Get Up and Ride: Brooklyn Bike Tours, which launched last summer, offers a handful of quirky, intriguing tours of the city's most populous borough. Tours are small, with eight or nine people, and all guides are licensed and live in the neighborhoods being toured.
Steve Burke and wife Dana of Ottawa stop
Steve Burke and wife Dana of Ottawa stop during a Brooklyn Get Up and Ride tour to get a photo along the East River. (Aug. 27, 2013) (Credit: Jeremy Bales)
A Get Up and Ride tour pedals along
A Get Up and Ride tour pedals along the East River near the Brooklyn Bridge. (Aug. 27, 2013) (Credit: Jeremy Bales)
Bicycle guide Felipe LaValle shows a group his
Bicycle guide Felipe LaValle shows a group his planned route during a pizza break before the tourists take a bicycle tour of Brooklyn with Get Up and Ride. (Aug. 27, 2013) (Credit: Jeremy Bales)

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A Get Up and Ride tour group makes
A Get Up and Ride tour group makes its way through Brooklyn's DUMBO neighborhood. (Aug. 27, 2013) (Credit: Jeremy Bales)
Get Up and Ride guide Felipe LaValle takes
Get Up and Ride guide Felipe LaValle takes a tour group onto the Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. (Aug. 27, 2013) (Credit: Jeremy Bales)
A Get Up and Ride tour pedals through
A Get Up and Ride tour pedals through Brooklyn. (Aug. 27, 2013) (Credit: Jeremy Bales)
Pao Muenniam (center) and Alan Thomson (right) ride
Pao Muenniam (center) and Alan Thomson (right) ride through Greenpoint during a Get Up and Ride tour of Brooklyn. (Aug. 27, 2013) (Credit: Jeremy Bales)
Get Up and Ride guide Felipe LaValle leads
Get Up and Ride guide Felipe LaValle leads a tour of Brooklyn. (Aug. 27, 2013) (Credit: Jeremy Bales)

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Stopping to admire the view across the East
Stopping to admire the view across the East River during a Get Up and Ride tour of Brooklyn. (Aug. 27, 2013) (Credit: Jeremy Bales)
A Get Up and Ride tour group waits
A Get Up and Ride tour group waits for a ferry on the East River. (Aug. 27, 2013) (Credit: Jeremy Bales)