The New York Mets are getting ready for an amazin' ride this summer — at least on bicycles they are.
In a first, 50 Citi Bikes will be decked out with Mets logos to kick off a month-long sweepstakes which will allow one lucky winner to throw out the first pitch at Citi Field against the Washington Nationals on Aug. 2.
Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson will announce the contest at Central Park South and Sixth Ave. Wednesday afternoon.
New Yorkers are all too familiar with the ubiquitous Citi Bikes jamming up the streets of New York City and, love-em-or hate-em, the bikes have become a way of life there.
To enter, Citi Bike riders must find one of the Mets-themed bikes and post a picture on Twitter or Instagram using #CitiBikeSweepstakes.
Yankees fans might feel a little slighted (they don't play at Citi Field), but just think of what they could post with Mr. Met's face.