Citi Bike Launches Today in New York City: How to Pick Up Your Key If You Don’t Have One Yet

by , 05/27/13

Citi Bike NYC Launches

Today is the day! Mayor Bloomberg and Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan will be announcing the official launch of the Citi Bike NYC bike share program this morning. The first Citi Bike stations will open in Manhattan below 59th St and in Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and Bed Stuy. There’s one catch though – today is only the official opening for annual members so weekly and daily members will have to wait until June to ride. If you’re already an annual member but did not receive your key yet, there is a way you can still hop on a Citi Bike today. Read on for more info.

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The Citi Bike program will open to annual members today in parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn with more locations opening later on.  Daily and weekly members will gain access on June 2. If you signed up to be an annual member but did not yet receive your key in the mail, Citi Bike will be setting up a pick-up station for keys on the south side of Union Square in Manhattan today 9-5 pm. Just look for the Citi Biketent. For any other issues (key activation, password resets, etc) please call 1-855-BIKE-311 or email

Annual memberships are $95 and provide unlimited 45 minute or less rides, while daily memberships will be available for $9.95 a day or $25 a week for unlimited rides of 30 minutes or less.

If you still haven’t signed up as an annual member, click here to get started on a membership!

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