For my brothers’ birthday weekend we embarked on an unplanned adventure across New York City using CitiBikes. Due to their 30-minute check-in rule, we were required to find a CitiBike station to temporarily dock our bikes every thirty minutes, or we’d be punished with overage fees of approximately a billion US dollars per minute. As a result, this made us feel as if we were in a video game where we’d lose one of our “lives” if we didn’t arrive at each checkpoint in time. By the end of this CitiBiking video game, we were thoroughly exhausted from riding from midtown Manhattan, through Little Italy, up Chinatown, across the Brooklyn Bridge, through the DUMBO neighborhood, and then back to our starting point. After spending a day with a bike, I have solidified my love for effortless, sweatless, automobile transportation and will stick with cars as my primary mode of long-distance transport for the foreseeable future!