Visitors riding with a pass have the option of purchasing a bike key for $5 along with their pass. This will allow you to ride with a key instead of ride codes. Here's how:
- Look for a station with a red key symbol on the station map, this indicates the station is equipped to dispense keys
- Select the pass you want to purchase on the kiosk screen, and you will have the option to add a key to your purchase
- You can use your key to take out a bike as long as your pass is active
- If your Citi Bike pass expires and you buy a new pass using the same credit card, you can choose to add the new account to your bike key!
Once you're done riding you can hang on to your key as a souvenir reminder of your Citi Bike experience, use it next time you're in town, or if you'd like to recycle it, simply drop it into any plastics recycling bin.