March 4, 2017

Light Up the Night

a Community ride to encourage safe riding at night

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Light Up the Night!

Looking for free bike lights and a night of cycling fun? Bike Santa Cruz County invites you 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.

4:30 - 6:30 pm - Free Lights, Illuminated Activities, & Raffle
6:30 - 8 pm - Community Ride, with brilliant prizes!*

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 - brilliant PRIZES will be awarded for brightest bike, brightest rider, and most creative get-up. To crank things up a notch, SC Bike Party will provide the tunes, with their on-bike sound systems.

If you are under 18, bring a signed waiver to the ride: linked here.

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2017 Sponsors

bicycle trip

Bell Bike Helmets

Proviz - World's No.1 Hi Viz

Sports Brand

Bright Eyes


Cycle torch




Light up the Night is a community ride organized by bike advocacy organization Bike Santa Cruz County and the Bicycle Trip to encourage safe night riding in Santa Cruz County.