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Light Up the Night Community Ride

  • The Bicycle Trip 1001 Soquel Avenue Santa Cruz, CA, 95062 United States (map)


4:30 - 6:30 - Free Lights, Illuminated Activities, & Raffle

6:30 - 8 - Community Ride, with brilliant prizes!*


Looking for free bike lights and a night of cycling fun? You are invited to the 3rd annual Light Up the Night community ride, a bike light giveaway, and well-lit community ride on Saturday, March 4th at the Bicycle Trip on Soquel Ave. in Santa Cruz. We will give out 50 lights donated by Bell Helmets on a first-come, first-served basis, so plan to arrive early.


Let’s get illuminated! In addition to giving out lights, we are offering a number of activities to make it easy and fun to be visible and safe on your bike! From 4:30pm to 6:30pm, activities will include bike decorating, including making reflective spoke cards, custom helmet stenciling, and a raffle with visibility-related prizes.

Let’s ride! The community ride will depart promptly at 6:30pm and arrive back at the Bike Trip by 8pm.  Cyclists of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Bike flair and costumes encourages - *prizes will be awarded for brightest bike, brightest rider and most creative get-up. This ride is being organized by local bike advocacy group Bike Santa Cruz County and the Bicycle Trip to encourage safe night riding in Santa Cruz County. If you are under 18, bring a signed waiver to the ride. You can download one online. For more information, visit

Earlier Event: March 3
MBOSC Intermediate Wilder Ride
Later Event: March 6
National Bike Summit