Tour C - The Sensational Park and Soul Tour
Bike the Green Apple!
Sundays, 10:00 am - 3:15 pm, $95
On this bike tour of Central Park and Harlem, we start on the East Side of Manhattan — the city’s wealthiest neighborhood with extravagant brownstones and mansions. Next door is Central Park, which never fails to amaze with its sheer natural beauty (all man-made). As we pedal through the park we’ll visit Strawberry Fields, the only "beach" on Manhattan Island, the North Woods loch, an authentic 3500 year old obelisk, an $18 million lawn, as well as one of the largest stands of still-surviving magnificent elms in the western world. Highlights in Harlem include a live Sunday gospel service, as well as a dramatic poetry reading by the home of the "Black" Carl Sandberg. We’ll see Clinton’s new office and a former grand synagogue that is now a major Black church! We'll even hear "Sachmo"" playing a composition by "the Duke" beneath an unusual statue to this great composer. Enjoy a "Bike and Bite" soul food lunch in Harlem. (food cost not included)
I just wanted to email and say THANK YOU for what was the highlight of my trip to NYC. My friend and I took the Central Park/Harlem tour on Sunday with your guide Richard. We went to places we would never have visited otherwise. The church service was such an experience and the lunch stop was great and so cheap! Richard was hilarious and made our whole NYC experience even more fantastic.” -- Michelle Willocks, Devon, United Kingdom
This tour leaves every Sunday, year-round, weather permitting, at 10:00 am from the Upper East Side of Manhattan (near the 68th street on the #6 subway) (precise address will be given after booking is made). It is approximately 12 miles and lasts about 5 hours. (It is also available, by special request, any weekday)
The $95 cost includes the bike, a helmet, the licensed tour guide in front and “sweep” in back ($10 less with your own bike).
Also note: When this tour is offered on non-Sundays, we cannot visit the church service.
However, we will explore more of Harlem and its surrounding areas.