• 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?

John Jay

Fort Jay was named after John Jay, who served as the second governor of New York, an office he held during construction of the fort. One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, Jay also served as the first Secretary of Foreign Affairs and as the first Chief Justice of Supreme Court.