Using a Citi Bike Access Pass
Whether you’re getting to know your own city or visiting New York for a few days or a few months, Citi Bike is a great way to unlock the city and make the most of your day.
Citi Bike has two great short-term access options for people over the age of 16: a 24-hour and a 7-day pass. Either can be purchased at any of the 332 Citi Bike stations using any major credit or debit card.
>> Learn more about how Citi Bike works
Both 24-hour and 7-Day passes grant you access to over 6000 bikes for an unlimited number of short trips within your access period (24 hours or 7 days). The first 30 minutes of any trip you take is free. Need to keep the bike a bit longer? No problem! You’ll just pay a small additional charge for extra time. This makes Citi Bike great for hopping from point to point as you visit different destinations, shops, parks, restaurants and cafés throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. Ride, return and then ride again, as many times you want. Cover more ground than walking and see much, much more than you would on the subway. >> Learn more about Citi Bike pricing
Want to take a 5 hour tour? You’re probably better off renting a bike from a local shop or rental company.
>> Find a local bike shop on our Resources Page (scroll down)
At the Station
This short video shows you how to purchase and use a short-term pass.
*Unlike some other countries, we do not have a chip in pin system so no need to leave your card in the reader and wait.
Where to Ride
Riding a bike in New York City can be fun and safe if you know the rules of the road and plan a comfortable route. New York City has over 900 miles of bike lanes, including many protected bike lanes (on-street lanes, separated from traffic) and greenways (off-street paths, completely car-free).
Citi Bike has partnered with NYC & Co, New York City's official tourism organization to create a brand new Map & Guide with an overview of the Citi Bike service area, major destinations within our service area, suggested rides and tips to explore the best of New York City by Citi Bike. The maps are available at NYC & Co's Official NYC Information Centers and via Citi Bike Outreach Ambassadors. You can also download one here (pdf) for get started.
Check out the New York City Cycling Map for more or pick up one for free at most bikes shops in NYC. Want to know more about biking in NYC? Download Bike Smart - The Official Guide to Cycling in New York City (available in multiple languages).Citi Bike Stations
>> Download the official Citi Bike app for iPhone or Android for free, includes station locations, route mapping and more.