Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

September 27th, 2019: Your Weekend Forecast

Plenty of sun today:

Friday Weather

Friday Sunny, with a high near 74. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 63. South wind 6 to 8 mph.

Sunrise 6:48am

Sunset 6:45pm

And through the weekend:

Weekend Weather

Though it is late September whether you want to acknowledge it or not, so the Brooklyn Brewery Weekend Beer Forecast calls for...

Brooklyn Brewery Logo

...Post Road Pumpkin Ale!

Post Road Pumpkin

With hot days and cooler nights on the way, we’re recommending Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin Ale this weekend. Our take on the style is far from the “pie in a glass” school—we add real pumpkins and a touch of baking spices to provide a well-rounded autumnal treat that’s still crisp and refreshing enough for a post-ride treat. Of course, if you’re a pie in a glass person, go ahead and add a cinnamon sugar rim. We won’t tell anyone.

 

And of course you could always take advantage of the weather to follow the actual Post Road and visit Washington Irving territory:

Post Road

Speaking of which, if you're wondering when the Tappan Zee Mario M. Cuomo Bridge will finally open, the answer is there is no answer, but apparently it will be blue:

(And no, I couldn't access the story either.)

In other much-needed regional infrastructure news, advocates lobbied the Port Authority for more bike parking and facilities:

This morning at 11am Councilmembers Ben Kallos and Jimmy Van Bramer will attend a rally for dedicated bike and pedestrian space over the Queensboro Bridge:

On Friday, Kallos and Van Bramer will rally with activists and commuters at the Manhattan entrance to the South Outer Roadway (across the street from 334 E. 59th Street) to demand an end to the charade of car hegemony over vital public space — especially at a time when bike commuting over the bridge is up 19 percent since 2013, the city says.

And the DOT says it's working towards better Kosciuszko Bridge bicycle access:

Meanwhile, the situation in Downtown Brooklyn remains disastrous:

You'll need a Pumpkin Ale after reading the thread.

And details continue to come in after Wednesday night's Park Slope bike lane brawl:

Where "climate activist" John Halpern gave birth to a Pizzagate-esque livable streets conspiracy:

After those customary salutations, Manning gave the floor over to John Halpern, whom she introduced as a “climate activist” and documentarian who has produced films about, among other subjects, “the Dalai Lama and saving souls.”

Halpern said his video was about projects that had been “foisted upon the community by wolves in sheep’s clothing” — and invoked a fearsome bike lobby more powerful and sinister than any known.

“The people of Transportation Alternatives are not as alternative as they want to present themselves,” he said. “Their funding comes from the likes of billionaire Steve Ross, a crony of Jeff Epstein, and an elite group of backers.”

Which presumably came to him in a vision whilst meditating on some Inwood promontory:

The 64-year-old, who also hosts a weekly meditation class at an Iyengar yoga studio near Union Square, told Gothamist that he didn’t regret his conduct during the meeting. “Yeah, I shoved him. It’s theater,” he said. “The majority of people in the room don’t live here. My suspicion is at least 40 percent are lobbyists or friends of lobbyists...You heard them cheering in unison." (Halpern himself lives in Inwood.)

It's a pretty heady atmosphere up there, especially during low tide.