New Milestone: Citi Bike® Reaches 60 Million Rides Since Launch
Riders have burned nearly 4.5 billion calories on Citi Bike since 2013, the equivalent of more than 17 million plain bagels
Community rides celebrating Citi Bike’s five-year anniversary continue through June
NEW YORK – Today, Citi Bike riders surpassed 60 million trips since the system’s launch in 2013. The new milestone comes on the heels of the fifth anniversary of Citi Bike — the largest and most successful bike share system in North America.
“As if breaking our daily ridership record twice last month wasn’t enough, Citi Bike riders have pedaled into the record books once again,” said Kris Sandor, General Manager for Citi Bike. “By reaching 60 million rides in only five years, Citi Bike has proven more successful than anyone could have ever imagined. The passion that New Yorkers have for the affordability, flexibility and fun that Citi Bike provides shows no signs of slowing down. We congratulate New York on this incredible milestone and are excited to continue pedaling on to new records.”
Citi Bike is an integral part of the city’s transportation network, reaching more than 70,000 rides per day in peak seasons. Since Citi Bike’s 2013 launch, Citi Bike has doubled its fleet of bikes to 12,000 and more than doubled the number of stations to over 750. Riders have pedaled more than 105,695,000 miles overall, greater than the distance from the earth to the sun (which is on average, 93,000,000 miles away). There are now over 145,000 annual members and as the system has expanded deeper into Brooklyn, Queens, and Harlem since 2014, membership has grown more than 400%. On May 9, 2018, Citi Bike broke its single-day ridership record, with 78,421 rides, pedaling 140,804 miles.
Citi Bike has scheduled a series of group bike rides on Saturdays in June throughout New York City neighborhoods. The next and final two rides are scheduled for June 16 and June 23 and are free and open to the public:
Riverfront Ride with Randall’s Island Park Alliance and El Barrio Bikes, taking off at at the Citi Bike station at East 114th Street & 1st Avenue, on June 16 at 11:00 a.m.
Birthday Celebration Ride in Bed Stuy with Council Member Robert Cornegy Jr. and Derek Moore of the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, taking off at the Citi Bike station on Myrtle Avenue & Marcy Avenue, on June 23 at 11:00 a.m.
About Citi Bike
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 60 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 https://www.citibikenyc.com/.