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“Things we wouldn't have seen on our own”
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!
Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

Mark was a fantastic tour guide. Informative and VERY funny. We went on the Harlem and Central Park tour. We would have never considered venturing to Harlem without this tour. Beautiful city and very memorable. Was able to go to church and to see church members passionately singing and dancing.
Also Mark gave a fantastic overview if the history of Central Park and it really left us so much more appreciative if the park and New Yorkers.

Thank TravelwithKids17
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

I really enjoyed it because I could have never seen those things in Brooklyn if I went there on my own. It was not a simple classic touristic tour but a tour off the beaten track.
Jesse, our guide, was really prepared about the history of New York and Brooklyn.
He brought us to see many different areas in Brooklyn explaining how the people live now and lived in the past and also giving us details about the architecture.
He really knows a lot.
A bike tour is really a nice way of seeing a lot without getting too tired.

Thank MissTizia
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Ray and Kennith both seem to have an endless supply of energy, knowledge, and smiles to share. As a local (and one that happens to love sunset bike rides with friends) they still managed to amaze me. Taking us to hidden romantic alleys of NYC, going down the West Side Highway and through Battery Park and over the Brooklyn Bridge just in time to catch the sunset! The skyline looked like it was on fire. It was magnificent. Made tons of new friends from all over the world and was able to snap some photos of NYC from a whole new angle. Thanks Ray and Kennith! Looking forward to being a tourist in my home city with you guys again sometime soon!

1  Thank Ayla_Isadora
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Unfortunately our tour was rained out, but the guide made the experience as painless as possible and treated us better than we could have asked for. There were very strong thunderstorms when our tour was scheduled to leave. The guide gave us the option of transferring to a different tour over the next couple of days or receive a full refund. We elected to take the refund which was provided within two days and without any hassle. After canceling the tour, the guide gave us rain ponchos free of charge, and gave us recommendations for bars and restaurants in the area. Missing the tour was the biggest disappointment of our trip, but I appreciate the professionalism of the guide and the hassle free refund. I would not hesitate to book another trip with this company.

2  Thank none423r546
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Had a wonderful time with George & Chris doing the tour of Harlem & Central Park.
I found the tour very informative at an easy pace.
We were an international group and time was taken to explain points of interest in both French and English.
We visited a local Church and later had a taste of local cuisine.
Today there was also the Puerto Rican parade on Fifth Ave which slowed our progress but created another interesting angle on my visit to NY.
A big thank you to our guides for an informative and interesting experience.

Thank AndyLane1
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