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Brooklyn Bike Company Starts Brunch-and-Ride Tour

By Meredith Hoffman | June 19, 2013 8:09am | Updated on June 19, 2013 8:57am
 Get Up and Ride is launching a foodie-focused bike tour of North Brooklyn.
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WILLIAMSBURG — If caffeine, chocolate, cycling and breakfast tacos weren't already on your to-do (or to-eat) list for Sunday morning, one young local company is ready to lead the way.

It's a brunch-and-ride bike tour — and yes, a mimosa is included (at the end of the journey).

Get Up and Ridea 1-year-old Brooklyn group whose guides expose visitors and locals to the borough's history and culture on two-wheelers — is launching its new foodie-focused morning tours this weekend, to capitalize on "synergy between local weekend brunch-goers, travelers looking for quirky local experiences, and exciting narrated bike rides," the company announced.

"I created the brunch in Brooklyn tour because there's nothing more New York than brunch and North Brooklyn has so many great places to check out," said the company's founder Felipe Lavalle, 28, of the route that has a "foodie" emphasis.

The tour, which kicks off by McCarren Park, includes a beverage at Cup Cafe, a jaunt for pastries at Ovenly bakery, a breakfast taco and orange juice at Whirlybird Taqueria and a chocolate taste at Mast Brothers (all followed by an optional mimosa stop).

"Our two and 1/2 hour tour is within the same format as our other tours in that we showcase authentic, off-the-beaten-path sites that only locals know," Lavalle said. "We include the rental of lightweight and comfortable bikes made specifically for the city and even provide commentary via walkie-talkies with headsets."

More details about the tours (which include bicycles and helmets) and prices can be found on Get Up and Ride's website.