3. CHECK BEFORE YOU RIDE
Before you ride off into the sun, it's a good idea to check your Citi Bike
out to make sure it's in good shape. While the bikes are pretty easy to return if there's something wrong with them, you can save yourself the headache of being in between stations when you discover something isn’t working properly by doing a quick check before you start riding.
Here's a checklist of what to look out for:
Lift up each wheel spin it slowly to make sure it spins freely and doesn’t rub against the brake pads or wobble.
Push each tire down hard against the ground to make sure it's not flat. Also check for cuts, bulges or bubbles.
Squeeze both brake levers to check that the brakes are functional.
If you find anything wrong with your bike, lock it back into a dock and press the wrench button to indicate that it needs servicing.