Bike the Big Apple

Bike the Big Apple—New York’s premiere bike tour company—has taken residents and visitors alike on thousands of tours of the five boroughs.

It was founded by Joel Seidenstein, a native New Yorker and public high school teacher who commuted by bike year round and loved sharing his vast knowledge of the city.
 
Still family-run and now in our eighteenth year, we continue to pride ourselves on our passion for taking travelers from all over the world far beyond the usual tourist destinations, into the heart of the Big Apple’s diverse neighborhoods and stories.


Their Tours

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Bridge Delight

1 Day(s)
Moderate
Guided

This more challenging, faster-paced tour has us climbing over four great bridges! It all begins in East Harlem as we head to the Triboro Bridge, which links three of the five city boroughs. We make a stop in Randall’s Island, a large park in th ...

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East Side, West Side

5.5 Hour(s)
Guided

On this bike tour, we explore a bit of the fashionable East Side, traffic-free Central Park, and the fascinating neighborhoods of the Upper West Side, Harlem, East Harlem, and Morningside Heights.

In Morningside Heights, we visit the m ...

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The Ethnic Apple Tour

7 Hour(s)
Guided

New York: is it a "melting pot" where cultures meld? Or a "salad bowl" where different cultures maintain their own customs? Or both? On this tour, you’ll find out!

Fittingly, this tour begins in Queens, one of ...

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Secret Streets

7 Hour(s)
Guided

This tour begins with a ride through Greenwich Village and a stop at the Stonewall Inn, birthplace of the gay rights movement of the 1960s and 70s. We then ride along the Hudson River Greenway to Wall Street, where bankers rub shoulders with bike mes ...

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Friday Night Lights

6 Hour(s)
Guided

This tour begins with a ride through the Lower East Side—traditionally the immigrant enclave of Manhattan, now one of the hottest spots for nightlife—where we uncover the gritty remnants of the Bowery's late-night past and, as the wee ...

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The Delights of Brooklyn

7 Hour(s)
Guided

Beginning on the Lower East Side of Manhattan—once the most densely populated neighborhood in the world, now a very hip area with a thriving nightlife and plenty of quirks—iwe delve into Brooklyn. In the high-end Bohemian neighborhood of ...

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The Brooklyn Bridge and Skyline at Twilight

5 Hour(s)
Guided

This evening bike tour is a unique opportunity to see the city glimmer at twilight. And Sunday evening is an ideal time to pedal around Lower Manhattan as there is considerably less street traffic.

While it is still daylight, we pedal ...

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The Sensational Park and Soul Tour

5.5 Hour(s)
Guided

This tour begins on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where we’ll encounter the extravagant Plaza Hotel--temporary and semi-permanent lodging for New York’s wealthiest visitors and residents (including the famous children’s book cha ...

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The Surprising Bronx

7 Hour(s)
Guided

This tour begins with a ride into the South Bronx, a neighborhood in the midst of transforming from one of the country’s most notoriously dilapidated into a revitalized community with an increasing number of hip bars and galleries. We also pass ...

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