Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

October 5th, 2018: Your Weekend Forecast

Pleasant cycling weather today:

Friday Weather

Friday Mostly sunny, with a steady temperature around 63. North wind 7 to 13 mph.

Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. East wind around 7 mph.

Sunrise: 6:57am

Sunset: 6:32pm

And through the weekend:


So heed the Brooklyn Brewery Weekend Beer Forecast and pick up some...

Brooklyn Brewery

...Brooklyn Defender IPA!


With sun, clear skies, and New York Comic Con heading our way, we’re recommending Defender IPA this weekend. It’s bright, fruity, and refreshing, and also serves as the official beer of New York Comic Con. Ride carefully: there’s a lot of costumed people to watch out for.

The people in the funny costumes are called "roadies."

Meanwhile, the city's really pushing the #Biketober theme:

They forgot "pumpkin spice everything."

They're also putting heavy emphasis on the greenways:

Including this video about the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway:

What a blighted hellscape.

The Bronx also has its share of greenways, and if you're exploring them you can also swing by the NYC Pizza Festival:

Citi Bike may be the move for that since when you're binging on pizza it's always good to be able to ditch your bike.

Of course the big news is that "Big Scooter" has claimed the director of TA:

As for that future in the Disruptoverse, White believes the e-scooter wave is part of a larger demand for mainstream acceptance of transportation options like smaller electric vehicles. “The common cause that cyclists, walkers and new forms of small mobility have [means] there’s clearly a big-tent moment,” he explains, “where there’s a an opportunity to organize all these smart alternatives to cars into a more unified political force for change.”

White presided over TA during a period of great accomplishment, so now that he will command a legion of tiny scooters the smart money is certainly betting against the automotive industrial complex:

Finally, Chelsea Now runs though the best local bike shops:

And almost all of them break with the narrative that Citi Bike is bad for business:

Almost every shop we visited cited the impact of the Citi Bike network as a boost to their business. Charlie, a manager at Danny’s Cycles, said he was not concerned with early warnings that Citi Bike would harm local bike shops.

“I thought, ‘This is only going to advocate cycling even further and get people’s butts on bikes.’ A lot of people who started on Citi Bikes got into cycling. They started riding around, and it became a huge part of their lives. There’s some that converted into hardcore riders,” he said.

Makes sense.  Citi Bike is like frozen pizza: it's there when you need it and it does what you need it to do, but it also makes you appreciate the good stuff even more.