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Biking is a great way to get around the city, whether you’re heading out to dinner, commuting to work, or exploring a new part of the city. It’s less stressful than getting stuck in traffic, and great for your health and the environment, too.

Since launching in 2013, the Citi Bike program has grown into not only the biggest bikeshare in the country - but one of the biggest in the world. Making sure your ride is smooth from Brooklyn to the Bronx is no small feat. So here’s a peek behind the spokes, if you will.

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We took a tour of Randall's Island - now it's your turn! With three stations throughout the island, we’ve partnered with Randall’s Island Park Alliance as part of our Community Grants Program to bring you themed tours this summer and throughout the fall.

This May, Citi Bike riders helped raise $150,000 for Cycle for Survival. Every single dollar will help support cutting-edge cancer research led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Thank you.

100 Million

Mayor de Blasio, Department of Transportation, Lyft Celebrate 100 Millionth Citi Bike Ride

$230,000 Awarded To Community Non-profits In Harlem, Washington Heights, The Bronx & Brooklyn Through Citi Bike’s 2020 Grants Program

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City releases boundaries of Citi Bike’s next expansion, which will double the current service area by 35 square miles and triple the number of bikes to 40,000; System will expand to a diverse range of communities, including the South Bronx and northern Manhattan in the next year.

Earth Day 2019

Clean air is something we can all get behind and bikes still remain the best form of carbon-free transport. Get a free Citi Bike Day Pass on April 22 and celebrate Earth Day with a day of unlimited 30 minute rides on us.

Krystal Brown

Originally from Michigan, Krystal lives in Bed-Stuy. She came to Brooklyn in 2002 for college and graduated from Pratt Institute with a degree in Communication Design. She has been a graphic designer for Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation for the past 12 years.

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Last Sunday we partnered with Uptown Grand Central for the second annual Party on Park, where Park Avenue was closed to cars and opened to people from 118th to 125th St.

Jerrell Gray

Jerrell is a sophomore at the University of Rochester majoring in political science and urban development. This summer, he was a fellow at Bed-Stuy Restoration where he was introduced to Citi Bike by Tracey Capers, EVP for Restoration, who has been the driving force of the Better Bike Share Partnership.


The Harlem Renaissance, the cultural movement of the 1920s and ‘30s is home to the most powerful and significant African-American artwork of the 20th century. Harlem is also home to the iconic Apollo Theater! This guide will take you through some of our favorite art expressed on buildings, in galleries and museums, and on coffee shops. The ride starts at the northernmost Citi Bike station and loops in and through Harlem, ending at 118th St and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.

First Marathon

The application for the TCS New York City Marathon is open now through February 15th. As part of our partnership with New York Road Runners, we’re featuring Citi Bike members who have run this iconic race and can speak to the incredible experience it is. If you’re on the fence about running a marathon, there’s no one better than Christine Frietchen to convince you to do it.


Member Profile: Tony

Say hello to Tony, a Baltimore native who joined Citi Bike last fall. Tony was debating for two years whether he should purchase his own bike and start cycling here in NYC. Our expansion to East Harlem this past fall was the final push he needed to get back in the saddle again and start cycling in the city.

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Even though it’s only January, we’re already looking forward to the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon, the world’s biggest and most popular marathon. That’s because the application period to enter the TCS New York City Marathon is open now through February 15th. As part of our partnership with the New York Road Runners, we’re putting the spotlight on Citi Bike members who have run this iconic race and can speak to the truly unique experience that is the TCS New York City Marathon.

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After a long career in market research, Citi Bike founding member Art (short for Arthur) is happily retired. Now he gets to devote his time to the things he’s really passionate about- poetry and pedaling around the city.

Tech Team

At Citi Bike, there is a small team of people that work behind the scenes, all hours of the day, making repairs and responding to system emergencies. They have a high sense of urgency to keep the bike stations and docks functioning at full capacity. The Station Tech Department, called internally “Station Techs” or “Techs,” consists of only 18 people that perform highly skilled work in all weather conditions. They take pride in what they do to make the trip across town from station to station as seamless as possible for our riders.

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London native Stephen Carlile is a quadruple threat: he sings, he dances, he acts, and he Citi Bikes to work! You probably don’t recognize him without his costume on– Stephen plays Scar in Broadway’s iconic hit musical The Lion King. Every morning he bikes from his Hell’s Kitchen apartment, docks by a coffee shop near the Minskoff Theatre, and picks up a couple coffees for the show’s makeup artist and for himself. Read more about why Stephen ditched taxis for Citi Bike and his favorite places to ride below.


Today’s blog post is written by Molly Ornati. Molly works with our partners at Bed Stuy Restoration, and joined Citi Bike through our Corporate Program. Read on to learn how this Brooklynite conquered her fear of biking and now fiercely navigates the streets of Bed Stuy on Citi Bike!


Despite the changing of seasons and temperatures dropping, thousands of Citi Bike riders continue to embrace cycling to stay active and healthy even in the coldest of months. Cycling is a healthy, affordable and low-impact exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from young children to older adults. It’s also environmentally friendly – especially in an urban setting – and it’s one of the most time-efficient ways to combine regular exercise with your everyday routine, such as commuting to work.


Thanksgiving means three things: food, family, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Thankfully even your gluten-free-vegan second cousin Rory can enjoy at least one of those things. Tune in on NBC at 9am EST to see this year’s coolest floats, giant balloons, marching bands, and hottest performances.

One of the #WomenWhoBike and an Army veteran, Deidre is one of our drivers and rebalancers. Read more about how she transitioned from life in the military to life in the big apple below.


Meet Kevin, a former Navy Flight Engineer (is that Danger Zone playing?). The skills he learned in the U.S. Navy have been a huge asset to him in the various teams he has worked with at Citi Bike, from expansion to station technician.