Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Get Lit Ride

To celebrate the winter clock-change and the transition to riding on darkened streets, the Bicycle Alliance of Washington invites you to take part in a special ride. The Get Lit ride is to promote the importance of safe nighttime riding and the use of lights and conspicuous clothing. To help ensure that all riders have access to front and rear lights, the Bicycle Alliance will donate lights to a number of organizations to distribute to their members.

The alliance invites bicyclists to take part in the free Get Lit ride November 5 in Seattle. Riders will meet at Bikestation Seattle at 4:30 PM. After a brief discussion of safe night cycling, riders will ride as a group to the Union Gospel Mission, The Salvation Army, Plymouth Housing Group, Goodwill and Bike Works. At each of these locations bicycle lights will be delivered to be distributed at no cost to low-income cyclists. These lights have been provided by the Bicycle Alliance of Washington's Get Lit program as part of an ongoing effort to improve road safety for all cyclists in Washington. Major funding for this program has been provided by attorney John Duggan, individual donors and Bicycle Alliance income from the Washington State Share The Road license plates.

All riders must register at the start of the ride and have lights, reflective gear and a bicycle helmet. An award will be given for the best-lit cyclist and the most creatively lit cyclist. All riders will receive reflective stickers. Hot cider will be provided at the end of the ride.

When: November 5 (Monday) at 4:30pm
Start: BikeStation Seattle, 311 3rd Avenue South.
Finish: BikeStation Seattle
Cost: free (disclaimer form must be filled in)
Distance: approximately 10 miles

5 comments:

Marrock said...

Wish they'd do something like this out my way, I think it's the only way I'd be able to get any lights on my ride.

beth h said...

And when you're done in Seattle, consider making a trip to Portland for the Seen And Be Seen Ride, November 15 at 6pm. For more info go here:

http://www.portlandonline.com/transportation/index.cfm?a=bebfjh&c=deibb

Cheers!

this one guy said...

and everybody remember: when you're gonna git lit, safety first...

Brad said...

I'll be there though I know I won't win for "most creative". Thanks for putting this on.

Brad

Jeff said...

Cool stuff, please get some pics of those who win best lit, and I don't mean the beer kind :)