So, you’ve seen New York City by foot. You’ve seen it by tour bus. You’ve seen it by boat. You’ve even seen it by helicopter. But – have you ever seen it by bicycle? You haven’t? Well then, you are going to want to keep on reading because I am about to open up a whole new way of seeing the Big Apple for you!
But don’t worry – I am certainly not going to let you do it on your own – which is why I have been tasked to introduce you to Beyond Times Square’s brand new lineup up of luxury, private bike tours in NYC. So, grab your helmet let’s get pedaling!
Why NYC Via Bicycle?
Why not? Seriously – we here at BTSQ have noticed an increased interest in outdoor activities – and that comes as no surprise since the majority of us spent the better part of a year tucked away indoors. So, the very first reason that comes to mind is to enjoy the great outdoors. Then there’s the sensory aspect – you will get to smell those oh-so-amazing aromas wafting from the food vendors’ carts and hear the sounds of street musicians and the like – can’t do that from inside a tour bus! Plus, you will have access to streets and alleys – even some bridges – that you wouldn’t have in a bus or even in a car in some cases. Oh, and don’t forget the physical fitness/wellness aspect of it – the calories you’ll burn will make you feel less guilty about all that amazing street vendor food you just couldn’t resist. And finally, if we compare it to a walking tour, then may I point out that you will get around quicker and cover much more ground on a bike as opposed to relying on your own two feet.
What Are My Options?
Well like we said – your request for outdoor activities has not gone unnoticed. You asked – we delivered in the form of four new luxury, fully-escorted-by-an-expert-BTSQ-tour-guide, private bike tours – well three bike tours and one pedicab tour – but all just for you. Check them out!
This super exciting and informative three-hour tour covers nine miles of Manhattan – from the (almost) top to the very bottom! Starting uptown your tour guide will take you on a journey through NYC’s fascinating history, its world-famous parks, popular landmarks and more. Your route actually starts in historic Harlem and ends at the newly redeveloped tribute to NYC’s seafaring heritage – South Street Seaport – with many stops, photo ops and interesting tidbits along the way making this bike tour one of the most inclusive ones you can find. After all, the Big Apple does have more great sights per mile than anywhere else in the world!
Viewing the Manhattan skyline from the iconic Brooklyn Bridge on your bucket list of things to experience in NYC? Well, if not it should be! And what a better way to cross the 1.1-mile pedestrian walkway (actually 1.6 miles from walkway entrance to exit) than on the seat of a bike with a private tour guide making sure you don’t miss any of the incredible sites, as you pedal across what was the world’s longest suspension bridge ever built at the time of its construction. This two-hour tour also includes a visit to Brooklyn’s stunning Jane’s Carousel, the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood with its elegant brownstones and tree-lined streets, as well as some popular Lower Manhattan sites.
Now there maybe some of you who are unfamiliar with the term pedicab. I know I was, until my first visit to New York City, many moons ago. Pedicabs are those cute little three-wheeled – well – tricycles. Awww – now you see why it’s getting highlighted with our other bike tours – because technically it’s a bike! But you don’t have to pedal this one – your private, licensed tour guide does all the work while you sit back and take in the beauty that is Central Park on this two-hour tour. Among the treasures you’ll see? They include the architecture, flora and fauna, bodies of water – including hidden waterfalls, movie and television sites and more that make Central Park one of the most famous parks in the world!
Not a fan of sitting back while someone else does all the work? No worries – we also offer a two-hour bike tour of Central Park where you are in control of the pedals. On this two-hour guided tour you will be treated to some of the park’s famous landmarks – think Strawberry Fields, Bethesda Fountain, Sheep Meadow, Central Park Zoo and more. Along the ride you’ll hear all about its history and some fun facts – like for instance – did you know that Central Park was the first landscaped public park in the USA? Or that it’s home to 26,000 trees? No? Well, be prepared to learn a lot more of these fun facts (that you can go home and impress your friends and family with!) as you pedal along with your knowledgeable guide.
What Do These Bike Tours Include?
Well first you get a luxury, fully escorted, the private experience brought to you by a professional, licensed, expert Beyond Times Square tour guide – whom you can request to be fully vaccinated mind you. They also include the use of a bicycle (not including the pedicab tour of course) – and not just any bicycle – a Cannondale bicycle with a basket/bike bag for your belongings, a helmet and a bike lock and a map of New York City. Then of course there is 24/7 access to our ultra-fabulous Beyond Times Square customer service team – should you need them.
In addition, there are upgrade options that you can add on to any one of these tours. They include adding private transportation to and from the start and endpoints of your tour, adding an extra hour to your tour, upgrading to an E-bike and customizing the tour and its stops to fit your needs upon request. And should there be anything else that you want included – just let us know!
So, are you ready to experience New York City from a whole new perspective? To cover more attractions than you could on a regular walking tour? To spend time outdoors AND get in the day’s exercise? Yes? Cool! Give that friendly and oh-so-helpful Beyond Times Square team a call and tell them you are ready to roll! (Pun intended.)