Light Up the Night Ride Returns March 11

Join Bike Santa Cruz County for a group ride and bike light giveaway!

Meet @ Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
705 Front Street (downtown Santa Cruz)
5–7PM: Live music, bike and helmet decorating, light giveaway, and raffle
7PM: Ride departs

Last January, more than 200 people came out for our first Light Up the Night ride at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH). This year the ride is back, with the goal of distributing bike lights to those who need them and encouraging safe, well-lit night cycling.

Pre-ride activities at the museum will include bike and helmet decorating and live bluegrass music from Cayuga Station. Prizes will be awarded for the brightest bike, brightest rider, and most creative costume. The ride departs at 7PM from the MAH and will follow a mostly car-free route along the river levee.

Free bike lights will be distributed to the first 30 riders, and lots of other great items will be raffled off! Huge thanks to Bell Sports, Epicenter Cycling, Light & Motion, Cycliq, Lumenus, and Proviz for donating lights and raffle prizes.

Riders under 18 must bring a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Waivers can be downloaded here.

To help out with pre-ride activities or with the ride itself, contact Amelia at

Photo courtesy Richard Masoner,