New York
Bike New York City: A Melting Pot of Culture
Dive into the vibrant culture of New York, one of the world’s greatest cities, biking from unique neighborhoods to iconic landmarks and enjoying renowned cuisine along the way.
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Program No. 21896RJ
5 days
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At a Glance

The story and the flavor of New York City changes depending on the neighborhood you’re in — and there’s no better way to experience its neighborhoods than by bicycle! Ride through the East Village to hear the history of immigrants and the tenements that housed them. Venture to Williamsburg and learn about the centuries-old traditions of its Hassidic Jew population, while on the Upper East Side, see how the fortunes of early businessmen helped to shape the city. You’ll also ride through the East Coast Greenway and to Central Park, take in a sunset view from the Brooklyn Bridge and marvel at how the Manhattan skyline has changed and redefined the city through the years.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Biking up to 15 miles a day along city bike paths and neighborhood streets.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Bicycle through the Polish neighborhood of Greenpoint and explore Williamsburg, where Hasidic Jews continue their centuries-old cultural traditions.
  • Learn about creativity and collaboration at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.
  • Discover the history of the city’s tenements as you bike through the East Village and into Brooklyn for an exploration of the Navy Yard, Fort Greene, Downtown, Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO.
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Jesse McDonough
Jesse McDonough comes to the Big Apple from Maryland. He spent his college summers bike messengering, and upon graduating, moved to NYC. Here, he continued his bike messengering and his hands-on experimentation with one of the world’s most exciting and prolific inventions. Jesse has biked throughout the United States, as well as Spain, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Holland, Denmark, and India. Jesse loves exploring the ever-surprising Big Apple, while simultaneously sharing it with adventurous and curious travelers.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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