Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

September 20th, 2019: Your Weekend Forecast

Beautiful warm weather today:

Friday Weather

Saturday Sunny, with a high near 84. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.

Saturday Night Clear, with a low around 66. South wind 3 to 6 mph.

Sunrise 6:41am

Sunset 6:57pm

And for the weekend:

Weekend Weather

So the Brooklyn Brewery weekend beer forecast calls for...

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...Bel Air Sour!

Bel Air Sour

Second summer temperatures are lingering, so we’re recommending you head outside with cans of Brooklyn Bel Air Sour. Our tropical dry-hopped sour ale is tart and breezy so you can take on the heat, and just starting to hit shelves in convenient six packs. Grab a couple and enjoy the sun.

Work on 8th Ave. continues, and a new bike traffic light is coming:

The Roosevelt Island bridge wills ee intermittent closures for the next week:

And today is the Global Climate Strike:

When?

Friday, Sept. 20 at 12 p.m.

Where?

The rally begins at Foley Square in Lower Manhattan. Protesters will then march to Battery Park, where the event will end with speakers and performers, including Fridays for Future leader Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist who recently sailed across the ocean for climate action.

You can join fellow riders if you're heading down:

As if drivers and ticketing stings weren't enough to worry about, another rider in Manhattan has been the victim of a random attack:

And the NYPD told the victim the attacker "can do whatever he wants:"

Chan told Gothamist that one of the officers "implied that I was the one who had hit the guy's foot. He kept insisting that because I was on a vehicle, it was therefore a vehicular accident, not assault. He compared it to someone's foot hitting a car. I asked him, 'So if you or your kid were riding down the street and some guy kicked you off your bikes, that would be okay?' His response: 'He can do whatever he wants.' I shit you not, those were his exact words." Meanwhile, Chan says there were witnesses standing there saying, "We saw him kick him off the bike, we literally saw it."

It's not just drivers--now anybody can hit a cyclist and get away with it.

Meanwhile, the NYPD seems to be issuing fewer tickets to drivers:

The apparent roll back in enforcement comes as Mayor Bill de Blasio has vowed a crackdown on dangerous drivers, spurred in part by mounting public outrage to recent traffic violence. “We're going to use the power of NYPD enforcement on motorists to try and immediately jolt the situation," de Blasio said in July, following a trio of cyclist deaths. (The city’s fiscal year begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th; more recent data on moving violations was not immediately available.)

Though they are using satellite technology to track down stolen bicycles:

I don't know what that bike is but it looks like they may have found it in space.

Finally, random attacks notwithstanding, there's nothing better than riding in the city:

Make the most of it this weekend.