Biking on Long Island
Wheelie good places to bike!
Enjoy parks, trails and marked roadways throughout Long Island whether you enjoy a leisurely cycle, a long distance ride or a rugged adventure.
Remember to practice safe biking including:
- Wear an approved helmet for protection. In New York this is the law.
- Obey all applicable traffic regulations, lights, signs and markings.
- Keep to the right; ride with traffic, not against it. Ride single file.
- Protect yourself at night with reflectors, headlight and taillight. Consider using additional lighting and reflective bands, vests and clothing to increase your visibility.
Additionally be mindful that each trail and trail condition may require specialized equipment.
Bike Trails & Routes
Scroll below for more links to Nassau & Suffolk County trails as well as featured areas.
With miles of greenways and some dedicated bike paths, Suffolk County Parks are a cyclist’s dream. Bicycles can be ridden on existing paved or dirt roads in all the active and passive parks (just not on hiking or horseback trails).
Featured Areas in Suffolk County
Caumsett State Park - Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve, situated on a scenic peninsula extending into Long Island Sound, offers miles of bridle paths, walking, jogging, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and nature trails over acres of woodland, meadows, rock shoreline and salt marsh.
Paul Simons Memorial Bicycle Path- The Paul Simons Memorial Bicycle Path was built in memory of Paul Simons, a former Stony Brook student and avid cyclist. The six-mile long path is open to students, faculty, staff, and to the public.
Town of Huntington - features various trails throughout the township including routes for biking.
Nassau County features numerous parks and trails as well as designated bikes lanes for cyclists to ride. The interactive map presented by Nassau County as well as their "On and Off Road Bicycle Facilities" list are real resources to plan your next ride.
photo from CLIMB @ Stillwell Woods
Featured Areas in Nassau County
Bethpage State Park & Bethpage Bikeway- Bethpage State Park features approx 6.8 miles of trails and various trail conditions including one for mountain biking. The Bethpage Bikeway extends to Trail View State Park for a total length of 12.5 miles.
Town of Hempstead- features 8 parks with Bike Trails
- Eisenhower Park
- North Woodmere Park
- Oceanside Town Park - 1 mile
- Cedar Creek Park
- Seaman's Neck Park
- Valley Stream State Park - 1.5 miles
- Jones Beach/Ellen Farrant Memorial Bikeway- 8 mile path that runs along the Wantagh State Parkway and ends at Tobay Beach. There is a bike parking area on the east side of the East Bath House..
- Mill Pond Park/Adam D. Rand Memorial Trail - 1 mile
CLIMB- Concerned Long Island Mountain Bicyclists is the go-to resource for mountain biking information, trails and conservation efforts.
Concerned Long Island Mountain Bicyclists (CLIMB) was established in 1990 as a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to the growth and safe enjoyment of mountain bicycling. They promote a strong relationship between recreation and conservation by educating the mountain bicycling community on environmentally sound and socially responsible trail use.
photo from CLIMB @ Hither Hills State Park
Suffolk County offers bicycle camping at five of its county parks. Hostel areas are available for one-night stays only and allow access to restrooms, showers and bike racks. Call (631) 854-4949 for further information.
Stay Connected & Get More Info
Check out these websites to get involved, find events or a riding club