Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

September 21st, 2018: Your Weekend Forecast

Cool and pleasant cycling conditions today:

Friday Weather

Friday Partly sunny, with a high near 75. South wind 7 to 15 mph.

Friday Night A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind 11 to 13 mph.

Sunrise: 6:43am

Sunset: 6:55pm

And for the weekend:

Weekend

With the Brooklyn Brewery Weekend Beer Forecast calling for...

Brooklyn Brewery

...Brooklyn Lager!

Brooklyn Lager

With clear skies and some cooler evenings ahead, we’re recommending Brooklyn Lager to keep you moving this weekend. Pick it up in easy-to-transport cans and enjoy the smooth caramel and piney, fruity aroma of our classic amber lager.

Looking ahead, the NYPD has announced the bike lane closures in conjunction with the UN General Assembly:

1st Avenue will also be closed to cars and pedestrians:

But only the bike lane is closed on 2nd Avenue, so you're free to throw yourself to the cars just as long as you "follow all traffic rules:"

Oh, and the following Citi Bike stations are going offline:

No wonder they're offering discounts.

So they want you to ride bikes but the bike lanes and Citi Bike stations are closed, go figure:

Anyway, here's a map of all the closures:

Moving on, the judge in Daniel Hanegby's killer's trial has released video of the event:

Here's how low the stakes are for the driver:

Lewis is on trial because he refused a plea deal that would have given him a $1,000 fine, driver remediation classes, and a six month license suspension. He now faces up to 30 days in jail if found guilty.

No wonder drivers are so casual when it comes to hitting cyclists:

In happier news, the Sheridan Expressway de-expressway-ification is moving along:

Sheridan

The $75 million project will result in a newly-fashioned boulevard complete with signaled crossings for pedestrians and cyclists at Jennings Street, East 172nd Street and East 173rd Street. The plans also include a two-way bike path along Edgewater Road to Starlight Park and the Bronx River Greenway. Within the park, a new pedestrian bridge will be built on the Bronx River.

Though hopefull they'll maintain the current nautical vibe:

Boat

In California, scooter riders no longer have to wear helmets:

And shirts also remain optional.

Finally, spare a thought for your cycling siblings in Kentucky:

Pictures of cars smashing into groups of cyclists. Stories about throwing quarters and lit cigarettes at bicycle riders along Northern Kentucky’s Route 8. Memes including homophobic slurs calling cyclists gay.

That’s some of the content found on the Facebook group “NKY Hates Bicyclists” administered by a trio of Northern Kentuckians, including one running for a local school board.

They seem nice.