While many visitors to the Big Apple choose to go on Central Park bike tours, you shouldn’t limit yourself. There is also a wide range of similar bike tours outside of the park, letting you see more of New York City while getting exercise. All bike tours are two or three hours and led by experienced staff with the bike and helmet included in the tour price. You always get designated stops along the way to rest as well as to learn more about attractions and take pictures.
One of the most popular options other than Central Park bike tours is a Brooklyn bike tour. This is a fun alternative to taking a tour bus through the area, or you can do both and get a different perspective. The Brooklyn tour lasts about three hours and takes you across the Brooklyn Bridge and along the West Side Greenway. During the tour, you will spot film sights and other famous attractions such as the Manhattan Bridge, Battery Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Admiral’s Row/Brooklyn Navy Yard, Walt Whitman Park, and Fort Green Park.
Harlem bike tour is more than just Harlem; this is one of the Central Park bike tours that take you through multiple areas, including both Harlem and Uptown. The tour lasts around three hours, during which you will bike a little less than ten miles with stops along the way. During the tour, you will ride through NYC’s Upper West Side to learn about its historical and cultural background before going to Harlem to learn about the artistic and literary movements of the Harlem Renaissance. You’ll also spot the Apollo Theater, Columbia University, and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
Night Central Park Bike Tours
It would be a challenge to see the major attractions in downtown New York City during the day while on a bike; you’d have to fight traffic. But on a night bike tour, you get to enjoy Midtown Manhattan over the course of two hours with the chance to see Manhattan glowing with brilliant lights. You get to explore the historic district while learning about and seeing the Plaza Hotel, the Empire State Building, Grand Central Terminal, Times Square, Macy’s, Rockefeller Center, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, among other attractions.
Whether you choose to take advantage of Central Park bike tours or another bike tour around NYC, you will be in for a treat.