NEW YORK — The 30,000 LED lights on the New Year's Eve ball at Times Square are being fueled in part by pedal power, CBS New York reported Saturday.
As WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported, six stationary Citi Bikes were have been set up to supply the electricity for the lights. April Campo of Maryland was spinning away on one of them.
"I'm loving this," Campo said. "Isn’t this a great idea? This is so fun."
The bikes pump out about 75 watts per hour, according to Citi spokesman Ed Skyler.
"If everybody does their job, that ball is going to light up, and it’s going to be something we’ll all remember," Skyler said.