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
With speeds up to 18 MPH, 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.
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.
A few things to keep in mind before you get going.
It’s law in NJ for riders under 17
Keep it buckled and wear it level
Stop at red lights and stop signs
Ride in the same direction as traffic
Don’t ride on the sidewalk
No bike lanes? Use the street