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How to Make $3,000 a Month Citi Biking

Lyft’s “Bike Angel” program offers credit and prizes to riders willing to relocate bicycles across New York City’s bikesharing system.

In August, New York’s Citi Bike program had its highest ridership ever: 3.7 million rides.

In August, New York’s Citi Bike program had its highest ridership ever: 3.7 million rides.

Photographer: Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg
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Each day the weather cooperates, 58-year-old Richard Dennis takes the PATH train into Manhattan from his home in Jersey City, New Jersey. He heads to a Citi Bike docking station, picks up a bike and begins a day of pedaling that will last about six hours, transferring bicycles from locations with too much supply to spots with too little.  

Dennis started “rebalancing” bikes nine months ago, and that’s helped him accrue a stunning collection of statistics: more than 15,000 rides, 920 hours on the bike and 5,357 miles pedaled. It’s also earned him “Power Angel” status — and up to $3,000 a month as part of Lyft Inc.’s Bike Angel program.