Citi Bike
Ride Experience

Get to know Citi Bike

Expanding access to bikes

Citi Bike is the nation's largest bikeshare program, with 25,000 bikes and over 1,500 stations across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Jersey City, and Hoboken.

Get ready to ride

Citi Bike bikes can be unlocked from one station and returned to any other station in the system. Take a look below to see how to get started, meet the bikes, and get a quick overview of riding tips.

How it works

It's so easy.

1. Unlock it

Pick out a bike, and use the Citi Bike or Lyft app to scan its QR code.

2. Ride it

Hop on and start cruisin’.

3. Park it

Find an open space at any docking station. When the lock-in light turns green, you’re all set.

Meet the bikes

Our classic bikes are DIY. Or you can get a little boost with our pedal-assist ebikes. Whatever your preference, Citi Bike has the right ride for you.

Our next-gen ebike

Power up your ride with double the battery life, a stronger motor, and more seat-height options. Riding after sunset? See—and be seen—with a bright LED front light and reflective paint.

The original ebike

These custom pedal-assist ebikes give you the power to tackle bridges, shorten your commute, and see more in less time. Just start pedaling and the power kicks in.

More about ebikes

Classic rides

Our classic bicycles were designed for easy riding in an urban environment. They were built to be comfortable for any type of rider, regardless of height, riding ability, or zodiac sign.

Riding tips

A few things to keep in mind before you get going.

Let’s get pedaling

Download the app to get started with a membership, day pass, or single ride. You can sign up for membership online, too.