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Celebrate Earth Day with a free Citi Bike ride

Posted: 2:10 PM, Apr 22, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-22 14:10:10-04

NEW YORK— To celebrate Earth Day, Citi Bike is offering a chance to use their bike share program for free.

Citi Bike will offer free rides on Friday to coincide encourage New Yorkers to participate in a voluntary one-day ban of driving in the city.

“This Car-Free Earth Day, we invite New Yorkers to ‘Go Green by Going Blue’,” said Jay Walder, President and CEO of Motivate, Citi Bike’s parent company.

To get a free ride all you need to do is go on the Citi Bike website and sign up— you must enter your name and email address so they can send you a code to redeem your ride.

“Whether you’ve never been on a Citi Bike or you ride every day, Earth Day is a perfect time to strap on a helmet, get on a blue bike and gear up for the spring season.  There are more reasons than ever to ride Citi Bike; this Earth Day we hope you give it a try,” Walder says.

The code works at any of the 470 bike stations around the city.

As part of the car-free initiative  a few streets will be entirely closed to motor vehicles, and will instead host street activities:

  • 173rd St.-177th St. will be closed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • 17th St. – 23rd St. will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Laguardia Place between W. 3rd and W. 4th St. will be closed from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.