Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

May 3rd, 2019: Your Weekend Forecast

April showers bring May...showers:

Friday Weather

Friday A 40 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 58. East wind around 7 mph.

Friday Night Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 3am, then a chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 55. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunrise: 5:52am

Sunset: 7:54pm

And as of now they're planning to spend the weekend with us:

Weekend Weather

As for the Brooklyn Brewery Weekend Beer Forecast, this week's official selection is...

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...Brooklyn Pilsner!

Brooklyn Pilsner

With May making a rainy, back-and-forth entrance, we’re recommending Brooklyn Pilsner to keep your cool while the weather is unreliable. Its clean, classic refreshment makes it a welcome companion if you’re waiting to sneak in a quick ride, or if you give in and hunker down for the weekend.

But hey, you never know when the sun's gonna come out, and anyway there's too much going on to hunker.  On Saturday there's the 2nd Sunnyside Family Fun Bike Ride:

And on Sunday there's a slightly larger ride:

If you're not taking part, make sure you note all the bike lane closures and plan accordingly:

Of course starting today there's also the Bike Expo:

And if that's not enough for you there's bike racing at Orchard Beach all day Sunday, including kid's races.

Out on the streets, the 19th Precinct has busted a serial bike thief:

And ticketed a private sanitation truck driver for doing what they do best:

Also, the NYPD has apparently gone into the bike share business:

Could this mean they're anticipating a crackdown on placard abuse?

No word as yet on from whom the bikes were confiscated:

But most do appear to have bells on them so presumably they didn't come from the infamous "No-Bell Bust:"

"There's a backstory here—we do not give out a lot of summonses for no bells on bikes," O'Neill told reporters on Thursday afternoon. "This was a group that, they meet periodically, and there's videos out there, you gotta take a look at what these bike groups do. They ride in group, en masse, the wrong way up major avenues, they play chicken with buses and trucks. This was a tool that the officers from Manhattan South to prevent this behavior from happening that day."

Addressing the Gothamist story that published photos of him riding bikes without bells, O'Neill added, "And I will be happy to report to New York City that I do have a bell on my bike now."

Sounds like somebody needs to explain to the Commissioner the difference between an alleycat and a ride-out:

Bike messenger Shardy Nieves, who has organized the 4/20 Race and Bake event for six years and who was arrested that Saturday for an open container warrant from 2015 (it was later dismissed), said that O'Neill was confusing his group with the younger "wheelie guys" who organize more impromptu rideouts.

"It's not a mob of people taking over First Avenue, these are all bike messengers," Nieves told Gothamist. "It's like, we replicate the working day for a messenger. This is all older people, you know? Working class people that on the weekend, they wanna ride with their coworkers and have a good time."

Yes, the "mob of people taking over First Avenue" would be the drivers.