about citizen® folding bikes

No tools required. Folds in seconds.

citizen® folding bike club

Welcome the Citizen Bike Folding Bike Club. Here you'll find more information about folding bikes as well as information about operating and caring for your folding bicycle.

A Citizen Bike can fold up into a compact size in less than 30 seconds without the use of tools. When you buy a portable Citizen folding bike, you join the growing number of riders who enjoy taking their folding bikes where ever the ride takes them. If you are looking for a folding bike for commuting or recreation, a Citizen Bike folding bicycle is your ride to convenience and adventure.

Bicycle commuting is a healthy, inexpensive transportation alternative and a folding bike can make multi-modal commuting seamless, practical and appealing. Citizen Bike aims to deliver simple, attractive, and affordable transportation solutions tailored to an individual's commuting needs. Discover the elegant and healthy lifestyle of biking again. It's a lifestyle of going and being human.


Citizen Bike Folding Bike Manual and Users Guide

Want to learn more?

Please review a copy of your manual for a complete guide to setting up your new bicycle.

Before using your new Citizen Bike, please follow the setup steps and practice proper folding and unfolding procedures. With a bit of practice, you should be able to fold your bicycle quickly and easily.

Citizen® Quick Tip No. 1

Using your frame folding hinge

Citizen® Quick Tip No. 2

Recommended tire pressure

Citizen® Quick Tip No. 3

Velcro binding straps

Citizen® Quick Tip No. 4

Folding your handlebars

Get going: Folding bike terms

Know your folding bike

Get going: Unpacking your new bike

Initial setup guide for your new folding bike

Get going: Folding your bike

Learn how to fold and unfold your bike

Keep going: BARCELONA Citizen Bike Quick Start Guide Supplement

Information for setting up your BARCELONA Citizen Bike

Keep going: Your Internal Hub System

For 3-speed systems only

Keep going: Folding bicycle safety

Follow these instructions for safe riding

Learn more: What is a folding bike?

How can you benefit from foldup convenience

Learn more: Practical uses for a folding bike

How a folding bicycle can work for you

Learn more: About Citizen®

About Citizen Bike and our folding bicycles

Learn more: Citizen® testimonials

Read the latest customer reviews of our folding bikes

Learn more: Frequently asked questions

FAQs and policies, including shipping and warranty information

Learn more: Citizen® product catalog

Shop for Citizen Bike products and accessories

Learn more: Citizen® video

Demonstration of folding bikes by Citizen Bike

Learn more: 30+1 satisfaction guarantee

Total satisfaction is our priority

Learn more: Choosing your bike

Differences between folding bike models

Learn more: Gallery

Browse the gallery of our different folding bike models

citizen bike in the press

Our exciting line of folding bikes has been featured in numerous publications around the globe. Here is a sampling of some of the attention we've received.

The New York Times

Physical Culture: Gear Test, Folding Bikes

The Wall Street Journal

"Lean and Green for Father's Day"

TIME Magazine

"Know When to Fold 'Em"


Editor's Pick 2009 Buyer's Guide

People Magazine

Father's Day 2015

ABC's The View

featured as one of the summer's hottest gadgets

The New York Times

The Frugal Traveler's Holiday Gift Guide

The Wall Street Journal

The Folding Bike Goes Cool


Citizen Bike featured as an innovative summer gadget

Town & Country

2009 Gift Guide

The New York Times

"Dude, Where's My Car?"

Deco Drive

Deco Drive reviews Citizen Bike Folding Bikes

944 Magazine

Editor's Pick in the Green Issue

Sunset Magazine

"Green Ideas for Your Tax Rebate"

Solano Magazine

Holiday Gift Guide

Natural Health Magazine

Holiday Gift Guide

Citylink Magazine

"Best of the City"

Daily Candy

"You Say You Want a Revolution"

Fine Living TV: American Shopper

Fine Living Television

The Scribe

Citizen Bicycle Provides Answer To Student's Dreams