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It’s getting dark earlier, so let’s talk about bike lights

Biking at night is one of my favorite things to do. As we wrote in our 2013 bike light story, “a nighttime bike ride can turn a simple errand into an existential experience.” It’s true. The pace of the city … Continue reading

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Rain?!? Pshhh, whatever. Seattle’s a year-round bike town

One of Seattle Bike Blog’s all-time most read stories has a simple title: How to bike in the Seattle rain. Some people thought the post was a cop-out since, in a way, it contains little real advice about what to … Continue reading

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West Seattle video series compares bike lights from the driver’s seat

The good folks at West Seattle Bike Connections read our October post about bike lights (and how some are too bright to put on strobe mode on a bike trail) and noticed something missing: Demonstrations of how different lights actually … Continue reading

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Is there really a bike light arms race, or are we all just confused about what’s safe?

I absolutely love biking around Seattle at night. Our city is simply stunning, and a nighttime bike ride can turn a simple errand into an existential experience. People who have biked through Interlaken Park alone at night probably know how … Continue reading

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Commute Seattle and city hosting bike light event Thursday

Bike lights are not optional. Aside from being required by law (technically, only front light and rear reflector are required), lights are vital if you are going to be visible to folks driving, biking and walking at night and sun-in-the-eyes … Continue reading

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Why giving away bike lights makes sense

Having a front-facing bike light can greatly reduce a rider’s chances of being struck in many of the most common types of car-bike collisions. The rate of collisions goes up significantly at night, and a common response from drivers who … Continue reading

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Tell your ninja friends: Free lights this afternoon!

This bears repeating: Tell your cash-strapped, unlit or underlit bike rider friends to stop by any of these three locations this afternoon to get free bike lights from Cascade. I say, “Tell your friends,” because clearly not a single upstanding … Continue reading

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Free bike light giveaway Dec. 9

Cascade Bicycle Club and SDOT are giving away 420 bike lights at three Seattle locations December 9. Now that it is dark for so much of the day, having lights is one of the best things you can do to … Continue reading

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