Back for a second year, MassBike is on a mission to shine bright lights across the Commonwealth. The Light Brigade is back! Last year we gave out over 1400 lights to bicycle riders in need thanks to your donations.
As we approach darker months of the year and the fall time-change, rider safety can become more challenging so we want to light up the night and make sure riders are easily seen on the roadways. Throughout the entire month of October once again, MassBike will raise funds to purchase quality lights from Planet Bike and will distribute and install them on bikes across the state prior the end of Daylight Saving Time.
Simply being seen is one of the most important ways to make a bike rider safer. But too often - especially during this time of year - we find people caught on their bikes with inadequate lighting. This can be a simple lack of awareness or they cannot afford lights. In either case, MassBike wants to help make sure riders are seen on the roadways and get to where they need to go safely.
The lights being distributed will be a front and a rear light from Planet Bike. With replaceable batteries, these lights can be reused at a low cost to the rider.
Online fundraising will kick off next week on Monday October 1 and will continue through October 31. A donation of just $10 will provide a set of lights to a rider in need. Lights will be distributed on prior to the end of Daylight Saving Time on November 4. More information on distribution and volunteer opportunities will be available in the coming weeks.
The goal of the program is to give out 1000 lights in one single day. Can we count on you to give starting October 1?
A fundraising page will go live on Monday, October 1 on massbike.org. Stay tuned!