Bike New York
Citi Bike said riders have pedaled over 14 million miles to date, but the bike-share program has had its share of issues, from controversy over the loss of parking spots to the cost for daily and hourly riders.
The program that operates the ubiquitous blue bikes is in the red. Without an infusion of green, the bike share program could fade to black.
A week from today, Citi Bike stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn will go online, and thousands of inexperienced cyclists rolling out.
In all, organizers expect 32,000 riders to take on the course through all five boroughs. It is the biggest bike ride in the U.S.
The Five Boro Bike Tour, the New Jersey Marathon and the Long Island Marathon will all take place on Sunday. In an effort to keep participants and spectators safe, organizers from each event have stepped up their security measures.
If you thought hearing “Sweet Caroline” at Yankee Stadium was the last showing of solidarity you’d see between the Big Apple and our rival city Boston – you were wrong.
Promotional posters for the May 5 event featuring a picture of pyrotechnics above riders are also being removed in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Karen Handel, the charity’s vice president for public policy, told Komen officials she supported the move to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood.