A Manhattan man is no longer just taking a Citi Bike to work. Instead he’s riding it across the country.
On Aug. 6, Jeffrey Tanenhaus checked out a Citi Bike from one of New York’s Citibank-operated bike sharing stations and headed towards Los Angeles. The former corporate event planner told NBC 4 New York he turned in his day job for an adventure, stopping at historic places along the way.
On Saturday, Tanenhaus said he was riding from Washington DC to Pittsburgh. He said that when he was working in his 9 to 5 job, riding a Citi Bike to and from work was the highlight of his day.
"Things were not going well at work," he said. "Being on a bike gave me so much more freedom and empowerment that I was really happy, I could control where I was going, I was outside in the elements."
Now, Tanenhaus says he's hoping to inspire more New Yorkers to use Citi Bike, but the bike-sharing service isn't exactly endorsing his trip.
Tanenhaus has already racked up $1,200 in late fees, the maximum for going past the 45-minute limit.