NYC & The New Age of Bicycle Power

Instantly-recognizable blue bicycles are all over the city. They all have the Citibank logo on them, since Citibank runs the rent-a-bike program. Find one, take one and return it anywhere the bicycles are stationed in the city. The best part is the affordable pricing:

How Much Does This Cost?

Day Pass: $12 with unlimited 30-minute rides in a 24-hour period

3-Day Pass: $24 with unlimited 30-minute rides in a 72-hour period

Annual Membership: $163/year with unlimited 45-minute rides.

Actually, New York is a latecomer to bike sharing. A bike sharing program actually began in 1965. Paris’ program began in 2007.

In 2007 in NYC, the idea wouldn’t have been possible. My husband, a native New Yorker, remembers the days of bicycle messengers swerving in and out of traffic. Now the wide avenues have been given dedicated bicycle lanes, and so the Citi Bike program could finally launch in 2013.


Take a look at the station map from a web browser with this link, or better, download the app on your phone so you can easily find the station with your GPS. The station map will show you how many bicycles are available at each location.


If you would just like to sightsee but aren’t sure where to ride, Citibike has a list of suggested routes. If you plan ahead, this could be a good way to mix a ride with a must-see sightseeing route.

Read more about it here: If you do decide to try this out, make sure to download the app to your phone so you can make an easy and secure payment: Google Play Store | Apple App Store

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