I finally tried CitiBike yesterday for the first time! Brett has an annual pass, and uses it almost every day, so it was about time I checked it out myself. Our first trip was to Bed, Bath & Beyond – 6th Avenue was a little busier than I would have liked, but I survived and it was fun! Also 10x faster than walking, which is especially important when you are trying to minimize your time spent outside due to the heat (oh, summer in the city). We ended up walking home because we had errands on the way (BB&B –> Anthro –> Whole Foods), but used the bikes again for an emergency paint run (we painted a wall yesterday, and underestimated the amount we needed…more to come on that!) and then rode to my apartment and back later that night. Trips within the East Village were really fun and super easy – we even got to speed down 11th street between 1st and 2nd, which reminded us of playing Cops & Robbers on bikes growing up : )
Don’t think I’ll be using CitiBike for my morning commute any time soon, but they are definitely a fun addition to errand running!