Reduced Fare Bike Share NJ

Citi Bike is offering expanded access to bike share through a $5/month membership for JCHA residents, HHA 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, Hoboken, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. 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 and HHA residents join for $5/month

SNAP recipients join for $5/month

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JCHA Residents

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

Here’s what you need to sign up:

  • JCHA tenant rent bill and account number or HHA card

  • 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

Renewing Your Membership

A new Citi Bike app recently launched, with features to make rides smoother and more convenient. As part of the update, upon enrollment, every Reduced Fare Bike Share membership will now be a $5/month plan with automatic renewals.

Once members have updated their Citi Bike app, they can enroll in the new plan through either the app or website to continue riding. There’s no need to re-submit eligibility documents.

Opt out at any time. Once RFBS members are enrolled in the new monthly plan, they’ll receive a reminder email 5 days before their next automatic monthly membership payment so they can adjust their membership if needed.

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

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!