It looks like Christmas has come early for NYC bikers! The city’s bike-sharing program, Citi Bike, is hosting its very first ‘Free Ride Day’ all-day today. In celebration of Bike Month and Bike-to-Work Week, and in collaboration with the Switzerland Tourism board, free day passes to the bike share will be available for 24 hours (from 12:01 am to 11:59 pm tonight) at all of Citi Bike’s blue kiosks.
In order to get your free ride on, riders will need to swipe a credit card and select the 24-Hour Access Pass option. There is no promo code to enter. However, a $101 security hold may be placed on the card to deter anyone looking for a free bike. Standard overtime fees apply to trips that last longer than 30 minutes.
Citi Bike is currently embarking on a major makeover campaign thanks to new management. Its beleaguered parent company has had a rough few years dealing with bankruptcy, faulty software issues, security problems, etc. However, under its new moniker, Motivate, the company has turned over a new leaf and hopefully the Free Ride event will gain some brownie points with the public.