Here, definitely, is a compendium of the coolest uses one might make of one of New York City’s shared CitiBikes:
Animal New York explains the raison d’être of this video:
There’s a lot of talk about the limitations of Citi Bikes: they’re heavy, people say, they’re slow, and they’re more suited to boring workday commutes than cycling that’s exciting in any way. In the spirit of testing those supposed limits, we asked street BMX king Tyrone Williams — co-owner of Chinatown bike shop Dah Shop and Animal Bikes team rider — to take one for a spin and show everyone how it’s done.
We’re duly impressed. Although not entirely convinced this isn’t some sort of newfangled media capital-raising trick: This video makes the blue-splattered bike look so good and cool that it might as well be an ad for the bikeshare’s sponsor, Citi Bank.
- Citi Bike BMX, Animal New York
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