Bikes and Kites! What could be more delightful? Free bikes and kites! Come to Governors Island this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (September 19-21) and borrow a bike for up to one hour for free all weekend long. Bikes are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. Transportation Alternatives, which currently sponsors Free Bike Fridays, is also sponsoring Free Bike Weekend.
The first 250 visitors each day will also be given a free kite to fly on the Island’s Parade Ground.
Biking is one of Governors Island’s most popular activities, with one in five visitors borrowing, renting or riding a bike here. Free Bike Fridays has been an enormously popular program, particularly with day camps and children’s groups, attracting thousands of visitors to date. On Fridays, visitors can borrow a bike for free for up to one hour, while on Saturdays and Sundays, visitors can rent a bike for a small fee.
The Island is open on Fridays from 10-5 and on Saturday and Sunday from 10-7. The ferry to the Island is, as always, free to the public and leaves from the Battery Maritime Building.