Bike Riding in the Nighttime

In Winter months and with bike commuters, night-time cycling is sometimes a necessity. Fortunately, there are measures to increase a cyclist’s presence and thereby minimize their chance of collision or fall.

 This past generation of cyclists have benefited from the development of LED lighting. Small, lightweight units that project a powerful forward light beam rivaling autos, and powered by long-lasting rechargeable batteries. All good. Get the best, following the sage advice, buy according to the value you place on your life.

 The more benign reflectors and reflecting tape, have been improved catching and reflecting ambient light.

 Night riders need good lighting to see, but equally important is to be seen. Supplemental lighting that moves or blinks dramatically increases your presence. Even a strip of reflective tape on the backside of the pedals offer amazing safety benefits with little effort and expense.

Post Author: Phil Coleman

Phil has been active with the Davis Bike Club in various roles since his move to Davis in 1996. Prior to that, Phil served in similar capacities with the Valley Spokesmen Bike Club, based in Dublin, California.