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Get a Free Bike Light Through the Lighten Up Boulder Safety Campaign

Using lights while riding a bike at night not only increases visibility and safety, but it’s also the law

As fall sets in and there is less daylight, the City of Boulder, the University of Colorado Boulder and Community Cycles are gearing up for the annual Lighten Up Boulder bicycle safety campaign to encourage the use of bike lights when riding during the day and at night. 

Need a bike light? Or a pedestrian light?

In November we'll be handing out bike and pedestrian lights during several giveaway events across town.

Community members can pick up a free set of lights and talk to bike ambassadors about cycling safely at any of the times and locations listed below. If you are unable to attend the bike light giveaway events, you can stop by Community Cycles (2805 Wilderness Place #1000) or City of Boulder offices (1101 Arapahoe Ave. 2nd floor) to claim your lights.

Monday, Nov. 5
Boulder Creek Path (west of Broadway)
4 to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 7
Skunk Creek Path (south of Arapahoe Avenue)
4 to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 13
Goose Creek Path (west of Foothills Pkwy, close to Wilderness Pl.)
4 to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 14
Broadway/Euclid (bike path east of Broadway)
4 to 6 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 15
Elmer's Two Mile Path (south of Glenwood)
4 to 6 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 26
Bear Creek Path (just east of 36, close to CU)
4 to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 28
30th and Colorado
4 to 6 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 3
Williams Village (near bus stop south of Baseline)
4 to 6 p.m.

Using lights while riding a bike at night not only increases visibility and safety, but it’s also the law. Boulder Revised Code requires all cyclists traveling between dusk and dawn to equip their bikes with both a mounted white light on the front and a red reflector on the back (B.R.C. 7-5-11: Bicycle Headlight and Reflector Required). Having lights on at all times of the day and wearing bright or reflective clothing also help make cyclists visible and increase safety for everyone on the streets and paths.

For more information about the Lighten Up Boulder campaign, visit: https://bouldercolorado.gov/transportation/lighten-up-boulder-safety-campaign

Published: Nov. 5, 2018

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