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!