About Us

Brooklyn Bike Tours LLC was founded by Tony Mantione in the Spring of 2009. Tony has a long time connection to Brooklyn dating back to the mid 1960's. After completion of Middle & High School in Brooklyn , Tony began to work in one of the the many manufacturing plants that were still prevalent in the borough while attending college in the evening. His connection to cycling dates back to the mid 70's when he began to commute to work and college by bike . On weekends Tony would explore the many diverse neighborhoods in and around his Bushwick & other North Brooklyn neighborhoods. He soon became a member of several NYC based cycling organizations and began to explore further more distant areas of Brooklyn. His love for the borough runs deep . After starting a family and later moving to the Southern part of the borough, Tony began to share is love of cycling & Brooklyn by offering weekend bike tours to co-workers, friends & neighbors. As NYC began to promote tourism, Tony became a volunteer " Big Apple Greeter " and would lead walking tours for visitors to NYC. After years of leading bike tours for visiting family & friends, Tony was asked " why don't you start a bike touring company". And the bug was planted. A few years later Brooklyn Bike Tours LLC was born. His passion for Brooklyn is so strong that Tony wants his guests to experience nor just a bike ride through a neighborhood , but also the local flavor through food and the special events that make Brooklyn unique. All at a very affordable price.