Tap the closest station market in the map screen. Be sure to enable location services for the app.
To quickly unlock a bike from the app, click on “Scan to Unlock”, and scan the QR code located on the handlebars. If you're having trouble scanning the QR code, you can unlock your bike by manually entering the chainstay/bike number.
When the light turns green, the bike is unlocked. Remove it from the dock by the handlebars or lift the seat to release it.
Enjoy your ride!
With a Bike Key
To unlock a bike with a key, insert your bike key into the slot on the dock next to an available bike. If your bike doesn’t unlock, make sure you’re at an online station.
When the light on the dock turns green, the bike is unlocked.
Pull the bike out of the dock by the handlebars or lift the bike by the seat to release it.
From the Lyft App
In the Lyft app, ensure your Citi Bike account is connected in the ‘Linked Accounts’ Section of your profile.
You’ll see available cars in the Home Page map. When you are in the Citi Bike program service area, bikes will appear in the 'Nearby' section of the Lyft app (towards the bottom of the page).
Tap ‘Unlock a bike’ in the Lyft app to purchase a $3.99 Single Ride, then scan the QR code located on the handlebars. If you're having trouble scanning the QR code, you can unlock your bike by tapping on the small keyboard icon to manually enter the chainstay/bike number.