Citi Bike Rider Braves the Cross Bronx Expressway

"I was in complete shock," photographer says about seeing the cyclist on the expressway

A New York Citi Bike pedal pusher was spotted miles from the nearest docking station Tuesday night -- on the Cross Bronx Expressway.

The cyclist was spotted riding on the Cross Bronx and the Sheridan Expressway at about 11 p.m. Tuesday, Robert Portela, who took the man's photograph, said. 

"I was in complete shock," Portela, 30, told NBC 4 New York, of seeing the cyclist on the highway.  

"The Cross Bronx Expressway always has traffic, drivers speeding and accidents daily," Portela said. "We followed him for about 10 minutes on the Cross Bronx Expressway, then he exited onto the Sheridan, getting off at the Hunts Point market exit."  

Citi Bike has no docking stations in the Bronx, according to their website. The station nearest to the Cross Bronx Expressway is on Manhattan's Upper East Side, the site shows. 

A spokesperson for Citi Bike refused to comment to NBC 4 New York.

The New York State Department of Transportation did not immediately respond when asked about the legality of cycling on the two highways. 

According to their website, cyclists are prohibited on interstate highways and expressways.

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