Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

May 24th, 2019: Your Holiday Weekend Forecast!

***The Bike Forecast Will Be Off For Memorial Day, See You Back Here On Tuesday!***

We've got great weather to close out the work week:

Friday Weather

Friday Sunny, with a high near 70. Breezy, with a northwest wind 20 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.

Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 57. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming light north after midnight.

Sunrise: 5:32am

Sunset: 8:14pm

And the holiday weekend weather should be ideal for pretty much any plans you may have, unless those plans are to hole up inside:

Weekend Weather

As for the Brooklyn Brewery Holiday Weekend Beer Forecast, the official selection is...

Brooklyn Brewery logo

...Brooklyn Summer Ale!

Marine Parkway Bridge

True to New York City tradition, it seems like we’ve skipped directly from rainy spring to balmy summer. Welcome the sunshine with Brooklyn Summer Ale, our warm-weather adventure companion of choice. We recommend enjoying it outside, but don’t forget your sunscreen while you’re out there—we wouldn’t want you to miss the start of the season with a sunburn.

And if you do forget your sunscreen, you could always use some Black Chocolate Stout if you've got any left over, it's got an SPF of 50 and in a pinch you can even use it to seal tubeless tires.

Unsurprisingly, now that the weather has turned in our favor Citi Bike just keeps breaking records:

And the DOT are getting to work on 8th Ave. in Manhattan...

And 4th Ave. in Brooklyn...

And of course 2nd Ave. in Manhattan by the Queensboro Bridge:

After the weekend, join this celebrity panel discussion to discuss the responsibilities of the NYC Bike Mayor!

Owing to the illegal parking epidemic in this town, our Bike Mayor should have a tank license, and, due to budgetary constrains, a tank:

But that's a given.

If you're planning on any cycling excursions this weekend, you can go to the Farmer's Market in Tarrytown in get free money:

Stuff a few disguises in your panniers and you've just paid for your beer.

Meanwhile, across the Hudson, newly-legal scooters are destroying Hoboken:

Get rid of them?  Why?!?  That looks awesome.

And hey, he was wearing a helmet, so that makes everything okay.

In enforcement news, the NYPD is trapped in a maddening cycle of confiscating ebikes and having to chase other people who steal ebikes:

If only the mayor would tell them to stop doing the former then they could focus on the latter.

By the way, from the looks of the tweet, they changed "punk" to "suspect" but only deleted the "p:"


Or maybe the suspect was drunk.

Speaking of misplaced enforcement, what could anybody possibly have to gain from double-ticketing an 18 year-old who's riding to school?

Ticket help please from r/NYCbike

That's just ridiculous.

And finally, the Brooklyn Eagle takes a look at this year's spate of cycling deaths in southern Brooklyn:

Councilmember Antonio Reynoso has proposed limiting the back and forth between community boards and DOT to expedite the bike lane approval process.

“We know the money’s in the budget for the construction of new bike safety and pedestrian safety upgrades and infrastructure,” Reynoso said. “So our problem is that the DOT is extending the process by returning to the community boards.”

If only the mayor would too.