Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

March 23rd, 2019: Intermission

We could see a brief intermission today in the recent run of great weather:

Thursday Weather

Thursday A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. South wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday Night A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers between 11pm and 2am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 62. Southwest wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Sunrise: 5:32am

Sunset: 8:14pm

Out on the streets, the Queensboro Bridge is becoming approachable:

Downtown, 1st and 2nd Ave. are now paved, and the markings will be coming back "soon:"

And a commenter points out that there is indeed an (unofficial) interactive map that will warn you about street resurfacing:

Paving Map

Be aware that there have been many reports of NYPD ticketing all over Manhattan, including on the Hudson River Greenway.  Also, it's Fleet Week:

The most important thing you need to know isn't mentioned in the article, which is that sections of the Greenway are subject to closure without warning.

Meanwhile, with good weather and the holiday weekend upon us the Brooklyn Bridge becomes not only effectively unrideable, but also highly dangerous for both cyclists and pedestrians:

It's an absurd situation, and long past time to create more space for people:

The blood, the crowds, and the spacious car lanes say it all.

Here's another picture that says it all:

Confiscating ebikes with child seats?  Now that's how you fight working families!

Sorry, fight for working families:

Yeah, right.

Speaking of stealing bikes, you can't even let your guard down at the shop, because there's a team of high-end bicycle thieves operating in and around the city:

This team isn't targeting your average cycle. They're riding off with bikes worth more than some cars. We're talking the Ferraris of bicycles.

If you really think about it, all bikes are worth more than all cars.

But yes, be hyper-vigilant, even if you're just popping in for a tube:

Manager Boris Shpizel's customer had just parked his custom-made specialized cycle against the wall. It was April 28 at 3:22 p.m. on a busy day at Roy's Sheepshead Cycle in Brooklyn.

A man is seen on surveillance videotape eyeing the bike before getting a signal from a female suspect inside. Then he makes his move.

She is seen talking into a microphone attached to earbuds before quickly moving to block the customer's view out the door. The male accomplice then pushes the bike, hops on and starts pedaling away.

Finally, it's time to start planning your trip to the beach:

To get here, you can take the 2 to a bus, but we encourage you to come on wheels. Luxe bike lanes line the route all the way from Prospect Park. Also, seclusion comes with a lack of infrastructure, but Riis has bathrooms.

You should absolutely 1000% ride there, but where are all these "luxe bike lanes" they're talking about?

If you're lucky you won't get ticketed for riding over the Marine Parkway Bridge.