Drunk Citi Biking Is Officially a ‘Trend’

A couple get their Citi Bike bicycles from a station near Union Square as the bike sharing system is launched May 27, 2013 in New York. About 330 stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn will have thousands of bicycles for rent.
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The New York Times says so: “For bar crawlers on a budget, the bike-share system beats paying for a cab … It’s also better than sweating on a subway platform and woozily waiting for a train after a night of partying.” And it’s exercise. “I do feel a sense of accomplishment when I Citi Bike to a place and I’ll be like, ‘I’ll have a Bud Heavy today instead of a Bud Light,’” one Alphabet City real-estate developer told the paper. But there are limits, explained another source on the ground: “I’ve never blackout Citi Biked.”