Published: Dec. 8, 2016
Bike with front light and rear reflector at night

Every year, the University of Colorado Boulder teams up with the city of Boulder and Community Cycles to give out free bike lights in an effort to encourage the use of lights for nighttime biking as part of the Lighten Up Boulder safety campaign.

Cycling can be a great way to travel, but as winter approaches and daylight is reduced, visibility is very important. Riding a bike with mounted lights not only increases visibility and safety, but its also the law. The Boulder Revised Code requires all cyclists traveling between sunset and sunrise to equip their bikes with both a mounted white light on the front and a red reflector on the back.

If you go

What: Bike Light Giveaway Event

Where: UMC bike station (west of the UMC fountain)

When: Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 4 to 6 p.m.

The bike light giveaway event will be held Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the UMC bike station (west of the UMC fountain). If you are unable to attend the event, you can also stop by Community Cycles or city of Boulder's GO Boulder office to claim your lights at the below specified dates and times. The giveaway ends Friday, Dec. 16.

GO Boulder, 1101 Arapahoe Avenue, second floor
Lights can be picked up at GO Boulder starting Tuesday, Dec. 13, through Friday, Dec. 16, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Community Cycles, 2805 Wilderness Place #1000
Lights can be picked up at Community Cycles on Tuesday, Dec. 13; Thursday, Dec. 15; and Friday, Dec. 16, from noon to 6 p.m. each day. Please note they are closed on Wednesdays.

For access to bike maps and more bike safety tips, visit the GO Boulder website. And for more information on the CU Boulder Bike Program, click here.