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article imageRenewable energy bicycles power Times Square ball drop Special

By Sandy Dechert     Dec 31, 2013 in Environment
It's true, not just some snow job--stationary bikes have helped power 32,000 LED lights on New York City's six-ton New Year’s Eve Ball this year.
Kicking off the energy event at Citi Bike's Pedal Power Station on 7th Ave and 42nd St. on December 28 were Times Square New Year's Eve event co-organizers, Tim Tompkins, President of Times Square Alliance, and Jeffrey Straus, President of Countdown Entertainment; The Official Host of Times Square New Year's Eve, Allison Hagendorf; and Citi Executive Vice President for Global Public Affairs Edward Skyler.
The kinetic energy the bikers generated was collected over three days and stored in batteries. With the regular New York City power grid, pedal power lights up the famous Times Square celebration at midnight.
“After propelling themselves more than 11 million miles over the last seven months, Citi Bike riders will now have a chance to help propel New York City and the world into the New Year,” said Citi EVP of Global Public Affairs Edward Skyler. “The Citi Bike Pedal Power Station highlights the sustainability of the program and gives riders a chance to power one of New York City’s oldest icons with one of its newest.”
The energy experts urge you to "Ride in the New!"
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