By: Indhira Benitez

Summer time in New York City is an excellent opportunity to enjoy some sightseeing, try new restaurants, and take advantage of any of the many attractions this city has to offer. Apart from the variety of things available to do for a fun night on the town, there are also many affordable methods of transportation to choose from. Amongst these methods are Citi Bike rentals, which are fun and also give New Yorkers an opportunity to stay fit. Citi bikes give NYC residents a chance to get from point A to point B without the ridiculous NYC Taxi rates, or overcrowded subways.

With the new influx of cyclists Citi Bike is likely to produce, it is important to keep safety in mind. Citi Bike riders should always consider safety first when renting out one of these not so fast and furious two wheelers.

In an effort to make riding a Citi Bike not only safer but also more convenient, bicyclist should always wear a helmet. Although this principle may seem elementary, wearing a helmet can help prevent serious or even fatal injuries. NYC department of transportation provides free helmets and fittings at events throughout the city. Citi Bike also offers discounts for those who wish to purchase their own helmets at any NYC bike shop.