Random Acts of Brightness

Many people in our region do not own cars and ride bicycles out of necessity, making riding at night an unavoidable reality. A major safety concern we have in Cleveland is people on bikes riding around at night without adequate on-board lights.

One reason for this is that quality light sets and their replacement batteries can be expensive, and for a person on a limited income, bike lights may not be a priority….so we’re making it one of ours. While overhead street lights may be enough for the riders to see where they are going, an unlit bicycle is practically invisible to people in cars at night. Moreover, it is against the law to ride a bicycle at night without lights. According to the Ohio Revised Code, bicycles must have a white front light and red tail light visible from at least 500 feet.

In an effort to address this, Bike Cleveland members and volunteers take to the streets several times a year equipped with hundreds of free bike lights to give away to unlit riders. We cover neighborhoods in and around Cleveland, Downtown area, Ohio City, Lakewood, Parma, Brecksville, Cleveland Heights, etc.

To date, we have given away over 5000 light sets to people in the community, helping to make their evening commute safer and more enjoyable. While installing the lights, we make sure to educate the riders on pertinent laws.

There are events planned for November 1st & 2nd. Join one or both if you can! Please fill out the volunteer form so that we know how many to expect for each event.

Sign-Up to Volunteer Here: https://www.bikecleveland.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Bike Cleveland: November 1st (Friday) & 2nd (Saturday), meet at 7PM to prepare light sets @ the Bike Cleveland offices. Distribution runs from 8PM until 10PM > Facebook Events


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