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Old 01-01-21, 04:33 PM
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I don't even think about riding after a snow. It's all but completely gone now but I probably won't be out again until March. I just did a ten mile ride on Zwift though.
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Old 01-03-21, 02:21 PM
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My Citibike membership just auto renewed earlier today. I was charged $194.89. I'm pretty sure that I disable auto renewal. Anyone experience this same issue?
I did call and it was fairly easy to cancel my membership to get my money back. I already gave them my 2020 membership money and only use the service for 2 months. No reason for me to renew now. Maybe later in the summer when I am expected to return to work in the city.
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Old 01-22-21, 09:20 PM
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Rode the Electric CitiBike Thursday

It only has one speed? Or where is the gear shifter?

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Old 01-24-21, 09:39 PM
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My sketchy memory agrees with you: no user-adjustable shifter on the new Citeeeeebikes. My recollection: both handlebar ends have bells: stereo!

As to "one speed", it depends on how energetically you pedal.
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I rode a Cit-E-Bike last week, too. I noticed that it seems like a 1-speed, but you get increased resistance AND increased boost as you pedal faster, so it doesn't matter. I truly did not crave any more gears. Overall, I think this new e-bike is good.
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Old 01-29-21, 10:57 AM
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Yes, two bells on E-bike!

Today I opened an email from CitiBike which is telling me to link my Lyft account with my CitiBike account...
I do NOT have a Lyft account. Nor am I interested in getting one.
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I should link my CitiBike account to a Lyft account? What if I don’t have a Lyft account?


Well, it’s just fine. I don’t know what demographics Lyft is using. I leave my smog belching van on Long Island and take a swift electric train into Manhattan. If I need a ride, I’d use a bus or subway, and probably resort to a yellow cab or green cab , before usually Lyft (or Über).
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Yeah what was going through the head of the person who decided to put two bells on the e-bike? I don't mind, it's just funny.
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Expanded CitiBike Stations

I don't know if this is a New Thing or if I'm just tardy noticing it. CitiBike is adding docks at existing stations by placing docks on the sidewalk. First one I saw was early today in Manhattan on Lafayette between 8th & 9th Streets. That's already a block-long station that somehow manages to frequently be all-full or all-empty; this will help. I really wasn't sure whather that was a one-off, but the pic I snapped is on B'way on the block south of Onion Square.


Clearly this can't be done everywhere — sidewalk depth doesn’t permit it — but it's consistent with how Citibike is improving service with little tweaks.
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Haven't visited this forum in ages, since I have been WFH and am in the outer boroughs with no access to citibike. Glad it is taking off. Not sure how the bike lanes are being maintained, but the one near me is in such horrendous condition that I ride down the hill with the cars.


Anyway, I saw this article on some kid riding a CitiBike to Bear Mountain. Oddly, I ride as far from where there are docking stations, but I always time it so that I can get back to it in the allotted 45 minutes, even taking into account for headwinds. The farthest north I've ridden is on the Hudson River Greenway, to near the very end of the road in Inwood Hill Park, close to the Spuyten Duyvil Bridge. It was pretty close to 45min from and back to the 125th St dock.


https://nypost.com/2021/05/08/ues-te...n-a-citi-bike/
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61st and Lafayette

Lafayette needs a bike lane. We need to make more progress on Lafayette.
(edit: the photo seems to show Madison, but I rode a few blocks on Lafayette during the ride)
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Originally Posted by hotbike View Post

61st and Lafayette

Lafayette needs a bike lane. We need to make more progress on Lafayette.
(edit: the photo seems to show Madison, but I rode a few blocks on Lafayette during the ride)

61st and Madison
61&Mad, my bad.
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