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Celebrate Citi Bike’s birthday in Prospect Park this weekend

Annalise Mantz
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Annalise Mantz

You’re invited to a birthday party this weekend—and this time, you don’t have to drop a bunch of cash on an expensive group dinner. Citi Bike is celebrating its fifth birthday this Sunday with a completely free cycling-themed extravaganza in Prospect Park.

The fun begins at 10am, when you can meet at Grand Army Plaza for a group ride to the entrance of Smorgasburg. That’s where the festivities really go down. You can check out a pop-up museum dedicated to Citi Bike’s five-year evolution, snap a few pictures in the photo booth and spin a prize wheel to win helmets, T-shirts and Smorgasburg coupons. Like any good party, there will be cake—a custom creation from Milk Bar, no less.

The celebration also includes both an awards ceremony for all-star Citi Bike riders and something for newbies: First-time Citi Bike members can take their first ride for free on Sunday. There will also be a temporary mobile station and bike valet on hand, so commuting to the event by Citi Bike should be a snap.

Now that’s a birthday party we can get behind.

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