These New Yorkers are wheelie devoted to Citi Bike.
Ginger Holton has logged 5,791 rides on the blue bikes — the most of any woman in the city.
“I use it for everything. It is my mode of transportation, and it’s also my exercise, it’s my hobby,” said Holton, 62, who lives on the Upper East Side.
Holton was recognized for the record along with Joe Miller — who holds the top spot for men with 12,587 rides — as the bike share system marked its fifth anniversary on Sunday.
Holton said that since Citi Bike came to her neighborhood in 2015, she has grabbed a bike whenever she’s heading to volunteer, shop for groceries, or meet up with friends.
“I say yes to so many things I didn’t used to say yes to because it’s so darn easy to get to,” said Holton, who is retired from a career in finance.
She rides rain or shine, and planned to pedal to Central Park Sunday afternoon for some neighbors’ wedding. Holton said she always biked casually, but became a devoted rider after Citi Bike debuted and eliminated the hassle of dealing with flat tires and broken gears.
“When I was on the subway for 30 years, no one was having fun on the crowded subway. It was a chore,” she said, adding that she had no idea she was gunning for the record until Citi Bike notified her.
“I absolutely wasn’t going for it. This is my life,” she said. “I probably don’t fit the mold of what someone would have thought…It’s just something I enjoy and just fits me so well.”
Miller, 33, said he’s continued to rack up the rides — and his number has grown to 14,600 since his record was calculated.
The East Village man pedals from neighborhood to neighborhood for his job taking dogs out for runs.
“It’s the most efficient and cost-effective way for me to get wherever I have to go,” he said.
Miller once had his own bike, but it was stolen multiple times and he struggled to find space for it in his small Manhattan apartment. Now, he uses bike share exclusively.
He also notched many rides participating in a program called Bike Angels, which rewards riders with points for moving bikes around so that docks have the right number.
Miller, too, is relieved to mostly avoid the troubled subway. “I’ve been a native New Yorker basically my whole life, and I over time got more and more aggravated by that system and having to deal with a lot of service issues,” he said.
Altogether, Citi Bike riders have clocked more than 58 million trips since the first docks launched in 2013 — and ridden a whopping 104.2 million miles, more than the distance from the earth to the sun.
The average trip lasts 13.9 minutes.