(Ben Yakas) Yesterday, a video featuring TV personality and rapper The Fat Jew—a.k.a. Fabrizio Goldstein—showing him giving free SoulCycle classes on docked Citi Bikes to people identified as "the homeless" spread like wildfire. A lot of people, including us, assumed the video was a parody of self-absorbed fitness-crazed trainers mashed together with the hottest Citi Bike trend—but Goldstein told us that he's dead serious about the endeavor: "Although it started as a joke, the reactions I've gotten from the homeless since I started doing this (3 classes so far) have been so bizarrely positive that I'm going to do it more regularly without a doubt."
Goldstein, a comedian we know best for his belly art and YouTube videos, says he wants to bring in other cycling enthusiasts (aka, "less fat friends") to help teach the classes. "We feel as if this is something we can do to give back," he told us. "There are SO many CitiBike locations that are highly underutilized (particularly on the lower West Side) and we feel that they should be used to give back to New Yorkers [who] could use it most."
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