You can return your bike to any station with an open dock – you don't have to bring it back to the station where you picked it up, making Citi Bike ideal for one-way trips. Find available docks on the System Map.
Line up the triangle located at the front of the bike with the dock and insert your bike gently but firmly (don't slam it!). Press it in place until the light on the dock turns green to make sure it's locked.
If you’re having trouble docking a bike, please try a different dock first. Make sure you’re pushing your bike all the way into the dock. If holding the bike and pushing from the handlebars isn’t working, some people find it easier to push the bike in by the seat, while holding only one handlebar to guide the bike.
Sign up for trip confirmation push notifications on the Citi Bike mobile app to always know when your bike is docked properly.