for the rain to ease up after an hour, so we set out. The rain and wind grew stronger, but the brakes and gears were all in perfect condition and Richard (the guide's) mad sense of humour meant I spent much... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

A great way to see new parts of New York, and get to know a bit of Long Island. Joined a group of 8 persons and were escorted by two charming guides Dan and Marc, who both have great knowledge of secret hide aways including Queens and Brooklyn. The bikes are not brand new, but they are well maintained and... More 

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