It's generally safest to take a route that includes a bike lane, and there are many throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Jersey City. When you map out a ride using the Citi Bike mobile app, we'll show you a route using bike lanes whenever possible. You can also use Google Maps to find bike routes using bike lanes. And there are many other resources for cyclists available online, such as this New York City Bike Map of bike paths, bike lanes & greenways.
Please also see our Rules of the Road for more safe riding tips.