NYC Bike Share Program Powering The New Years Eve Ball Drop

NYC bike share program, Citi Bikes, arranged to power the New Years Eve Ball drop in Times Square.

New York City bike share program is steadfast making its path to a greener year in 2014. Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced Citi Bikes plan to light up the New Years Eve ball on Tuesday.

Citi and the event planners propelled themselves more than 11 million miles over the last seven months, now Citi Bike riders have a chance to propel New York City, and the world, into a New Year!

Edward Skylar, EVP of the Global Public Affairs, says “The Citi Bike Pedal Power Station will highlight the sustainability of the  program and give riders a chance to power one of New York City’s oldest icons with one of its newest.”

Pedaling to the future of 2014

Citi Bike opened up their Citi Bike Pedal Power Station on December 28th, 2013, located on Seventh Avenue and 42nd Street. The Pedal Power Station was opened from 10AM to 10PM the past two days and will call it a generation at 8pm today! Six stationary Citi Bikes are hooked up to 12-volt deep cycle batteries which allow bikers to provide power for the ball drop. With 34 hours to gather the energy for Times Square ball drop of 2013, lets hope New York City can gather enough energy for the ball to not drop the ball on us lol.

New Years Eve 2013 events to attend

Will you be in Manhattan Times Square today? If you so happen to be in the area, be sure to stop in at the Pedal Power Station and pedal for a while. As a reward for providing a little energy you receive a free metro day pass as for helping this innovative project. Bring the New Year in with the family and friends using the stationary bike generator to help lift 30,000LEDs that weigh 11,875lbs. Happy New Year brought to you by TVR and the latest renewable energy!

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