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Times Square Alliance, Countdown Entertainment And Citi Announce New Yorkers And Visitors Will Pedal Citi Bike® Bicycles To Help Power The New Year’s Eve Ball At Times Square

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The Citi Bike Pedal Power Station will be located on the Southeast corner of 7 th Avenue and 42 nd Street. It will be open to New Yorkers and visitors on Saturday, December 28 th and Sunday December 29 th from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM and on Monday, December 30 th from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Citi Bike brand ambassadors will be on-site taking photos of participating riders. Participants will receive a free Citi Bike day pass and they will be sent a digital photo of them helping power the Ball that they can save and share via social media.

The six bikes at the Citi Bike Pedal Power Station will be connected to 12-volt deep cycle batteries. Each bike is expected to generate an average of 75 watts per hour. The Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball is lit by more than 30,000 LEDs. Throughout the three-day event, a power meter at the Citi Bike Pedal Power Station will show how much energy has been generated.

The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment are the organizers of Times Square New Year's Eve. The Times Square Alliance works to improve and promote Times Square so that it retains the energy, edge and distinctiveness that have made it an icon of entertainment, culture and urban life. Countdown Entertainment represents the owners of One Times Square and the New Year’s Eve Ball.

Citi Bike launched on May 27 to annual members and June 2 to users purchasing daily and weekly passes in the initial service area, including Manhattan below 59th Street and in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Williamsburg, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene and DUMBO. Citi Bike is the nation’s largest bike share system and is funded in part by a $41 million sponsorship from Citi. For more information or to purchase a membership, visit citibikenyc.com.



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