Discounted Annual Memberships
Citi Bike aims to offer New Yorkers an affordable, accessible and fun new transportation option. All New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents as well as members of select New York City Community Development Credit Unions (CDCUs) qualify for a $5/month Annual Citi Bike Membership, with an annual commitment.
How Citi Bike Works
Membership includes unlimited 45-minute trips. Timer starts when you unlock a bike and ends when you return the bike to the station. After 45 minutes, overtime fees kick in.Avoid them by returning your bike to any Citi Bike station within 45 minutes. Discounted annual memberships are subject to the same overtime fees as regular annual memberships. Find full details on the pricing page.
All New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents 16 and older qualify for a $5/month Citi Bike membership, with an annual commitment. A membership is purchased online using a credit or debit card, and an account is created with Citi Bike. Every Citi Bike member will be mailed a unique key that is used to unlock bicycles from the stations. An annual membership is not transferable, and a member key must not be shared.
All you need to sign up is:
- NYCHA Account Number (# # # - # # # - # # X, can be found on your tenant rent bill). For example: 001-001-01A
- birth year of resident
- birth day of resident (can be single or double digits, for example 3 or 23)
You'll need a credit or debit card to sign up. Don't have one? Visit one of the Community Development Credit Unions listed below to start a credit or checking account. Anyone who opens a new credit or checking account at a partner credit union becomes eligible for a discounted Annual Membership to Citi Bike.
How to Renew Your Citi Bike Membership
You can renew your Citi Bike membership within 60 days of your membership expiration. To renew, follow these simple steps:
- Log in to your Member Login page.
- Click the “Renew Membership” button.
- On the sign-up page, click “I’m eligible for a group rate” (found on the right, above the membership price).
- Choose NYC Housing Authority from the drop-down menu.
- Fill in your tenant account number, birth year, and birth date to complete the validation process to confirm your membership renewal and continue riding!
When you sign up for Citi Bike, your credit or debit card account will be billed the first $5 discounted Annual membership charge immediately upon submitting your membership application through the Sign Up page. Overtime fees will be billed to your credit or debit card account of the third day of each month of your membership.
Citi Bike members are able to view their billing statements, including all membership charges and overtime fees, anytime. Just visit the Log In page and enter your Citi Bike Annual Member account information.
Community Development Credit Union Members
Are you an existing Community Development Credit Union member?
Current members of select Community Development Credit Unions (listed below) are each eligible for one discounted Annual Membership.
Have this information ready when completing the Sign Up form:
- first two letters of your first name
- first two letters of your last name
- last four digits of your Social Security Number
Did you just join a participating Community Development Credit Union?
New members of select Community Development Credit Unions (listed below) will receive a Citi Bike gift certificate code directly from the credit union after starting a credit or checking account. Discount codes are unique to each credit union member, are not transferable, and are valid for one use per 365 days.
Participating Credit Unions
Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union 834 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221 http://www.brooklyn.coop
Lower East Side People's Federal Credit Union 37 Avenue B, NY, NY 10009 https://lespeoples.org
NYU Federal Credit Union 14 Washington Place, NY, NY 100003 212-995-3171 www.nyufcu.com
On the sign up page, click "Redeem a gift certificate" and enter the number.
Discounted Annual Memberships are subject to the same pricing structure as regular Annual Memberships. Find full details on the Pricing page.
Remember, trips that are shorter than 45 minutes are no extra charge. After the first 45 minutes, overtime fees kick in; it's an additional $2.50 for the following half hour, $6.50 for the next, $9 for every half hour after that. A trip begins when a bike is unlocked and ends when the bike is securely returned to any Citi Bike station. Avoid overtime fees by returning your bike to any Citi Bike station within 45 minutes of unlocking the bike.
When you sign up for Citi Bike, your credit or debit card account will be billed the $5 monthly discounted Annual membership charge immediately upon submitting your membership application through the Sign Up page. Overtime fees will be billed to your credit or debit card account of the third day of each month of your membership.
Annual Members are able to view their billing statements, including all membership charges and overtime fees, anytime. Just visit the Log In page and enter your Citi Bike Annual Member account information.