Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

April 18th, 2019: Open Season

Be prepared for rain today:

Thursday Weather

Thursday A chance of light rain, mainly between 10am and 2pm, then a slight chance of drizzle or light rain after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. East wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Thursday Night A slight chance of drizzle or light rain. Areas of fog after midnight. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 57. Southeast wind 7 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunrise: 6:13am

Sunset: 7:38pm

On Monday, you can ride to work with Eric Adams and help close the gaps in Brooklyn's bike network:

In Manhattan, watch out for ticketing on St. Nicholas Avenue:

This has become a real ticket hotspot.

Also, be aware that there's resurfacing work going on in Central Park on the northern end of the East Drive:

Central Park

There are also a lot of tourists, though the turn the weather is taking will no doubt thin them out somewhat.

The Five Boro Bike Tour is coming up, and Bicycling takes an in-depth look:

Bicycling

Of note is that in the future the ride could take in more of the Bronx:

The route won’t change significantly this year, Orcutt said, but Bike New York does have its eye on future expansions.

“We’d like to extend the mileage in future years,” he said. “There is a desire to show off more of the Bronx”—currently the borough with the route’s shortest segment.

It's about time, because this is ridiculous:

Map

Basically the ride peeks in and then does an immediate about-face like the Bronx is an occupied bathroom stall.

Moving on, you can never underestimate how many people treat driving in the city like a safari where they get to harass the local fauna:

And it's basically open season on you, because what are you going to do?  Tell the police?

Yeah, right:

This is why we're a long way from Vision Zero:

A very, very long way:

Meanwhile we're having interminable debates about bike corrals:

Tragic and absurd.