• Visitors tour Castle Williams.

    Governors Island

    National Monument New York

Bicycling Information


Getting around:

Governors Island is a walking or cycling island. Cars, motorcycles, and other motorized vehicles are not permitted. Exception: Motorized wheelchairs, etc. If you have any questions, please contact 212-440-2200 for more information.

Click here for a map of the island.

Bike Rentals:
Cycling is a great way to see the island and if you own a bicycle, you are encouraged to bring it with you. You can also rent one on the island. New bike rental vendor will be announced in May 2014.

Cycling is permitted all over the island except in designated areas. Please dismount and walk your bicycle in the following locations:

  • Soissons Dock
  • Fort Jay
  • Castle Williams
  • Nolan Park

Did You Know?

Author Janet Lambert and books she wrote while living on Governors Island.

Janet Lambert (1893-1973) was a military wife for over 30 years, and an actress and author of 54 books of young adult fiction for girls in the 1940s and 50s. She wrote about the lives and the coming of age choices between career or family by daughters of U.S. Army families during World War II and the Korean War-era. She wrote many of her books while living on Governors Island.