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New York City: Secret Streets Bike Tour

Explore lower Manhattan, Greenwich Village, Wall Street, Chinatown, Little Italy and more on this comprehensive 7 hour guided bike tour! Get a real feel through the in and outs of the neighborhoods of New York, stopping at iconic places such as Stonewall Inn, the birthplace of the gay rights movement in the 1960’s and 1970’s, and the World Trade Center, a monument to human resilience.

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About this activity

  • Duration 7 hours
  • Availability Starting time: Tuesdays, 10AM
  • Languages English
  • Departure Point 38 Park Row New York, NY, 10038
  • No cancellation fees if cancelled 24 hours prior to tour date.

Experience

Highlights

• Ride through Greenwich Village and stop at the Stonewall Inn, birthplace of the gay rights movement of the 1960s and 70s

• Wall Street, where bankers rub shoulders with bike messengers, and brokers down their lunch as fast as the stock market fluctuates

• Over to the World Trade Center, a monument to human despair and resilience

• Cycle across the Brooklyn Bridge, we learn the story of this glorious architectural wonder

• Back over the Manhattan Bridge and into Chinatown, where where secret meetings were once held to overthrow the dynasties of China and now home to Dim Sum cafes (food cost not included)

• Finally, we ride through a thin strip of territory that was once a very big Little Italy as waiters serve pasta and saltimbocca in open-air cafes

Full Description

See some of New York City’s most famous sights while working up a sweat on this exciting sightseeing comprehensive bike tour. This tour begins with a ride through Greenwich Village and a stop at the Stonewall Inn, birthplace of the gay rights movement of the 1960s and 70s. We then ride along the Hudson River Greenway to Wall Street, where bankers rub shoulders with bike messengers, and brokers down their lunch as fast as the stock market fluctuates. Then on to the World Trade Center, where the new tower rises tall—a monument to human despair and resilience.

Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge, we learn the story of this glorious architectural wonder and, once in Brooklyn, discover the amazing history of an underground railroad stop. We’ll discover how unique churches, a few tropical fruits, and a fabulous hotel made Brooklyn Heights one of New York’s gems.

Then back over the Manhattan Bridge and into Chinatown, where we find ourselves on a street where secret meetings were once held to overthrow the dynasties of China and, later, in an alley leading to the site of one of New York’s strangest gang fights. Dim Sum cafés, street signs stacked one behind the other, and Chinese funeral parlors–they’re all here. Finally, we ride through a thin strip of territory that was once a very big Little Italy. As waiters serve pasta and saltimbocca in open-air cafes, we realize that only one floor above, other residents are burning incense and setting aside fruits as offerings to the Buddha.

Includes
  • Bike tour with licensed New York City tour guide
  • Bike Rental
  • Helmet
  • Basket/Bike Bag
  • Illustrated Map
  • Gratuity
  • Lunch Costs

Prepare for the activity

Meeting Point

Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts 38 Park Row, between Beekman and Park Row.

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Important Information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Credit card

Know before you go

  • Please note, all guests must be able to ride their own bike.
  • Group size of maximum 8 people
  • Please note, attachments such as double trailers and tag-a-long bikes are not permitted on the tour for the safety reasons.
  • Please note, no customer under the age of 18 will be given a bike without an adult over the age of 18 present.
COVID-19 Procedures

Please note:

  • All staff and guests entering the store will be required to wear a face mask or face covering.
  • All staff will be wearing gloves when handling equipment.
  • All bikes and equipment are sprayed down before and after each use.
  • There is a limit of guests allowed into each location at one time, dependent on the space.

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