Central Park Sightseeing matches riders with the proper transport or tour for exploring the 843 acres and 47 miles of scenic pathways that make Central Park famous. Park explorers can select from more than 150 new basket-equipped bikes for men, women, and children in a bevy of styles, such as hybrids for comfortable cruises, mountain bikes for tackling the park?s hills, and tandems that seat two riders or one cardio-savvy centaur. Tour guides piloting pedicabs convey visitors around the park while bestowing pearls of wisdom concerning the area?s history, including which famous movie scenes were filmed in the park and where. Some of Central Park?s more popular attractions, horse carriages take passengers on a relaxed trip through the trees and streets. For visitors who prefer to keep their feet on the ground, Central Park Sightseeing also offers walking tours led by guides that are well-versed in pop culture, park history, and the process in which baby squirrels hatch from their eggs.
Tourists and natives alike perch atop rental bikes from Blazing Saddles’ impressive fleet, pedaling down New York City's Greenway Bike Path and thoroughfares on adventures that combine exercise and sightseeing. Cyclists select from an array of comfort cruisers, 24-speed performance hybrids, and mountain bikes outfitted with the thick tread and front suspension necessary to support their riders and the mountain goats that often cling to them. Complimentary helmets and locks accompany each rental, along with detailed maps criss-crossed with routes for self-guided tours. Alternatively, three-hour guided tours of the Brooklyn Bridge area or Central Park give bikers a more structured touring experience.
With a fleet of futuristic segways and classic beach-cruiser bicycles, Bike and Roll Chicago outfits travelers with wheeled transportation to explore the city's paved surfaces. Tour guides lead groups through Millennium Park and along the lakefront to catch the skyline when illuminated by sunrises or backlit by one of Chicago's many moons. Misty Lake Michigan breezes ruffle riders' hair peeking through helmets as they pass by sailboats swaying lazily in the harbors and fishermen casting lines for trout and perch. Bike and Roll Chicago designs routes around classic architectural landmarks such as the Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum as well as popular neighborhoods home to a number of restaurants and art festivals.
Nestled in the heart of Manhattan, Rent-A-Bike-CentralPark encourages city exploration with tandem- and one-person-bike rentals and guided bike tours of Central Park. With longer bike lanes than any other city in the country, New York City fosters two-wheeled travel along Times Square, Fifth Avenue, and other scenic spots. During bike tours, one of Rent-A-Bike's tour guides leads guests through Central Park's pastoral landscape. Bikers breeze past Belvedere Castle and a fort from the War of 1812 before approaching the Obelisk, a public monument from the 1880s that moonlights as a toothpick for the presidents of Mount Rushmore.
ModSquad Cycles’ experienced staff of benevolent bicycle blacksmiths protects pedal pods of all makes, models, and literary tastes from out-of-tune configuration conundrums. Submit your foot-powered two wheeler to the tender hands of a knowledgeable technician for a full bicycle tune-up, and rest assured that your cycle will be returned more in-tune than a Celine Dion bicycle horn. The full tune-up and truing rejuvenates bikes that haven’t been to the chiropractor by adjusting brakes, bearings, and shifters. Next, wheel therapists true tires into alignment before the bike's frame is rubbed clean. To finish, a body physician examines the entire frame for any safety concerns and rewards well-behaved bicycles with a lollipop.
Buck buses, swear off subways, and turn down taxis with a one-day bike rental from Tread Bike Shop. Atop your two-wheeled transport, you'll navigate the Big Apple's bike paths and greenways in self-propelled style, drinking in the sights of the city through the straws of your eyes. Guests can chart their courses with the aid of NYC Bike Maps or get tips on scenic routes from Tread Bike Shop's staff of well-traveled pedal-pushers. Cyclists won't have to travel far for good biking areas, because Tread Bike Shop is conveniently located near several New York City parks, including Fort Tryon Park, Inwood Hill Park, and Highbridge Park, which features a dirt jump park for the most Evel of Knievels.