Ginger Holton retired from a desk job in banking – and now she's counting on how many Citi Biker miles she signs up each day.
Holton, 63, is the best female pedals with the Bike Share Program, logging more than 5,900 miles since she enrolled in 2014, a few months after being selected by the Depository Trust & Clearing Corp.
"I like driving," Holton said on Sunday at Citi Bike's fifth anniversary party in Prospect Park, where she was guest of honor
"There's only something to be in the air and to ride."
Holton says she travels between her flat on the Upper East Side for concerts in Central Park and with the ASPCA.
"I say yes now to everything, now that it's so easy to get around, I'm doing things I would never have done if I had to take the subway." [1
Joe Miller cuts even wider across the city.
The one-year East Village dog walker has ridden around 14.378 miles since arriving at Citi Bike four years ago.
Citi Bike said that's the mileage of every driver in the system. "19659002]" I feel Honored but not surprised, "said a sweaty Miller as he held his helmet with one hand and pricked down a piece of Anniversary Party cake with the other.
Miller said he started using the bicycle service because it was a faster one Getting out of the way was a way out, but earning miles on the Citi Bike App became an obsession last year, he said, joining the company's system-wide bike relocation program, Bike Ang els, joined
Miller said he began working every free moment to unlock bicycles Move them between the docks to improve the balance of the system, for which he receives reward points and a small scholarship.
"I really fell for it."
Julie Wood, a representative of Motivate, Citi Bikes operator, said when the program began five years ago, there were many recent forecasts of accident deaths.
But despite an average of more than 70,000 trips a day, there was only one death.
A 36-year-old investment banker
Holton and Miller said they felt very safe on the sturdy blue bicycles.
"I was twice coughed by taxis," Miller said. "But fortunately, the baskets are beautiful shock absorbers before these things."