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SF Bike Coalition ‘lights up the night’ with free bike light giveaway

It’s cold and dark out after 5 p.m. these days, and to help cyclists stay safe the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition will be handing out more than 1,000 bike lights to riders on Tuesday evening.

The annual event takes place at several locations around the City, but the locations are kept secret to ensure lights only go to those riding without. Bike lights are sourced with the help of Bay Area Bicycle Law, who sponsors the event.

Safety is key, but having lights on your bike is also California law. According to California Vehicle Code section 21201 a white front light and a red rear reflector or light are mandated for those biking after dark.

“The SF Bicycle Coalition and our 10,000-plus members are dedicated to making sure that all San Franciscans are safe on our streets,” said Libby Nachman, program coordinator with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. “Light up the Night is an opportunity for us to educate people biking on the rules of the road and ensure that they bike in a safe, legal manner. We’re proud to reach hundreds of bike riders with our safety messaging at each Light up the Night event.”

The light handouts will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 20.bikingsafetySan Francisco Bicycle CoalitionSFBC

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