About Us

Our story

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. We were 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.