NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)Citi Bike rides are about to get a positive charge.

The service is adding 4,000 electric bikes to its fleet.

The company is rolling out the new pedal-assist e-bikes starting Thursday and will add more as the weather gets warmer.

They will be the bikes with the battery on the frame. E-bikes can reach top speeds of about 20-miles per hour – twice as fast as most people can pedal.

The upgrade will cost $2 more per ride.


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