Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

May 10th, 2019: Your Weekend Forecast

Could be rainy today:

Friday Weather

Friday A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. South wind 10 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Friday Night A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. South wind 7 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Sunrise: 5:44am

Sunset: 8:01pm

And while the sun may make an appearance this weekend it could be fleeting:

Weekend Weather

So do your part by heeding the Brooklyn Brewery Weekend Beer Forecast and stock up on plenty of...

Brooklyn Brewery logo

...Brooklyn Defender IPA!

Defender IPA

With warmer temperatures just a cloud away, we’re sending Brooklyn Defender IPA to help the sun shine. Count on its bright, fruity aromas and snappy finish to chase away the lingering clouds and get your outdoor adventures off on the right foot.

Maybe if we all drink enough Defender the sun will triumph.

But in the meantime it looks like we're gonna need...'da fenders.

I'm truly sorry for that.

Either way, you don't want to close out the work week with a ticket, and the current hotspot is the Manhattan side of the Manhattan Bridge::

And yes, they will ticket you for things that aren't illegal:

And while St. Nicholas Avenue above 125th is always a favorite, sometimes the stings happen a little further south:

It's an ideal spot to pick off riders as they enter and leave Central Park.

Moving on, when is a rideout not a rideout?

It's pretty safe to assume nobody's checking for bells.

On Monday, May 20th, there will be a ride to school in the East Village:

And sign the petition for Avenue B safety improvements while you're at it.

Of course, when it comes to riding to school, not only do you need bike lanes, but you also need bike lanes that don't have cars in them:

Then again, where do you expect School Safety Agents to get dressed...at home?!?

At this rate it's only a matter of time before you come across someone doing their morning ablutions in the bike lane in that shower costume from "The Karate Kid."

As for cars on the sidewalk, that doesn't happen, remember?

Finally, here's a Popular Mechanics story about riding the Five Boro Bike Tour on an ebike (spoiler alert: it's much easier):

Popular Mechanics

Biking is a sport, a true test of human performance and perseverance. It’s also an efficient form of transportation that can reduce the number of polluting car trips people make. E-bikes, if their costs continue to fall, could make a major contribution to the latter idea.

But first, cycling culture needs to get out of its own way.

More importantly, so does the Mayor.