NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — No bridge? No ferry? No problem!
Judah Schiller, founder of the BayCycle Project, became the first person Thursday to pedal his way across the Hudson River on a bike.
It took the 41-year-old California marketing executive about 15 minutes to makes his way from Pier 13 in Hoboken to Pier 66 in Chelsea, WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reported.
The BayCycle is a conventional bicycle rigged to a pair of pontoons and a propeller.
“As you pedal, you’re turning a propeller; when you turn your handlebars, you’re turning the craft,” Schiller explained.
As CBS 2’s Amy Dardashtian reported, it took Schiller about 20 minutes to construct his bike.