Traveling by bike is the perfect way to truly experience the diverse neighborhoods of the city. On a bike tour, you will feel as though you are really part of the neighborhood. Walking tours & bus tours are certainly a nice way to see the city but bikes offer the best of both worlds (and more!). When compared to a day as pedestrian in New York, our leisurely paced rides are effortless and cover much more ground. And, you are able to interact with your surroundings much more than when on a bus.
We take you beyond the usual tourist spots that bus and walking tours usually miss. We feel certain you will leave with stories and photos that even the “natives” do not know about.
We are not a bike rental shop that also does bike tours or a walking/bus tour company that also does bike tours. Bike tours are all that we do. It is our focus, so we do it right.
In Manhattan alone there are over 50 miles of bike paths with no motorized vehicles allowed. On almost all of city's bridges there are paths for use by bicycles, free from cars.
We are not “Learning the ropes.” We know what we're doing. After well over a decade (in our seventeenth year!), we have figured out quite a lot in terms of what makes an excellent bike tour. At the same time, we are always improving, making additions, and keeping it fresh!
Although we have found success, we are still, quite literally, a “mom and pop” operation. It is through this mindset that we are able to deliver a personalized experience; your well-being and enjoyment is our highest priority!
“In advance, everybody was calling me absolutely crazy for proposing a tour by bike in New York. But 6 members of my group were curious and courageous enough to join me and now we are proud of having taken your Brooklyn tour. Biking in New York as a tourist? It works, thanks to your guides! They led us absolutely safely through the traffic, while providing us with a lot of information on the local history and sights. And very importantly, providing us with a break at a little Italian bakery with delicious pastries!”
“I read about your tour online and thought, uh-oh, this is for old folks and I might, just might, get bored. However, I must tell you the tour was amazing! Truly amazing! The best part of our trip by far. I went to New York with my friend from high school. On the day that I planned for the two of us, I picked going on your tour and going to the Yankees game. It was our first experience with a major league game so we both were looking forward to it. But then, we went on the bike tour! Anyway, I want to thank you and your guides for providing me with the experience of a lifetime... and it's definitely not just for older people, I'm 23 and my friend was 24.”
“A note of thanks from myself, Nick, Alix and Suzanne [children aged 11-15 years old] for a great experience. Without hesitation, we all agreed that the bike tour around NY was THE highlight of our vacation. We got to see places we would never have even thought of going as well as getting the chance to talk with people who are living in the city.”