All three units of Gateway-- Staten Island, Jamaica Bay and Sandy Hook-- are great places to ride your bicycle.
Don't have a bike? You can rent a bike at Jamaica Bay, at both Aviator Sports and Recreation in Floyd Bennett Field and from Wheel Fun Rentals at several locations, and also at Ray's Bike Rentals in Sandy Hook. Check out the maps below. (NOTE: Bicycles cannot cross several major bridges in the New York area.)
Always observe the rules of the road while riding your bicycle through Gateway. Wear a helmet and respect the rights of others using the roads and pathways.
Fort Tilden / Jacob Riis Park Bike Map
Floyd Bennett Field Bike Map
Despite the best efforts of Hurricane Sandy, parts of the MUP trail remain open, especially in the Fort Hancock Historic District at the north end of Sandy Hook. Ray's Bike Rentals is usually open between Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, if not longer during the year.
Did You Know?
Journalist Jacob Riis was called "New York's most useful citizen," by Theodore Roosevelt. Riis often accompanied Police Commissioner Roosevelt in raids exposing the hardship of life for New York City's poor and immigrant populations and published his photos in newspapers. More...