Citi Bike to Offer $3 Single Ride Option in April

Kicking Off Spring, Citi Bike Unveils Flexible New Fare Option Allowing More New Yorkers to Try Bike Share

NEW YORK, NY — To celebrate the beginning of spring and peak bike riding season, Citi Bike is offering a $3 single ride option across its 12,000-bike system for the month of April, Citi Bike announced today.

Riders will be able to pay for 30-minute rides before committing to an annual membership or a one- or three-day pass. The single-ride option will be available exclusively through the Citi Bike app.

At $3, the single ride pass will cost the same as an MTA SingleRide ticket and will provide riders access to more than 12,000 bikes at more than 750 stations. At a moment’s notice and without an annual membership, New Yorkers and visitors can use the single ride option to give Citi Bike a test run for their commute or a hop across town.

Riders of Citi Bike Jersey City will also have access to the $3 rides.

“From Astoria to Midtown or Williamsburg to the Lower East Side, we are bringing Citi Bike to even more New Yorkers this spring — one 30-minute trip at a time,” said Kris Sandor, General Manager of Citi Bike NYC. “It’s no secret that New Yorkers are always on the go, and with the single ride option, we are delivering a flexible new way for people to get where they need to be.”

The Citi Bike annual membership costs $169 per year for 365 days of unlimited, 45-minute rides. One-day and three-day passes provide unlimited 30-minute trips during these periods and are available for $12 and $24 respectively. Citi cardholders receive a 10% discount on annual memberships, and employees at a variety of New York City companies can receive subsidized annual memberships too.

As part of its ongoing commitment to expanding access to bike share, Citi Bike also provides public housing residents in New York City and Jersey City with annual memberships for only $5 per month.

As Citi Bike’s footprint has expanded to Harlem, Crown Heights, Western Queens and more, its membership has grown alongside it to nearly 140,000 annual members. Citi Bike riders have taken more than 50 million rides to date– equaling nearly the same distance as the earth from the sun.

For more information or to download the Citi Bike app, riders can visit


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Citi Bike is New York City’s bike share system, and the largest and most successful in the nation. Since its launch in 2013, Citi Bike has expanded to 12,000 bikes at more than 750 stations and has become a fun, affordable, and integral part of New York’s transportation network, with more than 50 million rides taken to date. Operated by Motivate, North America’s bike share leader, Citi Bike consists of a fleet of specially designed, durable bikes that are locked into a network of stations in more than sixty neighborhoods across three boroughs. Customers can download the Citi Bike app to unlock bikes, find real-time station information, and see individualized statistics including miles traveled, calories burned, and CO2 reduced. Learn more at