NEW YORK - Citi Bike is offering a single-ride fare for the first time ever, but you have to act quick if you want to take advantage of the deal.

For this month only, you can get a single ride for $4.

Citi Bike currently offers a 24 hour pass for $12 or a three day pass for $24, in addition to yearly memberships.

The ride share service hopes the single ride option will encourage more people to become a part of the program.

Meanwhile, the City Council wants to put Citi Bike in the fast lane.

The Council is petitioning the de Blasio administration to subsidize the privately-owned program to the tune of $12 million in the mayor's next budget.

That's supposed to help Citi Bike expand to low-income neighborhoods with fewer transportation options, like the South Bronx, Sunset Park and Bushwick.

The Mayor's Office says it will consider the idea while negotiating the upcoming budget.

Citi Bike has nearly 600 stations and nearly 6,000 bikes in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn.