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Central Park Bike Rentals

1. 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. 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.

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Central Park: Live Guided Bike Tour

2. 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

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From Manhattan: 2-Hour Brooklyn Bridge Bike Tour

3. From Manhattan: 2-Hour Brooklyn Bridge Bike Tour

Get up close and personal with the famous Manhattan and Brooklyn Waterfront sites.  This guided bicycle tour explores the diverse, historical neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Manhattan. Cross the Williamsburg Bridge to Brooklyn Heights, considered to be America’s first suburb, boasting amazing skyline views across the water. Then head back along the Hudson River across to the Brooklyn Bridge, gliding peacefully above vehicular traffic and stopping to take amazing panoramic photos of lower Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and more. We'll explore downtown Manhattan, the hub of the American financial system, plus Battery Park, South Street Seaport, Wall Street and more! This tour is rated as moderate in difficulty and covers approximately 12 miles.

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New York City: Highlights of Central Park Bike Tour

4. 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...

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Central Park Bike Tour

5. Central Park Bike Tour

Try one of the most fun & exciting ways to experience Central Park. Whether at your own pace or with one of the professionally guided Central Park Tours, you can spend your day gliding over the gentle slopes, spotting the local wildlife and visiting more than 150 Hollywood movie sites. There is a fleet of more than 200 bicycles with an all-inclusive rental package that includes: map, helmet and chain lock at no extra charge. Be fitted with the perfect bike because it will be carried in all types & sizes; whether you want to conquer the park on a mountain bike or enjoy a leisurely ride on a comfort or tandem bike, you can find everything you need right here. The suppliers are located just two blocks away from Central Park, near Columbus Circle. They can also deliver your bike to any major hotel within 5 blocks of our store. When you’re looking for new & unique things to do in Central Park, contact them and reserve your bike today!

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New York: Harlem Highlights Guided Bike Tour

6. New York: Harlem Highlights Guided Bike Tour

Cruise through Harlem and get to know this culturally-rich neighborhood’s history. Meet your guide near Central Park North and bike to the Columbia University campus. Admire the well-kept grounds of one the United States’ most prestigious universities.   Visit the Croton Aqueduct Gate House one of Harlem’s many historic building. Pedal down Strivers Row. Many of Harlem's most famous residents have lived on this row of architecturally exquisite townhouses, including jazz pianist Eubie Blake, boxer Harry Wills, and actor/singer Bill “Bojangles” Robinson. Look south and see enjoy views of New York City’s iconic skyline. Ride through the historic Hamilton Heights district and see the Hamilton Grange house. This historic home was once the residence of founding father Alexander Hamilton and is now a museum which chronicles his life. Travel past the Schomburg Library. Pause and reflect at the Harriet Tubman statue. End your tour at the Malcolm X Mosque before returning to Central Park North.

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Guided Electric Bike Tour of Central Park

7. Guided Electric Bike Tour of Central Park

The best way to experience Central Park is with this "no sweat" e-bike tour. You won’t have to worry about destroying your nice shirt or ruining your makeup in the searing New York City heat when peddling is less important than your comfort. Speed through the park on a top-of-the-line Yamaha-powered, Giant-built e-bike. Glide over the park’s gentle slopes with as much effort as it takes to tie a lace.  See such impressive sights as The Bethesda Fountain and Terrace, Conservatory Waters, Conservatory Gardens, the Alice in Wonderland Statue, Strawberry Fields, and more.  A seasoned tour guide will be at hand to teach you about the rich cultural history contained within Central Park and its most spectacular highlights. Your hunger for knowledge of the still green heart at the center of this great city will finally be satisfied after this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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Central Park Tandem Bike Rentals

8. Central Park Tandem Bike Rentals

What better way to get acquainted with NYC than on two wheels? Whether you just want a couple of hours to cruise around the park, or a whole day to see every neighborhood in Manhattan, we have you covered. Explore Central Park and Manhattan on your own schedule with an all day bike rental that includes a map of the park. Glide around and see the sights of New York. Central Park Sightseeing Bike Rental offers over 150 high-quality new bikes in a variety of models. Select your bike for comfort, tour the city on a hybrid, or power through the park on a mountain bike. Tandem bikes (for two people), baby seats and baby trailers are also available. Our team members are pleased to recommend specific routes, must-see attractions, and special restaurant options. Customer service is our priority! Rent a bike for your next adventure and let Central Park Sightseeing Bike Rental make your experience easier. Cruise away from the rental office with an illustrative map, a helmet, a chain-lock and a helpful basket. All equipment is FREE with your bike rental.

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New York City: 3-Hour City Highlights Guided Bike Tour

9. New York City: 3-Hour City Highlights Guided Bike Tour

Your professionally licensed New York City guide will lead you through the city, taking you on a bike ride that’s sure to be a memorable one. On this 3-hour guided tour you’ll start out in midtown Manhattan, and make stops at Lincoln Center, Times Square, the Highline, and other iconic sites, ending downtown at the South Street Seaport, the historic neighborhood just below the Brooklyn Bridge. There’s so much to see in New York that it’s far too much to take in on a walking tour. As you pedal along, you’ll get to see many attractions and a variety of neighborhoods. As you pedal along, your tour guide will provide a unique perspective of the city. 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. See Central Park South, where the busy city meets the serene, expansive green space, and the bustling area of Times Square. Cycle to Herald Square, home of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, along the Hudson River, and all the way down to Battery Park.

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Manhattan and Central Park Bike Tour

10. Manhattan and Central Park Bike Tour

Pedal off from beneath the Manhattan Bridge and follow the East River Esplanade towards Southport Seaport. Learn the history of the shipping industry before going to Battery Park to get stunning views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Cycle the Hudson River Greenway to arrive at Riverside Park. Next, explore the Upper West Side and grab a bite to eat in the Time Warner Building or from one of the many street vendors during a 30-minute food stop. Cycle the 6-mile loop of Central Park to experience the attraction the best way possible, and take a quick ride through Midtown Manhattan towards Times Square and the Empire State Building. Stop at Rockefeller Plaza and St. Patrick's Cathedral along the way. Head into the West Village to visit Washington Square Park. Ride through the East Village and into SoHo before going through Little Italy and China Town. Reach the East Side of Manhattan and get beautiful views of Long Island before the tour ends!

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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

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 634 reviews

I took the Brooklyn Bridge tour and Manny was our guide. Despite a cold dreary day I thoroughly enjoyed it. Manny was knowledgeable about the area and history of the bridge. It included riding over the manhattan and Brooklyn bridge and a nice ride in Brooklyn. The pace was not pressured and is fine for all ages. I'm 62.

Ed was a great guide, personal and knowledgeable. I saw parts of the park I’ve never seen and it was so gorgeous. I’m not a great biker but I did just fine and had a fun experience to put in my memory bank.

My cousin and I had a fantastic time thanks to the great bikes and even better guide, Richard. Highly recommended!

Wonderful personalized tour with our guide Seth. Amazing views of Manhattan from several vantage points.

HOLY SHIT this was one banger of an experience! It felt so amazing to test the platform.