This happens tonight, join if you can:
Tomorrow night we ride on Central Park West in memory of Madison Jane Lyden, one week after she was killed in an unprotected bike lane. @NYCMayor must act to protect all cyclists #bikeNYC @NYCStreetMem @RightOfWayNYC @helenrosenthal— Paul Steely White (@PSteely) August 16, 2018
CPW & 67th St
Friday A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday Night Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 7pm and 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 76. South wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
And the weekend's fair game too, particularly Saturday:
With that in mind, be sure to heed the Brooklyn Brewery Weekend Beer Forecast, which calls for...
The days are hot and pop-up thunderstorms are everywhere, but the nights are starting to get just a little cooler. We recommend enjoying them with a Brooklyn Summer Ale in hand to relax, refresh, and enjoy the lightning from a safe distance. After all, that nighttime drop means that summer will only be here for a bit longer—enjoy it while it’s here.
Yes, these are the dog days of summer, but it's winding down, so take advantage while you can:
Can’t make #SummerStreets this Saturday from 7AM-1PM in #Manhattan?— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) August 16, 2018
Join any of the #carfree #WeekendWalks coming to #Brooklyn & #TheBronx throughout the weekend
🌧 or ☀️ / 🏙 or 🌃@nycgob @nycgov pic.twitter.com/KLplkneFd4
Then on Sunday there's the Tour de Flushing:
On Sunday, Aug. 19, cyclists of all ages are invited to this free, family-friendly event that takes participants on a scenic ride through Queens’ Greenbelt in Flushing. The 11-mile ride begins on the Western End of Kissena Corridor Park at the intersection of Main Street and Elder Avenue and will be broken up into two legs with an optional third leg.
The New York Times is also plugging the Ample Hills Creamery "Tour de Hills:"
Basically it appears to be an ice cream-themed brevet.
And remember to register for the NYC Century, which happens on September 9th:
Do so by August 23rd and you'll be automatically entered to win an S-Works Venge ViAS (did I spell that right?)!
(I'm not sure it's exactly this one but you get the idea.)
It's the perfect low-key bike for commuting to work, running errands, or just cruising around the neighborhood.
Basket and streamers sold separately.
Hey, if it's not for you I'll take it off your hands cheap.
Speaking of cruising around the neighborhood, the Skillman Avenue protected bike lane is in:
All the complaining, fear, obstructionism and....well here’s the Skillman protected #bikenyc lane in Sunnyside. In few weeks almost no one even opposed it will even care much that it’s there. Happens every time. @patkiernan @StreetsblogNYC @Gothamist @TransAlt @NY1 @Arthur_Chien pic.twitter.com/X1r7RyM3kh— Clarence Eckerson Jr. (@PurpleClarence) August 16, 2018
Finally, (dockless) Citi Bike is officially live in the Bronx, but it's not quite dialed in yet:
Dockless Citi Bike debuted in the Bronx yesterday but it's still got some kinks to iron out. https://t.co/fmlHZ3PJrL— Streetsblog New York (@StreetsblogNYC) August 16, 2018
I asked Motivate for an explanation of the bugs and what’s being done to address them, but the company didn’t offer details. “We will be continuously working to upgrade our dockless technology as well as providing excellent customer service and operations so riders can enjoy the bikes,” said a spokesperson. “In the less than 24 hours since launch, we’ve already seen nearly 100 rides.”
And on the nuts and bolts of maintenance and operations, it’s certainly true that Motivate isn’t skimping for this pilot zone. The company has four mechanics assigned to the area, two rebalancers who can haul six to eight Citi Bikes at a time on bike trailers, and three bilingual “ambassadors” getting the word out in a part of the Bronx where most residents speak Spanish.
This is what comes of the piecemeal approach to five-borough bike share.