Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

March 29th, 2019: Your Weekend Forecast

Warm today, with possible showers:

Friday Weather

Friday A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. Southwest wind around 7 mph.

Friday Night A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. South wind around 7 mph.

Sunrise: 6:45am

Sunset: 7:17pm

And warm this weekend...with possible showers:

Weekend Weather

Therefore, the Brooklyn Brewery Weekend Beer Forecast calls for...

Brooklyn Brewery

...The Stonewall Inn IPA!

Stonewall 1

With some milder temperatures in store this weekend, we recommend tracking down our The Stonewall Inn IPA. Our 4.8% session IPA is 100% Citra hopped for plenty of citrus peel aromas and a refreshing finish. Plus, it supports The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative, so you’re doing a good deed through drinking. You can find it on draft at our Tasting Room, The Stonewall Inn, and a handful of other spots around the city, so plan your route and get riding.

I knew if I drank enough beer the act of doing so would ultimately transform itself into some form of altruism.

As always, there's lots of spring ticketing happening, so be extra vigilant:

And if you're traveling between Manhattan and the Bronx watch for Broadway Bridge closures on Sunday:

If you're not yet a Citi Bike member you can get a $30 discount if you sign up by Saturday:

Join now and take advantage of all those new bikes:

Unfortunately, much of the city still remains devoid of bike share, thanks in part for the mayor's affinity for boats:

Released Thursday by the nonpartisan Citizens Budget Committee, the report found that the ferries receive taxpayer subsidies that are ten times higher per rider than NYC Transit riders receive, despite serving a ridership that is "highly seasonal and leisure-oriented" (read: tourist-heavy). That per-rider subsidy worked out to $10.73 in fiscal year 2018, according to the CBC, and is expected to balloon to more than $24 per trip on a planned Coney Island route announced earlier this year — or 2,257 percent more than what's allocated to the average subway or bus rider.

Not only are they really expensive, but they also carry very few people:

One problem with that argument, as repeatedly emphasized in the CBC report, is that the ferries are not mass transit. The entire system transported just 91 passengers per revenue hour last year, according to the CBC, and carried fewer passengers in a year than the subway serves in a single day. As transit advocates see it, the hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer funds devoted to keeping the ferries cheap comes at the expense of the city's less-shiny, but far more utilitarian transit modes.

We should have wall-to-wall Citi Bike from Wakefield to Ward's Point.  Alas, the fish don't complain about losing parking when you build a ferry landing, so instead we've got boats.

Finally, now that spring's here you may be thinking about long weekend rides.  You may also be wondering what's going on with that bike path on the Tappan Zee Mario Quomo Bridge.  When's it opening?  Well, the official website doesn't get more specific than "2019."  However, it's clear from their Twitter that things are happening:

And they must be getting close, because Tarrytown is working at a fever pitch to ban cycling:

Sounds like they could use a bike lane.