Now you can unlock a bike, buy a pass and find special deals all in the official Citi Bike app. This is your co-pilot for biking adventures in NYC.
Pull up the app and see up-to-the-minute bike availability. Search station locations and addresses, to find the nearest bike or dock. Save your favorite stations, and know the situation right away at your usual spots.
See info about your most recent ride, and all-time riding history. Know how long you’ve had a bike out with an accurate trip timer, and see confirmation of your completed trip after you’ve docked.
Pick a destination and we’ll show you where to pick up and dock your bike. Need a route suggestion? Tap a station pin or location and the app will sniff out the best way to your destination.
And of course, get your exercise credit when you pedal with a Health app integration.
You know the pros when you see ‘em. In one swift motion, the phone emerges, the bike releases from the dock and before you can even blink, they’re riding off into the sunset. It’s beautiful. But not everyone is a pro. We wanted to help the newbies unlock a bike a little faster, so we built a slick animation on the Ride Code screen highlighting exactly where to enter your code so you can unlock and get going. One small step for man, a giant leap for all of bikerkind.
As always, we’d love to hear from you, please shoot us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ratings and Reviews
Should of done it years ago
I just recently signed up for the year, with the $25 discount. I’m lucky enough to have a dock outside my building. It’s great for taking short rides around Long Island City and Astoria for the supermarket and the likes. I do own a bicycle but carrying it up and down a four floor walk up is such a drag and then if you have groceries, it just not worth it, now I just dock the bike and forget about it. And then for whizzing around midtown and the Village it’s fantastic. The amount of time I used to waste on the subway and at $2:75 a pop. Citibike is a no brainer, it’s less than 50 cents a day over the course of the year. As I said I should of done it years ago.
Not for commuting
This is less a review of an app than of the program in general, so take that as you will. I work in midtown and it’s impossible to dock a bike in the morning and impossible to get a bike for the evening commute home. I find myself wandering from station to station, chasing shadows, hoping the one or two bikes the app tells me are left are still available by the time I get there. It’s yet to happen. I’ve walked two minutes to a station that said it had 8 bikes to find it empty. There’s a “valet station” near my workplace—and this is more a legitimate criticism of the app—and three times now the app told me a valet was available only for me to fine the station as barren and neglected as my heart. I bought an annual pass and feel like a fool. You should try it out before committing. I won’t be using it to commute—only for the odd fun ride, which is probably what it’s best for anyway.
Citi Bike is Revolutionary
I have lived in the city for 15 years. Traveling on the MTA and becoming increasingly discouraged as time has commenced during my time here with all the price hikes, yet conditions in the subways have not improved. I have only been a member of Citi Bike little yet the freedom it has provided has been revolutionary. A viable, fun, transformational - in that it also serves as an excellent source exercise which releases happy endorphins that flood your system(!!!) - form of transportation! I look forward to seeing how much money it saves me! And even if it doesn’t save me - even if not the change/trade off in what I get from being a Citi Bike member will be worth it!
Developer Response ,
What a testimonial! I couldn't agree more-- the fun, the endorphins, not to mention the savings. I'm with you all the way. Thank you so much for this review. It means so much to the whole team here to get feedback like this.
Jake & The Citi Bike App Team
- Motivate International, Inc.
- 171.2 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, French, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2017 NYC Bike Share, LLC
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.