Citi Bike aims to offer New Yorkers an affordable, accessible and fun new transportation option. All New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) 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.
Here's what you need to sign up:
- NYCHA Account Number (found on your tenant rent bill – example: 001-001-01A)
- Birth year of resident
- Birth day of resident (can be single or double digits, for example 3 or 23)
- Credit or debit card*
Sign up for a NYCHA membership
How to renew a membership:
After your annual membership commitment is complete, your Citi Bike membership will expire unless you renew it. You can renew up to 60 days before your membership is set to expire. To renew, follow these simple steps:
- Log into your account online and click Renew Memberships
- 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
Once you confirm your renewal, your membership will be extended for another year. Happy riding!
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.
*If you don't have a credit or debit card, visit a participating Community Development Credit Union to open an account.