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Citi Bike Rolls Out Docking Stations on Governors Island

 Citi Bike has installed two docking stations on Governors Island.
Citi Bike has installed two docking stations on Governors Island.
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GOVERNORS ISLAND — Citi Bike is ready to roll on Governors Island.

The bike share program recently installed two docking stations on the Island, which are set to activate today, a spokeswoman for The Trust For Governors Island said.

The Trust and the Governors Island Alliance have been working with Citi Bike to expand to the island, after receiving numerous requests from visitors.

"The Island is an oasis for biking, and we're thrilled that visitors will now have another new way to enjoy the Island by bike," the Trust said in an emailed statement to DNAinfo New York.

The docks, first spotted by the Governors Island Guide blog, sit near the Manhattan and Brooklyn ferry landings.

A Citi Bike spokeswoman said bikes offer a way for people try out Citi Bike, in a decidedly less urban environment.

"This is a pilot and we'll be monitoring to see how much use the stations get," Citi Bike said in statement. "We think it's a great way for people to try Citi Bike in a low-car environment, before taking to the city streets."

Citi Bike joins some other cycling options available on the island, which offers more than 5 miles of car-free bike paths.

Bike rentals are available from Blazing Saddles, and on weekdays, visitors can enjoy free bikes from the company, for up to one hour, between 10 a.m. and noon.

It's also free to bring your own bike along on the ferry.

As for Citi Bikes, the bike share is continuing to roll out its expansion across the city, with new stations headed for Queens, the Upper West Side and Upper East Side by this fall. The program currently has about 6,000 bikes, docked below 59th Street in Manhattan, and in parts of Brooklyn.