Citi Bike

Weekly Ride Series FAQ

Starting this June across 5 NYC neighborhoods, community members can join a group ride each week and try a Citi Bike free of charge. We hope to see you there!

Citi Bike is excited to introduce our Weekly Ride Series, an opportunity for community members to join a weekly group ride free of charge. Rides will be led down city streets and greenways on a weekly basis across 5 different neighborhoods (Bed Stuy, Crown Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Washington Heights & West Harlem). All Weekly Rides are designed to accommodate the relaxed pace of beginner and returning cyclists in order to increase riding confidence.

Through participation in this series, new riders will be introduced to the Citi Bike system, learn how to unlock and adjust a Citi Bike on their own, as well as basic rules and safety habits for riding in street traffic. The route for each ride in the series is pre-planned and guided by designated Ride Leaders.

Weekly Rides will begin the first week of June and end mid/late September. Visit our Events Page to see a full list of locations & times.

Q: What do I need to bring in order to attend a Weekly Ride?
A: Bring your phone with the Citi Bike app downloaded (iPhone, Android), a helmet if you have one, wear shoes appropriate for a bike ride and make sure to stay hydrated. If you do not have a helmet, limited quantities may be provided at each ride.

Q: Who will be leading the Weekly Rides?
A: All Weekly Rides are led by a trusted and trained biking group, otherwise known as “Ride Leaders.” Follow our Ride Leaders on Instagram below:
Washington Heights, led by Active Plus
Bed Stuy, led by Wrecking Crew
West Harlem, led by Blood, Sweat & Gears
Prospect Lefferts Gardens, led by Good Co Bike Club
Crown Heights, led by Momo Ullah

Q: Do I need to RSVP?
A: No! No pre-registration is required.

Q: Will rides ever be canceled?
A: Ride Leaders may make the decision to cancel a ride based on the forecast at 7PM the night prior to the scheduled ride, and will post notice of cancellation on the same evening to Instagram stories. Follow our Ride Leaders on IG to stay updated.

Q: What is the skill level expected in order to join a ride?
A: All beginner-level and up riders are welcome. Riders should already know the basics of how to ride a bike before joining a ride. If you do not yet know how to ride a bike, please visit our partners at Bike New York for their free Learn-to-Ride classes.

Q: I am a more advanced rider- can I still join a Weekly Ride?
A: Riders with greater traffic and speed capabilities are also welcome to participate in Weekly Rides! However, we will continue to enforce a beginner skill level expectation for each ride.

Q: Is there an age requirement to ride?
A: Yes, according to Citi Bike’s terms of use, all riders must be ages 16 or older.

Q: I already have a bike. Do I have to ride a Citi Bike?
A: We encourage you to ride with us on a Citi Bike but you are also able to ride with your own bike. Please note that you will be responsible for lock and storage of your own bike if you choose so.

Q: Do I have to be a Citi Bike member in order to attend a ride?
A: No, Citi Bikes will be provided free of charge to all participants regardless of membership status.

Q: How long will each Weekly Ride be?
A: Each Weekly Ride can range from 30 minutes to 70 minutes.