Frequently Asked Questions
QUESTION: WHERE IS THE MEETING POINT?
Your tour meets at the bike shop on 122nd and Lenox Avenue. Just 3 blocks south of the 2/3 train.
You will see a sign out front that reads I Bike Harlem and has our logo on it.
The tour guides will be at the meeting point 30 minutes before the tour time, in case you get there early.
QUESTION: What are the tour GUIDELINES?
Our tour capacity is 10 people per tour. Our tours only run if there is a minimum of 2 people booked.
QUESTION: ARE THE BREAKS FOR FOOD INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE?
Yes, the cost for lite bites is included in ticket price for the Experience Harlem and Harlem Sunset Tour.
QUESTION: IS THIS TOUR APPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN?
Absolutely! We have loads of families and we're a great family activity. Our age minimum is 13 years old.
Our city tours are very casual, with slight elevation gains, on varying surfaces. It is necessary however that any person planning on taking our bike tours to have at least some experience riding, and should be comfortable riding in a group.
QUESTION: What if i bring my own bike to take the tour?
You are more than welcome to bring your own bike for the tour. There is no price difference if you decided to do such.
QUESTION: IS A HELMET INCLUDED?
Yes! We have sizes for all ages available.
QUESTION: CAN WE BUY WATER AT THE BIKE SHOP?
Yes! All of our bikes come equipped with baskets and water bottle holders so that you can take it with you on tour without having to hold onto it.
QUESTION: IS THIS TOUR OFFERED IN ANY OTHER LANGUAGES OR ONLY ENGLISH?
All regular tours are in English. However our tour guides also speak Spanish and French. We offer private tours which can be scheduled in other languages.
QUESTION: DO WE GO INSIDE THE MONUMENTS, JAZZ CLUBS, THEATERS?
Absolutely! This tour is designed for each rider to get an Authentic Harlem Experience and come away from it with a greater understanding of its history and layout.
Your tour doesn't end when the biking is over; we are also a full-service help desk ready to answer your questions!
QUESTION: CAN I LEAVE THE TOUR EARLY?
Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate special requests like this on our public tours. This tour is approx 3 1/2 hours and once you begin, we ask that you stay with the guide and the group until the end. If you're interested in something shorter, please inquire about a private tour.
QUESTION: HOW LONG IS THE RIDE?
Our Harlem Bike Tour covers approximately 9 miles.
QUESTION: WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
Your payment is fully refundable if you cancel at least 72 hours (3 days) in advance and your payment is 50% refundable if you cancel 48 hours (2 days) in advance.
QUESTION: ARE THE TOURS CANCELLED IF IT RAINS?
Rain/Bad Weather? I Bike Harlem tours go out in the rain unless the rains are so torrential that it will hinder your ability to ENJOY YOURSELF experiencing Harlem. We provide our riders with ponchos and our bikes come with fenders. Our tours also make frequent stops along the way so we’ll have opportunities to get off the bikes and dry off. Living in Harlem has taught us that the weather can change at any minute so we’ll make the decision to ride or not at the start time of the tour. Please show up on time and ready to ride! If we decide to cancel we’ll give you the option to re-schedule or issue a full refund.
QUESTION: What if i wanted to just rent a bike?
We rent bikes by the Hour or by the Day. All bikes come with a basket and helmet.
QUESTION: Do you Accept credit cards?
Yes. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.