I'm pleased to announce I've teamed up with/infiltrated/been abducted by the smugness mafia over at Transportation Alternatives, and together we're bringing you a new site called...
Here's the email that went out this morning:
Dear Wildcat Rock Machine,
I am Eben Weiss, a.k.a Bike Snob NYC.
Since 2007, I've been publishing the BikeSnobNYC blog, my lovingly sarcastic take on the cycling world. Now, with Transportation Alternatives, I'm embarking on a new project:
Drivers and straphangers can always find local media reports on traffic jams and transit delays. But what if you ride a bike?
Bike Snob’s Forecast is your answer -- a daily digest for #BikeNYC. Every morning, I’ll update you on the weather and provide you with all the information you need to ride your bike that day.
Citi Bike down? Snow in the bike lane? NYPD ticket blitz? Before you drag your bike out of the house, check out Bike Snob’s Forecast.
Besides the weather, I’ll keep you up to date on the cycling zeitgeist with news from New York and beyond -- whether it's London's £770m investment in cycling initiatives or the xenophobic community board member blocking a new bike lane in Queens.
And periodically, I will share longer features on cycling in New York City -- from ride guides to in-depth mockery -- to remind you of the many ways in which this great city is best experienced by bike.
Bike Snob’s Forecast is a resource built exclusively for New York City and people who ride bikes here. Check it out, and let me know what you think at email@example.com.
Bike Snob NYC (and TransAlt's newest blogger)
P.S. Excited about Bike Snob’s Forecast? You can help support this project with a tax-deductible donation to Transportation Alternatives. Donate now to support Bike Snob’s Forecast.
I'm looking forward to this for many reasons, not least of which because it gives me a great excuse to get out on the bike and ride around the city.
Jimmy Breslin is rolling in his grave.
Anyway, the Bike Forecast will be updated daily, if you need me this week that's where I'll be.
I love you,
--Wildcat Rock Machine
PS: No, don't worry, this blog isn't going away. It's like the chewing gum in your spokes: impossible to get out.