The Lower Manhattan Bike Tour
Don't let the "crazy" streets of NYC intimidate you. We'll ride almost exclusively on bike lanes as we explore neighborhoods like Greenwich Village, Chinatown and Soho in Lower Manhattan.
Let's face it: When you think of New York City, you think of Manhattan. Get a local's-eye-view of all the sights you've been dying to see, with plenty of surprises along the way. Effective September 2nd, we will no longer be offering this tour as a public tour, only as a private tour. Tour details as follows:
Offered daily at 9:30AM | 4 hours long
$85 x person
Lightweight and comfortable bikes provided
Max of 8 people x group
In-ear headsets provided so you don't miss a thing
Step One: Relax!
We know what you're thinking, but don't be intimidated by the slow traffic and cabs of Manhattan. Cycling in NYC is actually really easy, not to mention fun! Bike lanes abound as we cruise down streets where buses fear to tread.
A photo around every corner.
Your Instagram feed won't know what hit it as we ride by iconic sights like Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village, or pause for the best view of the Brooklyn Bridge in all of Manhattan along the East River Greenway. Snap away! You can never have too many pictures... right?
It's true, New Yorkers drink a LOT of coffee.
Which means a visit to an intimate coffee shop--consistently rated as one of NYC's best--which also happens to be inside an old bookstore frequented by famous writers and poets. Pro tip: Order a Dirty Chai. You'll thank us later.
You want it, Lower Manhattan's got it.
There's a reason they call New York City a "melting pot." From Chinatown to the Lower East Side, Little Italy to the West Village, Lower Manhattan is full of unique neighborhoods each with it's own character, and we ride through them all!
There's more to New York than just pizza...
...But if that's what you're after, we've got you covered! We like to switch up the lunch stop depending on what our groups are into. No matter the craving, we'll find a uniquely New York spot to sate it!
Make is personal.
The reason our tours are so popular is simple: our guides are cool people (actors, musicians, film-makers, and yogis) that you'll actually want to spend time with. Not only do they have all the info on where you're going and what you'll see, they've all got their own stories to make the experience truly personal. Can a guidebook tell you where it almost ran over John Malkovich? We didn't think so.
- Sign up online and you'll be emailed a confirmation with all the details you need to get to our shop and be ready to ride! Advance Tickets are required.
- On this tour we'll ride through the following neighborhoods: Battery Park, Wall St. / Financial District, South Street Seaport, Chinatown, Little Italy, the Lower East Side, Soho, East Village, Greenwich Village, the West Village, the Meatpacking District and a little bit of Chelsea.
- Guests will be emailed a confirmation with details on where and when to be on the tour. Our Manhattan Tours start from the lobby of the Manhattan Mini Storage at 645 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036. Closest subway station is Port Authority on the A,C and E. Here's a short video we made to make finding our space easier:
- Guest should arrive AT LEAST 30 minutes before the tour start time. Just like a plane departs at a certain time, so do we! If you show up late chances are we'll already be gone which means you'll lose your booking and won't receive a refund. Early bird gets the worm!
- Where we go and what we see changes depending on the day and our guests' interests. We like to keep it fresh so stops and general itinerary of the tour are not 100% guaranteed. Issues like flat tires, weather and group pace can also affect how much we're able to see on any given ride. Tours are for a set period of time, 4 to 4.5 hours generally.
- Tour price includes bike, helmet and walkie talkie w/ headset but doesn’t include any food or drinks at tour stops. Plan for about $20 for light snacks along the way. Also gratuities are not included, please consider tipping your guide if you enjoyed the ride.
Fitness level is light for this tour. We cover approximately 12 miles in 5 hours, but on flat terrain and very few slight hills. Traffic can be moderate but slow. We ride almost exclusively on bike lanes.
- Minimum age requirement for this tour is 13 years old but we can still hook you up with a private tour if you're looking to ride with younger kids.
- New York City weather is so unpredictable and hard to keep up with! Most of the time, it doesn't rain for the entirety of the tour, or it doesn't end up raining until after the tour. Because of this, we ride rain or shine and we'll use rain ponchos to keep you dry and happy! We cancel ONLY if a flash-flood warning or severe thunderstorm warning is issued by NYC, and in this case we'll issue a full refund on the day of the tour if either of these events occur. But we won't let the rain ruin our parade! We'll be the cool kids in the bike lanes with our bike friendly ponchos.