Citi Bike has record-breaking ridership month following news of potential sale

Citi Bike announced on Twitter that the bike-share system had a record-breaking month for riders this past July, with over 3.76 million trips taken throughout the entire month.

“Keep it up and let’s see how many rides you take in August! Will you break the record again?” Citi Bike said on Twitter.

This record-breaking month comes in the wake of news surfacing that Lyft, Citi Bike’s parent company since 2018, was considering selling off the bike-share system citing financial troubles for the ride-share company as a whole. Lyft said in a statement last month that there had been “considerable interest” from prospective buyers, but it was not immediately clear if Lyft was entertaining the bids…

On July 21, Citi Bike tweeted that the system had its highest single ridership day with over 143,200 trips taken that day. The system also announced that over 40 new Citi Bike docking locations have been added to the Flatbush area of Brooklyn.