***Please note that after today the Bike Forecast will be off until Tuesday, January 2nd. Happy Holidays!***
Friday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. Wind chill values between 30 and 40 early. East wind 5 to 7 mph.
Friday Night Rain, mainly after 1am. Steady temperature around 46. South wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
As for the weekend, Sunday looks like the day to ride, and as of press time there's a slightish chance of a whitish Christmas:
You'll also want to indulge in the appropriate beverage to enhance your enjoyment of the season (or to make it bearable depending on your disposition), and to that end here's your Brooklyn Brewery Holiday Beer Forecast:
Which calls for the Black Ops:
Between the rain, the wind, the chill, and the overall holiday season ahead, we’re recommending a rare bottle: Black Ops, our rich barrel-aged imperial stout. Think of it as your go-to for holiday season needs. Lame party? Black Ops will pick it up. Forgot a gift? Uncorking a bottle totally counts as “wrapping.” Celebrating, or at least pretending to? Black Ops is more than fancy enough for the occasion. Enjoy, good luck, and happy holidays.
Who wouldn't want to find that under the tree? Just go easy, or else you could wind up under there too.
And if you need any more last-minute gift ideas your local concerns are standing by ready to help:
We're open till 10 pm today & tomorrow for all you last-minute shoppers! We're standing by to help you choose gifts for your favorite cyclists. #redbeardbikes #dumbobk #giftideas #bikenyc 📷: @redbeardbikes pic.twitter.com/qtGRjut2ji— Redbeard Bikes (@RedBeardBikes) December 21, 2017
Finally, speaking of celebrating, on Friday, December 29th you can be part of history and give cars in Prospect Park their final send-off:
Finally the crown jewel of Brooklyn, the beautiful Prospect Park, will be carFREE just as it was originally conceived by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. In celebration NYCC, TransAlt, Stanley Greenberg, and Eden Weiss will be hosting a "Goodbye to Cars" Bicycle Ride on Friday, December 29.
Meet us at Friday, December 29 at 8:45 a.m. We will meet at Park Circle.
The plan is that after the barriers are put in place at Park Circle at 9:00 am, we follow on our bikes the very last private car to Grand Army Plaza, and wave goodbye to cars in Prospect Park forever.
Looking forward to seeing all of you.
This is nothing short of triumphant, and whether you live in Brooklyn or beyond you'll want to be there to tell that last driver not to let the door hit 'em on the way out.
It's hard to think of a better way to close out 2017.
Until then, enjoy the holidays, ride safe, and see you back here in the New Year!