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New York City Bike tours

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New York City: City Highlights Guided Bike Tour

1. New York City: City Highlights Guided Bike Tour

Discover New York City with a 9-mile bike tour through the city that never sleeps. Join a professional New York City tour guide who will escort you to smome of the most fascinating landmarks of the city such as Columbia University, Hudson Yards, the Highline, and Wall Street. Start the tour in Harlem, and get a unique perspective of the city on a tour combining excitement with education and adventure. Enjoy the sights of the city like the Flatiron Building, Madison Square Park, the Intrepid, and the point on the River Hudson where Captain Sully famously landed his stricken plane. Stretch your legs and get a good, healthy workout, but don’t worry, this isn’t a race! The tour is designed to be leisurely and allow you to enjoy the city and admire the sights.  Finish the tour downtown at the South Street Seaport, a historic neighborhood just below the Brooklyn Bridge.

Central Park Bike Rentals

2. Central Park Bike Rentals

This is your chance to tour the Big Apple by bike. Whether you just want a couple of hours to cruise around New York City's Central Park, or a whole day to see every neighborhood in Manhattan, we have you covered! New York City's sightseeing bike rental offers a variety of high-quality Cannondale bikes. Types include comfort, hybrid, mountain and tandem (for two people). Baby seats and baby trailers are also available. For your convenience and safety, the bike rental will include an illustrative map of New York City, a helmet, a chain-lock and a basket/bike bag. Customer service is our priority. Our team members are pleased to offer recommendations about specific routes, must-seen attractions, and places to eat. Choose from several convenient durations to suit your personal schedule best. Bike rentals are available in 1-hour, 2-hour, 3-hour, 4-hour or 24-hour durations to allow you maximum flexibility. Pick up your bike from 346 W 57th Street, right by Columbus Circle!

New York City: The Sightseeing Flex Pass

3. New York City: The Sightseeing Flex Pass

Take a bite out of the Big Apple! Pull up your Sightseeing Flex Pass on your phone and enjoy cash-free access to over 100 experiences, destinations, museums, and tours, including some of the city’s most popular attractions like the Top of the Rock Observatory, Madame Tussauds, MoMA, the New York Aquarium, and more. Simplify and save, as you can tailor your trip to New York City to fit your ideal itinerary with the easy-to-use Sightseeing Flex Pass. With the option to select 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, or 12 attractions, you can enjoy full admission to the attractions that interest you most, saving up to 65% and with no fixed start date. This pass is recommended for visitors with limited time for sightseeing and want to visit only a few most popular attractions. Get out and explore to get an authentic taste of New York City from the streets on one of the many walking or biking tours. See the internationally renowned skyline up close with access to five bus tours or take it all in from the harbor on a ferry tour. Sightseeing Flex Pass holders also have access to the Hop-On, Hop-Off Uptown and Downtown Bus Loops for 1 day. New York Top Destinations: • One World Observatory • Central Park Zoo  • National 9/11 Memorial and Museum  • Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) • Top of the Rock Observatory  • Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tours by Big Bus • Whitney Museum of American Art • Empire State Building Experiences: • National Geographic's Beyond King Tut Immersive Experience - new and available for limited time until Janurary 1, 2023 • Ground Zero Museum Workshop: 100 Images & Artifacts Tour  • Luna Park Coney Island • Scavenger Hunts NY Attractions: • Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine • Edge • Escape Game New York • Escape Virtuality • Madame Tussauds NYC • New York Aquarium • New York Botanical Garden • Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden • SPYSCAPE Museums: • American Museum of Natural History • El Museo Del Barrio  • Fraunces Tavern® Museum  • Fotografiska NY • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum • MoMA PS1 • Museum at Eldridge Street • Museum of Jewish Heritage • Museum of the City of New York • National Lighthouse Museum • New York Historical Society Museum and Library • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  • Staten Island Museum and Children’s Museum • Brooklyn Children's Museum • South Street Seaport Museum Bus Tours: • Big Bus NY Classic Tour • Escorted 5-hour Manhattan Experience Tour • On Location Tours - Central Park TV and Movie Sites  • Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Bus (with discount booklet) • Go Airlink Airport Shuttle (outbound) Cruises:  • Circle Line Landmarks Cruise • Circle Line Liberty Express tour • City Cruises Alive After Five (seasonal) • Freedom Liberty Boat Tour Walking and Bike Tours:  • Brooklyn Unplugged Tours  • Food on Foot  • Hush Tours  • Inside Out Tours  • Experience1st Tours • Central Park Bike Rental • The St. Patrick’s Cathedral Tour • Manhattan and Beyond Central Park Walking Tour • 2-hour Central Park Bike Tour

Central Park Bike Rental

4. Central Park Bike Rental

Explore New York City by bike with this rental package. Rent a bike from NYC's largest bike rental and bike touring company. Located in Central Manhattan, right next to Central Park, it is easy to explore one of New York's most popular attractions and premier biking area.  All bikes are late model Trek and Giant brand bikes. Your rental includes the bicycle, a helmet, a bike lock and optional front and rear lights if you will be riding at night. You can also add bike baskets and water at the rental store.  The bike shop is located one block from Central Park, in a location which makes it very easy and convenient for you to pick up and drop off your bike.

New York City: Central Park Bicycle Rental

5. New York City: Central Park Bicycle Rental

Explore New York City by bike with this rental package. Rent a bike from NYC's largest bike rental and bike touring company. Located in Central Manhattan, right next to Central Park, it is easy to explore one of New York's most popular attractions and premier biking area.  All bikes are a late model for the current year. Your rental includes the bicycle, a helmet, a bike lock and optional front and rear lights if you will be riding at night. You can also add bike baskets and water at the rental store.  The bike shop is located near Central Park, in a location which makes it very easy and convenient for you to pick-up and drop off your bike.

New York City: Highlights of Central Park Bike Tour

6. New York City: Highlights of Central Park Bike Tour

Explore the world famous Central Park with an expert. The Guided Bike Tour of Central Park is a must for visitors and native New Yorkers alike. Your fantastic licensed NYC tour guide will ensure that you won’t miss a single historical monument, patch of stunning foliage, famous sight, or hidden gem within this iconic park.   The moderately paced tour is perfect for riders of any skill level, and there are plenty of stops for pictures, questions, or in-depth information about the park. You'll be able to get the most out of your experience since the group sizes are always small. On this tour, you’ll see sights such as: ● Strawberry Fields and the Imagine Mosaic, both tributes to John Lennon ● Bethesda Fountain ● Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir ● Belvedere Castle ● Shakespeare Garden ● And much more...

Brooklyn: 2-Hour Manhattan & Brooklyn Bridges Bike Tour

7. Brooklyn: 2-Hour Manhattan & Brooklyn Bridges Bike Tour

This 2-hour tour starts on the waterfront in Dumbo, Brooklyn and takes you through 10 miles of New York City’s most interesting sights. You will head across the Manhattan Bridge to see sweeping views of Midtown Manhattan’s East Side, Williamsburg and Wallabout Bay before heading into Chinatown. You will travel under the FDR on the East River Esplanade on a protected bike path before continuing on to see views of the Freedom Tower and One World Trade. You will then make your way to City Hall Park, which boasts views of The Woolworth Building, The Tweed Courthouse, The Municiple Building and Park Row. Next up, head across the Brooklyn Bridge to see grand views of downtown Manhattan and The Statue of Liberty. You will then see Brooklyn’s Court Houses and make your way to the first historically preserved neighborhood in the US, Brooklyn Heights. You will end your tour back in Dumbo, where you can enjoy great shopping, a beautiful waterfront parks and awesome food options!

New York City: E-Bike Rental for Central Park

8. New York City: E-Bike Rental for Central Park

The bike you rent has an efficient aluminum frame and ergonomic touch points including the handlebar, grips, and saddle.  This e-bike offers a comfortable ride and a fun easy way to explore one of the world’s most famous parks.  The office is located just two blocks from Central Park and the knowledgeable staff can provide you with specific route suggestions based on your personal needs and desires. Electric bikes are pedal assist, so you get the enjoyment of a bike ride with more ease.

Central Park: Live Guided Bike Tour

9. Central Park: Live Guided Bike Tour

Enjoy a Central Park bicycle tour and discover its most popular destinations, including the Bethesda Fountain, Strawberry Fields, the Literary Walk, the Reservoir and more. Take a tour with New York City's largest bike rental and tour company. Ride with a licensed professional tour guide while exploring Central Park. You’ll have the option of renting your bike past the end of the tour to explore Central Park and NYC on your own. Choose from the 4 tours of Central Park that are offered daily. Tours depart at 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. The tour duration is 2 hours and the distance covered is 5 miles. Possible sights on these tours include: Columbus CircleCentral Park MallBethesda FountainConservatory WaterThe ReservoirConservatory GardenThe Great LawnBelvedere CastleStrawberry FieldsCherry HillThe Balto StatueThe Alice in Wonderland Statue

New York City: Electric Bike Rental at Central Park

10. New York City: Electric Bike Rental at Central Park

Take a ride through the city or take in the stunning views of Central Park on a top quality Giant brand e-bike! The electric bicycle is a convenient way to cover as much ground as you need to in order to get the most out of your NYC experience. Travel at low or high speed with less than half the effort of a regular bicycle. Hop on, hop off: you can pick up the bike at one location, and drop it off at another. This means an e-bike can work with any route you plan to take through New York.

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New York bike tours: Everything you need to know

If you are looking for an active and exciting way to tour the Big Apple, a New York bike tour will definitely catch your eye. Think back on all your movie trivia as you ride past many different scenes, restaurants, and attractions from your favorite New York-based movies. Hop on your bike and head out for a day of sightseeing!

What are the must-see attractions to see on New York City bike tours?

You will be able to view Bethesda Fountain up close. This fountain serves as a focal point of Central Park, the largest fountain in New York, and one of the most well-known fountains in the world. Make sure to pedal around the fountain. Then check out the Angel of the Water sculpture, a bronze figure of an angel above four smaller cherubim that represent health, purity, temperance, and peace.

Love the Beatles? Idolize John Lennon? So does New York. The Strawberry Fields memorial is a 2.5-acre area, decorated with elm trees and flowers. New Yorkers dedicated it to John Lennon after his untimely death. Because of the site’s location in the designated quiet zone in Central Park, you can have a little rest. The site also includes the Imagine mosaic, a tribute to Lennon’s song and his fight for world peace.

If you are a fan of literary prowess, you will love to ride by the Literary Walk. You will first bike to the south end of the Mall, Central Park’s only straight pathway. The overarching trees that lock together provide shade and a photo op. You will then find four statues of famous writers, including William Shakespeare, Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, and Fitz Greene Halleck. However, you will notice that there are five statues standing on the Literary Walk. The fifth statue depicts Christopher Columbus, known as the “odd man out” since the others were prominent playwrights, poets, novelists, and essayists.

You can also cycle up to Belvedere Castle and take in the elegant miniature castle and its surrounding view. The Italian word “Belvedere” translates to “beautiful view,” which is fitting. The architects originally designed the castle without any windows or doors and simply wanted to present it as a viewing platform for the cityscape below. Don’t forget to stop by the gift shop for a few knick-knacks to take home and remember your time in the city.

Do New York bike tours include a guide?

If you choose the Central Park bike rentals tour, you and your family can take off on your own and brave the new city. The tour will provide you with bikes, helmets, chain locks, and a map of New York.

The Central Park live guided bike tour, on the other hand, comes with a human map of New York. This 2-hour tour covers 5 miles of Central Park and offers 4 different time slots, so that it can work around your travel schedule. You will be able to bike through 36 Central Park highlights and listen to your guide present you with historical facts and occasional well-timed jokes.

What skill level is needed for bike tours in New York City?

The New York City bike tours travel across mainly flat, paved ground. The different tours welcome beginner bicyclists and seasoned riders alike.

Are New York City bike tours suitable for children?

Many of the tours offer a range of bike sizes so that your little ones can join you on the ride. They can also provide you with child seats for those who are not yet old enough to pedal on their own. Keep in mind that anyone under the age of 18 will need an adult present.

How long do the tours last?

Some tours designate at least a 2-hour tour time. Others allow you to rent the bikes and head out on your own for as long or as little as you would like. Particularly if you plan to embark without a live tour guide, you can rent the bikes for 1, 2, 3, 4, or 24-hour durations.

What should I bring on a bike tour in New York City?

Pack your passport or driver’s license and wear comfortable clothes and close-toed, snug shoes. Also, wear a jacket or something you can easily shed if you start to get hot. The morning and evening tours can start out with a chill, but the harder you pedal, the faster you will warm up.

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What people are saying about New York City

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Very comfortable!! Just choose how many attractions to see and just show your pass at the different attractions and that's it! Only for some you have to book in advance but it is easy and practical.

We had a great time with Frank!!! He told us a lot of interesting information about Brooklyn, its bridge and the stories behind it. Our children and we will never forget this great tour with Frank!!!

John has proposed a very exciting tour through Brooklyn. He has narrated many historical stories about the borough. We strongly recommend this tour

Excellent bike tour and Dave had many an interesting fact. One of the most entertaining and enjoyable tours I’ve been on.

Miranda took wonderful care of us, and we had a great ride!