Time’s Up To Host 16th Annual New Year’s Eve Bike Ride

Posted on: December 31st, 2013 at 6:00 am by

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Riding through Times Square, post celebration, 2008; Photo: Jamie Favaro

It’s universally understood that every year, a mind blowing number of people will stand around for hours amid freezing temperatures in iconic Times Square, to fervently watch a globe of light sink slowly into the next 365 calendar days of status quo.

Time’s Up has another way to spend the celebratory evening. It’s hosting its 16th annual New Year’s Eve bike ride, with a free outdoor dance party to follow, at Belvedere Castle in the middle of Central Park. Nothing like getting a head start on your physical fitness resolutions, eh? Plenty of CitiBikes kicking around, too, so no excuses.

We’ll be riding up to Belvedere Castle in the middle of Central Park for the best (and free!) New Year’s Eve dance party in town with fireworks! Dress festive–don’t forget your noisemakers and party favors–and bring food and drink to share!

Pedalling begins at 9:45pm on the BK side of the Williamsburg Bridge, or you can meet up at 10:20pm in Madison Square Park Arch, 23rd & Broadway, Flatiron side. We were hard-pressed to find a mapped out route, but we assume it avoids the above-mentioned hoopla.

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And speaking of CitiBike, several stationary bikes have been set up to pedal power into special batteries that will light “the ball.” What are the odds that CitiBike is mentioned ad nauseum by color commentary? Perhaps a drinking game is in order.

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