$5/month for JCHA and SNAP

Citi Bike is offering expanded access to bike share through a no-commitment $5/month membership for JCHA residents and SNAP recipients!

Citi Bike is a fun and affordable way to get around the city, and a great alternative to the subway, buses, walking, or taxis. It’s designed for quick trips with convenience in mind and can be especially helpful in getting you where you need to go when traditional public transit options might be limited.

When you become a member, you will have access to thousands of bikes around Jersey City, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. You can take as many rides as you want while your membership is active, and the first 45 minutes of each ride are included in your plan with no extra costs. See usage fees for longer rides.

It's quick and easy to sign up!

JCHA residents join for $5/month

SNAP recipients join for $5/month

See if you qualify

JCHA Residents

All Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) residents 16 years and older are eligible for a discounted membership of only $5/month.

Here’s what you need to sign up:

  • JCHA Account Number (found on your tenant rent bill)

  • Birth Date

  • Credit or debit card*

Join for $5/month

SNAP Recipients

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/food stamp) recipients 16 years and older are eligible for a discounted membership of only $5/month.

Here’s what you need to sign up:

  • EBT card number (for verification purposes only)

  • Credit or debit card*

If more than one person in your household wants to sign up, give us a call at 1-855-BIKE-311 and we can help you out.

Join for $5/month

There’s no annual commitment for JCHA residents and SNAP recipients. After the first 30 days, you won’t be charged again until you ride again – putting the power of our pricing in your pocket.

To ride again after your initial 30-day membership expires, simply use our mobile phone app to unlock a bike at any station. This will activate your next 30-day membership period for just $5. We don’t auto-renew your membership every 30 days if you don’t ride, so you never have to worry about having to pay for a service you’re not using.

*If you don't have a credit or debit card, visit a participating Community Development Credit Union to open an account.

Usage Fees

The first 45 minutes of each ride are included in the monthly membership price. If you keep a bike out for longer than 45 minutes at a time, extra usage fees apply.

Ride LengthUsage Fee
0-45 minutes (classic bike)Included in membership
Ebike upgrade fee+ $0.05/minute
Extra usage fee+ $0.15/minute

Ebike fees are capped at $2 for rides that start or end outside Manhattan. To avoid extra usage fees, keep your rides to 45 minutes each. Take as many rides as you want (including multiple rides in one day) while your membership is active!

Learn more with our FAQs and sign up today!