Visiting New York City? Do a bike-tour of Brooklyn!

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Green, healthy, and not the usual tourist crap

Are you visiting the New York City area and looking for a something cool to do? Or maybe you live in the area, and want to explore your hood from a new angle? The Get Up and Ride bike tour might be just what the doctor has prescribed for you! It doesn't pollute, it's a healthy does of exercise, and you get a tour guide to show you all the coolest corners of Brooklyn and the best views of the Manhattan skyline.

Get Up and Ride writes: "On the 4.5-hour 'Classic' bike tour of Brooklyn, the friendly local tour guide will share insider tips on the ins and outs of Brooklyn. Riding at a leisurely pace, the tour focuses on the sites off the beaten path; showcasing local art and culture, urban marketplaces, beautiful parks, great food and interesting history. While riding comfy and retro-style bikes, guests are able to hear their guide through individual walkie-talkie earpieces. Stops include sites such as the Brooklyn Grange, the largest rooftop farm in the world, Best Pizza, the local favorite in Williamsburg, and finally a ride on the East River Ferry, known for its skyline views."

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Designed for small groups of no more than 10, their bike tours are currently given every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11 AM to 3:30 PM.

Via Get Up and Ride

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Tags: Bikes | New York City