RIDER SAFETY THROUGH VISIBILITY
Featured Road Lighting Systems
LIGHT UP THE NIGHT
Most states require you to ride with a front light at night. A model with 100 lumens (a measure of brightness) should work for most situations. Look for one that also has a strobe function – the flashing light make you more visible to cars.
In addition to a front light, you’ll want at least one rear-facing red blinky light so you’re visible to drivers behind you. Most mount easily to your seatpost and some are rechargeable via a USB port, which eliminates batteries.
-Cross, Kim. (2014, October). KNOW HOW/ Beginner’s Guide. Bicycling Magazine, Page 26.
GET A REAR LIGHT.
“Make sure you’re seen day or night by installing a bright blinking tail light”
Andy Clarke, League of American Cyclists (2014, September). Safer Streets? Yes, Please!. Bicycle Magazine, Page 30
There are some easy precautions that might just save your life. Blinking lights on the front and rear of your bike are small, virtually weightless, and visible day or night.
Carmichael, Chris (2015, April). Train Right Now. Road Bike Action Magazine, Page 20.