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“Don't ride the pedi bikes get a cab . RIPOFF !”

Central Park Bike Rentals & Pedicab Tours
Reviewed 2 June 2013

Firstly your pretty much forced on to a bike the riders give you the hard sell and are rude if you say no , my wife and I just wanted to get from Central Park to the museum of art we ended up paying $100 for a 10minute ride. When we got on the bike all the other drivers/riders starting fighting each other for our custom (very intimidating as a tourist) NYC needs to do something to stop this happening .Get citibike to issue pedi bike licences and fixed fairs .Total con get a cab !

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Reviewed 13 May 2013

We were having trouble gettiing a taxi to our restaurant which was 10 blocks from our hotel. A pedicab stopped and we thought it would be fun to ride one and surely it would be less expensive than a taxi since it didn't use gasoline. We got to the restaurant and when the driver gave us the cost we almost passed out! It was $88.00!!!! TOTAL RIPOFF!! We obviously took a taxi back to the hotel after dinner and it was $7.00....do not use a pedicab in place of a taxi unless you like throwing away your hard earned money!

4  Thank meelee
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

We had a reservation for 3 hours. One of the delivered bikes had a rather flat tyre, so I asked the guy at the Bike Rental Central Park if he could fix it. Apparantly he gave the tyre all too munch pressure, with the result that the tyre exploded after 30 mins ride in the Park. We therefore had to walk all the way from the northern end of the park back to W 57th Street. Had it been a normal puncture I think I would have accepted it as bad luck, but it was obvious that the reason was to high pressure and/or too old tyres.
We carefully explained the situation and asked for a appropriate refund, but got the answer that they could offer us an extra hours ride or a voucher to huse within kone year. They were nerver understanding and not flexible so for us 3 hours payed bicycle tour was transferred to 30 mins.

Thank Morten L
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Reviewed 13 March 2013

Great way for a tourist to blow some dollars. Cost was $25 each for 3 of us in a 3-seater pedicab. Good local info on who lives where, the history of parts of the park, and movies/TV series shot on location. Worth doing once at least, and the blanket for your knees is a good way to stay snug in between photo ops.

1  Thank Amanda C
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

We have a great driver and enjoyed the trip and the knowledge he passed along to us along the way. Well worth the price.

Thank SuePiazza62
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