Mobile App Instructions

To purchase a membership or pass through the Citi Bike mobile app, follow these steps:

  • Download the app
  • Click Get a Pass
  • Select the pass or membership you want to purchase
  • Once you've purchased your pass, go to the Citi Bike station you'd like to use and tap on the station icon in the map
  • Select "Unlock a bike" and a 5-digit ride code will appear on the screen
  • Type the 5-digit ride code into any dock with an available bike to unlock the bike
  • When the light on the dock turns green, lift the bike by the seat to remove it from the dock
  • Enjoy your ride!

To end a ride, return your bike to any station with an empty dock. Insert your bike firmly into the dock, and wait for the green light to make sure it's locked.

To ride again, just request another ride code by tapping "Unlock a bike" again. You can ride as many times as you want while your pass is active.

Or use the Lyft app. Tap the bikes icon on the map home screen to purchase a Single Ride and unlock a bike. Follow the same process once you receive your code. For annual members, learn how to link your membership to your Lyft account from our blog and start riding in the Lyft app today!