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.
Life is a highway, but we have a feeling you’d rather ride in the bike lane. That’s why we updated the map to feature bike lanes, deprioritized highways, and made the pins even smaller so the better routes are easier to see. Ride on, ladies and gents. Ride on.
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Ratings and Reviews
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.
My newest form of therapy
For years I’ve debated purchasing a bike. Not just to get around the city with ease, or to forego the hustle ‘n bustle of the MTA & cabs, but to explore areas of the city that I had not explored in the decade-plus that I’ve lived in Manhattan. With CitiBike, I can enjoy the best of the city.
Now that it’s getting warmer, I take a ride from the gym to the river every morning. It’s therapeutic, gets my blood flowing AND it’s convenient. There are docking stations everywhere I turn. The ease of using the app makes for an added bonus.
I recommend to anyone that wants to take control of their commute, explore the city at your own pace, or just want to break up the monotony of working out within the four walls of a gym (sorry, Equinox - still love you!).
Oh! Small apartment? Who cares? You don’t have to store it. Win. Win. Win. Win.
Tip: check to make sure the gear shifts & both breaks work to your liking. Also, seat before unlocking the bike of your choice, push down (hard!) on the seat to make sure it securely locks into place.
Nice new features, easy to use, but ...slow...
I upgraded from a version of the app that was a few months old so I don’t know what I missed in between. What I do see, though, is that it takes a very long time to zoom and scroll the app, and when you’re out there trying to get somewhere quickly and want to find a bike or dock and get going, this is very frustrating. It also seems that the Angels point designations on the map are sometimes way behind (it appears that I am often seeing the points from the last time I used the app, even if that was hours ago). This also makes it difficult to use.
Given that this is an app supporting a transit system, speed really should be a key priority.
This sounds like a really annoying problem. When you say, "it takes a very long time. . ." is it frozen when you first open it, or is it laggy-- moving as you move it, but just delayed? And the Angel points indeed should be up to date when you open the app. If you're able to, please email me directly at Jake@citibikenyc.com. I'd love to learn more about what's going on. Thank you so much for the feedback. As you said, "Given that this is an app supporting a transit system, speed really should be a key priority." I couldn't agree more and really want to get to the bottom of this. Thanks again!
Jake & The Citi Bike App Team
- Motivate International, Inc.
- 146.6 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 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
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