Citi Bike aims to offer Jersey City residents an affordable, accessible and fun new transportation option. All Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) residents 16 years and older qualify for a $5/month Citi Bike membership, with an annual commitment. You'll get an unlimited number of rides for a whole year, and access to thousands of bikes across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Jersey City.
The first 45 minutes of each ride are included in your membership price. If you keep a bike out for longer than 45 minutes at a time, you'll be charged usage fees. To avoid usage fees, keep your rides to 45 minutes or less. A ride begins when a bike is unlocked and ends when the bike is securely returned to any Citi Bike station. For more details on pricing, see the Annual Membership page.
A Citi Bike membership is not transferable, and a member key must not be shared.
Sign up for a JCHA membership
Need a credit or debit card?
In order to sign up for a Citi Bike membership, you need a credit or debit card. If you don't have one, we recommend visiting a credit union to open an account.
Additional resources may be found at:
Jersey City Housing, Economic Development and Commerce (HEDC)
Division of Community Development
30 Montgomery Street – Suite 404
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Tel: (201) 547-5070
Fax: (201) 547-6566
More information on billing:
When you sign up for Citi Bike, your credit or debit card will be billed your first monthly $5 (+ tax) charge immediately upon submitting your membership application through the sign-up page. If you incur any usage fees, they will be billed to your credit or debit card of the 3rd day of each month. All members must keep an active credit or debit card on file in case usage fees are incurred.
You can view your billing statements anytime – just log into your account and view Billing Statements.